NAPLES, Italy (NNS) -- Guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) departed Naples, Italy, after a four day port visit, June 21.
San Jacinto arrived in Naples following several days of at-sea operations with Italian naval vessels during a combined Flotta Verde/Great Green Fleet passing exercise with ships assigned to the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group.
While in port, the crew enjoyed several Morale, Welfare and Recreation tours to Rome and Pompeii. Sailors also climbed Mount Vesuvius and caught a ferry to the island of Capri.
"Rome is such a beautiful city," said Lt. j.g. Audry-Anna McKay, following a trip to Rome. "There is history and beauty everywhere. I definitely plan on going back one day."
Ike CSG ships are the centerpiece of the Great Green Fleet initiative, which emphasizes use of energy conservation measures as a key combat enabler to allow ships to go farther, stay longer and deliver more combat capability.
San Jacinto is deployed as part of the Eisenhower CSG, conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe.
Ike CSG consists of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), Carrier Strike Group 10 staff, the squadrons of Carrier Air Wing 3, Destroyer Squadron 26 staff, guided-missile cruisers San Jacinto and USS Monterey (CG 61), and guided-missile destroyers USS Stout (DDG 55), USS Roosevelt (DDG 80), USS Mason (DDG 87) and USS Nitze (DDG 94).
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