The guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) arrived in Port Victoria, Seychelles for a scheduled port visit, May 7.
Nitze's visit serves to strengthen maritime partnerships and enhance regional stability, while giving Sailors the opportunity to explore the culture of Seychelles and take part in a community relations project.
"Nitze is happy to be here in Port Victoria. This port visit provides us with an opportunity to continue our partnership with Seychelles," said Cmdr. John Bub, Nitze's commanding officer. "Strengthening partnerships such as the one we enjoy with Seychelles help regional safety and security throughout the Indian Ocean."
Nitze Sailors are looking forward to enjoying the history and culture of Seychelles.
"I look forward to the time of relaxation from a being underway," said Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 2nd Class April Kalblein.
Nitze, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.