U.S. Navy destroyer, USS Porter arrives in Cyprus

The U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, USS Porter (DDG-78) arrived in Larnaca, Cyprus on Nov. 22, for a scheduled port visit.

The visit serves to enhance U.S.-Cyprus relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure and prosperous European region.

“The crew looks forward to experiencing the culture and hospitality of Larnaca, Cyprus. I am excited about the many opportunities that we will have to enjoy the wide variety of activities that Cyprus has to offer while we are here,” said Cmdr. John Tobin, commanding officer of Porter.

Porter is on its fourth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners, and U.S. national security interests in Europe. Strengthening partnerships during the port visit to Larnaca builds enduring relationships and emphasizes our shared commitment to promoting safety and stability within the region, while seeking opportunities to enhance our interoperability as NATO allies.

U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.

MC3 Krystina Coffey

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