USS Mason Arrives In Palermo for Port Visit

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Story Number: NNS140401-24Release Date: 4/1/2014 6:13:00 PM

From Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs

PALERMO, Italy (NNS) -- Guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) arrived in Palermo, Italy for a scheduled port visit, March 31.

The port visit is designed to continue Naval Forces Europe-Africa's efforts to strengthen maritime partnerships with European nations in order to improve maritime safety and security in the region.

During the visit, Sailors will have the opportunity to meet with the people of Italy and to experience the rich culture and history the country has to offer.

Mason is on a scheduled deployment as a part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility.

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