File photo: The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Greeneville (SSN 772). (Photo by Official U.S. Navy file photo.)
SUBIC BAY, Philippines (NNS) -- The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Greeneville (SSN 772) arrived in Subic Bay Aug. 5 for a port visit as part of its Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment.
"I have been looking forward to this visit for some time," said Cmdr. Gabriel Anseeuw, commanding officer. "Our Filipino partners are very important to us. I wish we could spend more time here, but our work remains at sea."
Greeneville's Filipino-American Sailors were anxious to visit and celebrate their heritage by interacting with the local community.
Fire Controlman 3rd Class Marvin Pascua, a Subic Bay native, looks forward to visiting his family in Subic Bay, he said. Pascua left the Philippines four years ago to join the Navy. Pascua said he misses the Philippines and eating sisig and turon.
Greeneville measures more than 360 feet long and weighs more than 6,900 tons when submerged. It was christened Sept. 17, 1994 and commissioned Feb. 16, 1996 at Naval Station Norfolk. Greeneville arrived at its current homeport of Pearl Harbor in March 1997.