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Capt. John Banigan (left), commanding officer of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70), speaks with U.S. Consul General of Osaka Patrick Linehan on Lake Erie's port visit to Osaka. Lake Erie is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mackenzie P. Adams/ Released)

By Ensign Austin Kim, USS Lake Erie Public Affairs

OSAKA, Japan – Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) arrived in Osaka, Japan, for a scheduled port visit April 10.

The visit is designed to strengthen maritime partnerships with Japan and to enhance community relations with the city of Osaka.

“This isn’t just a port visit for Lake Erie, it's a reflection of our commitment to a bilateral union between the U.S. and Japan,” said Capt. John Banigan, Lake Erie’s commanding officer.

While in Osaka, Sailors will have an opportunity to participate in a variety of community service projects and tours.

“I’ve always wanted to travel to Osaka,” said Sonar Technician (Surface) 1st Class Ronald Winfrey. “I love Japan, and I’ve heard that Osaka is a unique city with exceptional local dishes.”

Lake Erie is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.


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Date Taken:04.10.2014

Date Posted:04.10.2014 20:15

Location:OSAKA, AICHI, JP

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