USS Curtis Wilbur Arrives in Sasebo

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Ellen Hilkowski, USS Curtis Wilbur Public Affairs

161016-N-YB832-018  SASEBO, Japan (Oct. 16, 2016) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) moors pier side in Sasebo, Japan for a scheduled port visit. Curtis Wilbur is on patrol with Carrier Strike Group Five (CSG 5) supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.  (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ellen Hilkowski/Released)

161016-N-YB832-018 SASEBO, Japan (Oct. 16, 2016) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) moors pier side in Sasebo, Japan for a scheduled port visit. Curtis Wilbur is on patrol with Carrier Strike Group Five (CSG 5) supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ellen Hilkowski/Released)

SASEBO, Japan – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) arrived in Sasebo, Japan for a regularly scheduled port visit, Oct. 16.

This port visit follows Curtis Wilbur’s completion of the ship’s participation in exercise Invincible Spirit 2016, a bilateral exercise including U.S. and Republic of Korea maritime forces focused on improving interoperability and sustaining credible combat power.

“My crew performed fantastically day in and day out during Invincible Spirit,” said Cmdr. Amy Graham, commanding officer of USS Curtis Wilbur. “They have earned some rest and recovery before we head back out to finish our patrol.”

The ship’s time in Sasebo will allow a restocking of supplies and fuel, while letting the crew relax and enjoy local culture and cuisine. Curtis Wilbur’s Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) committee coordinated tours of Nagasaki City, to include the Nagasaki Peace Park, Hypocenter, Atomic Bomb Museum, Confucius Shrine, Chinatown and Mt. Inasa.

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