The forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) arrived in Pyeongtaek, Republic of Korea (ROK), for a port visit Sept. 27.
Mustin is currently on patrol in the 7th fleet area of operations supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
Mustin is visiting Pyeongtaek for planning conferences and meetings with the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) to prepare for a scheduled exercise between the ROKN and the U.S. Navy.
“Mustin Sailors are proud to continue the decades of cooperation between our two countries,” said Cmdr. Joseph Ring, commanding officer of Mustin. “This port visit and the upcoming exercise will strengthen personal bonds between our armed forces and reinforce our ability to operate with the ROKN.”
During the visit, Sailors from Mustin will meet with counterparts from the ROKN to jointly engage in community service projects and hold friendly sporting competitions.
Press Release, October 03, 2013; Image: Navy