USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, cruiser USS San Jacinto, destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill have arrived in Halifax to celebrate Canada 150.
The US Navy say the port visit ‘celebrates the long-standing partnership with Canada and the Royal Canadian Navy’ and highlights maritime peace and prosperity between the two nations in honour of the signing of Canada’s Constitution Act.
Rear Adm. Jim Malloy, commander, CSG 10 said:
“It is truly an honour for the United States Navy to visit Halifax to join in a maritime celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday.
This is a testament to the value we continue to place upon this remarkably enduring bilateral relationship. I personally have been blessed to work closely with the Royal Canadian Navy across my career and am excited to return to the beautiful city of Halifax.”
Capt. Paul C. Spedero, Jr., Ike’s commanding officer said:
“This is an amazing opportunity for the ship and crew to visit Nova Scotia.
Our Sailors are excited to learn more about our neighbour to the north, and to join in this momentous occasion.”
The ship’s visit marks the first time a U.S. aircraft carrier has visited Halifax since 1998.