USS Ashland Arrives in Singapore

first_img Share this article View post tag: Arrives The visit to Singapore gives Ashland Sailors a few days to rest, relax and reset between phases of the bilateral exercise series, CARAT 2014, which commenced last month and will continue through the end of 2014 in various locations through South and Southeast Asia.Ashland will participate in several phases of CARAT 2014 along with Sailors and Marines assigned to the embarked landing force, known as LFCARAT, as part of an ongoing Western Pacific deployment.“The crew of Ashland has worked incredibly hard over the past nine months, including a hull swap with USS Tortuga, Operation Damayan in support of the Philippines typhoon relief, the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group Spring Patrol, and a number of certifications and inspections during these missions,” said Cmdr. Doug Patterson, commanding officer, USS Ashland. “Ashland has a superb operational reputation, and our chain of command recognized that and graciously supported our request to spend time in Singapore.”After the visit to Singapore, Ashland will return to Malaysia to participate in CARAT with the Royal Malaysian Navy.[mappress]Press Release, June 02, 2014; Image: Wikimedia USS Ashland Arrives in Singapore View post tag: asia View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy June 2, 2014center_img View post tag: Singapore The Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) arrived at Singapore, June 1st, after disembarking Marines and Sailors in Kuantan, Malaysia to participate in exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2014. View post tag: News by topic Authorities View post tag: USS Ashland Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Ashland Arrives in Singapore last_img read more