30 Sept, 2010 - Hello Family and Friends of STOUT. This past week was exciting for the crew as we traveled east from Norfolk to Faslane, Scotland. We came to conduct a Joint Training Exercise.
Departing Norfolk - Sept 2010
During the transit across the Atlantic we had time to train on exercise procedures, conduct flight operations, take on fuel, conduct engineering drills and test our weapons systems. A few action pictures are attached.
Prepping the Guns
View from the Helo Control Tower
Taking on Fuel from the Oiler
The exercise will start in a couple of days and will test the crew in a challenging scenario. In addition to working with several of our sister US Navy ships, we are looking forward to the chance to operate with our International Partners.
Name: USS Stout (DDG 55) Namesake: RADM Herald F. Stout Ordered: 13 December 1988 Laid down: 8 August 1991 Launched: 16 October 1992 Commissioned: 13 August 1994 Homeport: Norfolk, Virginia Motto: Courage - Valor - Integrity Nickname: "Bold Knight"