Thursday, December 19, 2013

USS Freedom Set to Complete Maiden Deployment | Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet

USS Freedom Set to Complete Maiden Deployment | Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet


In this file photo, USS Freedom (LCS 1) prepares to enter the channel of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Dec. 13 for a port visit prior to proceeding home to San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Johans Chavarro)

SAN DIEGO - The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) is scheduled to return to its homeport of San Diego Dec. 23 following the completion of its maiden deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).

Deployed since March 1 with her "Gold Crew", known formally as Crew 102, the ship took part in a number of theater security cooperation and maritime presence operations with partner nations in the region. In August, Crew 102 swapped with the ship's "Blue Crew" (Crew 101), which completed the deployment and will bring the ship back.

Both crews deployed with a ship's company of 53 Sailors, plus embarked air and mission detachments.

See more at: http://www.cpf.navy.mil/news.aspx/010212

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