USS Oscar Austin Completes Successful Sea Trials

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) returned to Naval Station Norfolk following completion of a successful four-day sea trials, Feb. 17, 2022. This underway was one of the ship’s final requirements to rejoin the operational fleet following an extended maintenance and modernization period. Due to the duration of the ship’s modernization, a majority of the sailors…

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Air Defense Commander Integrates Into Gerald R Ford CSG

November 19, 2020 – Off the Coast of Virginia, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) and its embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW)-8 are conducting the first-ever, fully integrated carrier strike group operations for a Ford-class carrier, under the leadership and operational control of Carrier Strike Group (CSG)-12. The operation also includes Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2; CSG-12’s air and missile defense…

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