30 Apr '12, 2pm

USS Independence just finished it's first foreign #port visit.

USS INDEPENDENCE, At Sea (NNS) -- The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) departed Manzanillo, Mexico, April 28, concluding the ship's first foreign port visit since its commissioning. Independence and embarked Mine Countermeasures Detachment One Sailors visited Mexico while on the ship's maiden voyage to its homeport of San Diego, marking the first foreign port visit by any Independence-class ship. While in port, Independence Sailors volunteered at a community service project at a local orphanage and participated in various Morale, Welfare and Recreation tours, including scuba diving, a rain forest hike, and a day-trip to Guadalajara. "I think we picked a great place to come as our first foreign port visit," said Engineman 1st Class John Bemis. "I enjoyed the food, friendliness and scenery Mexico has to offer. It was a much-needed and relaxing liberty port." Ind...

Full article: http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=66841

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