USS Hopper departs Pearl Harbor for deployment

USS Hopper (DDG 70) departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for an independent deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East, Sept. 28. Hopper has a crew of nearly 330 officers and enlisted Sailors and is a multi-mission ship designed to operate independently or with an associated strike group. While deployed, the ship will conduct theater security cooperation and maritime presence operations with partner nations. Having steadily worked through a sustainment cycle, the ship’s commanding officer is confident in his ship’s performance. “The crew has worked hard sustaining all of the…

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Nimitz Conducts COMPTUEX In Preparation For Deployment

Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 is currently undergoing their final pre-deployment assessment, Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), marking the completion of their condensed Inter-Deployment Training Cycle (IDTC) for an upcoming deployment slated for this year. The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) completed a nearly two-year yard period at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in September of last year. Since then they have undergone sea trials, Tailored Ship’s Training Availability (TSTA) I, TSTA II, TSTA III, Final Evaluation Phase and the Board of Inspection and Survey. Nimitz has been joined…

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USS Hopper arrives in Hong Kong for port visit

February 6, 2017 –¬†Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) arrived in Hong Kong, Feb. 5, for a port visit during a routine patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations. Hopper is deployed to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, and sails with a crew of approximately 300 Sailors. While in Hong Kong, Hopper Sailors will have the opportunity to participate in two community programs. Sailors will assist a local community organization dedicated to helping the elderly as well as participate in activities with local schoolchildren. Hopper is a multi-mission ship…

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