U.S. and Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy ships concluded the maritime portion of exercise Foal Eagle, March 11.
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), and USS Lassen (DDG 82) operated with a total of 16 ROK Navy ships in port and at sea for seven days on both coasts of the Korean peninsula. Additionally, USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) is the first littoral combat ship to operate as part of Foal Eagle’s maritime participants involved in the exercise.
Michael Murphy, John S. McCain, and Lassen, each with a crew of about 300 Sailors, will continue patrols throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Fort Worth will remain deployed to the region as part of a 16-month rotational patrol. Each ship is equipped to conduct independent operations, with a carrier strike group, or with other partner navies to demonstrate U.S. commitment to security and stability across the region.
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