USS Milius (DDG 69), an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, departed Saipan after a scheduled port visit on May 12.

The port visit represented the U.S. Navy's commitment to security presence in the Pacific.

Capt. Walt Mainor emphasized the surface force's effectiveness in defending the region.

USS Milius is one of 21 Ballistic Missile Defense capable platforms.

USS Milius is part of Task Force 71/Destroyer Squadron 15, the principal surface force of the U.S. 7th Fleet.

Sailors enjoyed Saipan's culture and history during the visit.

The U.S. 7th Fleet operates in the Indo-Pacific with allies and partners.

Milius along with the Indian Navy, participated in Malabar 2022 conducting multilateral operations in surface, and air.

Both the crew and the governor look forward to future visits and continued collaboration.

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