Pearl Harbor-based destroyer returns home

Pearl Harbor-based destroyer returns home

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (AP) - Hawaii-based destroyer USS Paul Hamilton is home after a nine-month deployment.

The guided-missile destroyer returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Monday.

Navy Region Hawaii says the crew deployed in September and has been conducting a wide array of operations including counter-terrorism and combating transnational crime.

The deployment also included a port visit in Manila, where 24 Filipino-American Sailors were able to spend time with their families and friends who live in the Philippines.

Paul Hamilton is 1 of 11 surface combatants assigned to Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific and Destroyer Squadron 31.

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