Manila, March 21, 2014 — USS New Orleans (LPD-18), a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship, will arrive in Manila on Saturday, March 22, for a routine port call that highlights the strong historic, community, and military connections between the United States and the Republic of the Philippines.
This visit will allow the ship to replenish supplies as well as give the crew an opportunity for rest and relaxation. While in Manila the sailors and Marines aboard the USS New Orleans are very eager to strengthen their understanding of a country with such strong historical ties to the United States.
The USS New Orleans is part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet and is homeported in San Diego, Calif. The New Orleans is commanded by Cdr. David Ray and crewed by approximately 360 sailors. Approximately 750 Marines from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit are embarked aboard the USS New Orleans
For more information about the USS New Orleans and the 13th MEU, visit the ship’s webpage: www.public.navy.mil/surfor/lpd18 or Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BigEasy18; or the MEU’s webpage: http://www.13thmeu.marines.mil/ or Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/13thMarineExpeditionaryUnit.