USS Mahan deploys from Naval Station Norfolk

Bill Cole/WAVY
Bill Cole/WAVY

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The USS Mahan (DDG 72) deployed from Naval Station Norfolk Saturday morning.

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer scheduled deployment is to the Fifth and Sixth Fleet area of operations.

Bill Cole/WAVY
Bill Cole/WAVY

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.