February 16, 2015— Members of the congressional delegation meet with the crew of the U.S.S. Fort Worth, stationed in Singapore.
During a visit to Singapore on Monday, the congressional delegation led by Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) paid a visit to the commander and crew of the U.S.S. Fort Worth and toured the Navy ship.
The Fort Worth, a littoral combat ship, was constructed in Marinette, Wisconsin. The new-generation, fast-water vessel is stationed in Singapore—a demonstration of the partnership between the United States and this Southeast Asian nation—giving the U.S. direct access to important Asian waterways like the South China Sea.
Aboard the Fort Worth, the members met with the crew and were given a tour of the ship by Commanding Officer Ken Bridgewater. The delegation thanked the sailors for their service and expressed support for a continued strong U.S. presence in this critical part of the world.