Media interested in covering USS Gary’s deployment departure should contact Naval Surface Forces Public Affairs Office by 4 p.m., Oct. 3, at 619-437-2034 or 619-550-9370 and meet at the base Pass & Decal no later than 6:45 a.m. on Oct. 4.
SAN DIEGO – The guided-missile frigate, USS Gary (FFG 51), is set to depart for a scheduled six-month, independent deployment to the 4th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR), Oct 4.
Gary will be performing Counter-Trafficking /Organized Crime operations designed to improve maritime stability within the region and protect free use of the sea lanes by thwarting the activities of drug traffickers and criminal organizations.
"This past year has been busy for the Sailors of Gary, completing our maintenance availability, basic and advanced training, and participating in RIMPAC 2012, " Gary's commanding officer, Cmdr. James E. Brown. "The crew is looking forward to employing the training received in our deployment to the SOUTHCOM AOR, and supporting JIATF-South and Operation Martillo."
Gary helps provide deterrence, promote peace and security, preserve freedom of the seas, and facilitate humanitarian/disaster response within 3rd Fleet's 50-million square mile AOR in the Eastern Pacific, as well as supporting the Navy's Maritime Strategy when forward deployed.
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