Cape St. George Donates to Humanitarian Mission

By USS Cape St. George, Public Affairs Office

SAN DIEGO, CA – USS Cape St. George (CG 71) completed a drive to collect more than 30 soccer balls April 2 to help support Pacific Partnership 2009, a humanitarian civic assistance mission scheduled to deploy on board USS Dubuque (LPD 8).

Many Cape St. George crewmembers contributed to the cause in the hope that the equipment will be given to schools and children during Pacific Partnership.

Cape St. George’s Commanding Officer, Capt. Patrick Rabun presented the soccer balls during a ceremony at the 32nd Street Bowling Lanes to Capt. Andy Cully, the Pacific Partnership Mission Commander and Commodore of Amphibious Squadron One, and Capt. Thomas Nosenzo, Commanding Officer of Dubuque.

Pacific Partnership 2009 will deploy to Oceania this spring on board Dubuque to provide humanitarian civic assistance in Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Tonga.