In 2372 command of the vessel was assumed by Captain Kiva during a refit at the Copernicus Shipyards. During the refit, she received several parts from decommissioned Constellation class vessels, including the navigational deflector and lower two warp nacelles from the USS Antiope.
She became part of the 523rd's Tactical Wing's light cruiser wing for the duration of the Dominion War.
A week after Operation Return she detected a large group of mixed species on a world that had reverted to Federation space after the Dominion retreat. Human, Romulan, Klingon, Cardassian, Jem'Hadar on one world was hard to explain. Further examination with long-range sensors showed what appeared to be a POW Camp. ("Familiar Faces ")
Captain Kiva (Commanding Officer 2372)
Lieutenant Commander Satchio Nakamura (Science Officer 2372-2374, Executive Officer 2374)
Lieutenant Jason Meadows (Chief Engineer 2373)
Gasish - Chemistry Head 2372 -2374, Chief Science Officer 2374
Graw Arkan - Chief of Security 2373
Hiro Nakumura - Chief Medical Officer 2372
Kara Evans - Chief Navigation Officer - 2372
Tisyh zh'Sholul - Chief of Operations 2372, Second Officer 2374