Courtesy Navy NewsStand

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ronald Gutridge, Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs

PEARL HARBOR (NNS) — The Los Angeles-class submarine USS Louisville (SSN 724) returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Oct. 29 after completing a scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific region.

During the deployment, Louisville executed a wide range of operations in support of 7th Fleet and national tasking in addition to a high-profile bilateral exercise designed to strengthen operability of U.S. and Republic of Korea naval forces.

“Unquestionably this deployment was an amazing experience for the entire Louisville crew and especially rewarding for the supervisors to watch as this young crew performed missions vital to our national security and strengthened international relations with our allies throughout the Western Pacific,” said Cmdr. Lee Sisco, USS Louisville’s commanding officer. Continued…

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