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USS Toledo Departs Jebel Ali, Continues MSO Support

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Story Number: NNS060413-06
Release Date: 4/13/2006 1:10:00 PM

From U.S 5th Fleet Public Affairs

JEBEL ALI, United Arab Emirates (NNS) -- USS Toledo (SSN 769) departed the port of Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates, April 8, after a brief visit, providing the crew an opportunity for liberty and the Groton, Conn.-based submarine an opportunity for routine upkeep.

The Los Angeles-class attack submarine is currently operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations (MSO).

Lt. Cmdr. Douglas Adams, the boat’s executive officer, said Toledo’s deployment is going well and the crew is hitting their stride.

“The crew continues to improve its ability to conduct forward-deployed operations,” said the Floral City, Fla., native. “We’re just completing a deployed submarine assessment, which is intended to assure the ship can continue high tempo operations once the ship has been on deployment.”

Toledo departed Naval Submarine Base New London, Jan. 31. Adams says the crew is proud to be serving at the “tip of the spear.”

“The Navy and the submarine force continue to look for new and innovative ways to support the [mission],” he said. “We’re proud to be supporting those efforts in this theater.

“The biggest thing I hope to gain this cruise,” said Adams, “is improved teamwork throughout the ship and improved operational proficiency.”

Toledo is currently attached to USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Carrier Strike Group.

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