USS Chancellorsville Begins Patrol Providing Maritime Security to Indo-Asia-Pacific Region
150722-N-BB269-031 YOKOSUKA, Japan (July 22, 2015) Quartermaster 1st Class Amy Birkholz, from Kalamazoo, Mich., assigned to the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), raises the national flag before the ship departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka. Chancellorsville is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond D. Diaz III/Released)
USS Chancellorsville Begins Patrol Providing Maritime Security to Indo-Asia-Pacific Region
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond D. Diaz III, USS Chancellorsville Public Affairs
YOKOSUKA, Japan - The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) departed Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka, for her Indo-Asia-Pacific region patrol, July 22.

Chancellorsville is the latest addition to the Forward Deployed Naval Force (FDNF) in Japan, from her previous homeport in San Diego.

While in San Diego, the ship underwent upgrades to include a new Aegis Baseline 9 system.

Chancellorsville arrived in Japan, June 18, and underwent a maintenance period prior to getting underway.

"I am very excited for our first FDNF patrol,” said Lt. Corry Lougee, Chancellorsville’s operations officer. “It takes a lot of preparation and planning to operate in 7th Fleet and to accomplish all this training. The crew is ready and hungry to tackle all missions assigned.

Chancellorsville, with a crew of more than 350 Sailors, will perform theater security cooperation engagements and maritime security operations while maintaining stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
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