The guided-missile frigate USS Vandergrift was scheduled to depart San Diego Tuesday for a six-month deployment to the Pacific and Indian oceans, Navy officials said.
USS Vandergrift was scheduled to participate in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training, an annual bilateral naval exercise series between the U.S. and Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, according to the Navy.
“I am extremely proud of this exceptional crew,” said Cmdr. Brandon Bryan, the ship's commanding officer. “Their hard work and professionalism ensured that the Vandergrift is ready to deploy more than six months ahead of schedule.”
– City News Service