The Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) arrived in Praia, Cape Verde, for a scheduled stop for fuel and supplies Nov. 5.
The visit also provided an opportunity to enhance U.S.-Cape Verde relations as the two nations work together to strengthen maritime security in West Africa.
While in Praia, McFaul was visited by U.S. ambassador to Cape Verde Donald Heflin as well as several senior Cape Verdean government officials. The distinguished visitors were given a tour of the ship and had the opportunity to interact briefly with several members of McFaul’s crew.
McFaul, homeported in Norfolk, Virginia, departed on deployment in April 2015 in support of ballistic missile defense, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th, 6th and 4th Fleet areas of operation.
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