Boxer Arrives in Peru
Not directly part of the series but news, none the less.
USS Boxer along with various embarked units and non-governmental organizations arrived in Callao, June 7, to allow the crew the opportunity to experience Peruvian culture during Continuing Promise 2008.
CP is a collaborative effort between the United States and partner militaries, NGOs and partner-nation support organizations to build strong partnerships that can be called upon in the event of a regional situation requiring cooperative solutions.
Boxer is in Peru for humanitarian civic assistance operations inland, but the free time ashore is the first and only for the crew since deploying April 28.
“I’m looking forward to trying some authentic Peruvian cuisine,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Mario Story, a Sailor from the Pre-Commissioning Unit Makin Island, embarked aboard Boxer. “I hear the food is really good.”
“Everyone aboard Boxer has given their all to this humanitarian mission,” said Mission Commander for CP, Capt. Peter K. Dallman. “This is a well-deserved break for everyone, and what better way to kick off our equal-partnership mission in Peru, than letting the crew get off the ship, see some sights and meet the citizens here.”
Continuing Promise exemplifies the U.S. Maritime Strategy, which emphasizes deploying forces to build confidence and trust among nations through collective maritime security efforts that focus on common threats and mutual interests.
By Petty Officer 1st Class Michael E. Miller Jr.
USS Boxer Public Affairs
Table of contents for Continuing Promise '08
- Operation Continuing Promise 2008 – 1
- Operation Continuing Promise 2008 – 2
- Operation Continuing Promise 2008 – 3
- Operation Continuing Promise 2008 – 4
- Boxer Arrives in Peru
- USS Boxer in Peru
- Operation Continuing Promise 2008 – 5
- USS Kearsarge Reports on Continuing Promise 2008
- Navy Knowhow Nudges Nun to Net
- Our Best: Reading to the Children
- Paint Is Progress
- A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words
- Our Best: HOPE in Guyana
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