PEARL HABOR (HawaiiNewsNow) - The U.S.S. Russell deployed from Pearl Harbor Thursday morning.
The Pearl Harbor-based destroyer is headed to the western Pacific and the Middle East for seven months.
The ship has about 300 sailors on board.
Dozens of families came to bid aloha to the crew.
The U.S.S. Russell returned from another deployment to the same area in August of last year.