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    USS Lake Erie visits Osaka

    USS Lake Erie visits Osaka

    Photo By Petty Officer 2nd Class MacKenzie Adams | Capt. John Banigan (left), commanding officer of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile...... read more read more



    Courtesy Story

    Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs   

    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.



    Date Taken: 04.10.2014
    Date Posted: 04.10.2014 20:16
    Story ID: 125449
    Location: OSAKA, AICHI, JP

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