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Friday, January 30, 2015

USS Elrod decommissioned after 30 years in service

USS Elrod (FFG 55)The guided-missile frigate USS Elrod was decommissioned Thursday after nearly 30 years in service.

Cmdr. Brad Stallings, the commanding officer, led the ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk.

“I’m proud of this ship and its legacy of service, especially her performance in the last year of her life,” said Stallings. “It’s a somber occasion to decommission her, but an honor to be part of her final crew.”

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