A farewell to the USS Ralph Johnson, which left for Japan after naming Naval Station Everett as its first homeport. The departure schedule was first announced in January. There’s more of the Navy here.
The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) left Naval Station Everett to join the Forward Deployed Naval Forces in Yokosuka, Japan.
The USS Ralph Johnson is being dispatched to Japan to replace the guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89), which is slated for overhaul.
The move includes moving the crew of around 300 seafarers and their family members.
The USS Ralph Johnson arrived in Everett as a newly commissioned ship in April 2018.
The USS Ralph Johnson’s forward presence supports the US Navy’s commitment to the security and stability of the Indo-Pacific region.
The Navy continuously monitors the capabilities of the fleet and rebalances resources over time to provide the most robust and capable naval force possible.
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