JAKARTA, Indonesia - The Oliver Hazard Perry- class frigate USS Reuben James (FFG 57) arrived in Jakarta, Indonesia, for a port visit on Feb. 21.
"We are very privileged to enjoy the hospitality and warm welcome provided by the Indonesian Navy and people of Jakarta,” said Cmdr. David E. Miller, Reuben James’ commanding officer. “This visit gives our crew the unique opportunity to experience this fine country firsthand and to further our friendship."
Sailors from Reuben James will participate in community service projects and athletic events during their stay, and approximately 30 Sailors will visit local schools.
The visit to the Indonesian capitol is to strengthening ties with regional partners through community service events, joint military training and multicultural social gatherings.
Reuben James is homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and currently in the Western Pacific to build positive international relations with partners in Southeast Asia.