USS Bremerton visits Sasebo, Japan

U.S. Navy’s Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Bremerton arrived at Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan for a visit.

The April 6 visit is a part of the submarine’s deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

Commander Wes Bringham, commanding officer, said: “My crew is excited to visit Sasebo.”

“Our partnership with Japan is very important to security in the Western Pacific and this port visit provides us a great opportunity to learn about our ally’s culture and history. Bremerton first visited Sasebo in March 1986 and my crew is proud to continue the long tradition of partnership between Japan and the U.S.”

The 110-meter Bremerton entered service with the U.S. Navy in March 1981 and is homeported in Pearl Harbor.

The submarine previously visited Singapore during her Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment.