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Destroyer back at Pearl after months spent asea

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Escorted by the tugboat Patsy Mink, the USS Chung-Hoon entered Pearl Harbor on Tuesday. The ship was part of the USS John C. Stennis carrier strike group on deployment that included South China Sea duty.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Cheryl Milca, left, her niece Jayna Cariaga, daughter Tanisha Milca and son Nathan Milca were at dockside to meet Tanisha’s boyfriend, Petty Officer 2nd Class Nick Hille, who was on the USS Chung-Hoon.

The destroyer USS Chung-Hoon returned to Pearl Harbor on Tuesday from a five-month deployment that included aircraft carrier escort duty in the volatile South China Sea — where a frequent sight was Chinese warships shadowing the U.S. strike group. Read more

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