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Homecoming for USS O'Kane

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 12:43 p.m. HST, Nov 09, 2012


A Pearl Harbor-based destroyer is back in Hawaii after a deployment lasting more than seven months.

The guided missile destroyer USS O'Kane participated in two Joint Air Defense Exercises and carried out missions with carrier strike groups while deployed to Asia and the Middle East.

The crew also participated in several community relations projects while stopping in Singapore, Bahrain and Thailand.

The O'Kane returned to Pearl Harbor on Thursday morning. It left Hawaii in March.

Under Cmdr. Michael Ray, the ship has 23 officers, 24 chief petty officers and 291 enlisted sailors. It can launch Standard, Tomahawk and Harpoon missiles and MK-46 torpedoes and has a 5-inch-diameter gun and two Phalanx close-in weapons systems to counter incoming missiles.






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manakuke wrote:
Welcome back to the port of Hawaii.
on November 9,2012 | 04:03AM
false wrote:
Be safe and enjoy. Glad you are home safe and have so much love to catch up on. Good one!
on November 9,2012 | 04:36AM
jakwa wrote:
Welcome home...
on November 9,2012 | 01:59PM
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