USS Nimitz Arrives in Busan, Republic of Korea


Story Number: NNS130511-01Release Date: 5/11/2013 9:08:00 AM
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By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Nathan R. McDonald, USS Nimitz Public Affairs

BUSAN, Republic of Korea (NNS) -- Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 Sailors arrived in Busan, Republic of Korea, May 11.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the bond between the two nations, a bond Rear Adm. Michael White, commander, CSG 11, said has only strengthened with time.

"It is always a pleasure when we have the opportunity to meet with our allies in the Republic of Korea," said White. "I'm looking forward to deepening the close friendship enjoyed by the Republic of Korea and the United States."

Sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz will have an opportunity to visit with the local community and businesses and take in a variety of sight-seeing activities while in Busan.

"It's great to be able to meet our friends from the Republic of Korea," said, Capt. Jeff Ruth, Nimitz's commanding officer. "This port visit will provide our Sailors and Marines the opportunity to experience this beautiful city."

CSG 11 is currently deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts, and is comprised of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) along with embarked Carrier Air Wing 11, Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) and Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers USS Princeton (CG 59) and USS Chosin (CG 65).

For more news from Commander Task Force 70, visit www.navy.mil/local/ctf70/.

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130511-N-LP801-007 BUSAN, Republic of Korea (May 11, 2013) Sailors man the rails as the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) pulls in to Busan, Republic of Korea, for a port visit. Nimitz is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Raul Moreno Jr./Released)
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