USS Paul Hamilton Returns Home

The guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) sailed back to its homeport Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam yesterday, September 29.

Working on an independent deployment to the Arabian Gulf and Western Pacific Ocean since February, the ship and crew of more than 300 Sailors steamed a total of 40,538 nautical miles across Third, Fifth and Seventh Fleets and conducted Maritime Security Operations and direct support to both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Inherent Resolve.

Paul Hamilton conducted several multi-national exercises in the Fifth Fleet Area of Operations in conjunction with the ships of both the Carl Vinson and Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Groups; strengthening partnerships, reinforcing regional security, and promoting successful interoperability for the area.

The Sailors completed nine community relations projects to include volunteering at local elementary schools, sorting donations for children, and finishing several public area cleanups to beautify the surrounding community. Host nations included Thailand, India, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, the Philippines, Singapore, and Guam.

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