Inside one destroyer's preservation efforts after its 7th Fleet deployment

By Audrey Decker / October 13, 2022 at 10:54 AM
NAVAL BASE SAN DIEGO, CA -- As one of the first ships back from a routine, post-pandemic deployment to the Indo-Pacific, the guided-missile destroyer Spruance (DDG-111) conducted shipboard preservation as part of its readiness, akin to its warfighting mission, amidst a tremendous amount of underway time. The destroyer returned from a seven-month deployment to the Western Pacific with the Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) Carrier Strike Group in mid-August, where it conducted anti-submarine warfare operations and air defense for the aircraft carrier...

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