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Sailors man the rails of USS Mustin (DDG 89), as the Navy's newest warship is brought to life by her crew at a twilight commissioning ceremony held at North Island Naval Air Station

Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke Class destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) stand proudly at parade rest awaiting orders to board the newly-commissioned guided missile destroyer.

Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Mustin (DDG 89) is berthed at Pier Juliet aboard Naval Air Station North Island prior to her commissioning ceremony

Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations, speaks during the twilight commissioning ceremony of USS Mustin (DDG 89)

Sailors man the rails of USS Mustin (DDG 89), as the Navy's newest warship is brought to life by her crew at a twilight commissioning ceremony held at North Island Naval Air Station

Sailors man the rails of USS Mustin (DDG 89)

Vice Adm. Timothy LaFleur, Commander Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, and other distinguished guests make their way down the brow of newly commissioned Arleigh Burke Class destroyer.

Sailors man the rails as Cmdr. Ann Phillips, Commanding Officer of USS Mustin (DDG 89), reads her orders at a twilight commissioning ceremony held at North Island Naval Air Station

Sailors man the rails of USS Mustin (DDG 89)

Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) is interviewed by media in front of USS Mustin (DDG 89)

Vice Adm. Henry C. Mustin (Ret.) prepares to set the first watch aboard USS Mustin (DDG 89)

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) departs Naval Base San Diego, Calif., on a regularly scheduled deployment.

Sailors assigned to the guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89), man the rails as the ship departs Naval Base San Diego, Calif.

Sailors assigned to the guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) hug their families on the pier at 32nd Street Naval Station San Diego, Calif.

Damage Controlman 3rd Class Bryan Crews assigned to the guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) says goodbye to his family at 32nd Street Naval Station San Diego, Calif.

Sailors assigned to the guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89), man the rails as the ship departs Naval Base San Diego, Calif.

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) underway in the Northern Persian Gulf while conducting Maritime Security Operations.

Damage Controlman 2nd Class Christopher Duffin, assigned to the guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89), receives a final brief before conducting Maritime Security Operations.

Aerial port bow view of the Arleigh Burke class Guided Missile Destroyer USS MUSTIN (DDG-89) steams across the North Arabian Gulf while conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Damage Controlman 2nd Class Christopher Duffin climbs up the side of the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) after completing Maritime Security Operations.

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) underway in the Northern Persian Gulf while conducting Maritime Security Operations.

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) underway in the Northern Persian Gulf while conducting Maritime Security Operations.

A Maritime Security Operations team from the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) depart on a Rigid Haul Inflatable Boat (RHIB) to complete a routine boarding of a foreign vessel.

Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Francis Del Rosario, assigned to the guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89), prepares bread for the next day's meal in the ships galley.

Line handlers aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89), heave on the line, pulling aboard cables and wires to attach to the King Post during a replenishment at sea.

Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89), release chains holding pallet of stores sent over from the fast combat support ship USS Camden (AOE-2) during a replenishment at sea.

Culinary Specialist David Wade, pulls chicken out of the oven for lunch aboard Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG-89)..

The guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89), test fires the MK-32 Mod-15 Torpedo Launcher.

Firefighters stationed aboard guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89), cautiously enter a space suspected of containing an electrical fire.

Sailors working in the sonar shop aboard guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) load a MK-46 Mod 5A[SW] torpedo .

Sonar Technicians Renee Callie, left, and Scott Burdick help guide a MK-46 Mod 5A torpedo out of the launching tube.

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Terry Scott speaks with the officers aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) during an Officer's Call.

Master Chief Petty Officer Of The Navy (MCPON) Terry Scott compliments the enlisted crew of the Arleigh Burke-lass guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) .

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Terry Scott answers questions from the enlisted crew of the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89).

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Terry Scott answers questions from the enlisted crew of the Arleigh Burke-lass guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89).

Seaman Melvin Yancy, left, from Alexandria, La. and Seaman Katrina Knapp, from Pintkney, Mich., stands watch on the bridge of the guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89).

Members of USS Mustin's (DDG 89) Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure (VBSS) Team conduct a training exercise in a rigid hull inflatable boat.

Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIB) attached to the guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) conduct Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO) in the Persian Gulf.

Senior Chief Boatswain's Mate Gary Arehart, assists a Motor Vessel Olympias crew member aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Rachel H. Bradley checks on two Motor Vessel Olympias crew members after they were rescued by the crew aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89).

Motor Vessel Olympias burns in the early morning hours.

Sailors assigned to the guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) transport Motor Vessel Olympias crew members to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in a rigged hull inflatable boat (RHIB).

Motor Vessel Olympias crew members arrive at the aviation unit of Naval Support Activity, Bahrain, after being rescued at sea by Sailors assigned to the guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89).

Motor Vessel Olympias crew members arrive at the aviation unit of Naval Support Activity, Bahrain, after being rescued at sea by Sailors assigned to the guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89).

Motor Vessel Olympias crew members make their way across the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) to an awaiting helicopter for transport to Bahrain.

Military Sealift Command (MSC) underway replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) provides fuel and supplies.

The guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) breaks away from the Military Sealift Command (MSC) underway replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) after a successful replenishment at sea.

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) cruises alongside fast combat support ship USS Camden (AOE 2) as she conducts a replenishment at sea (RAS).

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and the guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) conduct a replenishment at sea (RAS) with the fast combat support ship USS Camden (AOE 2).

USS Mustin (DDG 89) cruises alongside the fast combat support ship USS Camden (AOE 2) during a replenishment at sea (RAS).

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) arrives at Naval Station San Diego.

Friends and family members wave signs and banners while anxiously awaiting the arrival of the guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89).

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) arrives at Naval Station San Diego.

The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) having recently arrived at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.

The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) makes its way to Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.

Members of the Tokyo Governors office take photos of the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) and others naval ships, as they pull into Commander Fleet Activities, Yokosuka aboard the U.S. Navy frigate USS Gary (FFG 51).

The Arleigh Burke-class destroyers USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) and USS Mustin (DDG 89) display their flags commemorating the U.S. Navy�s 231st Birthday.

Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jesse Shuey, stationed aboard the 7th Fleet Command and Control Ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), stands at parade rest.

he Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) is shown sailing in the western Pacific Ocean.

Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 2nd Class Charles Hiett climbs a ladder as part of a visit, board, search and seizure drill aboard guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89).

Lt. j.g. Nick Fleming stands as a rear guard for the visit, board, search and seizure team aboard guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89).

Electrician's Mate 2nd Class Jared Hawthorne and Electronics Technician 2nd Class Richard Miller stand in formation after completing a visit, board, search and seizure drill aboard guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89).

Large harbor tug Opelika (YTB 798) and Kittanning (YTB 787) follow alongside the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) as she gets underway on board Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka.

Gas Turbine System Technician Mechanical 3rd Class James Cauble, a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team member assigned to USS Mustin (DDG 89), climbs the ship�s pilot ladder.

Hull Technician 2nd Class Luther Michaels explains the function of damage control equipment aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89).

Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Michael Chatman, observes as Gas Turbine System Technician Fireman Jesus Ibarra, and Damage Controlman Fireman Thomas Hurst, back out from the scene.

Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Jason Price points to Oscar, a simulated man over board, during a man over board drill.

Sailors from Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) recover a MK-46 exercise torpedo in a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat after a torpedo launch exercise.

Torpedoman's Mate 3rd Class Brian Reed checks the dye pack of a MK-46 exercise torpedo before a torpedo launch exercise as Torpedoman's Mate Seaman Russell Spoon and Chief Sonar Technician Ray Reyes observe.

A MK-46 exercise torpedo is launched from the deck of Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) during a torpedo launch exercise.

Japanese destroyer JS Murasame (DD 101), Japanese destroyer JS Kirishima (DD 174).

Indian navy auxiliary ship INS Jyoti (A 58), Indian navy destroyer INS Mysore (D 60).

A Sailor aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) assists a Yokosuka local on how to properly don firefighting equipment during the Mustin's Family and Friend Day Cruise.

Cmdr. Ed Cashman, commanding officer of Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89), welcomes Yokosuka locals as they arrive for the Mustin's Family and Friend Day Cruise.

USS Hampton (SSN 767) (foreground), USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), USS Cowpens (CG 63) and USS Mustin (DDG 89) transit in formation following a 15 ship group photo concluding Valiant Shield 2007.

Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing 5 fly over USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), USS Cowpens (CG 63), USS Mustin (DDG 89), USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54), and USNS Pecos (T-AO 197).

USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) transits behind USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) during an air power demonstration in the Pacific.

USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), USS Cowpens (CG 63), USS Mustin (DDG 89), and USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) transit the Pacific while preparing for an air power demonstration.

Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing 5 fly over USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), USS Cowpens (CG 63), USS Mustin (DDG 89), USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54), and USNS Pecos (T-AO 197).

USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), USS Cowpens (CG 63), USS Mustin (DDG 89), USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54), and USNS Pecos (T-AO 197) transit the Pacific while preparing for an air power demonstration

USS Mustin (DDG 89) leaves Port Kelang after a four-day visit.

A large harbor tug assists Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) as she departs her berth at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka.

Deck Department Sailors work on the forecastle aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89).

A boatswain's mate stands ready with chock and chains to secure an SH-60F Seahawk, from Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 14, as it lands aboard the flight deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89).

A boatswain's mate removes the chock and chains from an SH-60F Seahawk, from Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 14, before taking off from the flight deck of guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89).

The crew of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) test the ship's counter measure wash-down sprinkler system (CMWDS) on the foc'sle during a chemical biological and radiological (CBR) drill.

Seaman Elizabeth Gomez shows Marine Cpl. Alexander Peterson how to man the helm from the bridge aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89).

The five-inch gun system aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) fires at a practice target during a live-fire exercise.

Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Jason Barcellos sprays soap on an SH-60B Seahawk helicopter attached to Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Light (HSL) 51 on the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89).

Operations Specialist Seaman Michael Leek watches as Chief Master-at-Arm's Christopher Crane handcuffs Fire Controlman 1st Class Paul Rohlinger

Weapons department personnel launch an inactive torpedo off the port side of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89).

Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) gather around the rails to watch a Hawker-Hunter training aircraft fly by the ship.

Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 2nd Class Phillip Hinds Damage Controlman 3rd Class Scott Edwards, of Chandler don firefighting gear aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89).

Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) observe as a fuel probe is guided into the ship's receiver during an underway replenishment.

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Joe R. Campa Jr. speaks to Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89).

Sailors assigned to the amphibious transport dock USS Juneau (LPD 10) heave the phone and distance line during a refueling at sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193).

The amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) conducts a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193).

The amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) conducts a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193).

Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) remove cargo nets from pallets of food, water and emergency supplies delivered to the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during a vertical replenishment.

The amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) conducts a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193).