Surface Warfare Magazine
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1/2/2018
2017 Surface Navy KEY EVENTS — A Year in Review
WINTER
1/23/17 USS Makin Island Provides Medical Assistance to Pakistani Sailor
3/1/17 USS Dewey Fires SM-2 Missile during MISSILEX
3/7/17 LCS Conducts Successful Missile Hellfire MissileTest using Surface to Surface Missile Module
3/7/17 USS Donald Cook and USS Ross intercept anti-ship cruise missile target drones in SeaRAM test
3/23/17 USS Lake Erie Assists Distressed Mariners in SoCal OPAREA
3/29/17 USS Princeton Participates in Show of Force Strait Transit Exercise
3/31/17 Ross, Porter Conduct TLAM Strikes into Syria

SPRING
4/3/17 USS Detroit Completes Combat System Ship Qualification Trials
4/10/17 USS America Takes Out Drone During Missile Exercise
4/27/17 USS Jackson Successfully Completes Missile Test
6/10/17 USS Gabrielle Giffords Commissioned in Galveston
6/11/17 ‘Up-Gunned Expeditionary Strike Group’ Concept Moves Forward in Talisman Saber
6/19/17 USS Lake Erie Sailors, Personnel Complete Relief Mission in Sri Lanka
6/30/17 US and Philippine Navies Complete Coordinated Patrol in Southern Sulu Sea

SUMMER
 7/13/17  US Destroyer and Cruiser Depart Ukraine for Sea Breeze 2017
7/15/17 USS John Finn Commissioned in Hawaii
7/18/17 USS Somerset Shines on Maiden Deployment
7/31/17 USS Rafael Peralta Commissioned in San Diego
8/22/17 USS Coronado Hits Target with Lethal, Harpoon Missile
8/30/17 USS John Paul Jones Aegis BMD System Intercepts Target Missile
8/30/17 Wasp departs to be Forward Deployed to Japan
9/07/17 Navy Successfully Conducts AN/SPY-6(V) Radar Missile Defense Test

FALL
9/8/17 Largest Regional Amphibious Exercise Kicks Off in Djibouti Africa
10/23/17 Dawn Blits 2017 Realistic and Relevant Training
10/24/17 USS Mobile Bay Tests New AEGIS Weapon System
10/22/17 Anchorage Conducts HIMARS Shoot During Dawn Blitz 2017
10/24/17 USS Howard Renders Aid to Iranian Fishing Vessel
10/25/17 USS Ashland Assists Distressed Mariners in Pacific Ocean
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