Dewey Departs Salalah

Story Number: NNS141212-17Release Date: 12/12/2014 9:39:00 AM
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By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Vazquez, Navy Public Affairs Support Element West

SALALAH, Oman (NNS) -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) departed Salalah after a four-day port visit, Dec. 3.

While in port, Sailors from Dewey were able to enjoy liberty and partake in various Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) sponsored events.

"There were many tours offered in Salalah including camel riding, cultural tours of the city and a Frankincense trail tour," said Ensign Scott R. Walker, the MWR recreation services officer aboard Dewey.

During the tours, Sailors also got to interact with the Omani locals, learning about the region's culture and history.

"My favorite part of the tour was the personal touch that our tour guides provided by 'going off-script' and answering all of our questions about the region, the people, and the culture," said Walker.

Though only a four-day visit, Sailors who participated in the tours seemed to truly enjoy their time in port.

Walker, who chose the camel riding experience, agreed with the positive reaction.

"I have yet to hear anything short of enthusiastic praise for each of the tours and the tour guides," said Walker. "I would absolutely recommend these tours to our Sailors in the future."

Dewey is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, maritime security operations, and theater security cooperation efforts in the region.

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