SINGAPORE – Ships from the John C. Stennis Strike Group (JCSSG) arrived in
Singapore for a port visit Jan. 26.
“The U.S. Navy has been visiting Singapore for more than 100 years,”
said Rear Adm. Craig Faller, commander of the JCSSG. “They are one
of our closest partners in the region and invaluable in our
counter-terrorism and maritime security efforts.”
While in port the ships plan to host a
formal reception for local and foreign dignitaries and conduct
various community service projects while Stennis’ Morale, Welfare
and Recreation program is offering Sailors a variety of local tours
and activities as well as trips to neighboring islands.
“This is one of the most diverse places
in the world,” said Lt. Cmdr. Tiffany Dodson, a medical officer
aboard Stennis. “I’m really looking forward to experiencing the many
cultures here, as well as trying the laksa.”
The JCSSG is currently deployed to the
U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations conducting maritime security
operations and cooperative engagements with regional partners.
The strike group consists of the
Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74),
guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), and guided-missile
destroyers USS Dewey (DDG 105) and USS Pinckney (DDG 91), Mobile
Bay, and ships from Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 21.