1/17/2018: Capt. Colby Howard the Commanding Officer of USS Wasp (LHD 1) has an interview with AFN Sasebo pierside post-moor.
He discusses the crew morale and excitement to arrive as well as the technological capabilities of the Wasp and it’s importance in the region.
The Wasp, capable of operating the U.S. Marine Corp’s F-35B Joint Strike Fighter, will replace USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) as the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship in the 7th Fleet.
SASEBO, NAGASAKI, JAPAN
Video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kyle Palasti
American Forces Network Sasebo