By Chris Klint
A U.S. Navy destroyer is visiting Anchorage this week, as part of an event being held on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson highlighting changes in the Arctic.
The USS Momsen, an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer homeported in Everett, Wash., was tied up at the Port of Alaska Wednesday. Port director Steve Ribuffo said the Momsen docked at about 7:30 a.m.
Officials with the Alaskan Command said the Momsen and its crew of about 280 were in port for the next two days as part of the three-day Arctic Maritime Symposium wrapping up Thursday. A logo for the event features a quote from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis: “The U.S. must ensure that our adversaries do not dominate the Arctic region.”
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