USS Chung-Hoon in the Philippines

07/24/2011: USS Chung-Hoon in the Philippines

Credit: USN Visual Service:06/28/2011

  • In the first photo, Sailors man the rails as the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon arrives in Puerto Princesa to participate in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Philippines 2011. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance force readiness.
  • In the second photo, Armed forces of the Philippines navy Capt. Ronald Joseph S. Mercado, left, deputy commander of Naval Forces West, and U.S. Navy Capt. David Welch, commander of Task Group 73.1, greet Cmdr. Scott Erb, commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon, as the ship arrives in Puerto Princesa to participate in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Philippines 2011.
  • In the third photo, an armed forces of the Philippines Marine sentry stands watch as the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon arrives in Puerto Princesa to participate in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Philippines 2011.
  • In the final photo, the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon arrives in Puerto Princesa to participate in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Philippines 2011.

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