USS WAYNE E. MEYER DDG 108
The Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) Is named after the retired Navy Rear. Adm Wayne E. Meyer who led the development of Aegis, the first fully integrated combat system built to defend against air, surface and subsurface threats.
October 18, 2008 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Wayne E. Meyer was christened in a ceremony at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. Mrs. Anna Mae Meyer served as sponsor of the ship named for her husband. Cmdr. Nick A. Sarap, Jr., is the prospective commanding officer.
July 10, 2009 The U.S. Navy officially accepted delivery of the Wayne E. Meyer during a ceremony in Bath, Maine. The 56th Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer completed a combined builder's and acceptance super trial on June 12 after spending four days at sea, off the coast of Maine; Departed Bath, Maine, for the last time on Sept. 24.
September 26, The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Naval Station Newport, R.I., for a four-day port call.
October 10, USS Wayne E. Meyer was commissioned during a 1 p.m. ceremony at Penn's Landing, Philadelphia.
October 26, DDG 108 pulled into Mayport Naval Station for a brief port call.
November 2, The Wayne E. Meyer anchored off Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, for a goodwill port visit.
November 8, USS Wayne E. Meyer pulled into Chaguaramas, Trinidad and Tobago, for a scheduled port call.
November 14, The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Cartagena, Columbia, for a scheduled port visit.
November 18, The Meyer moored at Vasco Nunez de Balboa Naval Base in Panama City for a brief port call after transiting Suez Canal.
November 27, DDG 108 arrived in Manzanillo, Mexico, for a goodwill port visit.
December 4, USS Wayne E. Meyer arrived at its new homeport of Naval Base San Diego after a six-week transit from Naval Station Norfolk.
September 10, 2010 USS Wayne E. Meyer departed San Diego for a Friends and Family Day Cruise.
April 8, 2011 Cmdr. Leopoldo S. Albea relieved Cmdr. Nick A. Sarap Jr. as CO of DDG 108 during a change-of-command ceremony at San Diego.
July 26, The guided-missile destroyer departed homeport for a Friends and Family Day Cruise.
July 29, USS Wayne E. Meyer departed Naval Base San Diego for a maiden deployment, as part of the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) CSG.
September 4, The Wayne E. Meyer pulled into Port Klang, Malaysia, for a four-day visit to Kuala Lumpur.
October 13, USS Wayne E. Meyer arrived in Changi naval base for a scheduled visit to Singapore. The ship is currently attached to USS George Washington (CVN 73) CSG.
November 11, DDG 108 anchored off the coast of Phuket, Thailand, for a three-day port call.
January 29, 2012 USS Wayne E. Meyer arrived in Manila, Republic of the Philippines, for a scheduled port visit.
February 27, The Wayne E. Meyer returned to homeport after a seven-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet AoR.
April 27, Cmdr. William H. Baxter relieved Cmdr. Leopoldo S. Albea as commanding officer of USS Wayne E. Meyer.
June 28, The guided-missile destroyer returned to San Diego after conducting sea trials, completing the 10-week Selected Restricted Availability (SRA). Underway for local operations on Aug. 9.
August 14, USS Wayne E. Meyer moored at World Cruise Terminal in Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro, Calif., to participate in the 16th annual L.A. Navy Days, from August 14-20.
September 14, DDG 108 recently returned home after a two-week underway for routine training; Held an "Open House" at Naval Base San Diego from Sept. 15-16; Underway for Engineering Certification from Sept. 24-28.
February 27, 2013 The Wayne E. Meyer is currently underway off the coast of southern California for "Leaders to Sea" program. Underway for a Friends and Family Day Cruise on July 4.
August 30, Cmdr. Randy J. Van Rossum relieved Cmdr. William H. Baxter as CO of the Meyer during a change-of-command ceremony at Naval Base San Diego.
September 23, USS Wayne E. Meyer recently completed its Mid-Cycle Inspection (MCI) assessment with the Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV).
November 9, The guided-missile destroyer is currently underway for Independent Deployer Certification (IDCERT) exercise in the SOCAL Op. Area.
February 11, 2014 The Wayne E. Meyer recently moored at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Calif., for ammo onload in preparation for the upcoming deployment.
March 20, USS Wayne E. Meyer departed Naval Base San Diego for an independent western Pacific deployment.
March 30, DDG 108 pulled into Papeete, Tahiti, for a four-day visit to French Polynesia.
April 24, USS Wayne E. Meyer moored at Busan Naval Base for a scheduled port visit to the Republic of Korea.
May 11, The Wayne E. Meyer moored at Berth 1, India Basin in Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, for a four-day port call. Inport Sasebo again from May 28-29.
May 31, USS Wayne E. Meyer participated in a trilateral exercise, off the coast of Busan, South Korea, with the FS Prairial (F731) and ROKS Busan (FF 959).
June 2, USS Wayne E. Meyer, along with USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), departed Busan Naval Base, ROK, after a brief port call to participate in at-sea phase of Surface Ship Anti-Submarine Warfare Readiness and Effectiveness Measure (SHAREM) exercise.
From June 9-11, the Meyer participated in Undersea Warfare Exercise (USWEX), with the USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) and USS Kidd (DDG 100), in the Philippine Sea.
June 25, The guided-missile destroyer is currently underway in the waters south of Guam, testing maritime obscurants to assess their tactical effectiveness for anti-ship missile defense, in support of a multi-ship experiment Pandarra Fog; Inport Apra Harbor in late June.
July 2?, USS Wayne E. Meyer moored at Changi Naval Base in Singapore for a two-week upkeep and to participate in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise from July 29 through Aug. 8; Underway for at-sea phase of CARAT from Aug. 3-7; Commenced a Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) exercise in Singapore on Aug. 11.
August 25, The Wayne E. Meyer moored at Buoy A78 in Victoria Harbour for a five-day port visit to Hong Kong.
From September 15-23, DDG 108 participated in a biennial field training exercise (FTX) exercise Valiant Shield 2014, off the coast of Guam and Saipan, with the USS George Washington (CVN 73) and USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Carrier Strike Groups; Inport Apra Harbor from Sept. 24-27.?; Inport Pearl Harbor from Oct. 12-13.
October 20, USS Wayne E. Meyer returned to San Diego after a seven-month deployment.