In this file photo, The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) steams during the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Cambodia 2014 exercise. In its 20th year, CARAT is a series of bilateral naval exercises between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations in South and Southeast Asia. (Photo by U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Declan Barnes)
CAM RANH INTERNATIONAL PORT, Vietnam (NNS) -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) arrived in Cam Ranh International Port today for a routine technical stop that highlights the strong historic, community, and military connections between Vietnam and the United States.
During the stop, sailors from the USS Mustin will have a chance to meet with people from Nha Trang to share U.S. culture through sporting events. U.S. sailors will also learn about Vietnam through local cultural activities.
"Mustin's Sailors are excited to contribute to our partnership with Vietnam, knowing how important our relationship is to our mutual interests in peace, stability, and adherence to a rules-based international order. And of course, we're really looking forward to experiencing Vietnam's renowned hospitality, and exploring the great city of Nha Trang," said Cmdr. Thane Clare, commanding officer of Mustin.
"The USS Mustin's stop in Cam Ranh International Port is an example of the depth of our comprehensive partnership and the importance of strengthening our civilian and military ties," said U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius.
USS Mustin, on patrol from Yokosuka, Japan, sails with a crew of 300 sailors and routinely operates throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific.