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Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Last Rota-bound Destroyer USS Carney Leaves Mayport

USS Carney (DDG 64)The fourth and final guided missile destroyer that will serve as part of the forward deployed U.S. ballistic missile defense (BMD) network in Europe has left Naval Station Mayport, Fla., the Navy announced on Tuesday.

USS Carney (DDG-64) left Mayport on Sunday bound for Rota and will join three destroyers — USS Donald Cook (DDG-75), USS Ross (DDG-71) and USS Porter (DDG-78) — which are part of the European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA) to BMD.

In addition to the BMD mission, the destroyers have conducted presence patrols in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea

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