KLAIPEDA, Lithuania – Guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) arrived in Klaipeda, Lithuania on Feb. 06, 2017 for a scheduled port visit as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (GHWBCSG) to enhance U.S. – Lithuania relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure and prosperous Europe.
The ship’s presence in the Baltic Sea is a demonstration of our continued commitment to the collective defense of our NATO allies under Operation Atlantic Resolve.
“USS Hue City’s visit to Lithuania is a great opportunity to work with our NATO ally and strengthen our interoperability. Hue City Sailors are thrilled to engage and train with the Lithuanian Navy.”
-Capt. Dan Gillen, USS Hue City commanding officer
Hue City’s visit advances maritime cooperation and encourages a positive naval relationship with the Lithuanian Navy. During the visit, the crew will have the opportunity to engage with members of the Lithuanian navy and public.
While in Klaipeda, Hue City is scheduled to host distinguished visitors during an onboard lunch. Sailors will have the opportunity to visit the Lithuanian Naval Headquarters, tour Lithuanian warships and participate in a community relations program. The scheduled events will allow Sailors from both nations to interact and build relationships through their shared maritime interests.
Hue City Sailors will have the opportunity to explore Klaipeda through tours organized by the ship’s Morale, Welfare, and Recreation program.
Following the scheduled port visit, Hue City will continue to conduct maritime security responsibility and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. Navy’s 6th Fleet area of operations as part of the GHWBCSG.
Hue City departed Naval Station Mayport, Florida, Jan. 21, 2016.
U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied, joint, and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.
For more information about the USS Hue City’s (CG 66) operations in the 6th Fleet area of operations, please contact U.S. Navy-Europe Public Affairs at +39 081 568-3223 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.