USS McFaul departs Naval Station Norfolk on independent deployment

Posted at 11:41 AM, Apr 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-22 11:41:06-04

Norfolk, Va. – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul left Naval Station Norfolk on Wednesday for a deployment in support of ballistic missile defense, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the 4th, 5th, and 6th areas of responsibly.

McFaul will deploy as part of the ongoing mission to preserve regional security and protect the global flow of trade, in addition to supporting U.S. forces operating around the world and guarding against current and emerging ballistic missile threats.

“This crew is dedicated and excited to get underway and start our deployment.  They have worked tirelessly for the past two years preparing and are ready to execute when called upon,” said Cmdr. Michael J. Gunther, commanding officer. “The ‘Silent Warriors’ of McFaul are well-trained, capable, and more than ready to carry out all assigned missions.”