USS MUSTIN
DDG 89
  
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The Mustin (DDG 89) is the U.S. Navy's 39th Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer and was named in honor of the Mustin family that has devoted nearly a century of Navy service to America. The contract to build her was awarded to Ingalls Shipbuilding on March 6, 1998. Construction began on November 22, 1999, and the keel was laid down on January 15, 2001; The ship was launched on December 12.

December 15, 2001 The Pre-Commissininig Unit (PCU) Mustin is christened during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems Ingalls Operations in Pascagoula, Miss. Mrs. Lucy Holcomb Mustin, wife of ship's namesake retired Vice Adm. Henry C. Mustin, II; Mrs. Jean Phillips Mustin, wife of ship's co-namesake retired Navy Lt. Cmdr. Thomas M. Mustin; and Mrs. Douglas Mustin St. Denis, sister of Henry C. Mustin, II and Thomas M. Mustin, served as sponsors of the ship. Cmdr. Ann C. Phillips is the prospective commanding officer.

April 4, 2003 The U.S. Navy took delivery of the Mustin from Nortrop Grumman Ingalls Shipbuilding.

June 6, The guided-missile destroyer recently pulled into Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., for a routine port call.

July 26, USS Mustin is commissined during a twilight ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, Calif.

June 29, 2004 Latin America’s first multinational amphibious exercise launched June 24 with a record 11 nations participating: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, United States and Uruguay, along with observers from Colombia and Mexico. More than 5,000 U.S. Sailors and Marines will participate in the amphibious phase of UNITAS, including Marine Force UNITAS, USS Tortuga (LSD 46) and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Strike Group, comprised of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11, USS Thomas S. Gates (CG 51), USS Mustin and USS Benfold (DDG 65).

October 8, Cmdr. Michael J. Ford relieved Cmdr. Ann C. Phillips as commanding officer of the Mustin during a ceremony at Naval Base San Diego.

February 1, 2005 USS Mustin departed San Diego, with the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Carrier Strike Group, in support of the Global War on Terrorism. The guided-missile destroyer completed its Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) 05-02 off the coast of southern California on Jan. 30.

March 1, DDG 89 recently departed Saipan after a visit to the Northern Mariana Islands.

May 11, The crew of USS Mustin rescued 27 people from Motor Vessel Olympias when an engine-room fire engulfed the vessel at 11 p.m. local time, in the northern Arabian Gulf.

July 18, The Mustin pulled into Papeete, Tahitia, for a goodwill port call. It is the first time in five years that a U.S. Navy ship has visited French Polynesia.

August 1, USS Mustin returned to homeport after a six-month deployment in support of Maritime Interception Operations (MIO) in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area od Responsibility.

July 8, 2006 DDG 89 arrived at its new homeport of Yokosuka, Japan, as part of the Navy’s long range plans to replace older ships with its newest, most capable ships in its forward deployed naval forces. The Mustin will relieve USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) as part of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15.

October 17, USS Mustin departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a routine western Pacific patrol, as part of USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) CSG.

November 13, The guided-missile destroyer is currently off the coast of Japan participating in ANNUALEX, the largest billateral exercise between the U.S. Navy and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force. About 8,500 U.S. Sailors are taking part aboard 13 ships, submarines and various shore-based aircraft. About 90 JMSDF ships and 130 aircraft are also participating.

November 27, The Mustin departed Hong Kong after a four-day port visit.

March 19, 2007 USS Mustin departed homeport for a scheduled underway period.

April 7, The Mustin is currently participating in exercise Malabar 07-01, with the Indian Navy, off the coast of Okinawa, Japan.

April 16, USS Mustin participated in Trilateralex with ships from the Indian Navy and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force in the Tokyo Bay.

July 6, DDG 89 departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a Friends and Family Day Cruise.

August 14, USS Mustin, as part of USS Kitty Hawk CSG, concluded its participation in exercise Valiant Shield 2007 off the coast of Guam, during the joint photo exercise. The PHOTOEX featured 15 ships from three Carrier Strike Groups and 17 aircraft from Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps including a B-52 bomber.

September 1, The guided-missile destroyer departed Port Klang, Malaysia, after a four-day visit to Kuala Lumpur.

October 17, USS Mustin departed homeport for a routine Fall Patrol.

November 16, The Mustin completed the ANNUALEX 19G exercise, in the Philippine Sea, as part of the Kitty Hawk CSG.

February 14, 2008 USS Mustin, commanded by Cmdr. James T. Jones, is currently in the western Pacific on its routine patrol.

May 22, USS Mustin is currently in the Andaman Sea, with the USS Essex (LHD 2) ARG, standing by off the coast of Burma, supporting Joint Task Force Caring Response, a humanitarian assistance operation developed in the wake of Cyclone Nargis.

October 10, The guided-missile destroyer anchored off Sihanoukville, Cambodia, for a goodwill port visit.

October 18, The Mustin pulled into Da Nang, Vietnam, for a scheduled port call.

November 21, DDG 89 returned to Fleet Activities Yokosuka after completing its fall patrol.

April 30, 2009 USS Mustin arrived in Donghae, Republic of Korea, for a scheduled port visit. The ship is currently on its routine underway period in the western Pacific.

June 10, USS Mustin departed Yokosuka, Japan for a summer patrol, as part of USS George Washington (CVN 73) CSG.

June 27, The Mustin pulled into Sydney, Australia, for a scheduled port call.

July 28, USS Mustin arrived in Mackay, Australia, for a goodwill port visit after participating in exercise Talisman Sabre '09.

September 4, USS Mustin returned to Fleet Activities Yokosuka after a three-month deployment. The ship steamed more than 20,000 nautical miles and visited several ports including Apra Harbor, Guam; Brisbane, Australia; and Honiara, Solomon Islands.

November 23, The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Sepanggar Naval Base for a two-day port visit to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, after participating in exercise ANNUALEX 21G, in the Philippine Sea.

December 5, DDG 89 departed Langkawi, Malaysia, after a five-day port visit for the annual Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA), along with 93 other warships and vessels from 24 countries.

December 14, USS Mustin returned to homeport after a two-day Tiger Cruise from Sasebo, Japan, completing its fall patrol.

March 20, 2010 The Mustin recently arrived in Donghae, Republic of Korea, to take part in exercise Foal Eagle.

May 28, DDG 89 recently departed dry-dock at Ship Repair Facility Yokosuka after completing the Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) maintenance period.

June 11, USS Mustin anchored near the island of Etajima to take part in Foreign Exchange Training of Midshipmen (FOREXTRAMID) activities and commemorate the 50th anniversary of the U.S.-Japan alliance. The guided-missile destroyer departed Yokosuka on June 9 with an added compliment of U.S. Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps midshipmen.

June 12, USS Mustin, along with JDS Hiei (DDH 142), arrived in Kure, Japan, for a goodwill port visit.

July 21, The Mustin arrived in Chinhae, Republic of Korea, for a two-day port call.

July 24, USS Mustin, along wth USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), arrived in Donghae in support of Counter Special Operations Forces Exercise (CSOFEX) 10-3, a joint United States Navy and Republic of Korea Navy exercise; Inport Sasebo, Japan, from Aug. 1-2; Returned home on Aug. 3.

November 27, DDG 89 is currently conducting routine operations and training in the Pacific Ocean.

December 3, USS Mustin anchored off the coast of Sihanoukville, Cambodia, for a four-day port visit. The CO Cmdr. Misiewicz returned to his homeland, for the first time in 37 years, after being adopted by an American woman in 1973 after the Vietnam War spilled over into Cambodia.

January 28, 2011 Cmdr. Scott A. Tait relieved Cmdr. Michael V. Misiewicz as CO of the Mustin.

February 24, DDG 89 is currently underway off the coast of Okinawa participating in a Ship Anti-Submarine Warfare Readiness and Evaluation Measurement (SHAREM) exercise with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.

March 13, USS Mustin departed Yokosuka to prepare for any humanitarian assistance/disaster relief duties after a catastrophic magnitude 8.9 earthquake struck east coast of Japan on Friday.

March 31, The guided-missile recently returned to CFAY after concluding its support of Operation Tomodachi; Underway again on April 9; Inport Sasebo, Japan, from April 11-14; Returned home on April 21.

May 28, USS Mustin emergency sortied from Yokosuka Naval Base to avoid the Typhoon Songda.

July 26, The Mustin departed Singapore after a three-week Voyage Repair maintenance period at Changi Naval Base.

August 6, DDG 89 pulled into Laem Chabang, Thailand, for a five-day visit to Pattaya.

August 30, USS Mustin departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka to avoid the Tropical Storm Talas.

September 22, USS Mustin departed Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) base Kure after a 10-day port visit. The ship recently departed for a western Pacific patrol, as part of the USS George Washington (CVN 73) Carrier Strike Group (CSG).

September 29, The Mustin arrived in Busan, Republic of Korea, for a scheduled port visit.

October 21, The guided-missile destroyer pulled into Laem Chabang Port for a two-week goodwill visit to Thailand.

November 9, USS Mustin arrived in Hong Kong for a four-day port call after recently participated in a bilateral Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX) 23G.

January 26, 2012 DDG 89 recently arrived at White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, to participate in Multi-Sail 2012 exercise.

February 2, The Mustin returned to Yokosuka after a two-week underway period.

February 6, USS Mustin pulled into Ishikari, Japan, for a goodwill port visit that corresponds with the start of the 63rd Annual Snow Festival in Sapporo. The ship returned home Feb. 13.

February 25, USS Mustin returned to CFAY after a week-long underway period.

March 6, The Mustin departed Yokosuka for a routine patrol in the western Pacific.

March 9, DDG 89 arrived at naval base at Donghae, Republic of Korea, for a brief port call before participating in annual bilateral exercise Foal Eagle 2012.

March 23, USS Mustin returned to Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka. Underway again from April 2-6.

May 5, The Mustin departed homeport for a Friends and Family Day Cruise in Tokyo Bay.

May 17, USS Mustin entered the Dry Dock 5 at Yokosuka Naval Shipyard for a Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA).

June 12, Cmdr. Joseph J. Ring relieved Cmdr. Scott A. Tait as CO of the Mustin during a change-of-command ceremony at CFAY. Departed dry-dock on Aug. 8; Underway for sea trials from Aug. 28-31.

September 4, USS Mustin departed Yokosuka for a Fall Patrol as part of the GW CSG.

September 9, The guided-missile destroyer pulled into Apra Harbor, Guam, for a brief port call before participating in exercise Valiant Shield 2012.

September 26, USS Mustin pulled into Port Klang, Malaysia, for a three-day port visit in conjunction with the 13th Western Pacific Naval Symposium in Kuala Lumpur.

October 22, The Mustin pulled into Puerto Princesa City at Palawan Island, Philippines, for a five-day port call. Participated in exercise Keen Sword 2013 from Nov. 5-16.

November 30, DDG 89 recently arrived at Pyeongtaek Naval Base, ROK, for a brief port call before participating in a bilateral exercise with the Korean Navy.

December 10, USS Mustin returned to homeport after a 97-day underway period.

January 21, 2013 USS Mustin pulled into Puerto Princesa City, Republic of the Philippines, for a brief port call to embark Rear Adm. Thomas Carney, Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific, who take over as the on-scene commander to oversee the USS Guardian (MCM 5) recovery operations, after the mine coutermeasures ship stuck on Tubbataha Reef on Jan. 17, 80 miles east-southeast of Palawan Island.

January 15, USS Mustin departed homeport for a western Pacific patrol. Inport Fleet Activities Sasebo from Feb. 9-10.

February 11, The Mustin returned to Fleet Activities Yokosuka after a four-week underway period. Underway for Multi-Sail 2013 exercise off Okinawa on March 29; Anchored in Buckner Bay from April 5-9; Returned home on April 19; Underway for local operations on May 20; Underway for routine training from June 5-13 and 17-19th; Underway for INSURV rehearsal on July 17, 23, 30, Aug. 6 and 16th; Underway for a Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) assessment on Aug. 19; Anchored at A-12 for ammo onload on Aug. 28.

September 14, USS Mustin departed homeport for a Fall Patrol as part of the USS George Washington CSG.

September 27, The Mustin anchored off Pyeongtaek Naval Base for a brief port call before participating in a joint exercises with the Republic of Korean Navy. Anchored off Pyeongtaek again from Oct. 6-7.

October 25, USS Mustin anchored off the coast of Pattaya, Thailand, for a four-day port visit.

November 8, DDG 89 moored at Bouy A78 in Victoria Harbour for a four-day port visit to Hong Kong.

November 14, USS Mustin recently arrived on station in Ormoc Bay, Philippines, to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster support, in the wake of a deadly Super Typhoon Haiyan, in support of Operation Damayan; Participated in ANNUALEX 25G from Nov. 25-28; Anchored at A-12 for ammo offload from Dec. 1-3; Returned to Yokosuka on Dec. 4.

December 11, The Mustin entered the Dry Dock #5 at Yokosuka Naval Shipyard for a Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA). Moved to Berth 8 on Feb. 13, 2014; Underway for sea trials and ammo onload at A-12 from March 10-12.

March 14, USS Mustin departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka to participate in Multi-Sail 2014, southwest of Guam, from March 21-25. Returned home on April 1.

April 2, Cmdr. Joseph A. Torres, Jr., relieved Cmdr. Joseph R. Ring as the 7th CO of Mustin during a pierside change-of-command ceremony.

April 21, The guided-missile destroyer departed Yokosuka for a day-long underway in Sagami Wan; Underway again on May 15.

May 15, USS Mustin anchored off Shimoda, Shizuoka Prefecture, for a four-day port visit in conjunction with the annual Black Ship Festival. Returned home on May 25; Underway again from May 27- June 2.

June 10, USS Mustin departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka in support of multi-ship experiment Pandarra Fog off the coast of Guam. Inport Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture, from June 13-16.

June 25, DDG 89, along with the USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), tested maritime obscurants generator prototypes to assess their tactical effectiveness for anti-ship missile defense, while underway in the Guam Op. Area; Returned home on July 3.

August 1, USS Mustin anchored at Yokosuka's A-12 Anchorage for ammo onload.

August 14, USS Mustin departed Yokosuka for a western Pacific patrol.

August 19, The Mustin moored at Navy Pier at White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, for a two-day port call before participating in a Ship Anti-Submarine Warfare Readiness and Evaluation Measurement (SHAREM) exercise; Anchored at A-10 for ammo onload on Sept. 1.

September 15, USS Mustin participated in the sinking exercise (SINKEX) of the ex-USS Fresno (LST 1182), 215 nautical miles northeast of Guam, as part of the biennial training exercise Valiant Shield 2014; Inport Apra Harbor, Guam, from Sept. 24-27 and Oct. 4-5; Transited the Basilan Strait westbound on Oct. 15; Transited Mindoro Strait northbound on Oct. 18.

October 25, The guided-missile destroyer anchored off Sihanoukville, Cambodia, for a scheduled port visit to participate in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise; Underway for at-sea phase from Oct. 29-31; Anchored off Sihanoukville again from Oct. 31- Nov. 3.

From November 11-19, the Mustin participated in Annual Exercise (ANNNUALEX) 26G/Keen Sword 2015, with the USS George Washington (CVN 73) CSG and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships, north off Okinawa, Japan.

November 24, USS Mustin returned to homeport after a 102-day deployment.

January 7, 2015 The Mustin departed Harbor Master Pier (HMP) East for a western Pacific patrol.

January 11, DDG 89 moored at North Wharf in Port of Donghae, Republic of Korea, for a two-day port call before participating in a joint naval drills; Moored at Pyeongtaek Naval Base from Jan. 21-2?.

January 26, USS Mustin moored at Newport Terminal in Mokpo, Republic of Korea, for a two-day port visit; Inport Busan, ROK, from Jan. 29- Feb. 2.

February 5, USS Mustin moored at Daiichi Wharf in Port of Otaru, Hokkaido Prefecture, for a four-day liberty visit; Returned to Yokosuka on Feb. 11.

March 29, The Mustin held an "Open House" at Berth 8 in conjunction with the 22nd annual CFAY's Spring Festival; Anchored at A-10 for ammo onload on April 2.

April 7, USS Mustin, with an embarked Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 51 Det. 2, departed Berth 8, Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a western Pacific patrol.

April 21, The Mustin participated in a Passing Exercise (PASSEX) with the JS Kirisame (DD 104) and JS Asayuki (DD 132), while underway in South China Sea.

April 30, USS Mustin moored at Buoy A78 in Victoria Harbour for a four-day liberty port visit to Hong Kong.

May 17, USS Mustin moored at Berth 2 in Changi Naval Base for a four-day port visit to Singapore in conjunction with International Maritime Defense Exhibition (IMDEX) Asia 2015.

June 4, The guided-missile destroyer moored at Berth 2, Sembawang Terminal in Singapore for a brief port call; Transited the Karimata Strait southbound on June 6; Transited the Torres Strait eastbound on June 11; Joined the USS George Washington CSG in the Coral Sea on June 14.

June 17, USS Mustin moored at Garden Island Naval Base in Sydney, Australia, for a five-day port visit.

July 7, DDG 89 commenced its participation in a biennial exercise Talisman Sabre 2015, while underway in Timor Sea off the northern coast of Australia; Participated in a surface-action-group versus surface-action-group (SAG vs SAG) exercise with the HMNZS Te Kaha (F77) from July 12-17.

July 27, The Mustin anchored at Yokosuka's A-12 for ammo offload; Moored at Berth 9 on July 29.

August 1, More than 5,000 people visited USS Mustin during the 39th annual Friendship Day festival at CFAY; Underway for a Friends and Family Day Cruise on Aug. 4.

August 6, Cmdr. Thane C. Clare relieved Cmdr. Joseph A. Torres, Jr., as commanding officer of DDG 89.

September 17, The Mustin anchored at A-12 for ammo onload; Departed HMP East to conduct Naval Surface Fire Support (NSFS) qualifications off Okinawa on Sept. 18; Brief stop at White Beach Naval Facility on Sept. 21; Moored at Berth 12 from Sept. 26-27; Moored outboard the USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) at HMP West on Oct. 1; Moved to Berth 3 on Oct. 3.

October 15, USS Mustin departed Yokouka for a Fall Patrol as part of the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) CSG.

October 22, The Mustin 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.

November 1, USS Mustin moored at Berth 6 in Busan Naval Base, ROK, for a three-day port visit; Participated in Annual Exercise (ANNNUALEX) 27G, in the northern Philippine Sea, from Nov. 16-25; Anchored in Sagami Wan from Nov. 27-2?.

December 17, USS Mustin moored at Berth 3, Fleet Activities Yokosuka after completing a two-month patrol.

January 5, 2016 The Mustin recently moored outboard the USS Shiloh (CG 67) at Berth 7; Mooved to HMP West on Jan. 7; Underway again on Jan. 15.

January 20, DDG 89 moored at Delta Fueling Pier in Apra Harbor, Guam, for a brief stop to refuel before participating in GUAMEX, an annual bilateral training exercise between the U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships; Inport Apra Harbor again from Jan. 21-23; Transited the Makassar Strait southbound on Jan. 28; Entered the South China Sea on Jan. 31.?

February 13, USS Mustin moored at Kai Tak Cruise Terminal 1 in Hong Kong, China, for a three-day liberty port visit; Returned to Yokosuka on Feb. 24.

September 5, USS Mustin departed Berth 9, Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a three-day underway, to conduct sea trials and ammo onload, following a six-month Selected Restricted Availability (SRA).

September 23, The Mustin moored at Berth 8, Fleet Activities Yokosuka after a two-day underway for INSURV preparations; Underway again from Sept. 27-28 and Oct. 3-7; Day-long underway for Type Commander (TYCOM) Material Readiness Inspection (TMI) with the Board of Inspection and Survey on Oct. 11.

October 27, The guided-missile destroyer returned to Yokosuka after a brief underway in Sagami Wan; Underway again from Nov. 8-9 and Nov. 15; Moved from HMP East to Berth 7, outboard the USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), on Nov. 18.

November 26, USS Mustin departed homeport for a routine patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AoR); Anchored off Yokosuka for ammo onload from Nov. 26-27.