USS John Finn returns from maiden deployment

April 2, 2021 – Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn (DDG 113) returned to San Diego April 2, after the ship‘s maiden deployment. John Finn departed with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) for a scheduled deployment to the Indo-Pacific December 23. “John Finn provided presence and maintained the freedom of the seas while deployed,” said Cmdr. Bralyn…

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Australian, U.S. Group Sail in Eastern Pacific

April 1, 2021 – The U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy joined forces for a Group Sail exercise in the waters off the coast of Southern California, March 31 and April 1. Group Sail exercises provide an opportunity for like-minded nations to improve their collaborative partnerships, combined lethality exercises, and interoperability. By conducting operations together, Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS…

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USS John Finn Transits Taiwan Strait

March 11, 2021 – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn (DDG 113) conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit on March 10 (local time) in accordance with international law. The ship’s transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. The United States military will continue to fly, sail, and operate anywhere international…

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Theodore Roosevelt CSG Bilateral Exercise with JMSDF

January 15, 2021 – Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) conducted a bilateral maritime exercise with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Jan. 15. The exercise, which focused on increasing combat readiness and warfighting excellence, included USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), USS John Finn (DDG 113), JS Kongo (DDG 173), and JS Asahi (DD 119). “Carrier…

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Corona Navy Innovation Contributes to Successful ICBM Intercept Test

November 24, 2020 – As USS John Finn (DDG 113) launched the SM-3 Block IIA Intercept Test near Hawaii Nov. 16, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Corona Division engineers worked quietly behind the scenes. Finn, an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) System-equipped destroyer, successfully intercepted and destroyed an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) target during a flight test demonstration where the…

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U.S. Successfully Conducts SM-3 Block IIA Intercept Test

November 17, 2020 – The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), and U.S. Navy sailors aboard the USS John Finn (DDG-113), an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) System-equipped destroyer, intercepted and destroyed a threat-representative Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) target with a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missile during a flight test demonstration in the broad ocean area northeast of Hawaii, Nov.…

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