USS Antietam Returns to Yokosuka Following 260-day Deployment

November 10, 2020 – USS Antietam (CG 54) returned to Naval Station Yokosuka following a successful deployment. The return marked the end of a nine-month deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. “Antietam’s success in this demanding operating environment and during deployment is attributed to my Sailors doing the right thing every day,” said Capt. Russell Caldwell, commanding…

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USCGC Waesche in Japan After Suffering Fire at Sea

September 22, 2020 – U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche (WMSL 751) arrived at Yokosuka, Japan today after combatting a shipboard engineering fire on Sept. 20, during a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet’s area of operations. Black smoke was reported at 5:18 p.m. (local time) Sunday, and investigations revealed fires in the exhaust stack and nearby spaces. After 90…

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USS McCampbell Leaves Japan for Modernization in Portland, Oregon

July 1, 2020 – USS McCampbell (DDG 85) departed Yokosuka, Japan, July 2, for Portland, Oregon, to complete a scheduled a 17-month Depot Modernization Period (DMP). The United States values Japan’s contributions to the peace, security, and stability of the Indo-Pacific and its long-term commitment and hospitality in hosting U.S. forces forward-deployed there. These forces, along with their counterparts in…

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Blue Ridge Returns to Yokosuka

June 23, 2020 – USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) returned to Yokosuka, Japan, June 24 to begin scheduled maintenance after a five-month patrol throughout the Indo-Pacific. During this patrol, Blue Ridge enhanced relationships with allies and partners and conducted operations with the America Expeditionary Strike Group, Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group, and USS Asheville (SSN 758). “Over the past five…

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USS John S McCain Certified for Return to Operations

June 16, 2020 – USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) successfully completed Basic Phase Certification June 2, following months of training and preparation to return the ship and its crew to operational status. McCain entered Basic Phase Training in November, 2019 following the completion of required maintenance. Since that time, the crew has undergone extensive in-port and underway training with…

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USS Ronald Reagan CSG Departs for 2020 Deployment

June 8, 2020 – The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is underway serving as America’s strongest symbol of resolve, navigating the global pandemic as its mission endures, in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific. This deployment marks USS Ronald Reagan’s (CVN 76) fifth year of service as part of U.S. forward-deployed naval forces. Reagan, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5,…

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USS Ronald Reagan Marks Fifth Year in Japan

May 21, 2020 – The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is underway serving as America’s strongest symbol of resolve, navigating the global pandemic as its mission endures, in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific. This deployment marks USS Ronald Reagan’s (CVN 76) fifth year of service as part of U.S. forward-deployed naval forces. Reagan, along with Carrier Air Wing…

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USS Ronald Reagan Refit Completed

May 7, 2020 – Overcoming the challenges of meeting the mission during the COVID-19 global pandemic, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility successfully completed a maintenance availability for USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in Yokosuka, Japan May 6. The selected restricted availability required over 98,000 man-hours and five months to complete. The project team included team members and…

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Reagan Project Team celebrates 50 percent point

March 9, 2020 – The USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) project team celebrated the achievement of a major milestone in the fiscal year 2020 selected restricted availability Feb. 6 at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility Detachment Yokosuka in Yokosuka, Japan. In honor of reaching the 50 percent point in the availability, leadership hosted a barbecue for…

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