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USS Benfold (DDG 60) - (Archives/photo US Navy)

USS Benfold (DDG 60) - (Archives/photo US Navy)

 

Oct 6, 2015 by Ryan Maass(UPI)

 

San Diego - The Alreigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold left for Yokosuka, Japan from San Diego to join the U.S. 7th Fleet, the U.S. Navy announced on Tuesday. Benfold's mission is to enhance the presence in the 7th Fleet as part of the U.S. military's plan to reinforce the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. As a guided-missile destroyer, Benfold adds ballistic missile defense capabilities to the fleet. The U.S. Navy is aiming to station their most capable ships to the 7th Fleet, allowing for rapid response times if and when the need arises. Additionally, the ship will participate in maritime security operations and training exercises with allies. Cmdr. Michele Day, Benfold's commanding officer, says his team is proud to join the Forward Deployed Forces family in Japan.

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