USS Farragut (DDG 99) arrives in Jijel, Algeria > United States Navy > News-Tales

Farragut’s arrival in Algeria follows a earlier go to by the Sentinel-class quick response cutters USCGC Clarence Sutphin Jr. (WPC 1147) and USCGC John Scheuerman (WPC 1146) to Algiers in July. These visits, together with Algerian and U.S. participation in train Phoenix Categorical 2022 earlier this yr, show the shut bond between the 2 international locations and their mutual dedication to safety and maritime partnership within the area.

Whereas in port, the ship and crew will host Algerian civilian and army leaders, offering a chance to proceed constructing on the sturdy and enduring relationship between the USA and Algeria, in addition to different companions and allies within the area.

“Our crew is wanting ahead to conducting operations with the Algerian army,” mentioned Cmdr. Nicholas Gurley, commanding officer of Farragut. “My crew intuitively understands our position as army ambassadors, and we recognize the chance to work collectively to construct on our relationship and keep safety within the area.”

Farragut Sailors may also be capable of take part in cultural occasions hosted by the Algerian army to strengthen interpersonal rapport with the native Algerian inhabitants.

Since departing Naval Station Norfolk in August, Farragut has operated within the U.S. Sixth Fleet space of operations with the George H.W. Bush Provider Strike Group (GHWBCSG), in addition to NATO allies and companions within the area.

For over 80 years, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-U.S. Naval Forces Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF) has cast strategic relationships with allies and companions, leveraging a basis of shared values to protect safety and stability.

Headquartered in Naples, Italy, NAVEUR-NAVAF operates U.S. naval forces within the U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) and U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) areas of duty. U.S. Sixth Fleet is completely assigned to NAVEUR-NAVAF, and employs maritime forces by way of the total spectrum of joint and naval operations.

The GHWBCSG is on a scheduled deployment within the NAVEUR-NAVAF space of operations, employed by U.S. Sixth Fleet to defend U.S., allied and associate pursuits.

The Nimitz-class plane service USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) is the flagship of Provider Strike Group (CSG) 10 and the GHWBCSG. CSG-10 is comprised of George H.W. Bush, Provider Air Wing (CVW) 7, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 26, the Data Warfare Commander, and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55).