While deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet, Dewey and Sterett operated together to bring additional weapons capabilities to the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group.
Under the operational control of U.S. 7th Fleet, Dewey conducted maritime security operations and theater security cooperation activities. Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 35, Det. 2 was embarked on Dewey during the deployment and helped complete multi-warfare missions, including search and rescue operations and high-end maritime warfare scenarios, according to a statement from the U.S. Navy.
Dewey and Sterett are homeported in San Diego and are part of Naval Surface Forces and U.S. 3rd Fleet.
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