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US vessel docks at Subic Bay for port visit

/ 06:53 PM November 17, 2016

A US Navy vessel docked at Subic Bay on Wednesday for a port visit, the US Embassy said.

USS Comstock (LSD 45) with Marines of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) is at Subic Bay for an opportunity for its crew to rest after staying for nearly a month and a half at sea, the embassy said on Thursday.

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The ship left Naval Station San Diego last October 14 and is on its second port visit. Several Filipino-American sailors and Marines will also spend time with their families and learn more about Filipino culture.

“I am very proud that my first port visit as the Commanding Officer of the Comstock was to my birthplace, Guam, and I’m even more honored that our next port visit will be to the country where my mother and father were born—the Philippines,” Comstock Commanding Officer Cmdr. Gervy Alota was quoted as saying.

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The US Embassy said that Comstock and embarked 11th MEU, part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, have been conducting training together for nearly a month and a half at sea.

Comstock and other ships of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group are currently on a routine patrol in the US 7th Fleet area of operations in support for security and stability in the region. The Comstock is based out of Naval Station San Diego, California.  The 11th MEU is based out of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, the embassy said.  RAM

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