The Little Beavers: A Tradition of Excellence

Across the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations, four destroyers from Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 23 have the watch. While four destroyers deployed from one DESRON at the same time is not unusual, this group is special because these ships are from the Navy’s most storied DESRON, the “Little Beavers” of DESRON 23. “Under the command of Commodore Arleigh Burke, DESRON 23 was the only destroyer squadron of World War II to be awarded a group Presidential Unit Citation,” said current Commodore, Capt. Bill Daly. “Today we tend to refer to…

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USS Halsey completes Guam port visit

USS Halsey (DDG 97) completed a scheduled port visit to Guam Nov. 13. During the port visit, Halsey Sailors participated in a community relations event to beautify a veterans cemetery. Sailors were able to experience the culture of the region, go shopping and sightseeing through scheduled Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) events. “Our sailors do amazing things every day at sea, but every Sailor looks forward to the opportunity to step ashore occasionally to learn more about world, its diverse cultures, and the people that make any community…

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Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group set to deploy

The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) are scheduled to depart San Diego for a regularly-scheduled deployment, Oct. 6. Theodore Roosevelt, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, and Bunker Hill will join USS Halsey (DDG 97), USS Sampson (DDG 102) and USS Preble (DDG 88) for a routine deployment. The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group deployment is an example of the U.S. Navy’s routine presence in waters around the globe displaying our commitment to stability, regional cooperation and economic…

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