USS SCOUT
MCM 8
  
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June 13, 2003 USS Scout returned to Naval Station Ingleside, Texas, after a five-month surge deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, in the Mediterranean.

April 1, 2005 USS Scout departed Naval Station Ingleside for a five-month deployment, with the USS Devastator, that will take them through the Panama Canal to the Pacific Ocean and U.S. West Coast. Two mine countermeasures ships will participate in a number of exercises during the deployment including Exercise Lead Shield, which will involve freeing a port that has been mined by a fictitious terrorist group.

September 10, 2005 Mine warfare ships USS Scout (MCM 8), USS Defender (MCM 2), USS Gladiator (MCM 11) and USS Falcon (MHC 59) are currently working off the coast of Louisiana with the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, helping to clear waterways that may be clogged by debris. The ships are identifying obstructions so that U.S. Navy and Coast Guard divers can recover them to ensure safe passage.

February 18, 2007 Heavy-lift ship M/V Condock III, chartered by Military Sealift Command (MSC), delivered mine countermeasures ship USS Scout to Manama, Bahrain, after a month-and-a-half journey.

March 1, 2008 USS Scout is currently participating in a mine countermeasure training exercise involving American, British and Kuwaiti naval forces in the Persian Gulf.

June 30, 2009 MCM 8 pulled Umm Qasr, Iraq, for a historic port visit, as the first U.S. ship to visit Umm Qasr since it transitioned to Iraqi control.

April 6, 2010 The Scout is currently conducting mine sweeping and mine hunting operations in the Central Arabian Gulf.

November 3, 2013 USS Scout departed Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Bahrain, after being loaded aboard the Military Sealift Command (MSC)-chartered heavy lift ship M/V Eide Transporter on Oct. 30, to be transported to its new homeport of San Diego, Calif.

July 17, 2014 The Scout is currently participating in a multinational mine countermeasures exercise, off the coast of southern California, in support of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014.

August 22, BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair was awarded a $7,8 million modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-08-C-4405) for the USS Scout's Selected Restricted Availability (SRA). Work is expected to be completed by March 2015.