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USS Cole Returns from Maiden Ballistic Missile Defense Deployment

130126-N- BY172-002 NORFOLK, Va. (Jan. 26, 2013) -- Families wait with welcome signs as the USS Cole (DDG 67) rounds the end of the pier following a nine-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea. The guided-missile destroyer returned to Naval Station Norfolk today, marking the successful conclusion of her maiden Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William E. Blake/Released)

The guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) returned to Naval Station Norfolk Saturday, marking the successful conclusion of her maiden Ballistic Missile Defense deployment to the Mediterranean Sea. Her commanding officer, Cmdr. Peter K. Nilsen, reflects on the deployment. Our chief of Naval Operation’s tenets are Warfighting First, Operate Forward …

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