The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Pasadena (SSN 752) returned to its homeport July 3 following a regularly scheduled deployment.
The submarine, under the command of Cmdr. Mark Cooper, is returning from the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility where the crew executed the Chief of Naval Operations’ Maritime Strategy in supporting national security interests and maritime security operations.
Pasadena left its homeport of San Diego on Jan. 2 and steamed more than 40,000 nautical miles during the deployment. Port visits were conducted in Okinawa, Japan; Yokosuka, Japan; Sasebo, Japan; Busan, Republic of Korea; Singapore; and Guam.
The sub conducted routine patrols throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region as a part of the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. They also operated in conjunction with other Navy ships to conduct maritime security operations that promote stability and peace and develop key partnerships with allies across the region.
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