United States Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) is currently in Subic for her midway point as part of US 3rd Fleet Pacific Surface Action Group (PAC SAG). The PAC SAG – comprised of the embarked staff of Destroyer Squadron 31, guided-missile destroyers USS Spruance (DDG 111), USS Decatur (DDG 73) and USS Momsen (DDG 92) and embarked “Devil Fish” and “Warbirds” detachments of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 49 – was deployed to conduct routine patrols, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation activities to enhance Western Pacific regional security and stability.
“Momsen’s presence here sends a powerful message to the world about our commitment to the stability of the region,” said Cmdr. Elaine Brunelle, Momsen’s executive officer. “We are skilled professionals committed to enhancing maritime security through bilateral cooperation with our partners throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific.”
The US Navy said while in Subic, Momsen will complete a voyage repair period while her crew participate in community outreach events and take advantage of various Morale, Welfare and Recreation tours.
The crew aboard Momsen will also focus on mission essential maintenance during the voyage repair.
“Sometimes there is special equipment required that the ship does not have on board to calibrate gauges, valves, tools and so on,” said Chief Interior Communications Electrician Justin Hohlbein, Momsen’s maintenance manager. “Pulling into a port like Subic Bay offers us the chance to have these types of jobs completed and the accomplishment of corrective maintenance of mission essential items is necessary for a ship to deploy or to continue on its deployment.”
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