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  • 2 October 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy destroyer USS Decatur had a close encounter with a Chinese destroyer during a freedom of navigation operation in the South China Sea on Sunday. The unidentified Chinese destroyer came as close as 45 ft to USS Decatur in what was described as an “unsafe and unprofessional maneuver” by US Pacific Fleet Spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Tim […]

  • 7 January 2019
    Authorities

    US Navy destroyer USS McCampbell carried out a South China Sea freedom of navigation operation on Monday, sailing within 12 miles of the Paracel Island chain. According to media reports, the Yokosuka-homeported destroyer sailed near three islands in the chain which is claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan but controlled by China. While Pacific Fleet spokeswoman Rachel […]

  • 13 September 2016
    Authorities

    The Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) helped U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) conduct an emergency medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) of a sailor in need of medical attention on September 11. At approximately 11 a.m., Decatur notified Commander, Destroyer Squadron (CDS) 15 that a sailor on board required MEDEVAC. Decatur was over a hundred miles from shore and […]

  • 18 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) will return to San Diego from a ballistic missile defense deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean and U.S. Central Command Areas of Responsibility (AOR) April 19. While operating in the Arabian Gulf, the ship’s boarding team conducted 88 “approach-and-visit” operations that helped strengthen U.S. Navy […]

  • 18 September 2019
    Authorities

    BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair has received two contracts totaling over $170 million for the repairs and modernization of two San Diego-based Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. The shipyard received $86.1 million to carry out the extended dry-docking selected restricted availability (EDSRA) on USS Decatur. The destroyer returned to naval base San Diego in April 2019 […]

  • 17 March 2011
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      “I have a mostly male crew. They’re not old, but they’re not young either,” says commander of the USS Decatur,Shanti Sethi, in her blog, Adv… (indiatimes) [mappress] Source: indiatimes,March 17, 2011;

  • 2 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyers USS Decatur (DDG 73) and USS Momsen (DDG 92) arrived in Sasebo, Japan for a regularly scheduled port visit, June 2-4. The two ships recently concluded a series of evolutions with the Republic of Korea Navy in the waters around the Korean Peninsula, in late May. Decatur and Momsen are deployed as part […]

  • 22 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two of the three U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyers that form the 3rd Fleet Pacific Surface Action Group (PAC SAG) departed Darwin, Australia, July 20 after a routine port visit. Prior to pulling into port, guided-missile destroyers USS Spruance (DDG 111) and USS Momsen (DDG 92), along with several Australian military assets recently conducted a bilateral training […]

  • 10 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $15,8 million modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-4408) for USS Decatur (DDG 73) fiscal 2014 Dry-Docking Selected Restricted Availability.   A Dry-Docking Selected Restricted Availability includes the planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations and modifications that will update and improve the […]

  • 8 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s guided missile destroyers USS Spruance (DDG 111) and USS Decatur (DDG 73) arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii last week for the final port visit in their Pacific Surface Action Group (PAC SAG) Western Pacific deployment. Decatur and Spruance, operating under CDS 31, were most recently underway conducting routine patrols in the […]

  • 10 October 2018

    The US Navy ships recently rescued distressed crews of two fishing boats in the Indian Ocean and South China Sea. On October 7-8, the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) provided assistance to seven mariners whose fishing boat had suffered an engine malfunction, rendering the vessel inoperable. Decatur was conducting a routine patrol […]

  • 1 October 2018
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    US Navy destroyer USS Decatur (DDG-73) challenged China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea with a freedom of navigation operation (FONOP) in the vicinity of the disputed Spratly Islands. On Sunday, September 30, Decatur came within 12 miles of Gaven and Johnson reefs in a region claimed by China, Taiwan, the Philippines and Vietnam. According […]

  • 19 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Qatari Emiri Naval Forces recently completed Eastern Sailor 19, an exercise conducted annually with the US Navy and US Coast Guard. Eastern Sailor 19 is an annual, bilateral surface exercise between the US Navy and the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces serving to expand levels of cooperation between the two services. The exercise was led by […]

  • 27 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) arrived in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands for a regularly scheduled port call on September 24. The port call provided Momsen’s crew an opportunity to refresh after four months of operations in the Western Pacific and South China Sea as part of a U.S. 3rd Fleet Pacific Surface Action […]

  • 18 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $20,5 million modification to previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee/incentive-fee contract for guided missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) fiscal 2014 dry-docking selected restricted availability.   A dry-docking selected restricted availability includes the planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications that will update […]

  • 18 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s guided missile destroyers USS Spruance (DDG 111) and USS Decatur (DDG 73) are scheduled to depart their homeport of Naval Base San Diego, California for a scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific. They will deploy as part of Pacific Surface Action Group (PAC SAG) under Destroyer Squadron 31 (CDS-31) on April 19. The […]

  • 6 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group joined two guided-missile destroyers from the Pacific Surface Action Group (PAC SAG) for a series of interoperability drills in international waters of the South China Sea on October 3 and 4. The BHR ESG employed the capabilities of USS Spruance (DDG 111) and USS Decatur (DDG 73) to […]

  • 28 June 2016
    Authorities

    Participating ships of a U.S. 3rd Fleet Pacific Surface Action Group (PAC SAG) reunited while on routine patrol increasing U.S. Navy presence in the South China Sea ahead of the international ruling on the South China Sea dispute. The ships met on June 27 after conducting nearly three months of theater security operations in the Indo-Asia Pacific. […]

  • 22 June 2016
    Authorities

    USS Spruance, a U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, is currently patrolling the South China Sea as part of a Pacific Surface Action Group (PAC SAG) deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific. “Spruance is currently operating in the South China Sea in support of maritime security and stability of all nations, especially in the Indo-Asian-Pacific,” said Cmdr. Manuel […]

  • 30 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyers, USS Decatur (DDG 73) and USS Momsen (DDG 92) conducted bilateral exercises with the Republic of Korea Navy in the waters around the Korean Peninsula, May 20-22 and 25. Over the course of several days, the two countries performed various evolutions, such as anti-submarine warfare, maneuvering drills, and gunnery exercises. One […]

  • 30 August 2016
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile destroyers USS Decatur (DDG 73) and USS Spruance (DDG 111) conducted bilateral training exercises in the Philippine Sea with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMDSF), Aug. 22-26. The Ship Anti-Submarine Warfare Readiness Effectiveness Measuring (SHAREM) program is a series of events focused on anti-submarine warfare procedures and tactics designed to measure how effectively surface […]

  • 17 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance became the first U.S. warship to dock in the Kingdom of Tonga as it completed a four-day port call in the northern port of the kingdom, May 10. In 2011, USS Cleveland (LPD 7) anchored offshore, as did USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) in 2013. During their time in port, […]

  • 11 September 2013
    Equipment & technology

    The Missile Defense Agency (MDA), Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Operational Test Agency, Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense, and U.S. Pacific Command, in conjunction with U.S. Army soldiers from the Alpha Battery, 2nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, U.S. Navy sailors aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG-73), and U.S. Air Force […]

  • 14 December 2018
    Vessels

    The US Navy’s John C. Stennis carrier strike group (CSG) and the Essex amphibious ready group (ARG) commenced integrated operations in the Arabian Sea on December 12. While steaming, USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and USS Essex (LHD 2) are supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, providing armed support to deny terror safe haven in Afghanistan […]

  • 1 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) arrived in Homer, Alaska, April 29 for a scheduled port visit prior to their participation in Exercise Northern Edge 2017. Northern Edge is a biennial training exercise conducted in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, which includes the area within the Gulf of Alaska, […]

  • 21 April 2015
    Authorities

    Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8 held a change of command ceremony at Norfolk Naval Station, April 17. Rear Adm. Victorino G. Mercado was relieved by Rear Adm. Bret C. Batchelder as commander, Carrier Strike Group 8, which includes the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group. Mercado assumed command of CSG-8 in June 2014. He led the […]

  • 7 August 2015
    Authorities

    US Navy’s Destroyer Squadron Fifteen (CDS 15) received a new commander in a change of command ceremony at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Aug. 7. During the ceremony Capt. Christopher J. Sweeney relieved Capt. Shan M. Byrne as commodore of CDS 15. Byrne, CDS 15’s 54th commodore, began his tour as the squadron’s deputy commodore in December […]

  • 14 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) completed a seven-month deployment to the Western Pacific and returned to Naval Station Everett, Washington. The ship deployed to the Indo-Asia Pacific as part of an inaugural Pacific Surface Action Group (PAC SAG) together with two San Diego based ships, USS Decatur (DDG 73) and USS Spruance […]

  • 30 March 2015
    Authorities

    Commander, Destroyer Squadron Twenty One (COMDESRON 21) held a change of command ceremony at Pier 2 on board Naval Base San Diego, March 27. During the ceremony Capt. Brian Shipman turned over command of DESRON 21 to Capt. Robert Chadwick. Rear Adm. Ron Boxall, Commander, Carrier Strike Group Three, served as the principal speaker. As […]