NS Mayport COVID-19 Outbreak Reported Aboard Mayport-Based USS Philippine Sea By Bill Bortzfield • Feb 26, 2021 Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Indra Beaufort / U.S. Navy photo COVID-19 outbreaks have been reported aboard two Navy ships, including the Mayport-based USS Philippine Sea, which is at sea. USS Sioux City Returns Home To NS Mayport By Brittany Muller - News4Jax • Dec 4, 2020 News4Jax The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Sioux City returned home from deployment on Friday morning. Part of the crew’s mission included counter illicit drug trafficking in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. NS Mayport Welcomes New Ship, The USS St. Louis By WJCT News • Aug 10, 2020 Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alana Langdon / U.S. The U.S. Navy’s USS St. Louis was officially commissioned over the weekend at Naval Station Mayport, where it will be homeported. NS Mayport's Newest Ship Finally Leaves Montreal After 3 Ice-Bound Months By Joe Daraskevich - The Florida Times-Union • Apr 3, 2018 CAROLYN THOMPSON / Associated Press An icy pit stop that lasted about three months is finally over for the crew of the USS Little Rock after the ship left Montreal on Saturday to continue its journey to Naval Station Mayport. At Navy Bridal Show, Deployments Can Mean Planning Quick Weddings By Cyd Hoskinson • Feb 12, 2018 Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT Listen Listening... / 2:26 Hear the story airing on 89.9 WJCT-FM One issue military families deal with more frequently than civilians is prolonged separations.