(Via Ho’okele News)
Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs
Guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) departed from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on July 7 for a deployment to the western Pacific Ocean.
Halsey is a multi-mission ship with anti-air warfare, anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare surface combatants capabilities, designed to operate independently or with an associated strike group. While deployed, Halsey will conduct theatre security cooperation and maritime presence operations with partner nations.
The mission of Halsey is to conduct sustained combat operations at sea, providing primary protection for the Navy’s aircraft carriers and battle groups, as well as essential escort to Navy and Marine Corps amphibious forces and auxiliary ships, and independent operations as necessary.
“After an exceptionally challenging training cycle and rigorous training exercises in southern California with the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Strike Group, the 300 strong, proud Sailors of Halsey are ready to be deployed to the waters that our famous namesake sai-led in the past,” said Cmdr. Linda Seymour, commanding officer of Halsey.