USS Farragut Makes French Connection
The guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) departed La Rochelle, France, following a four-day visit, Sept. 10.
LA ROCHELLE, France  - Yeoman 1st Class Andres Reyes, right, pitches during a softball game between Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) and Les Boucaniers, the La Rochelle baseball club. Farragut is on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
8 photos: USS Farragut Sailor pitches during softball game with the La Rochelle baseball club in France.
Photo 1 of 8: LA ROCHELLE, France - Yeoman 1st Class Andres Reyes, right, pitches during a softball game between Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) and Les Boucaniers, the La Rochelle baseball club. Farragut is on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. Download full-resolution version
LA ROCHELLE, France  - Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Voche Noelsaint blocks a kick during a game of soccer between Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) and the La Rochelle City Employee Team. Farragut is on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
8 photos: A USS Farragut Sailor blocks a kick during a game of soccer between Farragut Sailors and the La Rochelle City Employee Team.
Photo 2 of 8: LA ROCHELLE, France - Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Voche Noelsaint blocks a kick during a game of soccer between Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) and the La Rochelle City Employee Team. Farragut is on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. Download full-resolution version
LA ROCHELLE, France  - Engineman Fireman Yemalin Noudegbessi steals the ball from a French player during a soccer
game between Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) and the La Rochelle City Employee Team. Farragut is on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
8 photos: Farragut Sailor steals the ball from a La Rochelle City Employee Team player during a soccer game
Photo 3 of 8: LA ROCHELLE, France - Engineman Fireman Yemalin Noudegbessi steals the ball from a French player during a soccer game between Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) and the La Rochelle City Employee Team. Farragut is on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. Download full-resolution version
LA ROCHELLE, France - Swedish naval officers Lt. David Wolff, left, and Lt. Karl-Magnus Persson, right, receive quarterdeck watch procedures from Operations Specialist Seaman Joshua Holmes
on the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99). Farragut is on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
8 photos: Swedish receive quarterdeck watch procedures from a U.S. Sailor on the USS Farragut
Photo 4 of 8: LA ROCHELLE, France - Swedish naval officers Lt. David Wolff, left, and Lt. Karl-Magnus Persson, right, receive quarterdeck watch procedures from Operations Specialist Seaman Joshua Holmes on the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99). Farragut is on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. Download full-resolution version
LA ROCHELLE, France  - A member of the France-Etats-Unis Group asks Chief Electronics Technician Jason Howes asks
question during a tour of the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99), while in port La Rochelle. Farragut is on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
8 photos: The France-Etats-Unis Group tours the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut
Photo 5 of 8: LA ROCHELLE, France - A member of the France-Etats-Unis Group asks Chief Electronics Technician Jason Howes asks question during a tour of the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99), while in port La Rochelle. Farragut is on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. Download full-resolution version
LA ROCHELLE, France - Ensign Samuel MacAvoy, assistant supply officer aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99), offers command memorabilia from the ship's store to members of the Hermione-LaFayette Society during their tour of the ship. Farragut is on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
8 photos: USS Farragut's assistant supply officer offers command memorabilia from the ship's store to members of the Hermione-LaFayette Society during their tour of the ship.
Photo 6 of 8: LA ROCHELLE, France - Ensign Samuel MacAvoy, assistant supply officer aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99), offers command memorabilia from the ship's store to members of the Hermione-LaFayette Society during their tour of the ship. Farragut is on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. Download full-resolution version
LA ROCHELLE, France  - Seaman Nick Tonello swings at a pitch during a softball game between Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) and Les Boucaniers, the La
Rochelle baseball club. Farragut is on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
8 photos: Sailor swings at a pitch during a softball game between U.S. Sailors and the La Rochelle baseball club.
Photo 7 of 8: LA ROCHELLE, France - Seaman Nick Tonello swings at a pitch during a softball game between Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) and Les Boucaniers, the La Rochelle baseball club. Farragut is on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. Download full-resolution version
LA ROCHELLE, France - Chief Electronics Technician Jason Howes shows members of the France-Etats-Unis Group aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) the forecastle during a tour. Farragut is on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
8 photos: Members of the France-Etats-Unis Group view the forecastle of the USS Farragut during a tour conducted by the ship's crew.
Photo 8 of 8: LA ROCHELLE, France - Chief Electronics Technician Jason Howes shows members of the France-Etats-Unis Group aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) the forecastle during a tour. Farragut is on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. Download full-resolution version
LA ROCHELLE, France  - Yeoman 1st Class Andres Reyes, right, pitches during a softball game between Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) and Les Boucaniers, the La Rochelle baseball club. Farragut is on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
LA ROCHELLE, France  - Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Voche Noelsaint blocks a kick during a game of soccer between Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) and the La Rochelle City Employee Team. Farragut is on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
LA ROCHELLE, France  - Engineman Fireman Yemalin Noudegbessi steals the ball from a French player during a soccer
game between Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) and the La Rochelle City Employee Team. Farragut is on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
LA ROCHELLE, France - Swedish naval officers Lt. David Wolff, left, and Lt. Karl-Magnus Persson, right, receive quarterdeck watch procedures from Operations Specialist Seaman Joshua Holmes
on the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99). Farragut is on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
LA ROCHELLE, France  - A member of the France-Etats-Unis Group asks Chief Electronics Technician Jason Howes asks
question during a tour of the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99), while in port La Rochelle. Farragut is on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
LA ROCHELLE, France - Ensign Samuel MacAvoy, assistant supply officer aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99), offers command memorabilia from the ship's store to members of the Hermione-LaFayette Society during their tour of the ship. Farragut is on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
LA ROCHELLE, France  - Seaman Nick Tonello swings at a pitch during a softball game between Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) and Les Boucaniers, the La
Rochelle baseball club. Farragut is on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
LA ROCHELLE, France - Chief Electronics Technician Jason Howes shows members of the France-Etats-Unis Group aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) the forecastle during a tour. Farragut is on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.

LA ROCHELLE, France – The guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) departed La Rochelle, France, following a four-day visit, Sept. 10.

During the visit, Farragut hosted a luncheon and tours for senior civilian and military officials.

 “It was my pleasure to bring Farragut to La Rochelle for the first visit by a U.S. warship in more than a decade,” said Cmdr. Glen B. Quast, commanding officer of Farragut. “The city’s support for our Sailors was extraordinary, and it is clear that both nations cherish our unique alliance and share a common vision for the future security and stability of Europe.”

Farragut’s sports teams participated in a softball and a soccer game against local French teams, while other Sailors conducted community service project at the Centre Lannelongue in St. Trojan, a technical high school located on Ile d’Oleron.

Sailors were also provided a number of tour options offered by the ship’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation department.

“I loved France,” exclaimed Information Systems Technician Seaman Levi Hutson. “I got to go on a few tours and it was interesting to learn about France’s history and culture.”

Farragut is on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.

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