Updated: Monday, 18 Feb 2013, 6:20 AM EST
Published : Thursday, 14 Feb 2013, 3:23 PM EST
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - The crew of the USS Oscar Austin returned to home port Sunday.
Oscar Austin (DDG 79) left Naval Station Norfolk July 18.
The guided-missile destroyer, lead by Cmdr. Charlos Washington deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet Area of Operations.
Oscar Austin was commissioned Aug. 19, 2000, and is equipped with AEGIS Weapons Systems, designed to incorporate shaping techniques to reduce radar detectability.
The ship was named for Private First Class Oscar P. Austin, of the U.S. Marine Corps, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for sacrificing his life to save an injured companion.
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