USS JOHN L. HALL FFG 32
February 1, 2003 USS John L. Hall pulled to Manta, Equador, for a scheduled port visit.
March 17, USS John L. Hall, commanded by Cmdr. Thomas A. Flisk Jr., returned to homeport after a six-month deployment in the U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command area of responsibility. The ship departed Pascagoula, Miss., Oct. 10, 2002. The John L. Hall directly seized or assisted in the seizure of more than 16,000 pounds of illegal drugs. She aloso visited ports of Panama, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Colombia.
July 3, 2004 The guided-missile frigate pulled to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for a Independence Day celebration.
August 9, USS John L. Hall, commanded by Cmdr. Eric C. Young, is currently participating in PANAMAX 2004, a maritime exercise in which the multinational forces plan and coordinate a coalition response to a security threat against the Panama Canal.
September 21, A joint effort by U.S. Navy and Coast Guard personnel recently stopped a cocaine shipment, off the coast of Galapagos Islands, worth more than $33 million from reaching American shores. USS John L. Hall, an SH-60B Seahawk from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 46, Det. 5, and a boarding team from USCG Law Enforcement Det. (LEDET) 403 were instrumental in the seizure of 73 bales of pure cocaine, weighing more than 3,500 pounds, and detaining four suspected drug smugglers, all Colombian nationals.
November 17, Atlantic Phase UNITAS Exercise concluded in Montevideo, Uruguay, after two weeks of seminars and training operations involving more than 2,000 people, 10 ships, two submarines and 11 aircraft from Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Spain and the United States.
December 20, USS John L. Hall returned to Pascagoula, Miss., folloving a counter drug deployment to the Caribbean Sea and eastern Pacific Ocean.
August 26, 2005 FFG 32 departed Naval Station Pascagoula in order to evade approaching Hurricane Katrina.
March 16, 2006 The guided-missile frigate is currently in the Atlantic Ocean conducting routine operations.
August 18, USS John L. Hall arrived in Mayport, Florida, to off-load 15,000 pounds of illegal drugs that were seized in two separate interagency busts, which included two Jacksonville-based units. The ship recently departed Montego Bay, Jamaica, after a scheduled port call.
October 1, FFG 32 hosted a reception for local dignitaries in Oranjestad, Aruba, in mid-September while deployed for U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command (NAVSO) on a counter-narcotics trafficking (CNT) operation.
October 4, USS John L. Hall returned to Mayport, Fla., after completing a six-month underway period. During the deployment, she conducted two interdictions resulting in the seizure of over six metric tons of contraband. The ship also completed the first Airborne Use of Force from a Navy helicopter while interdicting a stateless go fast vessel resulting in the seizure of about 1.5 metric tons of contraband and the first-ever joint boarding at sea with the Ecuadorian Navy and enhanced regional cooperation in support of maritime security.
September 6, 2007 USS John L. Hall recently departed Naval Station Mayport to participate in exercise Neptune Warrior 07-2 Sept. 17-29., off the coast of Scotland, with naval forces from Denmark, France, Germany, New Zealand, Norway, Spain and United Kingdom.
March 14, 2008 The guided-missile frigate arrived to Valletta, Malta, for a scheduled port visit.
March 20, USS John L. Hall pulled to Bar, Montenegro, for a four-day port call.
May 6, FFG 32 is currently in the Black Sea conducting exercises with the Ukrainian navy ships.
May 16, The John L. Hall recently pulled to Batumi, Georgia, for a port visit.
May 30, The guided-missile frigate pulled to Rota, Spain, for a scheduled port call.
August 22, Cmdr. Derek M. Lavan relieved Cmdr. Augustus P. Bennett as CO of USS John L. Hall. The change-of-command ceremony was held at sea due to sortie conditions, caused by Tropical Storm Fay. Bennett received command on Jan.12, 2007, and has successfully led the ship through several high profile inspections like ULTRAs and INSURV, various joint exercises, including Operation Nomad Fire in support of The President of the United States, as well as a highly visible Mediterranean and Black Sea deployment where he and the crew hosted Foreign Presidents, Ambassadors, and the Secretary of the Navy.
September 22, 2009 USS John L. Hall departed Mayport Naval Station to participate in Exercise Joint Warrior 09-2.
October 23, FFG 32 departed Klaipeda, Lithuania, after a two-day port visit.
November 19, The John L. Hall returned home after a week-long unexpected port visit to Portsmouth, England, due to storms in the Atlantic Ocean. The guided-missile frigate also visited Copenhagen, Denmark.
January 21, 2010 USS John L. Hall departed Mayport for a scheduled deployment in the Mediterranean and Black Sea.
February 15, FFG 32 arrived in Constanta, Romania, for a five-day port call. The ship recently participated in exercise "Caya Green" with Greek and Israeli navy.
February 24, The John L. Hall departed Samsun, Turkey, after a port visit.
February 25, USS John L. Hall arrived in Poti, Georgia, for joint training exercises, next week in the Black Sea, with the local coast guard. The guided-missile frigate will head to Batumi on Friday and exercises will last until Mar. 4.
March 15, The Hall arrived in Koper, Slovenia, for a three-day port visit.
March 22, USS John L. Hall pulled to Vlore, Albania, for a goodwill port call. Cmdr. Herman O. Pfaeffle took command of the Hall during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the ship in the Adriatic Sea on Mar. 22.
April 5, FFG 32 arrived in Bodrum, Turkey, for a brief port visit.
April 8, The John L. Hall pulled to Odessa, Ukraine, for a scheduled port visit.
April 14, The guided-missile frigate arrived in Poti to take part in joint Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) exercises with the Georgian Coast Guard. USS John L. Hall will visit Batumi on Friday; Inport Sevastopol, Ukraine, from April 20-23.
June 11, FFG 32 recently pulled into Rota, Spain, for a routine port call.
June 22, Vice Adm. Harry Harris, 6th Fleet commander, fired Cmdr. Herman Pfaeffle for "loss of confidence in his ability to command," regarding the April 16 incident when frigate hit the pier in port of Batumi, Georgia. The ship is currently in port visit to Cape Verde and will remain there until the new CO arrives.
July 2, USS John L. Hall participated in a search-and-rescue exercise with the Gambian and Senegalese navies off the coasts of The Gambia and Senegal.
July 5, The guided-missile frigate recently arrived in Nouakchott, Mauritania, for a goodwill port visit.
July 19, FFG 32 arrived in Varna, Bulgaria, to participate in NATO exercise Sea Breeze 2010.
August 17, USS John L. Hall returned to Mayport Naval Station after a seven-month deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility. The ship traveled 34,000 miles and visited 19 ports in 14 countries.
January 28, 2011 USS John L. Hall is currently in the Atlantic Ocean as part of simulated opposition forces to USS George H.W. Bush CSG Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX).
February 15, Cmdr. Richard M. Meyer relieved Cmdr. Steven J. Petroff as the 18th CO of the Hall during a change-of-command ceremony at Mayport.
May 16, The John L. Hall arrived in Naval Station Newport, R.I., for a week-long port call.
May 25, USS John L. Hall arrived at Homeport Pier in Staten Island to participate in the Fleet Week New York City celebration.
June 16, While underway in support of the 2011 Gulf of Mexico (GOMEX) Quick Draw exercise, FFG 32 provided assistance to a U.S. flagged M/V Mr. Lucky, that was adrift less than 50 miles off the coast of Cozumel, Mexico.
July 29, The John L. Hall arrived in Bucksport, Maine, for a three-day visit to participate in the 14th annual Bucksport Bay Festival.
August 9, The guided-missile frigate departed Mayport for a Friends and Family Day Cruise.
March 9, 2012 USS John L. Hall (FFG 32) is decommissioned, after a nearly 30 years of servise, during a ceremony at Naval Station Mayport. The ship will be towed to Naval Inactive Ship facility in Philadelphia, to continue to serve the Fleet as a logistics asset.