The ship is currently on its independent deployment to the Arabian Gulf and Western Pacific Ocean.
The USS Paul Hamilton started its deployment in February and has been conducting theater security cooperation operations, maritime presence operations and leadership engagements with partner nations.
The US destroyer is not scheduled to conduct any exercises during its resupply in the Philippines; however, the crew of more than 300 sailors will have the opportunity to enjoy some well-deserved rest and recreation.
The USS Paul Hamilton is a multi-mission ship designed to operate independently or with an associated strike group. The ship is assigned to Destroyer Squadron 21 and is home ported in Hawaii within the US Third Fleet area of operations
The United States Navy guided missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) underway in the South China Sea.