Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Submarine USS Asheville Departs for Six-month Deployment

Submarine USS Asheville Departs for Six-month Deployment

By Petty Officer 1st Class Anthony Walker
NAVAL BASE POINT LOMA, Calif. (NNS) -- USS Asheville (SSN 758) deployed from Naval Base Point Loma for a scheduled six-month Western Pacific deployment, March 26.

The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine's deployment is in support of the Chief of Naval Operations' Maritime Strategy.

Asheville's missions will focus on maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts, which help establish conditions for regional stability. The deployment is part of an on-going rotation of deployed forces to support maritime security operations and operations in international waters around the globe, working with other coalition maritime forces.

More at: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=72955

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