SAN DIEGO - Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) is scheduled to be open for public visits at Broadway Pier, April 29 and 30.
Media interested in live hits or interviewing Halsey leadership will have an opportunity to do so Fri., April 28, from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Outlets interested in airing b-roll of the ship, it can be accessed at www.dvidshub.net. Search keyword: USS Halsey.
The visit will provide members of the public an opportunity to take a tour of the ship and talk with America's Sailors.
Public tours of the ship are scheduled for Sat., April 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., April 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Broadway Pier is located at the intersection of Broadway and North Harbor Drive in downtown San Diego.
Named in honor of Fleet Admiral William Frederick "Bull" Halsey Jr., USS Halsey is homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and is the 47th ship in the Arleigh Burke class of Aegis guided missile destroyers. These highly-capable, multi-mission ships can conduct a variety of operations, from peacetime presence and crisis management to sea control and power projection, in support of National Military Strategy. For more information on USS Halsey: www.halsey.navy.mil/
***Media interested in covering the ship visit should contact Naval Surface Forces Public Affairs Office at 619-437-2735 by April 27.***
Visitor safety and security guidelines:
Visitors will board on a first come, first served basis, and may have to wait in line during peak hours.
Visitors should also expect security screenings prior to boarding. When touring the ship, visitors are encouraged to bring as few items as possible and flat-heeled, closed-toe shoes are recommended. High-heel shoes, flip-flops and improper attire (i.e. bathing suits) are not permitted.
The ship is not handicapped accessible and visitors must be in good physical condition to walk safely about the ship, moving up and down steep ladders (stairways). Touring the ship may not be appropriate for small children or those with medical conditions that impede mobility.
All visitors 18 years of age and older are required to show a valid U.S. state/federal government issued photo identification card. Persons 17 years of age and younger should be accompanied by an adult with a valid state/federal photo identification card.
All tour participants and any bags will be subject to screening before passing the entry control point. Small hand-carried items such as handbags, clear bottles of water, small cameras or diaper bags are permitted. All items carried onboard will be the individual's responsibility.
The following items are prohibited:
Weapons, including knives, firearms and club weapons
- Defensive chemicals or sprays, including mace, pepper spray, and aerosol spray cans
- Fireworks, flammable liquids or other explosives
- Illegal drugs and/or drug-related paraphernalia
- Large bags or purses, including backpacks or large camera bags
There is no holding area for personal items such as bicycles, baby strollers, scooters, pets, etc. Due to security concerns, all such items will not be permitted to remain on or near the pier area.