USS Truxtun Arrives in Villefranche, France


Story Number: NNS141102-02Release Date: 11/2/2014 6:09:00 PM
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By LTJG Christian Asaban, USS Truxtun Public Affairs

VILLEFRANCHE, France (NNS) -- The guided missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) arrived in the southern French anchorage of Villefranche-sur-Mer for a scheduled port visit, Nov. 1. The visit serves as a means to enhance Franco-American relations as the two countries work together to ensure a stable, secure, and prosperous Europe.

The Mediterranean port of Villefranche is rich in history and cultural diversity.

"Our Sailors are looking forward to taking in the numerous sights, sounds, and tastes of southern France," said Cmdr. Drew Bates, Truxtun's commanding officer. "Villefranche already has a strong Franco-American partnership and we are glad to be able to enhance it with our visit here."

Truxtun, homeported in Norfolk, Va., deployed as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th fleet area of operations in support of national security interests in Europe.

 
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