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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Carrier Strike Group 4 Commander Visits USS Ramage



By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class (SW) Jacob S. Richardson, USS Ramage (DDG 61) Public Affairs

ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) -- The commander of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 4 visited the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) Sept. 6 during a training exercise in preparation for an upcoming deployment.

During the course of his visit, crew members provided Rear Adm. Richard Butler a tour of Ramage's controlling stations to witness first-hand how Ramage executes various tactical missions leveraged by the exercise.

"It is great for the crew to have an opportunity to demonstrate their skill sets for senior decision makers," said Cmdr. Joel Lang, Ramage's commanding officer. "This complex exercise has the entire ship focused on improving our proficiency, and I am proud that Rear Adm. Butler got to see us in action."

Butler also took time to visit with officers in the Wardroom.

"Having someone as high up in the chain of command as Rear Adm. Butler come and see Ramage in action shows the crew that what they do has value," said acting Command Master Chief Dan Gee. "It helps bridge the gap between the admiralty and the deck plate Sailors."

Ramage is underway participating in a composite training unit exercise with the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group.

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