USS Laboon Joins 6th Fleet

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility from Naval Station Norfolk on Friday.

In preparation for their deployment, the Laboon crew just completed their composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group. The crew trained during exercises involving small boat operations, routine flight operations, weapons firing and damage control drills.

Command Master Chief James Roberts, said:

We are deploying to support our allies in our never-ending mission to stand up for what is right.

Commissioned in 1995, Laboon is the eighth Arleigh Burke-class destroyer and the only Navy ship named after a Navy chaplain.

Image: US Navy

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