Images: LCS-2 hosts reception in Manzanillo [Image 9 of 10]
The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) commanding officer, Cmdr. Gerald Olin, greets Mexican Navy Adm. Jaime Mejia Michel, commander, 6th Naval Region, as he is welcomed aboard the ship. Independence hosted Mexican dignitaries at a reception on the flight deck of the ship while in-port Manzanillo, Mexico, marking the ship's first foreign port visit since its commissioning in 2010. Manzanillo is home to the Mexican Navy's Pacific Naval Force and 6th Naval Region. Independence's Gold Crew and embarked Mine Countermeasures Detachment 1 are in route to the ship's homeport of San Diego.