USS William P. Lawrence Departs Jebel Ali

The guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) departed Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates after a scheduled port visit, April 30.

The ship’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) organization offered a variety of activities for service members to enjoy, including paintball and sand boarding, as well as tickets to a water park, city tours and various safari and off-road adventures.

“I had a great time talking to my family, going to a water park and just relaxing and enjoying my time off,” said Operations Specialist 3rd Class William Missey. “Now I am ready to get back into the swing of things.”

While in port, William P. Lawrence replenished supplies, participated in a community relation project and allowed Sailors some time off to experience the culture of Jebel Ali and the neighboring city of Dubai.

“This visit was great for morale,” said Command Master Chief Warren Britten. “Sailors were very excited to pull into Jebel Ali. This last underway period was a true test of our sustainability and proficiency at sea. The crew was able to recharge their internal batteries after some well deserved R&R.”

William P. Lawrence is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR) promoting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom.

Naval Today Staff, May 3, 2013