The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrived in Haifa, Israel, for a scheduled port visit July 26.
The port visit serves to enhance U.S.-Israeli relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure and prosperous region.
While in port, Sailors will have the opportunity to visit the local sights, experience the culture, and interact with the people of Israel.
U.S. and Israeli divers recently participated in the annual bilateral exercise Noble Melinda July 13-23, 2015.
The U.S. Navy routinely visits Haifa. USS Laboon (DDG 58) and USS Ross (DDG 71) made a port visit in March of this year.
Porter departed its homeport in Naval Station Rota, Spain, June 29, 2015, to conduct naval operations with partners and allies in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in order to advance security and stability in Europe.
U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied, joint and inter-agency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.
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