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New U.S. Pacific Fleet commander pays courtesy call on Yokosuka mayor

On June 8, Admiral Samuel Paparo, the new commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet who assumed office in May, paid a courtesy call on Yokosuka Mayor Kamiji Katsuaki.


“I’m glad to be back in Yokosuka,” said Admiral Paparo, a former pilot of a plane stationed on the U.S. aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk, which was deployed to Yokosuka. Mayor Kamiji welcomed him, saying, “I hope you see Yokosuka as your home away from home.”


Admiral Paparo assumed the post of commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, which is in charge of the Pacific and Indian Oceans and is headquartered in Hawaii, after serving as commander of the 5th Fleet, which is responsible for the Middle East.



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