Wednesday, February 06, 2013

US Navy Warship Now In Subic

SUBIC BAY, Zambales — The “USS Stockdale (DDG-106),” an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer of the United States Navy (USN), arrived here for the first time yesterday to undergo a routine port visit.

Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Chairman and Administrator Roberto Garcia said the visit in the Philippines is part of the ship’s nine-month deployment to the Western Pacific that began in January this year. 

He said the visit will also permit the Stockdale to replenish supplies as well as offer its crew an opportunity for rest and relaxation.

Quoting Cdr. Lex Walker, Commanding Officer, USS Stockdale, Garcia said “visiting Subic Bay provides us with a great opportunity to continue the long-term relationship between the Philippines and the United States… and that is very important to us.”

He said Walker also spoke about the diversity of his crew, many of whom are Filipino-American sailors, and urged the Filipino citizens to look at the ship.

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Franco G. Regala | Manila Bulletin | February 5, 2013 | Article Link

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