USS Curtis Wilbur Arrives in Homeport San Diego

USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) arrived in its new homeport of Naval Base San Diego after 25 years as a forward-deployed ship in Yokosuka Japan, September 16th. Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CNSP) directed Curtis Wilbur to return to San Diego for scheduled maintenance. Following routine repairs and upgrades, the ship will join U.S. 3rd Fleet, which leads…

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USS John S McCain Shifting Homeport to Everett

USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) departed Yokosuka September 17th as part of a scheduled homeport shift to Naval Station Everett. While forward-deployed to Fleet Activities Yokosuka, John S. McCain has operated independently and with carrier strike groups in the region since arriving to U.S. 7th Fleet in the summer of 1997. “John S. McCain and her Sailors have proven…

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USS Arleigh Burke Arrives in Tallinn

USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) arrived in Tallinn, Estonia for a scheduled port visit to enhance U.S.-Estonia relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure, and prosperous Europe, Sept. 4, 2021. The ship’s presence in the Baltic Sea demonstrates the U.S. Navy’s continued commitment to collective defense of the European region and reinforces the strong bond between…

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USS Mustin returns to San Diego after 15 years in Japan

USS Mustin (DDG 89) returned to San Diego, July 22, after 15 years serving in the Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) in Japan. Mustin executed a change of station to the United States to conduct a planned depot modernization period and will be replaced by USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), who will depart their homeport of Everett, Washington. “Planned maintenance…

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USS Dextrous Completes Refit in Bahrain

June 2, 2021 – Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) Detachment Bahrain completed the USS Dextrous (MCM 13) Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) on June 2, 17 days ahead of schedule. The USS Dextrous (MCM 13) began her maintenance availability February 14 at Bahrain Ship Repair and Engineering Company (BASREC). The SRA took 108 days to complete and included typical maintenance…

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USS Milius Availability Completes Ahead of Schedule

May 4, 2021 – Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center (SRF-JRMC) recently completed a 12-month selected restricted availability on Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) four days early. “Milius completed her sea trials and certification with great success,” said Capt. Neil Sexton, SRF-JRMC commanding officer. “The accomplishment of this project is a testament to the problem-solving attitude,…

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USS Arleigh Burke Arrives at New Homeport of Rota

April 12, 2021 – Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) arrived in its new homeport, Naval Station Rota, Spain, as the U.S. Navy’s newest Forward Deployed Naval Forces- Europe destroyer, April 11, 2021. Prior to arriving in Rota, Arleigh Burke operated with USS Roosevelt (DDG 80), Virginia-class attack submarine USS Vermont (SSN 792), and P-8A maritime patrol…

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USS Roosevelt (DDG80) Begins Second FDNF-E Patrol

March 29, 2021 – Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) departed Naval Station Rota, Spain, to begin its second Forward-Deployed Naval Forces-Europe (FDNF-E) patrol, March 29, 2021. Roosevelt will conduct maritime security operations in support of national security interests in Europe and Africa through a variety of exercises and partnerships with NATO Allies to include Exercise Baltic Operations…

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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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Lightning strikes again onboard USS America

February 4, 2021 – USS America (LHA 6), the Navy’s only forward-deployed amphibious assault ship, is at sea this month operating with F-35B Lightning II fighter aircraft from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121. “Operating the F-35B from our most advanced ship in the America Strike Group brings an extraordinary capability to the Navy and Marine Corps Team as we…

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