U.S. Navy’s Great Green Fleet project platform, the John C. Stennis Strike Group arrived in Singapore for a regularly scheduled port visit April 19.
The Strike Group, centered around the USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier, counts a total 8,500 sailors assigned.
USS John C. Stennis moored at Changi Naval base with the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay and the guided-missile destroyers USS Chung-Hoon and USS William P. Lawrence after participating in Exercise Balikatan 2016, an annual bilateral training exercise that is a signature element of the Philippine-U.S. alliance, focused on humanitarian assistance, maritime law enforcement and environmental protection.
The guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale will rejoin JCSSG in port April 20 after completing Multilateral Naval Exercise Komodo 2016 held in Indonesia.
So far in their Western Pacific deployment, JCSSG has transited over 20,000 nautical miles using a biofuel blend and other energy saving practices, to reduce fuel consumption and extend operational capabilities.