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USS Momsen returns to Everett after four-month deployment

EVERETT — The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) will return to her homeport of Naval Station Everett on Thursday, Aug. 22, concluding a four-month deployment in the Western Pacific.

While deployed, Momsen took part in Talisman Saber and Cooperation and Readiness Afloat Training (CARAT).

During exercise Talisman Saber, Momsen participated alongside units from the Royal Australian Navy and the USS Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group. Talisman Saber is the second largest maritime exercise in the world, jointly led by U.S. Pacific Command and the Australian Defense Force.

Additionally, Momsen participated in CARAT, a series of annual bilateral naval exercises between the U.S. Navy and the armed forces of Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Timor Leste.

Third Fleet leads naval forces in the Eastern Pacific, from the West Coast of North America to the International Date Line, and is responsible for providing the realistic, relevant training necessary for an effective global Navy.

For more information on Momsen, visit the ship's website at www.public.navy.mil/surfor/DDG92/Pages/default.aspx.

This article and other news about Naval Station Everett can be found at http://homeportnorthwest.com/2013/08/20/uss-momsen-returns-to-everett-after-four-month-deployment.

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