The guided missile frigate USS McClusky (FFG 41) is scheduled to return from its final deployment to the 4th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR) Sept. 26 to make preparations for decommissioning.
While in the 4th Fleet AOR, McClusky participated in Operation Martillo. Operation Martillo is a U.S., European, and Western Hemisphere partner-nation effort targeting illicit trafficking routes in coastal waters by Central America. Joint Interagency Task Force-South, a component of U.S. Southern Command leads U.S. military participation.
McClusky is scheduled to be formally decommissioned in January.
Joint, interagency and international relationships strengthen U.S. 3rd Fleet’s ability to respond to crises and protect the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners.
Press Release, September 25, 2014; Image: US Navy