USS Chafee returning to Pearl Harbor
The Associated Press
The Pearl Harbor-based guided missile destroyer USS Chafee is on its way home from deployment to the western Pacific.
Navy officials say the Chafee is due to arrive Monday.
It departed Feb. 24, and operated with the USS John C. Stennis, USS Blue Ridge, USS Harpers Ferry and the Royal Thai navy’s aircraft carrier HTMS Chakri Narubet.
During its deployment, the Chafee participated in a number of exercises, including Malabar 2009 off Sasebo, Japan. It was a multilateral exercise with the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force and the Indian navy.
The Navy said another exercise, CARAT 2009, gave the Chafee an opportunity to train with southeast Asian navies, including the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei.