The Italian Navy frigate ITS Virginio Fasan (F 591) has departed the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (CSG).

This is the fifth time an Italian ship has joined the strike group since the start of its scheduled deployment.

Fasan conducted integrated operations with the strike group and participated in a port visit in Souda Bay, Crete.

The Carrier Strike Group consists of the flagship George H.W. Bush, Carrier Air Wing 7 and Destroyer Squadron 26.

The Carrier Strike Group also includes the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf.

U.S. Naval Forces Europe-U.S. Naval Forces Africa has been forging relationships with allies for 80 years.

U.S. Sixth Fleet is permanently assigned to NAVEUR-NAVAF and employs maritime forces joint and naval operations.

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