USS Cushing (DD-985)
This is the Spruance-class destroyer USS Cushing (DD-985). She was the fifth ship to carry the name, and was laid down in 1976, commissioning on 21 September, 1979. In the 1980s, Cushing served as the flagship of Destroyer Squadron 31, in charge of the US Pacific Fleet's anti-submarine hunting. In the mid-90s, Cushing received a prototype Remote Minehunting System. She spent the next decade participating in multinational naval exercises, until she was decommissioned in 2005, twenty-six years to the day after commissioning. Cushing was stricken the same day, and initially slated for transfer to Turkey, but she was expended as a target in 2008.