120903-N-TX154-121GUAM (Sept. 3, 2012) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) departs Apra Harbor. Cowpens is part of the George Washington Carrier Strike Group based out of Yokosuka, Japan, and is conducting a routine patrol in the western Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly/Released)