The guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) is scheduled to depart Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Feb. 14 on an independent deployment to the Arabian Gulf and Western Pacific.
While deployed, Paul Hamilton and its crew of more than 300 Sailors will conduct theater security cooperation and maritime presence operations with partner nations.
Commanding Officer Cmdr. John Barsano, said:
We are proud, confident, and ready for all tasking Paul Hamilton will be assigned. For many of our young Sailors, it’s the first time they will live aboard for eight months and travel overseas. I could not have asked of anything more from the crew for this upcoming deployment.
Paul Hamilton is a multi-mission ship designed to operate independently or with an associated strike group. The ship is assigned to Destroyer Squadron 21 and is homeported in Hawaii within the U.S. 3rd Fleet Area of Operations.
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