Two US Navy guided-missile destroyers are getting underway from their homeport of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on October 16.
USS Halsey (DDG 97) and USS Preble (DDG 88) will be joining the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and its carrier strike group on a deployment in the 7th and 5th fleet areas of responsibility.
Preble will be underway with and embarked helicopter detachment from Helicopter Maritime Squadron (HSM) 37.
“The U.S. Navy carrier strike group is the most versatile, capable force at sea,” said Rear Adm. Steve Koehler, commander, CSG 9. “After nearly a year of training and integration exercises, the entire team is ready as a warfighting force and ready to carry out the nation’s tasking.”
Preble last deployed from March to October of 2015. This is Halsey’s first deployment with TRCSG.
“The crew has done a lot of hard work to prepare ourselves for deployment with the strike group,” said Cmdr. David Reyes, Halsey’s commanding officer. “Team Halsey is confident and focused on accomplishing the mission that we have successfully trained for. We are ready to answer all bells.”
USS Theodore Roosevelt is already underway with guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), and guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102).