By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Wolpert, USS George H.W. Bush Public Affairs
SPLIT, Croatia (NNS) -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) arrived in Split, Croatia for a routine, regularly scheduled port visit, March 8th.
The port visit is designed to continue Naval Forces Europe-Africa's efforts to strengthen maritime partnerships with European countries. In addition these visits improve maritime safety and security in the region.
During the visit, Sailors will have the opportunity to meet with the people of Croatia and experience the rich culture and history the country has to offer.
"The entire crew is looking forward to our port visit in Split, Croatia," said Cmdr. Jay Clark, USS Roosevelt's commanding officer. "It is uncommon to have port visits so close after each other, but the crew is ready to see the beautiful sights in Split. We are always proud to share the culture and tradition of the U.S. Navy with our partner countries and we plan to be gracious guests as we enjoy the sights, food, and Croatian culture."
Roosevelt is on a scheduled deployment as a part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.