POLARIS POINT, Guam (Jan. 21, 2016) Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, met with Sailors and toured workspaces onboard the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) Jan. 21.
Capt. Drew St. John, commanding officer of Frank Cable, welcomed aboard Aucoin and proceeded to highlight the ship’s submarine and surface ship repair capability with a tour of the ship.
Department leading petty officers and knowledgeable Sailors briefed Aucoin on each of their repair shop’s capabilities and displayed examples of job completed for supported units.
Aucoin commands the U.S. 7th Fleet, whose mission is to conduct forward-deployed naval operations in support of U.S. national interests in the Indo-Asia-Pacific area of operations. As the U.S. Navy's largest numbered fleet, 7th Fleet interacts with 35 other maritime nations to build maritime partnerships that foster maritime security, promote stability and prevent conflict.
Frank Cable, forward deployed to the island of Guam, conducts maintenance and support of submarines and surface vessels deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
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