The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) visited Victoria, British Columbia, June 13 to June 16 to support community relations in the area.
While in port, Nimitz Sailors participated in a variety of activities, including a reception held for civilian and military dignitaries, community service projects and sporting events with their Canadian allies.
The reception, held Saturday evening, brought together civilian and military leaders from both nations.
Different speakers, including Consul General Anne Callagan, consulate general of the United States, Vancouver, Canada, and Royal Canadian Navy Rear Adm. William Truelove, commander, Maritime Forces Pacific, repeatedly highlighted the long history of cooperation between the two countries throughout the event.
“It’s through port visits like these that we have the opportunity to showcase to Canadians and Americans alike the long-standing and deep partnership that our navies share,” said Truelove. “We get to increase the awareness of the role that we share in the defense and the security of our great nations.”
The two nations have partnered in numerous multinational exercises, including Rim of the Pacific exercises, task group exercises and Trident Fury.
Press Release, June 17, 2014; Image: Wikimedia