The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) pulled into Barcelona, Spain for a scheduled four day port visit, Nov. 1.
The visit marks the ship’s 10th total port visit during deployment and 3rd in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.
Command Master Chief Lewis Jackson, the ship’s senior enlisted leader, said:
This port visit serves as a perfect reward for all the hard work Philippine Sea Sailors have done during this nine-month deployment.
The crew will be able to take part in several tours sponsored by the ship’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department. The tours offered include wine tasting, museums and the opportunity to attend a professional soccer game.
Philippine Sea is expecting to host local media for tours during its stay.
The vessel, homeported in Mayport, Fla., and deployed as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe.
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