USS Mustin (DDG 89) file photo. (U.S. Navy/PO2 Declan Barnes)

NHA TRANG, Vietnam - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) arrived here Dec. 15 for a routine technical stop that highlights the strong historic, community and military connections between Vietnam and the United States.

During the stop, Mustin Sailors will have a chance to meet with people from Nha Trang to share U.S. culture through sporting events. U.S. Sailors will also learn about Vietnam through local cultural activities.

“Mustin’s Sailors are excited to contribute to our partnership with Vietnam, knowing how important our relationship is to our mutual interests in peace, stability, and adherence to a rules-based international order," said Cmdr. Thane Clare, commanding officer of Mustin. "And of course, we’re really looking forward to experiencing Vietnam’s renowned hospitality, and exploring the great city of Nha Trang.”

“The USS Mustin’s stop in Cam Ranh International Port is an example of the depth of our comprehensive partnership and the importance of strengthening our civilian and military ties,” U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius said.

Mustin, on patrol from Yokosuka, Japan, sails with a crew of 300 Sailors and routinely operates throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific.