USS John S. McCain heads to new home port after 24 years in Japan

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The USS John S. McCain on Friday headed to its new homeport in Naval Station Everett, Wash. after 24 years in Yokosuka, Japan, the Navy said.
The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS John S. McCain, pictured at Fleet Activities Yokosuka in November 2019, will leave the U.S. 7th Fleet for the U.S. 3rd Fleet, which leads naval forces in the Indo-Pacific region. File Photo by Mori Keizo/UPI

Sept. 17 (UPI) --

Since the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer arrived in the region in the summer of 1997, it has operated independently and with carrier strike groups in the region.

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While forward-deployed to Fleet Activities Yokosuka, the USS John S. McCain has supported joint and multinational exercises and military operations, including troop surges in Iraq.

It also had a role in humanitarian missions, such as providing relief…
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