Sydney, Australia Welcomes USS Antietam, USS Mustin

US Navy’s Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) arrived in Sydney, Australia for a port visit, June 17.

Sailors from both ships partnered with the Royal Australian Navy during the visit to train and enjoy the local culture.

Antietam and Mustin Sailors will have the opportunity to visit the city, sightsee, shop, enjoy recreational activities and interact with the people of Sydney.

Port visits allow the U.S. to build and foster relationships with its host nation and spread the goodwill of the Navy through cultural exchange.

Both Antietam and Mustin are scheduled to participate in exercise Talisman Sabre 2015. Talisman Sabre is a biennial military exercise coordinated by the U.S. Pacific Command and Australian Defense Force, and will involve approximately 33,000 U.S. and Australian personnel.

Antietam and Mustin are on patrol in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

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