Sailors aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) conduct a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) Fleet Replenishment Oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) during Valiant Shield, Sept. 20, 2016. Valiant Shield is a biennial, U.S. only, field-training exercise with a focus on integration of joint training among U.S. forces. This is the sixth exercise in the Valiant Shield series that began in 2006. Chancellorsville is on patrol with Carrier Strike Group Five (CSG 5) in the Philippine Sea supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (Photo by MC2 Andrew Schneider)
APRA HARBOR, Guam (NNS) -- Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) arrived in Guam for a routine port visit Sept. 24.
While in Guam, Chancellorsville Sailors have the opportunity to experience the culture and take part in Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) events. The crew will also get the chance to interact with the local citizens through a community relations project.
"We are looking forward to our first port call of the patrol," said Capt. Wilson Marks, Chancellorsville's commanding officer. "The crew has worked exceptionally hard and deserves some rest and relaxation."
Guam is home to many local Chamorro restaurants and shops alongside familiar stateside establishments, where Sailors can dine and shop. The island also offers a variety of outdoor recreational sports.
Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 3rd Class Bryce Brumfield said this will be his first time visiting a liberty port since joining the U.S. Navy.
"Traveling the world is one of many reasons I joined the military," said Brumfield. "I am looking forward to visiting Guam and I am excited for the cultural sites that it has to offer."
For many Chancellorsville Sailors, Guam is a welcome chance to relax and explore the island including the famous beaches.
Chancellorsville is on patrol with Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 5 supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.