Jan 8, 2014 ASDNews Source : US Navy
Guided-missile frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50), departed Naval Station Mayport Jan. 8 on a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet Areas of Responsibility (AOR).
This will be Cmdr. Dennis Volpe's, Taylor's commanding officer, final deployment as the ship is scheduled to be decommissioned in 2015.
The ship will participate in theater security cooperation, maritime security and counter-piracy operations in support of 5th Fleet, 6th Fleet and NATO requirements. Taylor last deployed in February 2012, to support NATO's Operation Ocean Shield Counter-Piracy near the Horn of Africa.