By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordan Crouch
SASEBO, Japan (NNS) – Sailors assigned to Commander, Amphibious Force 7th Fleet volunteered their time to deliver care packages to their shipmates aboard Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force amphibious ship JS Kunisaki (LST-4003), November 7.
The packages were provided by Operation Gratitude, an organization that provides service members care packages that contain items such as socks, pens, small toiletries, playing cards, and non-perishable snack items.
“This was an exciting event that gave us the opportunity to interact with our Japanese partners,” said Command Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Andrew Colvin. “It’s a good reminder that we care about each other.”
U.S Sailors worked together with the crew of Kunisaki to help move the packages aboard the ship.
“It’s a great feeling to help others,” said Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Bradford Hopkins. “Gestures like this one help build trust with our friends.”