After USS Kidd Fake News, US Navy Admits Pinckney Being in TRCSG

October 5, 2020 – After the damage from the fake news about the return of USS Kidd, USS Pinckney (DDG 91) returned to its homeport, Naval Station San Diego, following a nine-month deployment to U.S. 7th Fleet and U.S. 4th Fleet areas of operations, Oct. 5. Pinckney, along with a detachment from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 75, deployed in…

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USS Pinckney Visits Ecuador

August 17, 2020 – The destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) completed a port visit in Manta, Ecuador for fuel, August 15-16. This marks the first time that a U.S. Navy warship has visited Ecuador since 2011.. The visit serves to highlight the strengthened relationship between the U.S. and Ecuador in promoting regional peace and stability. “Pinckney’s presence here sends a…

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USS Pinckney Interdicts $4.5 Million in Cocaine

August 11, 2020 – USS Pinckney (DDG 91) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) team seized over 120 kilograms of suspected cocaine July 24. The Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) team seized over 120 kilograms of suspected cocaine July 24. While on routine patrol,…

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USS Pinckney Challenges Venezuela’s Excessive Maritime Claim

July 15, 2020 – Today, USS Pinckney (DDG 91) challenged Venezuela’s excessive maritime claim in international waters during a successful freedom of navigation operation in the Caribbean Sea. The U.S. Navy previously contested Venezuela’s excessive claim June 23, when the USS Nitze (DDG 94) lawfully and peacefully completed a similar operation in international waters outside of Venezuela’s 12 nautical-mile territorial…

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Second Drug Bust for USS Pinckney

May 27, 2020 – USS Pinckney (DDG 91) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) team seized over 2,700 kilograms of suspected cocaine May 16. After a U.S. Navy maritime patrol aircraft (MPA), assigned to the “Tridents” of Patrol Squadron VP 26, first spotted the low profile vessel (LPV), Pinckney was vectored for a long range intercept.…

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