Monday, January 3, 2011

USS Vandegrift (FFG 48)

USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) arrives in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, for a scheduled port visit. The port call will provide the crew with an opportunity for sightseeing and cultural exchanges. This visit marks the first U.S. Navy ship visit to Vietnam in 30 years, since 1973. It symbolizes the normalization of relations between the two nations. Vandegrift is an Oliver Hazard Perry Class guided missile frigate and is a part of the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Carrier Strike Group, forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan. (Photo: U.S. Navy/Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Gary B. Granger)

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