She arrived back in her home port on 13 August.
Arkansas was transferred to the Pacific Fleet after completing the refit; while en route, she stopped in to participate in the celebration.
Her primary missions were in defending aircraft carrier task forces in air defense AAW and antisubmarine warfare ASW by using her guided missiles, radar systems, and sonar systems.
On 7 December, the warship began preparations for overseas movement.
Between 24 September and 16 October, Arkansas escorted the during an operational readiness exercise that was carried out around.
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