The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) returned to Naval Station Rota, Spain, following the completion of its second Forward-Deployed Naval Forces-Europe (FDNF-E) patrol in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations, Aug. 3, 2021.
- In May, Roosevelt participated in At-Sea Demo/Formidable Shield 2021, a NATO-led Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) exercise. This event involved 150 warfare training serials and live-fire events. During the event, Roosevelt conducted a dual-layer IAMD scenario utilizing two SM-2s and two SM-3s against a simulated medium-range ballistic target as well as a live raid of subsonic targets.
- Upon detachment from Formidable Shield, Roosevelt steamed into the Baltic Sea to participate in exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 50.
- After successful completion of BALTOPS, Roosevelt transited towards the High North, where [it participated in a] naval ceremony recognizing those mariners who have crossed the Arctic Circle.
- In July, Roosevelt participated in the US-led exercise Shark Hunt 2021…demonstrating the joint engagement capabilities of allied naval forces and providing the crew another real-world opportunity to hone their anti-submarine warfare capabilities….