US Navy cruiser docks in Klaipeda, Lithuania

Sailors man the rails aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Hué City (CG 66) during their arrival to Klaipeda, Lithuania. Photo: US Navy

U.S. Navy’s guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66), currently part of the George H.W. Bush carrier strike group, entered the Baltic Sea port of Klaipeda, Lithuania, February 6 for a scheduled port visit.

During their visit Hue City’s sailors will have the opportunity to engage with members of the Lithuanian navy and public.

While in Klaipeda, Hue City is scheduled to host distinguished visitors during an on-board lunch.

Sailors will have the opportunity to visit the Lithuanian Naval Headquarters, tour Lithuanian warships, and participate in a community relations program. The scheduled events will allow Sailors from both nations to interact and build relationships through shared maritime interests.

“USS Hue City’s visit to Lithuania is a great opportunity to work with our NATO ally and strengthen our interoperability. Hue City Sailors are thrilled to engage and train with the Lithuanian navy,” Capt. Dan Gillen, USS Hue City commanding officer.

Following the scheduled port visit, Hue City will continue to conduct maritime security responsibility and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. Navy’s 6th Fleet area of operations as part of the GHWBCSG.

Hue City started its deployment from Naval Station Mayport, Florida, on January 21.

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