Welcome Back USS Essex. The Essex, an American Aircraft Carrier has come back to SihanoukVille for joint training excercises as part of the U.S. Pacific Command's Theater Security Cooperation Program and community outreach. The Essex's last visit more than 3 years ago was a memorable one for SihanoukVille, and we expect more of the same on this visit.
The Essex has a typical crew of 1,300 and can carry 3,000 personnel when needed. The 20 helicoptors and 2 landing ships, along with many ground vehicles makes the USS Essex a formidable ship anywhere in the world.
The crew will be working with the Cambodian Army, Navy, and Air Force performing joint excercises. The rest of the crew (while not busy enjoying Sunny SihanoukVille's beaches and other entertainment) will be working around town, and all over Cambodia, just helping out.
We're glad your back. Hope you can stay a while.
Thanks again for all your good work!