USS Lake Champlain
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USS Lake Champlain is scheduled to deploy to the Western Pacific in early 2018
File Photo.  090213-N-4774B-177 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 13, 2009) The guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) performs maneuvers as part of a training exercise. Lake Champlain is part of the Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group and is on a scheduled deployment to the western Pacific Ocean supporting global maritime security. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)

Media interested in covering the departure of USS Lake Champlain on Jan. 4 should RSVP to Naval Surface Forces Public Affairs Office by 4 p.m., Jan. 3, at 619-437-2034 and meet at the Naval Base San Diego (32nd street) Pass & Decal no later than 7:00 a.m. Jan. 4.

SAN DIEGO – USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) is scheduled to depart San Diego for a regularly scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific, Jan. 4.

The guided-missile cruiser will deploy as part of the Carl Vinson Strike Group. It completed a six-month deployment to the Indo-Pacific region last year.

Lake Champlain is led by Capt. Jen Ellinger who assumed command in September.

Commissioned on Aug. 12, 1988, the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser is operated by more than 350 Sailors and carries Tomahawk missiles, standard SM-2 surface to air missiles, two 5-inch dual purpose guns, and two SH-60 Seahawk helicopters.

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