USS Ralph Johnson returns from maiden deployment

January 14, 2021 – USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) returned to her homeport of Naval Station Everett today following her first deployment to the US 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation. Ralph Johnson first departed Naval Station Everett April 15, 2020, following a restriction-of-movement period. This period served as the first of many measures the ship took to mitigate…

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USS Ralph Johnson Tours Spratly Islands

July 14, 2020 – USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) operated in the Spratly Islands, July 14. This freedom of navigation operation upheld the rights, freedoms, and lawful uses of the sea, recognized in international law, by challenging restrictions on innocent passage imposed by China, Vietnam, and Taiwan. Unlawful and sweeping maritime claims in the South China Sea threaten the freedom…

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