USS Dewey (DDG 105) departed Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, Oct. 31, after a scheduled port visit.

The port visit highlighted the strong U.S. commitment to partners throughout the Indo-Pacific and provided Sailors an opportunity to enjoy the culture and hospitality of Malaysia.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to visit a city as wonderful as Kota Kinabalu,” said Cmdr. Nicholas Hoffman, Dewey’s commanding officer. “The warm welcome we received made it possible for our Sailors to enjoy the vibrant culture, food and recreational activities during our stay. It was truly a memorable port visit and look forward to opportunities to return in the future.”

During the port visit, Sailors had an opportunity to enjoy a variety of tours offered by the ship’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation department, including island hopping, cultural excursions, whitewater rafting and a trip to Kinabalu National Park, an UNESCO World Heritage site.

“I thought it was a great port visit,” said Damage Controlman Fireman James Asarisi, from Peoria, Illinois. “The people of Malaysia were friendly, the food was spectacular and I would love to visit again.”