US guided-missile cruiser in Subic after South China Sea patrol

USS Shiloh, a Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser, is in the Philippines for a port visit with its sailors to experience shopping, dining, and take part in Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) events in the country. The said warship arrived in Subic Bay May 29.

“With the long standing history between the U.S. and the Philippines, I am honored to have the opportunity to bring Shiloh and get back into our routine of visits here,” said US Navy Captain Kurush F. Morris, commanding officer of Shiloh.

“For many of the crew, this will be their first time visiting, and I am sure they will thoroughly enjoy experiencing the rich culture and wonderful hospitality this country has to offer,” Captain Morris added in a news release.

Prior to arriving in Subic, the guide-missile cruiser had a replenishment-at-sea in South China Sea while on patrol in the U.S. 7th fleet area of operation in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia Pacific region. Shiloh is forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan.

USS Shiloh’s last port call in the country was February 2014 in Cebu. “Our port call last year in Cebu, and now Subic Bay, is a testament to the lasting friendship between the two nations,” Morris said.