BUSAN, Republic of Korea –
The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63)
arrived in Busan, Republic of Korea, June 27.
“We are very fortunate to be able to visit Busan,” said Capt. Tom
Disy, Cowpens’ commanding officer. “The citizens here have made us
feel welcome, and we look forward to enjoying their culture and
The crew and officers of the “Mighty Moo” plan on enjoying all the
sights the city has to offer, as well as enjoying Morale, Welfare
and Recreation (MWR) hosted tours. The Sailors will also give back
to the community with visits to two local orphanages where they will
spend time getting to know the children and playing sports.
Cowpens is forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, and is underway in
the 7th Fleet area of operations conducting routine maritime
Operating in the Western Pacific and the Indian Ocean, the U.S. 7th
Fleet is the largest of the forward-deployed U.S. fleets, covering
48 million square miles, with approximately 60-70 ships, 200-300
aircraft, and 40,000 Sailors and Marines assigned at any time.