Philippine and U.S. Officials Visit the USS Carl Vinson

MANILA, February  14, 2018 — Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea; Secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office Martin Andanar; Philippine Marine Corps Commandant Maj. Gen. Alvin Parreño; Commander of Philippine Fleet Rear Adm. Gaudencio Collado; Executive Director, Department of Foreign Affairs Office of American Affairs, Louis Alferez; and Director, Department of Foreign Affairs Office of American Affairs, Corina Reyes pose for a group photo with U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines, Sung Kim; Commander, Carrier Strike Group 1, Rear Adm. John Fuller; Commanding officer of the USS Carl Vinson, Capt. Douglas Verissimo; Senior Defense Official Col. Ernest Lee and other U.S. representatives while aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson.

 

Two U.S. Navy pilots speak with Executive Secretary Medialdea, Secretary Andanar, and Ambassador Kim during a visit aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson. The Carl Vinson is operating in the Indo-Pacific region to conduct routine maritime operations, promote freedom of navigation, and work with partners and allies to enhance regional security and stability.

A U.S. Navy pilot speaks with Executive Secretary Medialdea, Secretary Andanar, and Ambassador Kim during a visit aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson.  The Carl Vinson is operating in the Indo-Pacific region to conduct routine maritime operations, promote freedom of navigation, and work with partners and allies to enhance regional security and stability.

Philippine and United States officials watch flight operations from the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson.  The Carl Vinson is operating in the Indo-Pacific region to conduct routine maritime operations, promote freedom of navigation, and work with partners and allies to enhance regional security and stability. 

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea shakes hands with U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines, Sung Kim following a visit aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson.