In this file photo, USS Mustin (DDG 89), aligns course with the USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) to conduct an underway replenishment while underway in the Pacific Ocean Feb. 17, 2011. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian A. Stone)

LAEM CHABANG, Thailand - The guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) arrived here Oct. 21 for a port visit and to participate in community service events in order to strengthen ties between the U.S. and the Kingdom of Thailand.

The U.S. Navy extends its sincere condolences to the people of Thailand in the aftermath of the recent flooding that has affected the nation.

While in port, the crew of USS Mustin will participate in community service projects in an effort to build upon existing ties between our two nations. The crew will also engage with their Royal Thai Navy counterparts to build on the relationship they have established with their ally.

"Our ship visited Thailand earlier this year and received a very warm welcome from the Thai people," said Mustin's Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Scott A. Tait. "The men and women of Mustin are truly looking forward to return their kindness. We are looking forward to engaging the community in any way we can."