Monday, August 10, 2009
Goodwill visit of USS George Washington to Manila, Philippines
Monday, 10 August 2009
BY: LTCOl EDGARD A AREVALO PN(M)
Director, Naval Public Affairs Office
The Philippine Navy is all set to meet with their American counterparts as USS George Washington arrives tomorrow 11 August 2009 in Manila for a 5-day goodwill visit to the Philippines. The officers and crew of the US Navy aircraft carrier headed by CAPT DAVID LAUSMAN USN will participate in community development projects, a 10-brgy outreach program, sports events, and various other humanitarian pursuits.
"We are eager to embark on the many worthwhile endeavors lined-up for this visit," says Vice Admiral Ferdinand Golez, the Philippine Navy Flag Officer in Command. "This is one of those opportunities that your navy goes in partnership with brother navies from around the world in civic and community relations projects."
After a traditional courtesy call by the head of the entire delegation and Commander, Task Force 70--Rear Admiral Kevin Donegan USN--with Vice Admiral Golez on 11 August 2009, Tuesday, the activity kicks off with the professional exchange between the officers of the two navies. The days following shall see both navies busy with Filipino veterans and elementary school children's welfare projects, among others endeavors.
USS Washington leaves 15 August 2009, Saturday.
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