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Navy destroyer Truxtun has new commanding officer

Friday - 8/10/2012, 3:29am  ET

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A destroyer based at Naval Station Norfolk has a new commanding officer.

The Navy says Cmdr. Andrew Biehn replaces Cmdr. John Ferguson on the Truxtun.

Biehn is a 1995 University of Virginia graduate and had served as Truxtun's executive officer for the past year. Ferguson was Truxtun's commander since March 2010.

The Virginian-Pilot ( http://bit.ly/TllbZ4) reports the pair had worked together on several assignments, including completing a deployment to the Arabian Gulf.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com


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