|Rushmore Concludes Iron Fist 2018
The Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47), with elements from 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, concluded exercise Iron Fist 2018 off the coast of Southern California, Feb. 7.
USS Warrior Holds Change of Command Ceremony
SASEBO, Japan - Lt. Cmdr. William Carroll (left), from Lusby, Md., salutes Lt. Cmdr. Benjamin Pearlswig (right), from Turner, Ore., during a change of command ceremony. Pearlswig relieved Carroll as commanding officer of the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Warrior (MCM 10) during the ceremony.
New Commander for Destroyer Squadron Nine
EVERETT, Wash. (NNS) – Capt. Kyle J. Colton relieved Capt. Douglas W. Kunzman as commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9 during a change of command ceremony Feb. 9 aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG-100) at Naval Station Everett.
SMWDC Leads LCS Tactical Action Working Group 2.0
MAYPORT, Fla. (NNS) -- Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC) convened the second in a series of quarterly Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Tactical Action Working Groups (TAWG) 2.0 at Naval Station Mayport, Florida, Jan. 30-31.
USS Rushmore concludes exercise Iron Fist 2018
SAN DIEGO - The Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47), with elements from 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, concluded exercise Iron Fist 2018 off the coast of Southern California, Feb. 7.
Dewey Sterett Depart San Diego for Indo-Asia-Pacific
PACIFIC OCEAN – Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Dewey (DDG 105) and USS Sterett (DDG 104) departed their homeport of Naval Base San Diego for a scheduled deployment to conduct operations in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region, Feb. 6.
Sterett Returns to San Diego for Repairs
SAN DIEGO – Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) experienced an engineering casualty and returned to San Diego to assess the casualty, Feb. 7.
Dewey, Sterett depart San Diego for Indo-Pacific
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Dewey (DDG 105) and USS Sterett (DDG 104) will depart their homeport of Naval Base San Diego for a scheduled deployment to conduct operations in the Indo-Pacific Region, Feb. 6.
USS America 15th MEU Return from Deployment
The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), as part of the America Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) returned home to San Diego, Feb. 2.
USS San Diego 15th MEU Return from Deployment
SAN DIEGO (NNS) The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22), with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), returned to their homeport and namesake city, San Diego, Feb. 2
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USS Mustin Arrives in Otaru Japan
OTARU, Japan (NNS) – The forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) arrived for its third port visit to Otaru, Japan, Feb. 2.
Navy to Commission Littoral Combat Ship Omaha
WASHINGTON - The Navy will commission its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Omaha (LCS 12), during a 10 a.m. PST ceremony (watch it live) Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Broadway pier in San Diego.
USS Germantown Conducts Stern Gate Marriage
SASEBO, Japan - USS Germantown (LSD 42) conducted a stern gate marriage with a Landing Craft Utility (LCU) vehicle from Navy Beach Unit 7 (NBU-7) as part of her certifying events on Jan. 18.
America Amphibious Ready Group
SAN DIEGO - Sailors and Marines of the USS America (LHA 6) Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) are scheduled to return to their homeport at Naval Station San Diego, Feb. 2, after a successful seven-month deployment to the Indo-Pacific, Middle East, Mediterranean, and Horn of Africa regions.
USS Wasp Receives Retention Excellence Award
SASEBO, Japan - The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) was selected Jan. 25 to receive the FY17 Navy Retention Excellence Award (REA) less than two weeks after pulling into their new home port of Sasebo, Japan.
USS Bonhomme Richard certified ready for sea
SASEBO, Japan - The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) was certified deployment-ready following a Naval Surface Forces-led Ready for Sea Assessment (RFSA), Jan. 23.
Change of Command
Capt. Anthony Roach relieved Capt. Kevin Parker during a Change of Command ceremony aboard USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) Jan. 19, 2018.
US Naval Academy Holds Ship Selection for Class of 2018
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (NNS) -- Two hundred, fifty-six future surface warfare officers selected the ships they will serve on after graduation during the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) midshipmen Ship Selection Night Jan. 25 in Alumni Hall.
USS Lake Champlain Completes Ordnance Onload
SEAL BEACH, Calif. (NNS) -- The Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) completed an ordnance onload at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Jan. 12, in preparation for deployment to the Western Pacific.
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USS Fitzgerald Arrives in Pascagoula for Restoration
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) arrived in Pascagoula, Mississippi, Jan. 19, aboard heavy lift vessel MV Transshelf inward bound from Yokosuka, Japan.
America Amphibious Ready Group arrives in Hawaii
PEARL HARBOR - The Sailors and Marines of the America Amphibious Ready Group (ARG)/15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Jan. 22-23, for the final port call of the ARG/MEU’s deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific, Horn of Africa, Mediterranean, and Middle East.
Portland Sailors Volunteer at Orphanage
Sailors from the future amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) and Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 participated in a community service project at a local orphanage in Manzanillo, Mexico, Jan. 17.
USS Paul Hamilton Galley Re-Opening
SAN DIEGO, CA. – The crew of the guided missile destroyer USS PAUL HAMILTON (DDG 60) celebrated the re-opening of the ship’s galley and mess decks January 22, 2018 following 19 months of repair, maintenance and upgrades as part of the ship’s Extended Dry-docking Selected Restricted Availability (EDSRA) period.
USS Anchorage Departs for NASAs Orion Mission
San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) departed from Naval Base San Diego to conduct an Underway Recovery Test (URT) in conjunction with NASA off the coast of Southern California, Jan. 17.
Brown Assumes Command of Naval Surface Forces
San Diego (Jan. 18, 2018) -- Vice Adm. Richard A. Brown relieves Vice Adm. Thomas S. Rowden as Commander, Naval Surface Forces (SURFOR) and Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet today. The turnover was conducted at the SURFOR headquarters on Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. With the mission of warfighting and winning at sea, SURFOR provides Fleet Commanders with lethal, ready, well-trained, and logistically-supported Surface Forces to assure, deter and win at sea.