U.S. Naval Forces in Europe announced today that USS Porter (DDG 78) will enter the Black Sea Tuesday to promote peace and stability in the region.
Here are three things you should know about this mission.
1) USS Porter is forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, and is an Arleigh-Burke-class guided missile-destroyer in the U.S. Navy. It was named after two U.S. Navy officers: Commodore David Porter, who saw service in the War of 1812, and his son Admiral David Dixon Porter, who served as the superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy after significant service in the Civil War.
2) The U.S. Navy routinely operates ships in the Black Sea consistent with international law. USS Porter is on a routine patrol conducting naval operations with allies and partners in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.
3) This particular mission supports Operation Atlantic Resolve. OAR is a demonstration of our continued commitment to the collective security of NATO and dedication to the enduring peace and stability in the region, in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine specifically.
(Information courtesy of U.S. Naval Forces Europe)