USS Reuben James
Decommissioned July 18, 2013 
USS Reuben James partakes in CARAT Brunei closing ceremony
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121109-N-KF309-077 MUARA, Brunei (Nov. 9, 2012) - Capt. Michael Taylor, Chief of Staff for Commander, Task Force 73, delivers remarks during the closing ceremony of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Brunei as Cmdr. D. W. Valascho, commanding officer of the guided-missile frigate USS Reuben James (FFG 57), looks on. Reuben James is moored in the background. CARAT is a series of bilateral military exercises between the U.S. Navy and the armed forces of Bangladesh, Brunei, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Brunei and Timor Leste. CARAT Brunei has been part of the series since it began in 1995. The overarching goal of CARAT Brunei 2012 is to enhance regional capabilities and cooperation, promote understanding, and improve interoperability and readiness of participating forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Clay Doss/ Released)
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