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.