Mustin Visits Hong Kong

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christian Senyk

HONG KONG – The Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) arrived in Hong Kong Feb. 13 for a port visit during a routine patrol in 7th Fleet operating area.

160213-N-NT265-156 HONG KONG (Feb. 13, 2016) – Sailors man the rails of forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) while mooring in Hong Kong for a port visit. Mustin is on patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christian Senyk/Released)

160213-N-NT265-156 HONG KONG (Feb. 13, 2016) – Sailors man the rails of forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) while mooring in Hong Kong for a port visit. Mustin is on patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christian Senyk/Released)

Mustin is forward deployed to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, and sails with a crew of approximately 300 Sailors. The destroyer visited Hong Kong in 2015, and/so the crew was
excited to return to the “Fragrant Harbor,” a favorite port for many of them.

“I’m excited to visit Hong Kong again,” said Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Steven Smith.  “There’s too much to see in just one visit. I love the sights, the smells, and the people.”

While in Hong Kong, Mustin Sailors have the opportunity to participate in two community programs. Sailors will assist with serving food to elderly citizens of Hong Kong at a local NGO.

Through the “Meals in the Home” program, the American Women’s Association provides the opportunity for Sailors to spend the day enjoying the hospitality of expat families in Hong Kong.

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