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ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 18, 2016) The guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) makes a breakaway following a replenishment-at-sea with the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8). Arctic is deployed supporting coalition maritime forces ships in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cole Keller/Released)
USS Hopper Visits Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (Jan. 19, 2017) – The guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) arrived in Colombo, Sri Lanka for brief visit.

 

During the visit, the crew will have the opportunity to engage with members of the Sri Lankan Navy and public. The crew is eager to experience the hospitality and culture of Sri Lanka.

The visit also provides the opportunity for the crew of the Hopper to thank the Sri Lankan Navy for their support getting Hopper crewmember medical treatment in September.

Hopper is a multi-mission ship with anti-air warfare, anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare surface combatants capabilities; designed to operate independently or with a surface action group or strike group. Homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hopper is currently underway in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region on an independent deployment.

The U.S. Navy maintains a presence in the 7th fleet area of operations to help preserve peace and security and to further their partnerships with friends and allies. This forward presence contributes to freedom of navigation and lawful use of the sea, as well as furthers operational training and enables an exchange of culture, skills, and tactical knowledge.

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