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NORFOLK -- Hundreds of Navy families are preparing for their new home in Spain.

USS Ross is the latest Norfolk-based ship to be moved to Rota.
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USS Donald Cook left in January; USS Porter and USS Carney will arrive in 2015. All are Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyers,

'The four ships we are moving to Rota are going to be a very important part of our national security,' Rear Adm. Brian L. Laroche, deputy commander, Naval Service Force Atlantic, said in June 2013. 'These ships are going to be on the forefront of our national commitment to NATO and the European Phased Adaptive Approach.'

USS Ross leftt Norfolk around 9 a.m. Tuesday.

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