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PHILIPPINE SEA (NNS) – Trilateral maritime exercise Malabar 2018 was conducted off the coast of Guam from June 7 through June 16.
Mobility-Seamanship (MOB-S) trainers from Afloat Training Group Pacific Northwest (ATGPNW) held Small Boat Officer training for junior officers from the Naval Station Everett waterfront on March 22, 2018 Month, DD.
Essex ARG 13th MEU Complete COMPTUEX
SAN DIEGO (NNS) – Sailors of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and Marines attached to 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed Composite Training Unit exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of Southern California, June 15.
Cooking For His Shipmates, Bettering Himself
PHILIPPINE SEA — The Navy has culinary specialists on its vessels to feed the crew a healthy diet. On the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), Culinary Specialist Seaman Apprentice Marcus Wallace is a cook for the ship.
Commander, Escort Flotilla Two Visits Benfold
PHILIPPINE SEA (NNS) — The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) hosted commander, Escort Flotilla Two, June 13, while participating in exercise Malabar 2018.
Future USS Thomas Hudner to be Commissioned in Boston
On June 12, Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced the newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, Pre Commissioning Unit Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), will be commissioned during a ceremony Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 in Boston.
USS Portland Arrives in Pearl Harbor Ahead of RIMPAC
PEARL HARBOR - The amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) arrived in Pearl Harbor, May 29, to conduct Combat Systems Ship Qualification Trials and prepare for a unique role in exercise Rim of the Pacific.
McGovern Takes Over as PHIBRON 11 Commodore
SASEBO, Japan -- Capt. Jim McGovern relieved Capt. Ed Thompson as commodore of Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 11 at a change of command ceremony aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), June 1.
Sailors of Benfold: Fireman Jonathan Pipes
PHILIPPINE SEA (June 5, 2018) Fireman Jonathan Pipes, speaks during an interview aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anna Van Nuys/Released)
Benfold Arrives in Guam
SANTA RITA, Guam — The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) arrived in Santa Rita, Guam, for a regularly scheduled port visit, June 5.
Surface Warfare: a Running Fix
For 242 years, the U.S. Navy — more specifically, the forward-deployed and globally-present surface force — has safeguarded our economic, diplomatic, and military security interests. Our nation’s civilian and military leadership have employed this force in every century of our existence to maintain freedom of movement on the high seas, to protect the flow of goods and services on the world’s oceans, to defend maritime chokepoints, and to preserve a stable environment in which all law-abiding nations can flourish.
USS Champion Lives Up to Her Name
SAN DIEGO (NNS) – USS Champion (MCM 4) was selected for 15 unit and individual awards for their performance during the 2017 competitive awards period.
Change of Command 2018
Capt. Jim McGovern salutes the sideboys after assuming command of Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 11 during the conclusion of a change of command ceremony aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42). McGovern relieved Capt. Ed Thompson as commodore PHIBRON 11 and will now lead the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed amphibious squadron consisting of USS Wasp (LHD 1), USS Green Bay (LPD 20), USS Ashland (LSD 48), and Germantown.
Benfold Celebrates Memorial Day with Promotion Ceremony
PHILIPPINE SEA – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold frocked 38 first, second and third class petty officers and promoted six ensigns to lieutenant junior grade on the ship’s flight deck, during a Memorial Day celebration May 28.
First ASW/SUW WTI Re-Blue Increases Surface Fleet Warfighting Capability, Readiness, and Lethality
More than seventy Anti-Submarine/Surface Warfare (ASW/SUW) Warfare Tactics Instructors (WTI) participated in the first ASW/SUW WTI Re-Blue here, May 22-24. Re-Blue events are an investment in WTI career professional development and bring together WTIs of each type - ASW/SUW, Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD), or Amphibious Warfare (AMW) - to exchange lessons learned and doctrine and tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP) updates from the Fleet, and to build esprit de corps within the cadre.
Training to Save Lives
WATERS OFF THE COAST OF JAPAN – The cold ocean embraced him as he jumped from the small craft, but he didn’t mind the temperature. All he could think about was completing the mission and retrieving his shipmate during a drill.
Sea and Anchor
Sailors strike down line aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) during sea and anchor detail. Benfold is forward-deployed to the U.S.
Pacific Partnership 2018 Concludes in Thailand Heads to Vietnam
PATTAYA, Thailand (NNS) -- Pacific Partnership 2018, the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) preparedness mission, concluded aboard expeditionary fast transport USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) in Pattaya, Thailand, May 24.
Pacific Partnership kicks off in Thailand for first time
PATTAYA, Thailand - Pacific Partnership 2018, the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) preparedness mission, kicked off aboard the expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) in Sattahip, May 20.
USS Chung-Hoon Receives New Commander
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) held a change of command ceremony May 9 while underway off the coast of Southern California as part of group sail with Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 3.
USS Halsey returns to Pearl Harbor after deployment
PEARL HARBOR - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) returned to its homeport, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, May 14, after a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation.
ESG-3 Wraps Up Annual Gator Week
SAN DIEGO- (May 18, 2017) – Sailors and Marines participated in Gator Week 2018, hosted by Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 3 at Admiral Baker Park May 15 through May 18.
Curtis Wilbur Arrives to Shimoda Black Ship Festival
SHIMODA, Japan (NNS) – The forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) arrived in Shimoda, Shizuoka, Japan, May 17, to participate in the 79th annual Shimoda Black Ship Festival.
Carrier Strike Group 3 completes group sail training
PACIFIC OCEAN - Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 3 completed a group sail with USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9, guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 21, May 11.
USS Dewey Returns to San Diego After Deployment
SAN DIEGO – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) returned to San Diego May 11 following a 90-day deployment to the East Sea, Philippine Sea, and western Pacific.
USS Sterett Supports “Up-Gunned” ESG,
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) and the embarked “Scorpions” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 49 returned to their homeport of San Diego May 11.
Dewey and Sterett to Return to San Diego After Deployment
SAN DIEGO – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Dewey (DDG 105) and USS Sterett (DDG 104) are set to return to San Diego following a 90-day deployment to the East Sea, Philippine Sea, and Western Pacific, May 11.