31 Dec '14, 2pm

USS New York to Spend New Year's in Haifa, Israel

HAIFA, Israel (NNS) -- The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) arrived in Haifa, Israel for a scheduled port visit Dec.31, 2014. While in port, the ship's Sailors and Marines have the opportunity to visit some local sights, experience the culture, and interact with the people of Haifa. Sailors and Marines will also have the opportunity to choose from various tours provided by Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR). Quote: "We have been presented with an excellent opportunity for the Sailors and Marines on board USS New York to enjoy liberty and embrace a culture few Americans get to witness first-hand. Additionally, we will be hosting several tours on board for personnel of the U.S. Embassy, which gives us a chance to share our ship's heritage and meaning. We are grateful for the opportunity to celebrate the New Year with the citizens of Ha...

Full article: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=85068

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