USS Shoup Returns from Deployment

21 Nov 2018

EVERETT - Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86)
returned to its homeport of Naval Station Everett, Washington, November 21. 

While on deployment Shoup supported the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative
(OMSI) and participated in Valiant Shield 2018.

OMSI is a Secretary of Defense initiative aimed at diminishing transnational
illegal activity on the high seas in the Pacific Island nations of Oceania's
exclusive economic zones and enhancing regional security and
interoperability with partner nations.

Shoup's crew proved their combat effectiveness during Valiant Shield 2018,
demonstrating their ability to conduct joint operations with the U.S. Air

"I am extremely proud of our Sailors' accomplishments and their commitment
to victory in the mission throughout a demanding deployment," said Cmdr.
Andy Strickland, commanding officer of USS Shoup. "We are excited to rejoin
our community, especially our loved ones."

Commander, U.S. Third Fleet leads naval forces in the Pacific and provides
realistic, relevant training necessary for an effective global Navy. They
coordinate with Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet to plan and execute missions
based on their complementary strengths to promote ongoing peace, security,
and stability. 

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