US fast attack submarine hosts PHL Navy officials in Palawan

Crew members of United Stated Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Greeneville (SSN-772) and submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) welcomed Philippine Navy officials for a tour and meet and greet while on a port visit in Puerto Princesa, Palawan on December 10.

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Greeneville’s commanding officer Cmdr. Terry A. Nemec hosted Philippine Navy Naval Forces West deputy commander Capt. Carlos Sabarre and Philippine Navy Submarine Group head Capt. Edwin Nera for a tour of the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine and to highlight the importance of the US-Philippine alliance to maintain peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.

“The U.S. and the Filipino navies work well together on a number of fronts and we’re pleased to have opportunities such as these, along with continued participation in bilateral and multilateral exercises,” Nemec said.

USS Emory S. Land also opened for a tour.

“The crews of the Greeneville and Land continue to impress our regional partners with their dedication and professionalism during recent visits,” said Capt. Michael D. Luckett, Land’s commanding officer. “I personally want to thank them and let their loved ones know they are working tirelessly to make a difference in a dynamic environment.”