The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) arrived in Koper, Slovenia, Dec. 3 for a scheduled port go to. Leyte Gulf’s go to to Slovenia displays the USA’ dedication to regional companions and allies, and compliments the workout routines, coaching operations and cooperation performed between NATO allies. Previous to arriving in Koper, Leyte Gulf participated within the NATO-led vigilance exercise Neptune Strike 22.2, a multinational train designed to supply tactical coaching for NATO models. Leyte Gulf, a part of the George H.W. Bush Service Strike Group, participated alongside Italian navy destroyer ITS Caio Duilio (D 554), ITS Carabiniere (F 593) and Albanian Coast Guard ships ALS Lissus (P 133) and ALS Butrinti (P 134).

Whereas in Slovenia, the ship’s leaders will meet with nationwide and native political representatives, enhancing the connection between the 2 NATO states. Leyte Gulf’s crew will take part in a group relations alternative in Bodrez, Slovenia, the place Sailors will work in tandem with the Scouts Affiliation of Slovenia to beautify the infrastructure of an area campsite. Leyte Gulf, homeported in Norfolk, Virginia, is working as a part of the united statesGeorge H.W. Bush service strike group, working within the U.S. Sixth Fleet space of operation as a part of a scheduled deployment.


The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) arrives in Koper, Slovenia, for a scheduled port go to, Dec. 3, 2022. (U.S. Navy photograph by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christine Montgomery)

The Nimitz-class plane service George H.W. Bush is the flagship of CSG-10, GHWBCSG. CSG-10 is comprised of George H.W. Bush, CVW-7, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 26, the Info Warfare Commander, and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55). The ships of DESRON 26 inside CSG-10 are USS Nitze (DDG 94), USS Farragut (DDG 99), USS Truxtun (DDG 103), and USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119). The squadrons of CVW-7 embarked aboard the George H.W. Bush are the “Sidewinders” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA 86), the “Jolly Rogers” (VFA-103), the “Nighthawks,” ( VFA-136), the “Pukin Canines” (VFA-143), the “Bluetails” of Service Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW 121), the “Patriots” of Digital Assault Squadron (VAQ 140), the “Nightdippers” of Helicopter Sea Fight Squadron (HSC 5), and the “Grandmasters” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM 46).

For over 80 years, United States Naval Forces Europe – 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 accountability. 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. NAVEUR-NAVAF is the USA Navy element command of the USA European Command and United States Africa Command.