USS Ralph Johnson Arrives at New Homeport Yokosuka

Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) arrived October 4 to their new forward-deployed location in Yokosuka, Japan. Ralph Johnson is a Flight IIA multi-mission destroyer, capable of embarking two MH-60 variant helicopters with air warfare, submarine warfare, and surface warfare capabilities; designed to operate independently or with carrier strike groups, surface action groups, or amphibious ready groups. “Ralph…

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USS Mustin Changing Homeport to San Diego

June 22, 2021 – USS Mustin (DDG 89) departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, June 22, following 15 years of service forward-deployed to U.S. 7th Fleet. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer is en route to San Diego, where she will undergo routine maintenance. Mustin operated in the Indo-Pacific while assigned to Task Force 71/Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy’s largest forward…

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CTF 71 Establishment Enhances Readiness in 7th Fleet

June 2, 2021 – Nearing 50 years as the Navy’s largest forward-deployed destroyer squadron (DESRON) and U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force, commander, DESRON 15 was established as Commander, Task Force (CTF) 71, Jan. 1, 2021. Military task forces are organizations composed of particular ships, aircraft, submarines, military land forces, or shore service units organized to fulfill specific missions. The…

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USS Rafael Peralta Arrives at New Homeport of Yokosuka

February 4, 2021 – Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) arrived Feb. 4, to its new forward deployed location in Yokosuka, Japan. The forward presence of Rafael Peralta enhances the national security of the United States and allies and partners, and improves its ability to protect strategic interests. It will directly support the Defense Strategic Guidance to posture…

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