Nimitz Visits Kuala Lumpur


Story Number: NNS100207-02Release Date: 2/7/2010 4:17:00 PM
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By USS Nimitz Public Affairs

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (NNS) -- The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group arrived in Kuala Lumpur for a four-day port call Feb. 7.

The USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and USS Pinckney (DDG 91) will pull pier side at Port Klang where more than 5000 Sailors will enjoy the sights and sounds of Malaysia.

"Our Sailors have enjoyed the last few days of training with our partners in the Royal Malaysian Navy and Air Force, and are ready for liberty in the iconic city of KL," said Capt. Paul Monger, Nimitz commanding officer.

The Nimitz Strike Group spent the week working with Royal Malaysian Navy and Royal Malaysian Air Force in a series of surface and air exercises as part of normal Theater Security Cooperation between the two nations.

"We are honored to be partners and believe that strong relationships between our two navies contribute to the peace, security and stability in the region", said Rear Adm. John W. Miller, Commander Carrier Strike Group 11, It is always great to work with the professionals of the Royal Malaysian Navy."

While in Malaysia, the Sailors have arranged for KL city tours, tours outside the city, adventure trekking, rock climbing, golf and a trip to historic Malacca.

Several Sailors will participate in seven community service projects helping to improve homes for the underprivileged, these projects were coordinated by the Rotary Club of Pantai Valley.

Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is on a routine deployment in the region.

Nimitz CSG is comprised of USS Nimitz, embarked Carrier Air Wing 11, embarked Destroyer Squadron 23, and the Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Chosin. Ships assigned to DESRON 23 include the destroyers USS Pinckney, USS Sampson and the frigate USS Rentz.

Squadrons from CVW 11 include the "Black Aces" of Strike Fighter Squadron 41, the "Tophatters" of VFA 14, the "Warhawks" of VFA 97, the "Sidewinders" of VFA 86, the "Indians" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 6, the "Black Ravens" of Electronic Attack Squadron 135, the "Providers" of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 and the "Wallbangers" of Carrier Airborne Command and Control Squadron 117.

Helicopter detachments include the "Easy Riders" of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light 37, the "Battle Cats" of HSL 43, the "Wolfpack" of HSL 45, the "Scorpions" of HSL 49 and the "Wildcards" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23. Also accompanying the Nimitz CSG are Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 11 and the USNS Bridge.

For more news from USS Nimitz (CVN 68), visit www.navy.mil/local/cvn68/.

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