SAN DIEGO — The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Spruance (DDG 111) and USS Stockdale (DDG 106), including detachments from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 71 “Raptors,” return to their homeport of San Diego following a deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet and 5th Fleet areas of operations as part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group Monday.

John C. Stennis Strike Group, consisting of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9, USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), and Destroyer Squadron 21 departed their respective homeports in October and November 2018.

While on deployment, Spruance and Stockdale participated in multiple exercises with international allies throughout the Indo-Pacific and Middle Eastern regions, strengthening global relations and partnerships while maintaining combat readiness.