Split, Croatia Welcomes USS Mitscher

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) arrived in Split, Croatia, for a scheduled port visit April 12, 2015.

The port visit serves to strengthen ties between the U.S. and Croatia and improve relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure and prosperous region.

This port visit will also provide the crew of Mitscher with an opportunity to meet with the people of Split and to experience the rich history and culture of Croatia.

Mitscher is expected to host Croatian Navy sailors for a seminar in the certification process of pre-deployment preparations, as well as demonstrate tactics and techniques of Chemical, Biological, Radioactive, and Nuclear (CBRN) defense.

Mitscher is enroute to its homeport in Norfolk after completing a multi-month deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. The ship left Norfolk in September 2014.

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