USS Sioux City Returns from First Deployment

December 4, 2020 – The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Sioux City (LCS 11) returned to Mayport, Fla., Dec. 4, following its deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations. Sioux City, along with the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, Detachment 6, deployed on August 30, 2020, to conduct U.S. Southern Command and Joint Interagency…

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NE Brasil Exercises With US Coast Guard

December 2, 2020 – The U.S. Coast Guard hosted members of the Brazilian navy on three occasions in November throughout the Southeastern United States. “We sincerely appreciate the NE Brasil (U27) leadership’s hospitality and willingness to engage,” said Vice Adm. Steven Poulin, commander, U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area. “While international engagements have been difficult due to COVID-19, the U.S. Coast…

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Destroyer Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) Sails Away from Ingalls Shipbuilding

September 4, 2020 – Destroyer Delbert D. Black departed from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division today, sailing to its homeport in Mayport, Florida. “Our shipbuilders have done an excellent job throughout the construction of Delbert D. Black preparing the new Aegis destroyer to join the Navy’s fleet,” Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias said. “Today we celebrate the continued monumental…

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USS Sioux City Deploys to Support Counter Narcotics Operations

August 30, 2020 – Beginning its initial deployment, the Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Sioux City (LCS 11), with embarked Gold crew, departed Mayport today for the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility. Sioux City will support enhanced counter-narcotics operations in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. Sioux City’s operations will involve practical exercises and exchanges with partner nations, supporting U.S.…

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USS St. Louis Joins the Fleet

August 8, 2020 – The U.S. Navy commissioned Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS St. Louis (LCS 19), August 8. Due to public health safety concerns and restrictions of large public gatherings related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Navy commissioned St. Louis at a private event. Due to public health safety concerns and restrictions of large public gatherings related…

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