For the first time, the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) arrived in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for a regularly scheduled port visit, April 6.
While in port, the crew of San Diego will have a chance to engage in friendship building activities, through professional exchanges with Sailors from the Mexican Navy. The crew will also volunteer their time and participate in a community relations project to help re-paint a local library.
“You always want to build professional engagements with other militaries,” said Commanding Officer, Capt. Pete Collins. “And with Mexico being our next door neighbor, working together will continue to build our relationship while fostering a professional atmosphere between our two Navies.”
The crew will also have the opportunity to visit many local attractions such as Old Town Vallarta, colorful markets, and beautiful beaches as well as experience a diverse range of foods and cultures while taking some well-deserved rest and relaxation. .
“This visit provides the crew a great opportunity to see and experience new things while enjoying the nature of being in the U.S. Navy in a foreign port,” continued Collins.
Source: Vallarta Daily