05B4 Naval Station Rota

Welcome to Naval Station Rota

Welcome to Naval Station Rota, Spain - the Gateway to the Mediterranean

Installation Information

NAVSTA Rota plays a crucial role in supporting our nation’s objectives and defense, providing unmatched logistical support and strategic presence to all of our military services and allies. NAVSTA Rota supports Naval Forces Europe-Africa, 6th Fleet and COCOM strategic priorities by providing airfield and port facilities, security, force protection, logistical support, administrative support and emergency services to all U.S. and NATO forces.

Situated on a 6,100-acre Spanish Navy base, NAVSTA Rota provides cargo, fuel and logistics support to units transiting the region, supporting U.S. and NATO ships with three active piers; U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force aircraft with a 670-acre airfield; and the largest weapons and fuels facilities in Europe, all located within a single, secure fence-line. Under the guidance of the Agreement on Defense Cooperation (ADC), the U.S. and Spanish navies work together and share many facilities.

The Kingdom of Spain is a very important ally to the United States for projecting military power into the Mediterranean, North Africa, and Middle East. We have significant shared security interests, and Spain has traditionally supported U.S. forces deployments and operations with U.S. forces departing Spain directly into international air and sea space.

The vision of NAVSTA Rota is to continue to excel as an enduring, strategically-located naval installation, providing operational and logistical support to all tenant commands and transiting warfighters.

U.S. Marines assgined to Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team (FAST) Company Europe and Spanish marines participate in an exercise aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Travis Alston) A U.S. Marine observes Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) opertions in the harbor aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain.  (U.S. Navy photo) Airmen assigned to the 167th Airlift Wing's Airlift Squadron located at Shepherd Airfield, Martinsburg, W. Va., load aircraft aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Travis Alston) Naval Station Rota, Spain's port operations area is an active port supporting U.S., Spanish and ally ships.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Travis Alston) Service members assigned to Naval Station Rota, Spain participate in a firefighting exercise aboard NAVSTA Rota.  (U.S. Navy photo) Arleigh Burke-class guided missle destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) arrives at Naval Station Rota, Spain Feb. 11, 2014 as the first of four destryers to be stationed in Rota.  (U.S. Navy photo by Morgan Over) 140702-EM343-168 NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain (July 2, 2014) - Service members and civilians assigned to Commander, U.S. Naval Activities Spain stand at attention during the annual-flag raising ceremony, July 2.  While raising the flag is a daily occurrence on most U.S. military installations around the world, Naval Station Rota is positioned on a Spanish navy base and only permitted to raise the American flag once a year to celebrate Independence Day, and other times, with special permission. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist William Clark/RELEASED)

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