USS Mahan deploys from Naval Station Norfolk Saturday

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 2, 2016) Seaman Emanuel Tejada shoots a line to the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Supply (T-AO 6) during a replenishment-at-sea aboard guided-missile destroyers USS Mahan (DDG 72). Mahan is conducting routine training and operations in preparation for an upcoming deployment with the George H.W. Bush Strike Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Tim Comerford/Released)
161002-N-CS953-025 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 2, 2016) Seaman Emanuel Tejada shoots a line to the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Supply (T-AO 6) during a replenishment-at-sea aboard guided-missile destroyers USS Mahan (DDG 72). Mahan is conducting routine training and operations in preparation for an upcoming deployment with the George H.W. Bush Strike Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Tim Comerford/Released)

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.