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NAVAL BASE GUAM - Sailors aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) arrived in Guam Aug. 4 for a scheduled port visit.
Sterett Sailors will be conducting routine shipboard maintenance and exploring the local area during one of the final port visits of the ship’s deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
“We’re excited to be here in Guam, and look forward to completing some maintenance that will allow us to continue our transit home and bring our deployment to a successful conclusion,” said Cmdr. Claudine Caluori, Sterett’s commanding officer.
Sterett is conducting an independent deployment after completing participation in the Sterett-Dewey Surface Action Group.
Over the course of the deployment, Sterett has participated in Talisman Saber 17 and conducted joint exercises with naval services from Japan, France, Canada, Australia, Singapore, and Thailand, as well as maritime maneuvers with China. Sterett additionally welcomed such distinguished visitors at Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. John M. Richardson; Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Adm. Scott Swift; members of the House Armed Services Committee, and the Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore.
U.S. 3rd Fleet leads naval forces in the Pacific and provides the realistic, relevant training necessary for an effective global Navy, constantly coordinating with U.S. 7th Fleet to plan and execute missions based on their complementary strengths to promote ongoing peace, security, and stability throughout the Pacific theater of operations.