Mississippi returns from Western Pacific deployment

Friends and families of the crew gathered pierside to welcome back the Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782) as she returned from a six-month Western Pacific deployment to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, March 30. The successful completion of her Western Pacific deployment was attributed to the performance of her crew, said Cmdr. Eric Rozek, a native of St. Paul, Minnesota, and Mississippi’s commanding officer. “The men and women of Mississippi worked exceptionally hard to prepare and deploy to the Western Pacific,” said Rozek. “Additionally, the crew was outstanding…

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USS Mississippi visits Jeju during Indo-Asia-Pacific Deployment

USS Mississippi (SSN 782) arrived at Jeju-do, Republic of Korea Nov. 22, for a port visit as part of its deployment to the Indo-Asia- pacific region. “The U.S. and ROK navies share a strong partnership that is continually strengthened by routine interactions that enhance and foster our relationship,” said Rear Adm. Brad Cooper, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Korea. “This visit will allow Mississippi crew members the opportunity to enjoy the unique culture of the residents of Jeju-do island.” This port visit is part of a routine visit by a…

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