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USS Reuben James is back after deployment to Asia

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    Joutten McCoy embraces his fiancee, Elizabeth Cera, after the return of the guided missile frigate USS Reuben James to its home port at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam from a five month deployment to the Western Pacific.

The Pearl Harbor-based guided-missile frigate USS Reuben James is home after a five month-long deployment to Asia. 

The ship, its 200 enlisted sailors, and 25 officers pulled into port Monday morning. 

The frigate conducted fisheries patrols in the exclusive economic zones of various Pacific Island nations during the deployment to detect illegal and unreported fishing in the area. The Reuben James coordinated the patrols with the U.S. Coast Guard.

It made a port visit in in Brunei, where sailors participated in community service events and conducted joint military training. It also stopped at ports in Indonesia and Japan. 

The frigate left Hawaii on Feb. 1.



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