USS Russell prepares to depart San Diego
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San Diego (September 9, 2015) Rear Adm. James 'Jim' Kilby, commander, Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC), bids the crew of USS Russell (DDG 59) good luck and farewell on the ship's 1 MC announcement system minutes before their departure from San Diego for an independent deployment. Kilby, who was the commanding officer of Russell 2004-2006, expressed how proud he was of the crew and the job they're executing for the U.S. Navy. SMWDC was formally established June 2015 and is responsible for increasing the tactical proficiency of individual surface warfare communities through the creation of warfare doctrine, underway assessment exercises and Warfare Tactics Instructors (WTI). U.S. Navy for release by SMWDC Public Affairs.

USS Russell

San Diego (September 9, 2015) Sailors of USS Russell (DDG 59) prepare to depart San Diego as the ship sets sail for an independent deployment. (U.S. Navy for release by SMWDC Public Affairs)

Rear Adm. James 'Jim' Kilby, speaks with family and friends of the crew of USS Russell

San Diego (September 9, 2015) Rear Adm. James 'Jim' Kilby, commander, Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC), speaks with family and friends of the crew of USS Russell (DDG 59) as the ship departs San Diego for an independent deployment. Kilby, who was the commanding officer of Russell 2004-2006, expressed how proud of he was of the crew and the job they're executing for the U.S. Navy. SMWDC was formally established June 2015 and is responsible for increasing the tactical proficiency of individual surface warfare communities through the creation of warfare doctrine, underway assessment exercises and Warfare Tactics Instructors (WTI). U.S. Navy for release by SMWDC Public Affairs.
 
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