The American ship USS Freedom has returned home from its maiden deployment to 7th Fleet AOR.
The ship deployed on March 1 and took part in a number of operations with partner nations in the region.
The ship’s crew 102 swapped with the crew 101 in August, which brought the warship home. Crew 101 participated in the Philippine relief mission delivering life saving supplies to the Typhon Haiyan stricken population.
The ship has recently held a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam where Capt. Randy Garner relieved Cmdr. Patrick C. Thien.
USS Freedom is the lead ship of its class and she is the third vessel of the Navy to be named for the concept of freedom.
Naval Today Staff, December 24, 2013; Image: US Navy