By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew Schneider
YOKOSUKA, Japan (June 3, 2016) – The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, for summer patrol, June 3.
With a crew of more than 350 Sailors, Chancellorsville will conduct exercises, routine engagements and operate as an air defense escort for the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).
“The team has worked hard in preparation and is ready to execute any mission when called upon,” said Capt. Curt A. Renshaw, commanding officer aboard Chancellorsville. “These Sailors are some of the most professional in the fleet, and we look forward to every opportunity to train and deploy.”
During the past few months, Chancellorsville has conducted several training exercises off the coast of Japan to prepare for deployment. “We need to be ready for anything,” said Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 2nd Class Richard Yang. “The drills and scenarios we are constantly running give us the training we need to be better at what we do.”