USS Lassen Sails to Subic Bay, Philippines

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) arrived in Subic Bay, the Philippines, for a port visit, July 1.

Prior to arrival, Lassen’s crew of 320 Sailors, including members of the ‘Warlords’ of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 51, conducted presence patrols in the South China Sea and in waters around the Philippine Islands.

Lassen, one of seven destroyers assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, is currently on patrol in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

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