USS Ross Weapons Live-Fire – AL21

June 13-14, 2021 – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) participates in a live-fire exercise involving sailors shooting machine guns, the Phalanx Close-In Weapons Systems, and Mark 45 five-inch rapid-fire deck gun … as part of African Lion 2021 (AL21) in the Atlantic Ocean.

The USS Ross (DDG-71) is the second Navy ship to be named Ross, the first Navy ship named for Medal of Honor recipient Donald K. Ross and the 21st destroyer of her class. The first Ross, DD-563, was named for David Ross, a captain in the Continental Navy.

African Lion 2021 is U.S. Africa Command’s largest, premier, joint, annual exercise hosted by Morocco, Tunisia, and Senegal, June 7-18. More than 7,000 participants from nine nations and NATO train together with a focus on enhancing readiness for U.S. and partner nation forces. AL21 is a multi-domain, multi-component, and multinational exercise, which employs a full array of mission capabilities with the goal to strengthen interoperability among participants.

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