China Claims USS Ralph Johnson Shadowed Carrier Shandong

The PLA Eastern Theater Command monitored, tracked and maintained a high level of alert as US destroyer USS Ralph Johnson transited through the Taiwan Straits on Thursday, Senior Colonel Shi Yi, spokesperson of the PLA Eastern Theater Command said on Saturday, stressing that the US’ such provocation is sending wrong signals to secessionists on the island of Taiwan, which is…

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USS Ralph Johnson Arrives at New Homeport Yokosuka

Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) arrived October 4 to their new forward-deployed location in Yokosuka, Japan. Ralph Johnson is a Flight IIA multi-mission destroyer, capable of embarking two MH-60 variant helicopters with air warfare, submarine warfare, and surface warfare capabilities; designed to operate independently or with carrier strike groups, surface action groups, or amphibious ready groups. “Ralph…

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USS Ralph Johnson Tests SM-6 Dual II for MDA

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, in cooperation with the U.S. Navy, conducted Flight Test Aegis Weapon System 33 in the broad ocean area northwest of Hawaii, July 24. The objective of FTM-33 was to intercept a raid of two Short Range Ballistic Missile targets with four Standard Missile-6 Dual II missiles. Based on initial observations, one target was successfully intercepted.…

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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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