The USS John C. Stennis, after participating with the South Korean Navy in a large joint exercise last month, has moved on to Southeast Asia.
The Bremerton-based aircraft carrier and its strike group arrived in Laem Chabang, Thailand, on Thursday for a scheduled port visit, according to a news release from the ship.
"We appreciate the people of Thailand for allowing us to visit this beautiful port," said Rear Adm. Mark Vance, the strike group commander. "Our sailors are looking forward to the opportunity to explore this magnificent region."
The Stennis, which left Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton on Jan. 13, is on a six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean.