POSTED: 7:45 p.m. HST, Aug 31, 2011
LAST UPDATED: 10:03 a.m. HST, Sep 1, 2011
The Pearl Harbor-based guided-missile destroyer USS Russell leaves today for an independent deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East, the Navy announced.
The Russell last completed a western Pacific deployment in August 2010.
An Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, the Russell was commissioned in 1995 and has about 33 officers and 248 enlisted crewmen.