December 20, 2012(FHTNC)–contributed….Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Jeffrey W. Dolan, son of Renee M. and Joseph G. Dolan of Sparta, Wis., and Sailors from the  Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) departed  Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled six-month deployment in the Western Pacific region.  The crew has anxiously waited for the day to deploy after having spent months preparing and training for the missions they will soon undertake. From different weather patterns to deployed operational tasking, Cheyenne will face many challenges during deployment that are not normally encountered in the local operating area.  Along with accomplishing the mission, the deployment will provide an  opportunity to gain experience for many on the crew to include  watchstanding, and submarine qualifications.  Commissioned September 1996, USS Cheyenne is the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for Cheyenne, Wyoming, and is one of the most  capable attack submarines in the world. She can launch Harpoon and Tomahawk missiles as well as Mark-48 torpedoes.  Dolan is a 2007 graduate of Sparta High School of Sparta, Wis. and joined the Navy in April 2010.