USS Donald Cook Departs Haifa

HAIFA, Israel (NNS) — Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) departed Haifa, Israel after a scheduled port visit, June 23.

Such port visits serve to enhance U.S.-Israeli relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure and prosperous region.

Quotes:

“Donald Cook Sailors sincerely appreciated the selfless hospitality shown by our Israeli and U.S. Embassy hosts. Haifa provided and excellent venue to strengthen maritime relationships and work toward common goals.” – Cmdr. Timothy Moore, commanding officer, USS Donald Cook

Quick Facts:

Strengthening alliances during the port visit to Haifa demonstrated the shared commitment the U.S. has to promote safety and stability within the region, while seeking opportunities to enhance interoperability with partners like Israel.

Donald Cook hosted a reception for embassy and local government officials in Haifa, Israel.

Donald Cook Sailors volunteered at a local retirement home where they cleaned up the grounds.

Donald Cook is currently on a forward-deployed patrol, working with allies and regional partners to help develop and improve U.S. maritime forces, maintain regional security, and work towards mutual goals in order to advance security and stability in Europe.

USS Donald Cook, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on a routine patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. The ship deployed from Naval Station Rota March 16.

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

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