USS STERETT (DDG 104) 
USS Sterett (DDG 104) to Depart on Maiden Deployment 

Media interested in covering USS Sterett departure should contact Naval Surface Forces Public Affairs by 4 p.m. Oct. 21, at 619-437-2735

USS Sterett (DDG 104) to Depart on Maiden Deployment

SAN DIEGO – The guided-missile destroyer, USS Sterett (DDG 104) will depart San Diego on its maiden deployment to the 7th and 5th Fleet Areas of Responsibility (AOR) Oct. 22. USS Sterett will sail independently to join the deployed Abraham Lincoln Strike Group.

Sterett will deploy with a crew of 39 officers and 275 enlisted Sailors. Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 77, Det 4 will provide aerial support with two MH-60R helicopters. Sterett, a multi-mission destroyer, will conduct operations in support of U.S.- led national security objectives in the region. Additionally, the ship will participate in theater security cooperation activities and community relations projects in both AORs.

“Since commissioning two years ago in August 2008, the crew has dedicated their time and service to ensure Sterett’s mission readiness for her maiden deployment,” said Sterett Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Darren McPherson. “She is the fourth ship to carry Andrew Sterett’s name and there are many proud traditions that come from our forbearers. The first Sterett saw action in World War I, the second in World War II and the third throughout the Cold War. The fourth Sterett is now called upon to carry on these proud traditions and we will do so with continued determination and hard work.”

Sterett helps provide deterrence, promote peace and security, preserve freedom of the seas and humanitarian/disaster response within 3rd Fleet’s 50-million square mile area of responsibility in the Eastern Pacific, as well as supporting the Navy’s Maritime Strategy when forward deployed.

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Media interested in covering USS Sterett departure should contact Naval Surface Forces Public Affairs by 4 p.m. Oct. 21, at 619-437-2735

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