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NEWS | March 15, 2016

USS Russell Arrives in Manila Bay

MANILA, Philippines — The USS Russell (DDG 59), an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, arrived in Manila Bay on March 13 as part of a routine visit for maintenance and crew rest. The USS Russell is making its way back to its homeport in San Diego, California after a highly successful deployment to the U.S. Fifth Fleet’s Area of Responsibility.

The USS Russell’s port visit is intended to strengthen the relationship between the U.S. Navy and the people of the Philippines.

“It is a once in a lifetime occasion,” said SONAR Technician 3rd Class Jonathan Ferrel. “Manila presents a unique chance to experience a rich culture different from my own.”

While visiting the Philippines, crew members are looking forward to exploring the city, interacting with local citizens, enjoying opportunities for recreation, shopping and local cuisine, and learning more about the Philippines’ cultural roots and historical sites. Additionally, almost a dozen Russell sailors with family ties to the Philippines will use their time to visit loved ones while in Manila.

“This port call is a fantastic opportunity for our crew,” said CDR Gill McCarthy, commanding officer of the USS Russell. “We are excited to develop deeper ties with the people of the Philippines and enjoy the tremendous offerings of the city of Manila.”

Following the visit to Manila, the USS Russell will continue its voyage home, certainly with its crew bearing a better understanding of the history, culture, and people of a strong regional partner.


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