Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser of the U.S. Navy USS Lake Erie (CG 70) arrived in Osaka, Japan for a scheduled port visit on April 10.
The visit is designed to strengthen maritime partnerships with Japan and to enhance community relations with the city of Osaka.
“This isn’t just a port visit for Lake Erie, it’s a reflection of our commitment to a bilateral union between the U.S. and Japan,” said Capt. John Banigan, Lake Erie’s commanding officer.
While in Osaka Sailors will have an opportunity to participate in a variety of community service projects and tours.
Lake Erie is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
|USS LAKE ERIE SPECIFICATIONS|
|Displacement||9,600 long tons|
|Complement||33 officers, 27 Chief Petty Officers, and approx. 340 enlisted|
Press Release, April 14, 2014, Image: Wikimedia