Following the 2017 at-sea collision that killed 10 sailors, the destroyer went through extensive repairs and returned to operations in the summer of 2020.
Meanwhile, Curtis Wilbur arrived at its new San Diego homeport on Thursday after more than 25 years in Japan, making it the longest forward-deployed ship in recent history, according to a Navy release.
The destroyer will undergo maintenance and upgrades before joining 3rd Fleet.
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