Guantanamo Hosts Gunston Hall


Story Number: NNS110121-11Release Date: 1/21/2011 1:51:00 PM
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By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Ailes, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Public Affairs

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (NNS) -- The amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD-44) arrived at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to take on supplies and fuel Jan. 19.

Gunston Hall is operating in support of Amphibious-Southern Partnership Station 2011, providing subject matter expert training in several countries
in the U.S. Southern Command Area of Responsibility.

"We will work with the partner nations to determine what it is they're interested in and where we can support, and we'll provide exchanges in those various areas," said Capt. Brian Nickerson, commander, Destroyer Squadron 40 and mission commander for Southern Partnership Station 2011.

The deployment will provide a variety of training opportunities for the host countries and the crew of Gunston Hall, including amphibious operations, search and seizure and damage control, said Nickerson.

For more news from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, visit www.navy.mil/local/guantanamo/.

 
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U.S. Navy harbor tug boat Santaquin (YTB 824) approaches USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) as it arrives at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
110119-N-8241M-804 GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Jan. 19, 2011) U.S. Navy harbor tug boat Santaquin (YTB 824) approaches the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) as it arrives at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Gunston Hall is on deployment in support of Southern Partnership Station, an annual deployment of U.S. ships to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility in the Caribbean and Latin America. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Bill Mesta)
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