USS Fitzgerald Returns to Yokosuka Base

170617-N-XN177-158 YOKOSUKA, Japan (June 17, 2017) – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) returns to Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka following a collision with a merchant vessel while operating southwest of Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communicatio

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) returned under its own power to Yokosuka base on June 17 following a collision with a merchant vessel off the coast of Honshu. (U.S. Navy photo by Peter Burghart)

Acting Secretary of the Navy Sean Stackley said, “The Navy family comes together during tragic events such as this, and I want to thank those who continue to provide around-the-clock assistance to the affected families during these difficult days. I also want to express my most heartfelt appreciation to our Japanese allies for their swift support and assistance at this time of our need.”