San Diego Cruiser Returning Home from Deployment
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​180415-N-NK192-2103 SAN BERNARDINO STRAIT (April 15, 2018) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) transits the San Bernardino Strait. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael Colemanberry/Released)

SAN DIEGO—The guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) is scheduled to return to its homeport of San Diego, May 7.

Bunker Hill departed San Diego, Oct. 7, 2017, with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) for a regularly scheduled seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations.

Shortly after beginning the deployment, TRCSG met with USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and USS Nimitz (CVN 68) carrier strike groups for Three-Carrier Strike Force operations in the Sea of Japan.

While in 5th Fleet, Bunker Hill conducted routine maritime patrols and power projection with TRCSG in support of Operations Inherent Resolve and Freedom’s Sentinel.

TRCSG is comprised of Carrier Strike Group 9 staff, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 23 staff, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, and the DESRON 23 ships: the guided-missile destroyers USS Halsey (DDG 97), USS Higgins (DDG 76), USS Preble (DDG 88) and USS Sampson (DDG 102), as well as Bunker Hill. For more information on U.S. 3rd Fleet visit: https://www.facebook.com/ThirdFleet/

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