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Friday, March 20, 2015

LCS vessel visits Japan for first time

USS Fort Worth (LCS-3)The littoral combat ship Fort Worth marked a first Wednesday when it pulled into Sasebo, Japan, becoming the first of the new class of surface combatants to visit the close ally, which hosts the largest number of U.S. Navy ships of any ally.

The Fort Worth is five months into its 16-month 7th Fleet deployment, only the second time an LCS has deployed to the region.

"We're excited to be in Japan," said Cmdr. Matt Kawas, the ship's commanding officer, in the ship's Wednesday press release.

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