USS Ralph Johnson returns from maiden deployment

January 14, 2021 – USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) returned to her homeport of Naval Station Everett today following her first deployment to the US 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation. Ralph Johnson first departed Naval Station Everett April 15, 2020, following a restriction-of-movement period. This period served as the first of many measures the ship took to mitigate…

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USS Ralph Johnson Seizes One Ton of Narcotics in Arabian Sea

December 7, 2020 – Everett -based USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), deployed to U.S. Fifth Fleet and operating in support of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), interdicted a shipment of more than 2,000lbs (900kgs) of suspected narcotics from a stateless dhow in the international waters of the Arabian Sea, Dec. 4. This seizure, conducted in direct support of CMF’s Combined…

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CSG 11 DDGs Supporting CTF Sentinel

November 11, 2020 – Destroyers USS Sterett (DDG 104), USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) and USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) are supporting Coalition Task Force (CTF) Sentinel, the British-led operational arm of the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC). CTF Sentinel promotes maritime security, ensures freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce throughout key waterways in the Arabian…

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Nimitz Strike Group Participates in Cooperative Exercises with Indian Navy

July 20, 2020 – The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, consisting of flagship USS Nimitz (CVN 68), USS Princeton (CG 59) and USS Sterett (DDG 104) and USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), participated in cooperative exercises with the Indian Navy in the Indian Ocean commencing July 20. “It was a privilege to operate with the Indian Navy,” said Rear Adm. Jim…

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Teamwork in the South China Sea: Nimitz, Ronald Reagan CSGs continue exercises

July 16, 2020 – The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group and Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group continued high-end dual-carrier exercises in the South China Sea, July 17. The CSGs continue to demonstrate operational commitment to allies and partners in the region, providing combatant commanders with significant operational flexibility if needed in response to regional situations. “Nimitz and Reagan Carrier Strike Groups…

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USS Ralph Johnson Tours Spratly Islands

July 14, 2020 – USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) operated in the Spratly Islands, July 14. This freedom of navigation operation upheld the rights, freedoms, and lawful uses of the sea, recognized in international law, by challenging restrictions on innocent passage imposed by China, Vietnam, and Taiwan. Unlawful and sweeping maritime claims in the South China Sea threaten the freedom…

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Nimitz Carrier Strike Group Arrives in Guam

June 23, 2020 – The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, consisting of aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59), and guided-missile destroyers USS Sterett (DDG 104) and USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), pulled into Guam for a safe haven liberty port visit, June 24. The visit is the third of its kind since USS Blue Ridge…

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Nimitz CSG Deploys

June 8, 2020 – USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and elements of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG), deployed from San Diego, June 8, in support of global maritime security operations. Prior to deploying, the strike group completed a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX), designed to fully integrate units of a carrier strike group, while testing a strike group’s ability as…

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