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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 Arabian 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.

October ?, 2016 Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Brown assumed command of the mine countermeasures ship Scout.

December 19, USS Scout moored at North Mole Pier on Naval Base San Diego after a five-day underway for sea trials.

March 2, 2017 MCM 8 departed Naval Base San Diego to conduct sea trials in the SOCAL Op. Area.

March 7, USS Scout experienced an engineering casualty after underway from Naval Base San Diego, at 0800 local time, to conduct routine training and emergency anchored at A-213, off Red Buoy #20, in North San Diego Bay; Moved "dead-stick" back to Mole Pier at 1100.

March 30, The Scout returned to Naval Base San Diego after conducted minesweeping evolutions, off the coast of southern California, for the first time in five years; Underway again from April 18-20; Underway en route to Los Angeles on Aug. 28.

August 29, USS Scout moored at Berth 93B, World Cruise Terminal in Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro, Calif., for a week-long visit to participate in annual L.A. Fleet Week celebration.

September 6, The mine countermeasures ship made a brief stop at Bravo Pier, Naval Air Station North Island to offload ammo before moored at Magnetic Silencing Facility on Naval Base Point Loma; Moved to Navy Fuel Farm (NFF) for a brief stop before underway again on Sept. 11; Returned home on Sept. 13.

December ?, Lt. Cmdr. Eric J. Blomberg relieved Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Brown as commanding officer of the Scout (Conflict Crew).

February 20, 2018 USS Scout moored at North Mole Pier on Naval Base San Diego after underway for routine training; Underway again from Feb. 26- March 1.

May 22, The Scout departed homeport for routine training in the SOCAL Op. Area; Moored at Bravo Pier for a brief stop before returned home on May 23; Underway again on May 29; Moored at NFF for a brief stop to refuel on May 30; Moored at Pier 1W in Port of Astoria, Ore., from June 5-7.

June 7, USS Scout moored at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland, Ore., for a four-day port visit to participate in the annual Rose Festival; Moored at Pier 1W in Port of Astoria from June 11-15.

June 20, MCM 8 moored at Berth 2, Pier 1 on Naval Base San Diego; Underway again from June 28-29 and Aug. 7-?.

August 14, USS Scout moored at Navy Fuel Farm (NFF) for a brief stop before underway off the coast of southern California.