Most Advanced U.S. Naval Destroyer Deployed to Japan

Supports U.S. priority on securing Indo-Pacific region.

The USS Rafael Peralta has arrived in Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, as part of the priority of the U.S. to uphold “the rule of law” internationally. The USS Peralta, fitted with the newest and most advanced combat systems, joins six other guided-missile destroyers and the three guided-missile cruisers increasing the fleet east of the Pacific ocean.

“[The] Rafael Peralta is one of the newest, most capable ships in the Navy,” stated Destroyer Squadron 15 commodore Captain Steven DeMoss. “With our security treaties and mutual defense treaties across the Indo-Pacific, it is imperative that we meet those requirements with the most capable platforms.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the safety of the ships and their crews in the Indo-Pacific.
  • That the power of the Navy would be used to protect both the U.S. and the world.
  • For God to guide the president’s administration as they work with the military to refine U.S. defense strategies.

Sources: Stars and Stripes,


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