By Carrier Strike Group 8 Public Affairs
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) departed Haifa, Israel, after a scheduled port visit Oct. 28.
During the visit, Arleigh Burke Sailors experienced the culture of Israel through Morale, Welfare, and Recreation events, that toured local attractions such as Jerusalem, Nazareth, and the Dead Sea, and.
“I had a great time in Israel,” said Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Lorin Wiser. “I enjoyed the sights, the people were very friendly, and the variety of food was very good.”
Additionally, naval dignitaries from Chile, Germany, and Spain were hosted aboard Arleigh Burke during the visit, strengthening international relationships that are integral while operating in theater.
Arleigh Burke, homeported at Naval Station Norfolk, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa.
Arleigh Burke is part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group that departed Norfolk Aug. 28 for a scheduled deployment to support maritime security operations, provide crisis response capability, and increase theater security cooperation efforts and forward naval presence in the U.S. 2nd and 6th Fleet areas of operations.