December 4, The Gonzalez moored at Cruise Terminal B in Port of Piraeus, Greece, for a six-day liberty visit to Athens; Participated in a Passing Exercise (PASSEX) with the TCG Gokceada (F494) on Dec. 11; Transited the Suez Canal on Dec. 14. Winner of the Standing Ovation Award for “Best PowerPoint Templates” from Presentations Magazine. He next saw a one year Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division (Rein), FMF. Click here to contact us for media inquiries, and please donate here to support our continued expansion. July 6, The Gonzalez pulled into Port of Mombasa, Kenya, for an overnight port call, marking the first time a U.S. ship has visited Mombasa since 1999. November 16, USS Gonzalez departed Naval Station Norfolk for a scheduled deployment. October 26, USS Gonzalez moored at Berth 5, Pier 4 on Naval Station Norfolk following a seven-and-a-half month deployment. Independence Day; Returned home after a three-week underway on July 14. Initial reports indicated that one suspected pirate was killed and five others wounded. June 3, DDG 66 pulled into Souda Bay, Crete, Greece, for a four-day port call after participating in exercise Trident D'or, from May 25- June 1. October 17, DDG 66 pulled into Port Canaveral, Fla., for a five-day port call; Brief visit to Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, from Nov. 1-2. June 6, USS Gonzalez, currently operating as part of Task Force 51 in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AoR), helped ward off an attack on motor vessel Tigris, in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Somalia. May 22, Cmdr. The map and chart below highlight the states with battleground elections in 2018 and whether the seat changed party hands. And, best of all, most of its cool features are free and easy to use. Christopher H. Inskeep relieved Cmdr. The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the GONZALEZ at General Dynamics NASSCO-Norfolk at Norfolk, Va., undergoing an Extended Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (E-DSRA) on October 4, 2017. USS Gonzalez Grounded! Step 2: The new Captain needs to prepare a plan to extricate the ship. Stefan L. Walch as the 18th CO of Gonzalez during a change-of-command ceremony at the Waterfront Sheraton Hotel in downtown Norfolk. She was involved in the Action of 18 March 2006 with suspected pirates, along with the cruiser USS Cape St. George. USS VESTAL AR-4. December 1, The guided-missile destroyer returned to Norfolk after an eight-day transit under tow with USNS Apache (T-ATF 172); Underway again on Jan. 7, 1997. From November 17-19, the guided-missile destroyer was underway off the coast of Virginia for a missile exercise (MISSILEX); Moored at Berth 5, Pier 5 on Nov. 20. April 28, The guided-missile destroyer pulled into Sines, Portugal, for a three-day port call; Returned home on May 24. Benjamin R. Nicholson as Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 22, during a change-of-command ceremony on board the USS Gonzalez and USS Gravely (DDG 107), while the ships steamed in formation off the coast of Virginia. February 21, 2006 Cmdr. The USS Gonzalez is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer named after Marine Sgt. Emergency sortied on Sept. 11 due to terrorist attacks in New York and Washington; Another visit to Plymouth from Sept. 21-22. USS Gonzalez has been assigned escort duties in support of the evacuation of U.S. citizens out of Lebanon. January 23, 2018 The Gonzalez moored at Berth 2, Pier 12 on Naval Station Norfolk after underway for sea trials in the Virginia Capes Op. June 28, USS Gonzalez arrived in Istanbul, Turkey, for a six-day port visit; Port call to Thessaloniki, Greece, from July 8-12.