Vice President Speaks to Crew of USS Freedom (LCS 1)
Vice President Joe Biden speaks to the crew of the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) during a visit to the ship to thank Sailors and their families for their service.
Freedom is in Singapore as part of her maiden deployment to Southeast Asia. Fast, agile and mission-focused, littoral combat ships are designed to operate in near-shore environments and employ modular mission packages that can be configured for surface warfare, mine countermeasures, or anti-submarine warfare.
Press Release, July 28, 2013; Image: US Navy