The U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyers, USS Preble (DDG-88) and USS Halsey (DDG-97) departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii for a regularly-scheduled deployment on Oct. 16.
The ships will join the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), the flagship of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9 for a routine deployment to conduct maritime security, forward presence, and theater security operations in the 7th and 5th fleet areas of responsibility.
USS Preble is embarked with a helicopter detachment from Helicopter Maritime Squadron (HSM) 37.
The CSG 9 also includes USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) guided-missile cruiser, and USS Sampson (DDG-102) guided-missile destroyer.
Preble last deployed from March to October of 2015. This is Halsey’s first deployment with Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG).
Theodore Roosevelt departed San Diego for the deployment on Oct. 6.
Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group is part of U.S. 3rd Fleet, which leads naval forces in the Pacific and provides the realistic, relevant training necessary for an effective global Navy. U.S. 3rd Fleet constantly coordinates with U.S. 7th Fleet to plan and execute missions based on their complementary strengths to promote ongoing peace, security, and stability throughout the entire Pacific theater of operations.