27 July 2013 (NNS) -- Vice President Joe Biden speaks to crew of USS Freedom (LCS 1)
SINGAPORE (July 27, 2013) Vice President Joe Biden speaks to the crew of the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) during a visit to the ship to thank Sailors and their families for their service. Freedom is in Singapore as part of her maiden deployment to Southeast Asia. Fast, agile and mission-focused, littoral combat ships are designed to operate in near-shore environments and employ modular mission packages that can be configured for surface warfare, mine countermeasures, or anti-submarine warfare.
View the entire speech on navy.mil.