Thursday, March 06, 2014

USS Simpson Arrives in Casablanca, Morocco

USS Simpson Arrives in Casablanca, Morocco

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tim D. Godbee

CASABLANCA, Morocco - The guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) arrived in Casablanca for a scheduled port visit, March 6.

Simpson's visit serves to strengthen the existing partnership between Morocco and the U.S., and provide each other with opportunities for cultural exchanges.

"I am excited Simpson has been given another opportunity to visit Casablanca and operate with the Royal Moroccan Navy," said Cmdr Christopher Follin, Simpson's commanding officer. "It's not very often that one of our ships has the opportunity to re-visit friends we made on a previous deployment. We are looking forward to building upon the cooperative efforts and interoperability in training that both of our Navies strengthened during our last visit. When we share ideas and learn to operate together, we become twice as strong a force to improve maritime safety and security for all nations in the region."  

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