DVIDS - News - Secretary of the Navy visits Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka

YOKOSUKA, KANAGAWA, JAPAN

10.15.2020

YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) Secretary of the Navy, Kenneth J. Braithwaite visited Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY) to speak with Sailors and commanders Oct. 15.Braithwaite toured the guided missile destroyer, USS Milius (DDG 69), which is currently in dry dock undergoing a Selected Restricted Availability maintenance period, and attended a morning colors ceremony aboard the ship."It was an honor to have the Secretary of the Navy visit Milius, and show him the hard work that our Sailors are putting in to get the ship back into the fight, said Cmdr. Rob Niemeyer, Milius commanding officer. The Secretary's personal engagement and conversation with Sailors was the highlight of the visit and will have a lasting impact on my crew."Braithwaite then headed to CFAYs fleet theater for a socially-distanced small group engagement with enlisted Sailors."I am thankful for the opportunity to visit our service members and to better understand the unique challenges and opportunities they face serving in Japan," he said, about the Sailors serving in Japan.. "The dedication and hard work of the entire Navy team here is instrumental in maintaining the readiness of the Forward Deployed Naval Force, which is the keystone of the U.S. commitment to the defense of Japan and regional security and stability."Braithwaite then met with regional commanding officers in CFAYs headquarters building, adhering to the installations health protection cond....

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