Welcome Aboard to the “Steel Hammer of the Fleet”
Congratulations on your orders to USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG 54)! The fourth of the most powerful and survivable class of destroyers ever put to sea. Named in honor of the forty-third Secretary of the Navy, this Arleigh Burke Class guided missile destroyer is the first commissioned warship to carry the name “CURTIS WILBUR”. His direct efforts toward modernizing the navy and early recognition of naval air power as a vital element of naval strategy set the course for our great navy today.
In the years since her commissioning ceremony, CURTIS WILBUR has proven to be an extremely versatile and capable warship. The men and woman who serve in her continue to set the standard for excellence in our 21st century Navy and are truly the best in our Navy.
USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG 54) is forward deployed to the ‘tip of the spear’ and homeported in Yokosuka, Japan. One of seven ships in Destroyer Squadron FIFTEEN, "Steel Hammer" is an integral part of Battle Force SEVENTH Fleet, the Navy's only permanently forward deployed naval forces.
Please follow the links on the left of the homepage to contact our Command Master Chief, Sponsor Program Coordinator, Public Affairs Officer or Ombudsman for any questions regarding reporting aboard, living in Japan or any other concerns as you prepare for your arrival onboard.
Again, welcome aboard. We look forward to your arrival aboard and integrating with our team!
Commander Hans De For, USN
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