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NORFOLK-The guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) is shipping out for eight months.

The ship will leave Naval Station Norfolk on Wednesday morning for the 6th Fleet area (Mediterranean Sea).

During its last deployment in May 2011, Ramage conducted naval exercises with five countries and rescued an Egyptian fisherman adrift 100 nautical miles from land.

This is her fourth deployment in about four years.

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