Pinckney Arrives in Tokushima
TOKUSHIMA, Japan (NNS) -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) arrived in Tokushima, Japan, Feb. 28 for a scheduled port visit.
Pinckney plans to foster international relationships during this port visit through friendly interactions like sporting competitions and community service projects.
"The strong relationship between our two nations has been the foundation that has led to security, stability and prosperity," said Pinckney Commanding Officer Cmdr. Errin P. Armstrong. "We look forward to building upon the mutual trust, respect, cooperation and our being here today is a continuation of this strong friendship."
Fostering diplomatic relations with allies through friendly community interactions in port is part of America's maritime strategy to build a joint coalition force of allies capable of ensuring maritime security.