NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The USS Mahan (DDG 72) will deploy Saturday from Naval Station Norfolk.
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer has a scheduled deployment to the Fifth and Sixth Fleet area of operations.
The Mahan last deployed in August 2014 for five months. The destroyer spent 140 days at sea and conducted eight port visits in Spain, Italy, Greece, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates. That deployment came after 24-year-old Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Mayo of Maryland was fatally shot aboard the ship while trying to protect another sailor.