We wish all the crew and their families a Happy Thanksgiving #WithoutFear Once again we wish our sailors and their families a blessed Thanksgiving! Come one, come all! Charles Fuehrer, USS Laboon Public Affairs SOUDA BAY (NNS) -- commander, Destroyer Squadron 60 and commander, Task Force (CTF) 65, visited Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) during a visit to Souda Bay, Greece, July 25. The crew of the Laboon had their gun shoot this week! Another congratulations to Chief Hutton on his reenlistment! USS Laboon and #SURFLANT presents our first #VirtualShipTour in time for #MemorialDay weekend. USS LABOON (DDG 58)
“Just managing the operations of our own ship can be a challenge, but working with the other ships toward our strike group’s goal is much more challenging,” said Cmdr.
We appreciate all of those who came out, and hope everyone enjoyed themselves. Here's your friendly reminder about our Holiday Party coming up this Thursday 12Dec! Work is expected to be completed by December.June 27, USS Laboon moored at Berth 10, Passenger Terminal in Port of Batumi, Georgia, for a two-day port visit; Participated in PASSEX with the TCG Yildirim (F234) on June 30; Departed Black Sea on July 1; Inport Souda Bay from July 2-3.December 15, The Laboon departed Naval Station Norfolk for sea trials after a three-month SRA.May 23, 2016 The guided-missile destroyer is currently moored at Berth 2, Pier 7 on Naval Station Norfolk.June 27, DDG 58 departed Norfolk for Group Sail operations, with Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 22, in the Jacksonville Op. You earned it #WithoutFear We hope to see our extended Laboon families there, so talk to your sailor(s) about purchasing tickets! Sailors assigned to USS Laboon (DDG 58) inspect bags containing Hashish during an inspection of a dhow in the Arabian Sea, March 17. Another congratulations to all of the sailors who received awards this month #WithoutFear #WithoutFear If you do so, please credit the command or the person who authored the content as a courtesy (photo or article byline can be U.S. Navy or U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Joe Smith, for example). Congratulations to all the awardees! You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server. Gary Chase, Laboon commanding officer. Please enable scripts and reload this page. Happy Holidays! What would you like to ask the crew? It is recommended that you start again from the homepage. CDR Cunningham received his commission in 2001. A Tropical Storm couldn't stop us #WithoutFear #WithoutFear "In October, the Laboon entered the NORSHIPCO shipyard in Portsmouth, Va., for a four-month Selected Restricted Availability (SRA).March 22, 2002 USS Laboon departed homeport for a COMPTUEX, in the Puerto Rican OPAREA, as part of the USS George Washington (CVN 73) BG.April 22, DDG 58 pulled into Naval Station Roosevelt Roads for a three-day port call before commencing a JTFEX; Returned to Norfolk on May 6.June 6, The Laboon departed Naval Station Norfolk for a Friends and Family Day Cruise.July 5, The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Split, Croatia, for a four-day port visit.July 11, The Laboon pulled into Aksaz Naval Base for a four-day visit to Marmaris, Turkey; Inport Souda Bay, Crete, from July 16-20; Transited the Suez Canal on July 22; Participated in exercise Eagle Salute off Safaga, Egypt, from July 24-27; Inport Manama, Bahrain, from Sept. 16-19.October 5, USS Laboon pulled into Victoria, Seychelles, for a four-day port visit; Returned to Mediterranean on Oct. 15; Port call to Souda Bay from Oct. 19-22.November 5, The Laboon pulled into Palma, Spain, for an eight-day port visit to participate in exercise Pioner IV with the German Navy.November 21, The Laboon departed Toulon after a four-day port call; Inport Koper, Slovenia, from Nov. 22-26.March 14?, 2003 The guided-missile destroyer pulled into Philadelphia, Pa., for a five-day port visit to celebrate the St. Patrick's Day; Underway for SINKEX from April 1-12.April 21, USS Laboon entered the NORSHIPCO shipyard for a three-month Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA); Returned to Naval Station Norfolk on July 8; Underway for sea trials from July 21-22; Ammo onload at NWS Yorktown from July 23-25.September 15, The Laboon emergency sortied from Norfolk to evade the Hurricane Isabel.June 30, 2004 DDG 58 moored at Penn's Landing Pier in Philadelphia to take part in the city's "Let Freedom Ring" Fourth of July celebration.May 1, 2005 USS Laboon departed the South Florida region after participating in the 2005 Fleet Week USA festivities and the Air and Sea Show held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., April 25- May 1. #WithoutFear Laboon is currently underway conducting a Composite Training Unit Exercise with the George H.W. Yesterday we executed a day to focus on the crews safety before enjoying some well earned time off for Thanksgiving. #funatsea #steelbeachpicnic #withoutfear During its deployment to the Arabian Gulf, the ship also conducted Maritime Interception Operations (MIO) to help stem the flow of U.N. embargoed goods into and out of Iraq. This is an official United States Navy John Francis "Jake" Laboon Jr. (11 April 1921 – 1 August 1988) was an officer of the United States Navy, who served as a submariner in World War II and as a Roman Catholic chaplain in the Vietnam War.
Work is expected to be completed by December.February 28, The Laboon recently returned to Naval Station Norfolk after a brief underway for sea trials.June 6, USS Laboon, along with the USS Cole (DDG 67), participated in a Passing Exercise (PASSEX), off the coast of Virginia, with the French amphibious assault ship FS Mistral (L9013) and FS La Fayette (F710).August 8, The guided-missile destroyer departed homeport for a Friends and Family Day Cruise.November 4, USS Laboon departed Norfolk in support of a multinational amphibious exercise Bold Alligator 2014. We heard about many of the important African American military members such as Samuel L. Gravely Jr, The "Six Triple Eight" (6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, and lastly the 452nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery battalion (an all African American mobile anti-aircraft artillery unit). Come and join us at the annual holiday party on December 12, it’s one not to miss! Huge shoutout to all of the CS’s on board that came in and prepared today’s meal for the crew.