Don Young Port of Alaska in Anchorage
Don Young Port of Alaska in Anchorage

Destroyer stops in Anchorage during Arctic symposium

Published: August 22, 2018

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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