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USS Cole to deploy from Naval Station Norfolk on Friday

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Posted at 12:14 PM, Aug 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-20 12:14:49-04

The USS Cole will depart Naval Station Norfolk on Friday, August 22nd on a six-month deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet of Operations, the U.S. Navy announced Wednesday.

After transiting the Atlantic Ocean, Cole will enter the Mediterranean Sea and surrounding waters to conduct maritime operations and strengthen partner nations’ maritime capabilities, promoting a secure maritime environment.