SEPANGGAR, Malaysia (NNS) -- The amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) and the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit arrived in Sepanggar, Malaysia, Jan. 22 for a port visit.
The port visit marks the second stop for Comstock since departing the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO) Jan. 9, where Comstock had spent the last four months participating in a number of amphibious and interoperability exercises before transitioning to the U.S. 7th Fleet AOO.
"Our Sailors and Marines have represented Comstock well with supporting the mission at sea as well as in past port visits," said Cmdr. Scott T. Tasin, commanding officer of Comstock. "Everyone is extremely excited to visit Malaysia and experience the many cultural activities, outdoor tours, and execute liberty as a mission."
Sailors and Marines will have many opportunities to experience the sites of Malaysia through a variety of tours made available through the ship's Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) committee, including a white water rafting tour.
"This will be my fourth time to Malaysia with the Navy," said Interior Communications Electrician 1st Class Chad C. Leno, a native of Sheridan, Oregon. "I'm looking forward to spending some time away from the ship in stage three and stage four rapids on the white water rafting trip."
Malaysia is the second of three port visits Comstock has planned during its transit back to homeport San Diego.
Comstock, part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, is on a deployment with the 11th MEU to promote peace and freedom of the seas by providing security and stability in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.