Halsey (CG 23) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1992

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Subic Bay on the 12th of May. Less than a week later, the HALSEY rescued 24 Vietnamese refugees who had been at sea for ten davs, seeking their freedom. The 23rd of November HALSEY returned from WestPac after traveling over 80.000 miles in just under seven months. February 6, 1982 HALSEY and the KITTY HAWK were under- way again, but this time for READIEX 82-2, in which HALSEY acted as Force Anti-Air Warfare Commander. Two months and three davs later. HALSEY was in port Long Beach Naval Shipyard for a baseline overhaul, in which she received an update to her Terrier Missle System, the Phalanx Close in Weapon System (CIWS). Super Rocket Blown Chaff Launchers, the AN SLQ-32 electronic warfare equipment and a new sonar. On the 27th of May 1983, Captain Paul D. Moses relieved Cap- tain L. Wyatt as Commanding Officer, USS HALSEY. Captain Moses guided HALSEY through her last month of baseline over- haul and on the 23rd of June, HALSEY departed for San Diego. March 16. 1984. HALSEY departed for the WESTPAC that even ' sailor dreams about, but few have the money for. Between HALSEY ' s departure and her return from WestPac on October 2, 1984. Halsev hit 17 ports. Her longest unbroken underway period was 20 davs. HALSEY spent the next 26 months close to home, during that time Captain Dennis R. Conley became HALSEY ' s new Com- manding Officer on August 29, 1985. On the 5th of (anuarv 19S7. Captain ( oiilev led HALSEY out past Point Loma for the last time for the next six months as HALSEY joined up with USS KITTY HAWK and ten other ships to form Battle Croup Bravo. Battle Croup Bravo headed west, which is the general direction the battle group staved as they sailed around ' the World. The USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) joined the Battle Croup in the Mediterranean and upon return to San Diego, HALSEY was chosen to escort the NIMITZ (CVN-68) in a day early, because oi her superior performance on the cruise. HALSEY later was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation for her outstanding performance on the World ( Iruise. Eight davs after the start of 1988, Captain D. Pacek became HALSEY ' s fourteenth Commanding Officer as he relieved Cap- tain Dennis R. Conlev. Scarcely ten months after returning home from her World Cruise, HALSEY saw herself underway for her 12th major deploy- ment, this time to the Arabian (Persian) Gulf, led by Captain Pacek, a veteran of the Gulf. HALSEY ' s outstanding abilities in sorting out the potentially hostile air threats in the Gulfs busy air- space, earned her a superb reputation in the field oi AAW and her abilities to steam long periods ol time with little or no outside help proved that her Engineering department could always be depended on. On the 20th of July, While on station in the Arabian Gulf, the HALSEY celebrated the 25th year of service to her country. HALSEY spent 1990 receiving Combat Systems New Threat Upgrade (NTU) at Continential Maritime Shipyard in San Diego. The NTU improvements are composed of improved detection subsystem (centered around the new SPS-48E 3-D air-search radar), an upgrade engagement subsystem (Weapon Direction System), and a vastly improved computer hardware software package integrated in the Combat Direction System (CDS). With NTU, HALSEY will be able to successfully counter any potential air or surface threat well into the next century. The ship was awarded the Commander Naval Surface Force Pacific Battle Efficient v award for the cycle ending 30 June 1989 and proudlv displays the following awards: Missle Gold " E " - ninth consecutive award; CIC Gold " E " - seventh consecutive; Electronic Warfare " E " - fourth consecutive; Engineering Gold " F. " - seventh consecutive; Damage Control " DC " - fourth consecutive; and two consecutive communications green " C " awards. On 8 November. 1991 the HALSEY left for vet another West- Pac. Their mission was to patrol the Persian Gulf, this time the) were cautious since the area was still considered a war one due to the Gulf War. Although equipped with the most advanced weapons and svs- tems. it is the professionalism of the twenty-seven officers and four hundred men that make the " BULL " a true fighting ship. The crew will ensure that the spirit and energy of the ship ' s famous namesake remains alive into the 21st century. HALSEY Hismn

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Captain George A. Klein III, was born in Balti- more, Maryland on 18 October 1942. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy and graduated in 1966 with a B.S. Decree in Naval Science. His initial tour of duty was on board USS COG- WELLS (DD 651) where he served as Damage Con- trol Assistant. After completing the Department Head course, L T .S. Naval Destroyer School, Newport, R.I., He served as Engineering Officer, USS HENRY W. TUCKER (DD 875), homeported in Yokosuka, Japan. He commanded the Ocean Tug USS SIOUX (AFT 75) from July 1971 to October 1972. From December 1972 until Julv 1973. Captain Klein served as junior officer detailer in the Bureau of Naval Personnel. In July 1975 he reported to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations where he served as Administrative Assistant and Personal Aide for the Deputy Chief of Naval Opera- tions for Surface Warfare (OP-03). From December 1976 until 1978 he attended the Naval Post graduate School at Monterey, CA, where he earned a Master of Science Degree in Financial Management. In October 1978 Captain Klein assumed duties as Exec- utive Officer of USS FAN- NING (FF 1076), followed by a tour as Chief Staff Officer of Destroyer Squadron THIR- BHiHI TEEN. He commanded the USS ALBERT DAVID (FF 1050) from August 1982 to September 1984 before reporting to the staff of carrier group seven as Surface Operations Officer. Captain Klein served as Curriculum Officer and Head of the Electronic Warfare and Surface Warfare Departments at Tactical Training Group, Pacific from September 1986 to January 1989. He com- manded Destroyer Squadron TWENTY-ONE from 4 January until 26 June 1989, and has had command of USS HALSEY (CG 23) since 13 September 1989. Captain Klein was relieved on 2 April 1992 by Cap- tain Lloyd P. Amborn and has orders to Deputy Commander of the Navy Command and Control Ocean Surveillance Center. Captain Klein ' s decorations include the Meritori- ous Service Medal (with two gold stars). Navy Com- mendation Medal (with gold star), Navy Unit Com- mendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation and the Republic of Vietnam Aimed Forces Meritorious Unit Citation. He is married to Terry Owens Klein. His daughter Alexander attends college in San Diego.

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