SAN DIEGO – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) returned to San Diego May 11 following a 90-day deployment to the East China Sea, Philippine Sea, and western Pacific.
While deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet, the ship and crew, assigned to Amphibious Squadron 11, joined the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) enhancing the capabilities of the “Up-Gunned” ESG.
Dewey worked in conjunction with destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) to bring additional weapons capabilities to the traditional ESG.
“I’m very proud of my crew and the hard work that they put forth over the last few months to support the ESG,” said Cmdr. Anthony Webber, Dewey’s commanding officer. “We all worked together as a cohesive unit and made history as we established the concept of the Up-Gunned ESG.”
While on station, Dewey joined the Wasp ESG for integrated operations in support of the Amphibious Readiness Group.
Under the operational control of U.S. 7th Fleet, Dewey conducted maritime security operations and theater security cooperation activities. Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 35, Det. 2 was embarked on Dewey during the deployment and helped complete multi-warfare missions, including search and rescue operations and high-end maritime warfare scenarios.
Dewey is a multi-mission ship with air warfare, submarine warfare, and surface warfare capabilities, designed to operate independently or with carrier strike groups, surface action groups or amphibious ready groups.
The ship is homeported in San Diego and is part of Naval Surface Forces and U.S. 3rd Fleet.
U.S. 3rd Fleet leads naval forces in the Pacific and provides the realistic, relevant training necessary for an effective global Navy.
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