USS CURTIS WILBUR
DDG 54
  
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The Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) is the fourth Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer and is named in honor of Curtis Dwight Wilbur who served as 43rd Secretary of the Navy from 1924 to 1929 under President Calvin Coolidge. Wilbur was a major force in the renewal of naval construction after World War I, and vigorously supported the development of naval aviation.

The keel was laid down on March 12, 1991, by Bath Iron Works, in Bath, Maine. She was christened on May 16, 1992, by Mrs. Margon Edney, the wife of Adm. Leon A. Edney, NATO's supreme allied commander. Cmdr. Robert S. Riche is the prospective commanding officer.

February 14, 1994 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Curtis Wilbur departed Bath, Maine, for the last time to conduct transit through the Panama Canal to its homeport of Naval Station San Diego, California.

March 19, USS Curtis Wilbur was commissioned during an 11 a.m. ceremony at Long Beach, Calif.

During the summer of 1994, the guided-missile destroyer participated in RIMPAC '94, a major multi-national exercise involving more than thirty ships as well as numerous submarines and air assets, both carrier and land-based. During this exercise, it performed duties as Force Air Defense Coordinator. Also that summer, the Board of Inspection and Survey conducted Final Contract Trials to assess the material status of the ship.

July 31, 1995 USS Curtis Wilbur departed San Diego for its maiden deployment.

October 23, Cmdr. John E. Carey relieved Cmdr. Robert S. Riche as CO of the Curtis Wilbur.

In November, Lt. Cmdr. Peter A. Gumataotao assumed temporary command of the USS Curtis Wilbur.

December 7, Cmdr. Christopher T. Nichols relieved Lt. Cmdr. Peter A. Gumataotao as the 4th commanding officer of DDG 54.

While deployed with the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, DDG 54 supported Operations Southern Watch and Vigilant Sentinel.

In September of 1996, the Curtis Wilbur became part of the U.S. Seventh Fleet, shifting homeports from San Diego to Yokosuka, Japan. Upon arrival in Japan, it successfully completed Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA) II and III and was the first ship ever to validate the Final Evaluation Period (FEP), from Jan. 18-21, 1997.

February 15, 1997 USS Curtis Wilbur departed Naval Base Yokosuka for a scheduled deployment, with the USS Independence (CV 62) Battle Group.

February 17, The guided-missile destroyer pulled into Sasebo, Japan, for a brief port call before participating in a bilateral exercise SHAREM 120A, Feb. 18-25.

March 1, The Curtis Wilbur pulled into Apra Harbor, Guam, for a two-day port call.

March 27, USS Curtis Wilbur arrived in Sydney, Australia, for a five-day port visit after participating in exercise Tandem Thrust from March 15-22. Port call to Fremantle from April 11-16.

April 28, DDG 54 pulled into Port Klang, Malaysia, for a three-day visit to Kuala Lumpur; Port visit to Singapore from May 2-5.

May 10, The Curtis Wilbur anchored off the coast of Pattaya Beach, Thailand, for a five-day visit before participating in exercise Cobra Gold '97; Port call to Hong Kong from May 28- June 2; Returned to homeport on June 10.

July 24, USS Curtis Wilbur departed Yokosuka for a Family Day Cruise.

August 1, Cmdr. Michael J. Fischer relieved Cmdr. Christopher T. Nichols as CO of the Curtis Wilbur during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship.

August 28, The Curtis Wilbur departed homeport for escort carrier duties; Participated in exercise Javelin Maker from Sept. 3-6; Port calls to White Beach, Okinawa, from Sept. 5-8 and 10-12th; Participated in HARMEX 97-2 from Sept. 2-23; Underway for Limited Team Trainer (LTT) from Oct. 6-10.

November 3, USS Curtis Wilbur departed Naval Base Yokosuka to participate in exercise ANNUALEX 09G, Nov. 5-13; Port visit to Sendai from Nov. 15-18; Underway for routine training from Dec. 3-9.

From January 22-31, 1998, the Curtis Wilbur participated in exercise SHAREM 108; Port call to Sasebo from Feb. 1-2.

February 17, USS Curtis Wilbur departed Yokosuka, Japan, for a Spring Patrol; Port call to singapore from Feb. 24- March 2.

March 7, The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Darwin, Australia, for a four-day port visit. Port calls to Townsville (March 16-20); Guam (March 28- April 3); Hong Kong (April 8-13); Osaka (April 17-22); Tonghae, ROK, (April 24-28); and Sasebo (May 1-9).

May 15, USS Curtis Wilbur arrived in Shimoda, Japan, for a four-day port call to participate in the Black Ship Festival. Returned home on May 19.

June 1, DDG 54 commenced a two-month Selected Restricted Availability (SRA). The shipyard period brought with it many new upgrades, including JTIDS (Link 16), JMCIS 98, INMARSAT B, and numerous other Engineering and Combat System upgrades. Underway from Aug. 12-28 in the Sea of Japan for sea trials and ISE. Underway for SHAREM 126 from Sept. 8-21. Port call to Chinhae, ROK, from Sept. 10-11. Underway for TSTA I from Oct. 7-9 and 13-16th. Participated in exercise Foal Eagle from Oct. 26 through Nov. 1. Port calls to Inchon (Oct. 22-26) and Okinawa (Nov 4-6). Underway for TSTA III from Nov. 16-23 and Dec. 14-18.

January 11, 1999 Cmdr. Edward J. Quinn relieved Cmdr. Michael J. Fischer as commanding officer of the Curtis Wilbur.

From Jan. 13-15, the ship was underway for Limited Team Trainer (LTT); Underway for Final Evaluation Problem (FEP) from Jan. 19-21.

January 29, USS Curtis Wilbur pulled into Hong Kong for a four-day port call; Retuned home on Feb. 6.

February 19, DDG 54 arrived in Chinhae, Republic of Korea, for a brief port visit before participating in a bilateral exercise SHAREM 127, Feb. 20-25.

March 15, USS Curtis Wilbur departed Naval Base Yokosuka for a Spring Patrol.

March 19, The guided-missile destroyer pulled into Apra Harbor, Guam, for a brief port call before participating in an annual multi-national training exercise Tandem Thrust, from March 20- April 3.

After completing Tandem Thrust ’99 and another port call to Guam from April 3-6, the Curtis Wilbur received immediate tasking to proceed at best speed en route the Arabian Gulf as part of the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Battle Group. After arriving on April 18 the ship proceeded directly to the NAG and commenced operations in support of Operation Southern Watch and Maritime Interception Operations (MIO).

April 22, USS Curtis Wilbur arrived in Manama, Bahrain, for a four-day port visit; Port call to Dubai, U.A.E., from April 29- May 3; Another visit to Bahrain from May 22-24.

June 6, DDG 54 arrived in Al Jubayl, Saudi Arabia, for a two-day port call before exercise Nautical Swimmer; Brief visit to Al Jubayl again on June 10.

June 12, The Curtis Wilbur arrived again in Manama for a five-day port visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain. Participated in an undersea warfare exercise SHAREM 128, June 17-25. The Wilbur became the first-ever ship to locate and track an Iranian Kilo-class diesel submarine. Port call to Bahrain from June 28-29.

July 1, The guided-missile destroyer pulled into Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, for a three-day port visit; Departed Arabian Gulf on July 14.

July 27, USS Curtis Wilbur arrived in Bunbury, Australia, for a five-day port visit; Anchored off Pattaya, Thailand, from Aug. 10-15.

August 25, The Curtis Wilbur returned to homeport after more than a five-month underway period in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet AoR.

October 18, The "Steel Hammer" departed Yokosuka to participate in a bilateral joint exercise Foal Eagle; Port call to Busan, ROK, from Oct. 23-26; Returned home Nov. 5.

November 24, USS Curtis Wilbur underway in Tokyo Bay for a Friends and Family Day Cruise.

January 15, 2000 DDG 54 departed Naval Base Yokosuka to participate in exercise SHAREM 132, in the Yellow Sea, Jan. 20-28; Port call to Chinhae on 29th for hot wash-up.

February 8, The Curtis Wilbur arrived in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, for a five-day visit; Returned home on Feb. 19; Underway again on March 1.

March 4, USS Curtis Wilbur arrived in Pohang, Republic of Korea, for a brief port call before participating in Counter Special Operations Forces Exercise (CSOFEX) 00-1, from March 6-8; Returned to Yokosuka on March 13.

June 1, The guided-missile destroyer departed for sea trials after a two-month Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA).

July 1, USS Curtis Wilbur anchored in Victoria Harbor for a five-day visit to Hong Kong; Returned home on July 11 after avoiding Typhoon Kal-Tek.

July 27, The Wilbur departed Yokosuka, Japan, for a 17-day underway period centered around multinational anti-submarine warfare exercise, SHAREM 134, off the coast of Okinawa.

September 19, Cmdr. Donald P. Roane, Jr., relieved Cmdr. Edward J. Quinn as CO of DDG 54 during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship.

From Oct. 2-7, USS Curtis Wilbur was underway in the Philippine Sea for Limited Type Training; Underway for TSTA II from Oct. 10-14.

October 17, The "Steel Hammer" departed homeport to participate in exercise Foal Eagle 2000.

November 2, The guided-missile destroyer anchored off Fukuoka, Japan, for a three-day port visit; Sortied away on 3rd to avoid the typhoon; Returned home on Nov. 5; Underway for TSTA III/FEP from Dec. 4-8.

January 23, 2001 USS Curtis Wilbur departed Yokosuka for a western Pacific patrol.

January 26, The Curtis Wilbur arrived in Chinhae, ROK, for a brief port call before participating in exercise SHAREM 136, from Jan. 30- Feb. 7.

February 16, USS Curtis Wilbur arrived in Darwin, Australia, for a four-day port visit.

On February 22, DDG 54 dropped anchor off the coast of Dili, East Timor, and became the latest U.S. Navy asset to continue humanitarian port visits in East Timor in support of the country's transition to independence.

March 11, While underway in the Philippine Sea, USS Curtis Wilbur participated in multi-ship divisional tactics (DIVTACS) training with four Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships. Returned home on March 14.

April 20, The Curtis Wilbur entered the dry-dock for emergency repair to defective strut bearing staves; Underway for sea trials on May 21.

July 11, The guided-missile destroyer commenced a two-month Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) while pierside at Fleet Activities Yokosuka; Underway for sea trials from Sept. 17-19.

October 1, USS Curtis Wilbur departed Yokosuka for a surge deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, as part of USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) BG.

December 13, The Wilbur anchored off the coast of Phuket, Thailand, for a four-day port visit; Returned to homeport on Dec. 23.

from February 7-8, 2002, the Curtis Wilbur participated in an anti-ship missile defense training evolution MISSILEX, as part of a Multi-Sail Battle Group interoperability exercise by nine ships of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) in Japan.

March 20, USS Curtis Wilbur departed Busan, Republic of Korea, after a two-day port visit.

May 10, Cmdr. Alan J. Abramson relieved Cmdr. Donald P. Roane, Jr., as the 8th CO of Curtis Wilbur.

From March 10-14, 2003, DDG 54 was underway for for sea trials and ammo onload after a 13-week, $65 million worth, Selected Restricted Availability (SRA).

April 17, USS Curtis Wilbur departed Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a four-week underway period to participate in exercise Tandem Thrust, in the waters off Marianas Islands, and to conduct Naval Surface Fire Support (NSFS) live fire qualification at Farallone de Medelline Island near Guam.

August 18, USS Curtis Wilbur departed Yokosuka for a two-month Fall Patrol.

August 29, The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Townsville, Australia, for a four-day port call before participating in CROCEX 2003.

In September, the Curtis Wilbur made a brief port visit to Brisbane after participating in a multinational exercise Pacific Protector. Participated in SHAREM 146, off Okinawa, from Sept. 27-30. Underway again from Oct. 18-23 for escort duties during the USS Kitty Hawk's initial phase of carrier qualifications.

From November 1-16, USS Curtis Wilbur was underway for Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX) with the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). Underway for Counter Special Operations Forces Exercise (CSOFEX) 04-1, off the coast of Korea, and a four-day port call to Busan from Dec. 2-15.

February 9, 2004 DDG 54 returned to homeport after a two-week underway for Multi-Sail.

February 25, USS Curtis Wilbur departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a Spring Patrol, as part of the Kitty Hawk Battle Group. Port call to Osaka, Japan, in early March. The ship made a port visits to Chinhae and Pohang, ROK, before participation in exercise Foal Eagle.

March 29, Cmdr. John T. Lauer, III relieved Cmdr. Alan J. Abramson as commanding officer of the "Steel Hammer."

In early April, the Wilbur visited Naval Base Sasebo, Japan, before returning to Yokosuka on April 22.

July 16, The guided-missile destroyer was underway for testing of the Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) equipment and for Mid-Cycle Assessment.

July 28, USS Curtis Wilbur pulled into Da Nang, Vietnam, for a scheduled port visit. She is the second U.S. Navy ship to visit Vietnam and the first to visit Da Nang since 1973.

September 27, The Curtis Wilbur departed homeport for the first U.S. Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) patrol.

October 16, DDG 54 pulled into Fleet Activities Sasebo for a five-day port call.

From October 28 through Nov. 9, USS Curtis Wilbur participated in a Tactical Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise (TASWEX) '04 with the Japanese Navy; Participated in ANNUALEX 16G from Nov. 9-22; Port call to Kagoshima from Dec. 3-7.

July 1, 2005 USS Curtis Wilbur arrived in Vladivostok, Russia, along with USS Patriot (MCM 7) and USS Guardian (MCM 5), to celebrate he 145th anniversary celebration of the city, U.S. Independence Day on the 4th of July and to participate in a wreath-laying ceremony for Russian Sailors who scanfeid their lives during World War II.

December 15, Cmdr. Brian P. O'Donnell relieved Cmdr. John T. Lauer, III as CO of the Curtis Wilbur.

January 12, 2006 The guided-missile destroyer is currently underway conducting routine training.

February 25, The Curtis Wilbur arrived in Subic Bay Feb. 17 for the 22nd annual bilateral combined exercise Balikatan '06, scheduled from Feb. 20 through March 5, but were immediately called to assist in the relief efforts in Leyte. USS Curtis Wilbur, USS Essex (LHD 2) and USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) arrived off the coast of Leyte Island Feb. 19 to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to the victims of a wide-sweeping mudslide. Three ships are currently in the Cabalian Bay, Republic of the Philippines, providing humanitarian assistance to victims in the Saint Bernard Municipality, where the town of Guinsahugon located in the southern part of the island was completely devastated.

April 19, DDG 54 departed Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a routine underway period.

May 4, USS Curtis Wilbur is currently participating in a Multi-Sail 2006, an exercise that allows ships in the Forward Deployed Naval Force maximize their combat readiness level by participating in maneuvering exercises between ships and allows them to operate in a multi-ship environment.

June 20, The "Steel Hammer" is currently participating in exercise Valiant Shield '06, off the coast of Guam, June 19-23. The exercise will involve more than 20,000 Sailors, Airmen, Soldiers, Marines and Coast Guardsmen. Valiant Shield 2006 will also see more than 300 aircraft and 28 ships from the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Carrier Strike Groups, as well as the Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard.

July 26, The Curtis Wilbur returned to Yokosuka after an ammunition offload evolution.

November 9, The U.S. Navy and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force kicked off their largest bilateral exercise, ANNUALEX. About 8,500 U.S. Sailors are taking part aboard 13 ships, including USS Curtis Wilbur, and various shore-based aircraft.

January 23, 2007 The guided-missile destroyer departed homeport for local operations.

March 19, USS Curtis Wilbur departed Yokosuka for a scheduled underway period.

May 16, DDG 54 is currently conducting Tailored Ship Training Availability (TSTA) off the coast of Japan.

May 22, The Curtis Wilbur recently departed Shimoda, Japan, after representing the U.S. Navy at the 68th Shimoda Black Ship Festival; Returned to Yokosuka on June 12.

June 15, Theodore A. Zobel relieved Cmdr. Brian P. O'Donnell as CO of the USS Curtis Wilbur.

July 1, DDG 54 arrived in Vladivostok, Russia, for a scheduled port visit; Returned to its forward deployed operating base on July 10.

August 15, USS Curtis Wilbur, along with USS Kitty Hawk Carrier Strike Group, pulled to Guam for a routine port call after participated in Valiant Shield 2007, a joint training exercise that took place 200 miles southeast of Guam.

September 1, The "Steel Hammer" departed Port Kelang, Malaysia, after a four-day port call.

February 19, 2008 The Curtis Wilbur is currently in dry-dock at Yokosuka Naval Shipyard for a Selected Restricted Availability (SRA).

April 20, The guided-missile destroyer is currently underway in the western Pacific, as part of the Kitty Hawk CSG.

August 11, DDG 54 recently departed Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, after a goodwill port visit.

November 6, USS Curtis Wilbur, commanded by Cmdr. Theodore A. Zobel, arrived in Fukuoka, Japan, for a scheduled port call.

December 12, Cmdr. Paul H. Hogue, Jr., relieved Theodore A. Zobel as commanding officer of the "Steel Hammer."

August 7, 2009 The Curtis Wilbur pulled into Sakata, Japan, for a three-day port visit.

September 22, USS Curtis Wilbur is participating in Multi-Sail 2009 at the Oki Daito Jima range in the western Pacific Ocean.

October 1, The "Steel Hammer" anchored in Victoria Harbour for a scheduled port visit to Hong Kong.

March 15, 2010 USS Curtis Wilbur departed CFAY for a scheduled Spring Patrol.

April 14, USS Curtis Wilbur, USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) and USNS Salvor (T-ARS 52), along with Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit One and Explosive Ordinance Disposal Mobile Unit Five Platoon 501, are currently assisting the Republic of Korea (ROK) in search, recovery, and salvage efforts for the ROK Navy frigate Cheonan (PCC-772), which sank March 27 in the Yellow Sea near the western sea border with North Korea.

May 14, The Curtis Wilbur arrived in Shimoda to participate in the 71st annual Black Ship Festival along with visiting Japan Maritime Self Defense Force destroyer JDS Shirayuki (DD 123). This visit also marks the first in a series of U.S.-Japan joint ports visits aimed at celebrating the 50th anniversary of the treaty of mutual cooperation and security.

June 4, The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Busan, Republic of Korea, to participate in South Korea-U.S. joint drills in the West Sea.

August 26, DDG 54 arrived in Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, for a week-long port call; Inport Sasebo again from Aug. 5-10.

September 13, USS Curtis Wilbur anchored off the coast of Incheon, Republic of Korea, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the historical amphibious landing at the city and honor the long-standing alliance between the two nations.

October 20, Cmdr. Christopher T. Monroe relieved Cmdr. Paul H. Hogue, Jr., as CO of the Curtis Wilbur.

March 12, 2011 DDG 54 is currently underway east of the Boso Peninsula preparing to move into position off Miyagi Prefecture to assist Japanese authorities with providing at-sea search and rescue and recovery operations, in the wake of a catastrophic magnitude 9.0 earthquake that left thousands dead on Friday.

March 26, The Curtis Wilbur returned to Yokosuka for resupply, making it the first U.S. Navy ship to return to CFAY since March 22; Underway again on March 30.

April 6, USS Curtis Wilbur returned to homeport after concluding its support of Operation Tomodachi.

May 28, The guided-missile destroyer departed Yokosuka for a few days to avoid Typhoon Songda.

June 10, USS Curtis Wilbur departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a Summer Patrol, as part of the USS George Washington (CVN 73) Carrier Strike Group.

August 1, DDG 54 departed Manila Bay, Philippines, after a brief port call.

August 14, The Curtis Wilbur arrived in Singapore to participate in the 17th Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise.

September 6, USS Curtis Wilbur returned home after a three-month western Pacific Patrol.

November 9, The guided-missile destroyer pulled into Hong Kong for a scheduled port call, with the George Washington CSG, after recently participated in a bilateral Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX).

December 6, USS Curtis Wilbur anchored off Star Cruise Jetty on Langkawi Island, Malaysia, to represent the U.S. Navy at the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2011.

January 26, 2012 The Curtis Wilbur recently arrived at White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, to participate in a Multi-Sail 2012 exercise.

February 3, The guided-missile destroyer returned to Yokosuka after a two-week underway period.

March 7, USS Curtis Wilbur departed Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a western Pacific patrol; Inport Sasebo, Japan, from March 19-22; Returned home on April 17.

April 20, Cmdr. Joseph D. Femino relieved Cmdr. Christopher T. Monroe as the 14th CO of Curtis Wilbur during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship.

July 10, DDG 54 entered the Dry Dock #6 at Yokosuka Naval Shipyard for a Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA); Departed dry-dock on Nov. 26.

February 4, 2013 USS Curtis Wilbur departed Yokosuka for a two-day sea trials in Sagami Wan; Underway for routine training from Feb. 8-15; Underway again on Feb. 18; Anchored at A-10 on Feb. 21; Returned on Feb. 22; Underway for local operations from March 15-16; Underway again on March 20, 25 and April 9-11; Underway for INSURV rehearsal on April 16, 23 and 27th.

May 19, The Curtis Wilbur departed homeport for a Summer Patrol.

June 3, USS Curtis Wilbur arrived in Sattahip, Thailand, to participate in second Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2013 exercise; Underway for at-sea phase from June 8-11; Inport Sattahip again from June 11-13.

June 15, The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Tanjung Gelang Naval Base in Kuantan to participate in CARAT Malaysia; Underway for at-sea phase on June 18; Inport Kuantan again from June 21-23; Returned home on July 9; Underway for local operations on July 25.

August 5, USS Curtis Wilbur departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka for Group Sail operations with the USS George Washington CSG; Returned on Aug. 23; Underway for a Friends and Family Day Cruise on Aug. 24; Underway for a Fall Patrol on Sept. 14.

October 5, DDG 54 recently arrived in Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, for a routine port call after participated in a bilateral exercises with the Republic of Korea Navy; Returned to Yokosuka on Oct. 29.

November 15, USS Curtis Wilbur departed Yokosuka to participate in Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX) 25G with the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships, north off Okinawa, Japan, from Nov. 17-28; Conducted DLQ in Sagami Wan on Dec. 1; Returned home on Dec. 2.

December 9, Cmdr. Hans De For relieved Cmdr. Joseph D. Femino as CO of the USS Curtis Wilbur during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship.

December 13, The Curtis Wilbur departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a day-long underway in Sagami Wan. Underway again on Feb. 1, 2014.

February 4, USS Curtis Wilbur moored outboard the USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) in Port of Tomakomai, Hokkaido, Japan, for a six-day visit in conjunction with the 65th annual Sapporo Snow and Ice Festival; Returned home on Feb. 12; Anchored at A-10 for ammo onload on Feb. 19.

March 3, USS Curtis Wilbur departed homeport for a western Pacific patrol.

March 8, DDG 54 anchored off Pyeongtaek Naval Base, Republic of Korea, for a two-day port call before participating in annual joint exercise Foal Eagle through March 15.

From March 21-25, The Curtis Wilbur participated in a Multi-Sail exercise southwest of Guam; Returned to Yokosuka on March 31.

April 9, USS Curtis Wilbur entered the Dry Dock #6 at Yokosuka Naval Shipyard for an Extended Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (E-DSRA); Undocked and moored at Berth 8 on Nov. 14.

February 20, 2015 USS Curtis Wilbur entered the Dry Dock #6 again; Moored outboard the USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) at Harbor Master Pier (HMP) West on Feb. 24; Underway for sea trials from Feb. 27 through March 5; Anchored at A-12 for ammo onload on March 9; Moored at Berth 6 on March 10.

March 12, USS Curtis Wilbur departed Yokosuka to participate in annual Multi-Sail exercise; Anchored at A-12 for ammo onload from March 12-13.

March 17, The guided-missile destroyer moored at Sierra Wharf in Apra Harbor, Guam, for a brief port call; Moored outboard the USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) at Sierra Wharf from March 19-23; Underway for Multi-Sail from March 23-27; Moored at Sierra Wharf again from March 27-29; Returned home on April 3.

May 18, USS Curtis Wilbur departed Berth 7, Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a Summer Patrol, as part of the USS George Washington CSG; Moored at Berth 12 for emergent repairs from June 5-16; Underway for sea trials from June 16-17; Underway in support of emergent national tasking on July 3.

July 10, The Curtis Wilbur moored at Berth 1, Akasaki Pier in Sasebo for a three-day port call; Inport Sasebo again from July 20-21; Returned to Yokosuka on Aug. 3; Underway for a Friends and Family Day Cruise on Aug. 7; Underway again on Aug. 12; Moored at HMP West on Aug. 13.

September 1, Cmdr. Amy E. Graham relieved Cmdr. Hans De For as the 16th CO of Curtis Wilbur during a pierside ceremony at CFAY.

October 5, USS Curtis Wilbur departed homeport for a western Pacific patrol.

October 17, DDG 54 moored at Berth 7, India Basin in Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, for a brief port call.

October 22, The Curtis Wilbur anchored off the east coast of Busan for a two-day stop to participate in the Republic of Korea Navy’s Fleet Review on Friday; Participated in an air defense exercises (ADEX) with the ROK Navy, east of the Korean Peninsula, from Oct. 26-29; Inport Sasebo from Nov. 1-2.

November 22, USS Curtis Wilbur moored at Berth 2, India Basin in Fleet Activities Sasebo for a three-day port call after participated in Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX) 27G, with the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) CSG; Inport Yokosuka from Dec. 3-5; Entered the South China Sea on Dec. ?.

December 24, The Curtis Wilbur anchored off Laem Chabang, Thailand, for a four-day liberty visit to Pattaya.

January 24, 2016 USS Curtis Wilbur moored at Berth 3, Pier 15 in Manila South Harbor for a four-day port visit to the Republic of the Philippines.

February 5, The guided-missile destroyer moored at Alava Pier in Subic Bay, Philippines, for a routine port call.

February 12, USS Curtis Wilbur moored at Berth 1, Juliet Basin Wharf in Fleet Activities Sasebo for a 15-day port call to coordinate synthetic ballistic missile defense (BMD) training with JS Myoko (DDG 175), as part of the Fleet Synthetic Training - Joint (FST-J) 16-71 exercise, from Feb. 22-26.

March 4, The Curtis Wilbur moored outboard the USS McCampbell (DDG 85) at Berth 2, Sierra Wharf in Apra Harbor, Guam, to participate in Multi-Sail 2016; Underway for at-sea phase from March 7-11; Inport Apra Harbor again from March 11-12.?

March 15, USS Curtis Wilbur moored at Berth 6, Fleet Activities Yokosuka after completing a five-and-a-half month patrol; Moved to HMP West on March 21.

May 13, DDG 54 returned to Yokosuka after a week-long underway in support of national tasking; Underway again on May 16.

May 19, USS Curtis Wilbur anchored off Shimoda, Shizuoka Prefecture, for a four-day port visit in conjunction with the annual Black Ship Festival; Returned home on May 25.

June 3, USS Curtis Wilbur departed HMP West, Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a Summer Patrol as part of the Reagan CSG; Moored at HMP West from June 13-14; Transited the Luzon Strait westbound on July 1.

July 20, The Curtis Wilbur moored at Berth 3, Pier 15 in Manila South Harbor, Republic of the Philippines, for a scheduled port visit; Returned home on July 29.

August 21, USS Curtis Wilbur emergency sortied from Berth 8, Fleet Activities Yokosuka due to approaching Tropical Storm Mindulle; Returned home on Aug. 22; Emergency sortied due to approaching Typhoon Lionrock from Aug. 28-31; Underway for a Fall Patrol on Sept. 5.

September 10, The guided-missile destroyer moored at Berth 3, Sierra Wharf in Apra Harbor, Guam, for a brief stop to refuel and onload ammo before participating in a biennial field training exercise Valiant Shield 2016, as part of the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) ESG-7.

September 24, USS Curtis Wilbur moored at Berth 2, Tango Wharf in Apra Harbor for a five-day liberty port visit; Anchored off Pyeongtaek Naval Base, ROK, from Oct. 9-10.

October 16, The Curtis Wilbur moored Berth 3, Juliet Basin Wharf in Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, for a scheduled port visit after participated in a bilateral training exercise Invincible Spirit, as part of the USS Ronald Reagan CSG-5, with the ROK Navy ships.

November 21, USS Curtis Wilbur moored at Berth 3, Fleet Activities Yokosuka after completing an 11-week patrol.