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USS Lake Champlain To Deploy To Western Pacific

USS Lake Champlain deploys from the Naval Base San Diego, Jan. 4, 2017.
Matthew Bowler
USS Lake Champlain deploys from the Naval Base San Diego, Jan. 4, 2017.

The USS Lake Champlain will deploy Thursday to the Western Pacific.

The guided-missile cruiser will deploy as part of the Carl Vinson Strike Group Thursday morning fromNaval Base San Diego, according to the Navy.

It completed a six-month deployment to the Indo-Pacific region last year.

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The ship was commissioned in 1988. It is operated by more than 350 sailors and carries Tomahawk missiles, standard SM-2 surface-to-air missiles, two 5-inch dual-purpose guns, and two SH-60 Seahaw

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