HMCS Toronto to Receive US Navy Unit Award

The U.S. Navy’s top admiral will present a U.S. Navy unit award to a Canadian warship Feb. 20.

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert is to present the U.S. Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (MUC) on Feb. 20 to HMCS Toronto (FFH 333) of the Royal Canadian Navy in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, and several members of U.S. and Canadian government and navy leadership will also attend the ceremony.

A non-U.S. naval force receiving a U.S. Navy unit decoration is a rarity; this event marking the fifth occurrence of such a decoration in the last 45 years.

Returning from their deployment, the crew of the Toronto was selected to receive the prestigious award due to their continued support of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150. The Halifax-class frigate significantly disrupted the flow of drugs, criminal and terrorist activities in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

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