NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) will leave Naval Station Norfolk July 18.
The guided-missile destroyer, lead by Cmdr. Charlos Washington will deploy to the U.S. 6th Fleet Area of Operations.
Oscar Austin was commissioned Aug. 19, 2000, and is equipped with AEGIS Weapons Systems, designed to incorporate shaping techniques to reduce radar detectability.
The ship was named for Private First Class Oscar P. Austin, of the U.S. Marine Corps, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for sacrificing his life to save an injured companion.
Hampton police want to warn residents about a scam circulating parts of Hampton Roads. A local senior citizen fell for it, and there could be more victims.
Suffolk Police are investigating a shooting in the 800 block of West Constance Road near the Suffolk West Shopping Center Friday night.
The executive officer and command master chief of a Norfolk-based destroyer were relieved of duty Friday for the way they handled hazing allegations.