USS Laboon’s (DDG 58) keel was laid down, March 23, 1992, at the Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine. She was launched, Feb. 20, 1993, and commissioned March 18, 1995. In the fall of 1996, she fired Tomahawk missiles at targets in Iraq, thus becoming the first Arleigh Burke-class destroyer to engage in combat.
In 1998, Laboon took part in NATO Exercise Dynamic Response 98, together with USS Wasp's Amphibious Ready Group.
On Sept. 12, 2012, Laboon was ordered to the coast of Libya in what the Pentagon called a "contingency" in case a strike was ordered. This was in response to the 2012 diplomatic mission attacks.
On June 21, 2015, Laboon entered the Black Sea along with the French ship Dupuy de Lôme as part of NATO's presence missions following the Annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation. While in the Black Sea, she participated in joint maneuvers with a Romanian Navy Rear-Admiral Eustațiu Sebastian-class corvette. On June 27, 2015, Laboon began a two-day visit to the Black Sea port of Batumi, Georgia, to participate in training with the Coast Guard of Georgia and offer tours of the ship.
On April 14, 2018, Laboon fired seven Tomahawk missiles from a position in the Red Sea as part of a bombing campaign in retaliation for the Syrian government's use of chemical weapons against people in Douma.