USS Preble, USS Halsey deploy

The guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a routine deployment, Oct. 16.

Naval Surface Force Pacific Fleet Public Affairs

The guided-missile destroyers USS Preble (DDG 88) and USS Halsey (DDG 97) departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a regularly-scheduled deployment, Oct. 16.

Preble, with embarked helicopter detachment from Helicopter Maritime Squadron (HSM) 37, a n d Halsey will join the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), the flagship of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, along with the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), and guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) for a routine deployment to conduct maritime security, forward presence, and theater security operations in the 7th and 5th Fleet areas of operation.

Sailors stand at the rails of the guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) as the ship departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a deployment, Oct. 16.
Photos by MC2 Katarzyna Kobiljak and MC1 Corwin Colbert

“The U.S. Navy carrier strike group is the most versatile, capable force at sea,” said Rear Adm. Steve Koehler, commander of 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 Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (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.”

The TRCSG deployment is an example of the U.S. Navy’s routine presence in waters around the globe, displaying commitment to stability, regional cooperation and economic prosperity for all nations.

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