Monday, February 24, 2014

Commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet visits in Manila

From the Philippine Information Agency (Feb 24): Commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet visits in Manila

The Commander of the United States Pacific Fleet, Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr. is now in Manila for his first official visit to the Philippines as the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
Admiral Harris will meet with U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines, Ambassador Philip Goldberg and Philippine Navy’s Flag-Officer-In-Command Vice Admiral Jose Luis M. Alano. He will also visit Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Emmanuel T. Bautista.

According to the U.S. Embassy Manila, the U.S. Navy official will also discuss with counterparts the strong and enduring relationships between the U.S. and Philippine navies, the implications of the U.S. military’s rebalance to the Pacific, and the importance of naval engagement and cooperation for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

Admiral Harris, the highest ranking Asian-American in the history of the U.S. Navy, is the 34th commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet since its establishment in February 1941. Its headquarters is located at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

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