News: USS Normandy anchors in Sweden
By Ensign Alana M. Abernethy
USS Normandy (CG 60) Public Affairs
KARLSKRONA, Sweden – The guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) anchored outside of Karlskrona, Sweden, for a scheduled port visit, June 20.
While in port, the officers and crew hosted Rear Adm. Jan Thörnqvist, chief of staff of the Royal Swedish Navy, for a tour of the ship. The crew also hosted other Swedish guests on board throughout the day.
Capt. Kevin Hill, commanding officer of USS Normandy (CG 60), presented a plaque to Rear Adm. Thörnqvist, who welcomed the Normandy crew to his home country.
“We are very excited to have you here with us, and thank you again for the tour of your wonderful ship,” said Rear Adm. Thörnqvist. “I hope that you and your crew enjoy our beautiful city.”
While in port, the crew will participate in a golf tournament, tour Karlskrona’s naval museum, and attend the midsummer’s eve celebration, an annual festival celebrating summer solstice.
Normandy, homeported out of Norfolk, Va., is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
Date Posted:06.21.2012 06:11
Location: KARLSKRONA, K, SE
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