Another Guided-Missile Destroyer Joins Navy’s Japan-Based 7th Fleet

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan – The guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey, formerly of San Diego, pulled into its new homeport Wednesday, the largest U.S. naval base in the Far East.

The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer is replacing the USS Curtis Wilbur, 7th Fleet spokesman Lt. Nicholas Lingo told Stars and Stripes in an email Thursday. The Curtis Wilbur left Yokosuka on Aug. 18 for San Diego and a scheduled maintenance period.

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