Guided-Missile Destroyer USS Sampson Departs for Deployment

first_img February 26, 2012 View post tag: USS Industry news View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today Guided-Missile Destroyer USS Sampson Departs for Deployment View post tag: Sampson The guided-missile destroyer, USS Sampson (DDG 102), departed for a scheduled six-month, independent deployment to the Western Pacific and U.S. Central Command areas of responsibility, Feb. 24. “Sampson’s crew has worked extremely hard in preparation for this deployment. We are trained and prepared to execute any mission assigned,” said Cmdr. Chris Alexander, commanding officer of Sampson. “We will, of course, miss San Diego, our friends and our families. We leave them behind knowing that what we do is vital to the security of the nation and our way of life.”U.S. 3rd Fleet leads naval forces in the Eastern Pacific from the west coast of North America to the International Date Line and provides realistic, relevant training necessary for an effective global Navy.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , February 26, 2012; Image: navy View post tag: Destroyer View post tag: Deployment View post tag: Guided-missile Guided-Missile Destroyer USS Sampson Departs for Deployment View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: Departs View post tag: Navylast_img read more