Goodbye Iron Nickel
For 34 years the mighty amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) has served as both a weapon of war and a symbol of peace.
Commander's Corner (Vol 46 - Spring 2015)
Of the CNO’s Tenets, “Warfighting First” comes first, and that is no accident. Admiral Greenert assumed office and immediately set about honing the warfighting edge of the entire Navy.
The Surface Navy Association (SNA) maintains a dynamic awards program to award Sailors, Cuttermen, Dependents, future Sailors and Civilian military supporters, through a wide spectrum of opportunities to include recognition and monetary awards.
Reflection and Projection
Having recently completed its mid-life
modernization, USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) and
the ships in her class stand ready to support future
operations for decades to come.
The Test of Time
In 1963, the Beatles recorded their first album, a gallon of gas was 29 cents and…
the Planned Maintenance System (PMS) for the United States Navy was established.
Jack of all Trades
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert stressed the versatility of the new Independence-class littoral combat ships (LCS) at a press conference at Naval Air Station Pensacola.
Makin Island Chiefs Celebrate CPO 122nd Birthday
SAN DIEGO - Master Chief Ship's Serviceman Ioapo Puaatuua (right), the eldest master chief petty officer aboard amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), and Chief Boatswain's Mate Danielle Rosetti, the command's youngest chief petty officer, participate in a ceremonious cake cutting in celebration of the Navy's 122nd anniversary since the establishment of the rank of chief petty officer.
USS Mustin Shares Navy Life with Japan
YOKOSUKA, Japan - Damage Controlman Third Class Petty Officer Wesley Foster poses with Japanese visitors on board Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) during Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka's Spring Festival.
Battle Group in the Sand
This seems to be a small town stuck in the past. Except that it's not. Just across the water is Wallops Island, home to the most advanced testing and training sites for the U.S. Navy's combat systems community.
Future of PMS
Have you ever driven your car and thought that something wasn’t right? No warning lights are coming on. You changed the oil last week so that should be fine. The tires are new. Still, you know something’s up.
Strong, Ethical Midshipmen
Alongside several of his key staff members, SURFLANT Commander Rear Adm. Pete Gumataotao addressed a couple dozen midshipmen in an open forum and spoke about the importance of integrity, procedural compliance, and team building.
Drug Interdiction Super Team
USS Gary (FFG 51), her embarked Helicopter Squadron and U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment successfully intercepted a suspected narcotic-trafficking vessel in international waters off the coast of Central America
USS Lassen Honors Women’s History Month
YOKOSUKA, Japan – Crewmembers aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) closed out Women’s History Month in celebration of the strong leaders who have made an impression, both past and present.
U.S. 3rd Fleet Hosts Staff Talks for Maritime Defense
SAN DIEGO - Cmdr. Michael Jarrett, commanding officer of the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1), gives Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray, commander, U.S. Coast Guard Pacific and Royal Canadian Navy Rear Adm. William Truelove, commander, Maritime Forces Pacific a tour of Freedom's waterborne mission zone as part of Three-Party Staff Talks (TPST).
USS Mobile Bay Sailors Celebrate Easter
SAN DIEGO - Chief Fire Controlman John Trowbridge and Chief Gunner's Mate Morgan Beavers enjoy a musical performance by Bradley Brown during a special Easter Sunday service on board the guided missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53).
Shiloh Sailors Honor their History
SOUTH CHINA SEA - Capt. Kurush Morris, commanding officer of Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) speaks with his crew during a commemoration event for the Battle of Shiloh, for which the ship is named.
SECNAV Visits Sailors During NEA Vietnam
DA NANG Vietnam - Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus speaks with sailors aboard the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) during Naval Engagement Activity (NEA) Vietnam 2015.
Republic of Korea Sailor Embarks Aboard USS Chief for Foal Eagle
CHINHAE, Republic of Korea (NNS) -- Republic of Korea (ROK) Lt. j.g. Gyeong Min Lee, operations officer of ROK Ship Hae Nam (MSH 573), embarked aboard mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) to further cooperation between the U.S. and ROK navies during Exercise Foal Eagle.
CHINHAE, Republic of Korea (NNS) -- The U.S. and Republic of Korea (ROK) navies conducted a successful mine countermeasures exercise as part of Foal Eagle 2015.
LCSRON 1 Sailors Win FY-14 CNO Safety Awards
SAN DIEGO - Lt. Josh Sando, the deputy assistant chief of staff for operations for Littoral Combat Squadron (LCSRON) 1, was named the recipient of the 2014 Chief of Naval Operations Shore Safety Award for military officers.
Small Ship, Big Family
CHINHAE, Republic of Korea (NNS) -- The mine countermeasure ship USS Chief (MCM 14) is 224 feet long and 39 feet wide with a crew of 94 Sailors.
Warrior Crew Completes INSURV Material Inspection
PACIFIC OCEAN - The officers and crew of the mine countermeasures ship USS Warrior (MCM 10) completed a material inspection with a grade of 87% given by the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV).
LCS Crew 103 Wins FY-14 CNO Afloat Safety Award
CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Singapore – Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Crew 103, currently embarked aboard the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) was announced as a recipient of the FY-2014 Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Afloat Safety Award, April 15.
USS Gary Returns From Final Deployment
SAN DIEGO - U.S. Navy frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) is scheduled to return to Naval Base San Diego from its final deployment, where it operated in the U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet and U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations.
A Different Type of Naval Knee-knocker
Fire Controlman Chief James Cramer shows us that morning colors isn't the only type of music in his life. (Video Story By: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zachary Bell)
"Leaders are not born, they are forged, they are created," said Command Master Chief Joe Grgetich, the senior mentor for The Foundry 003 class and keynote speaker for the graduation ceremony. "During the past week these Sailors received leadership insight from both civilian and military leaders."
LCS Crew 208 Takes Home Top Honors in SAPR Cup Competition
SAN DIEGO - The "Paladins" of Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Crew 208 joined forces with other Sailors assigned to other pre-commissioning units at Littoral Combat Ship Squadron (LCSRON) 1 to take home first place in the Naval Base San Diego Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Cup competition.
Navy Names Littoral Combat Ship
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that the next Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) will be named USS St. Louis.
Blue Ridge Arrives in Zhanjiang to Promote Maritime Cooperation
ZHANJIANG, People's Republic of China - An officer in the People's Liberation Army Navy South Sea Fleet presents flowers to U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) Commanding Officer Capt. Kyle P. Higgins during a welcoming ceremony in Zhanjiang.
US 7th Fleet, Chinese South Sea Fleet Leaders Conduct 'Staff Talks' in Zhanjiang
ZHANJIANG, People’s Republic of China – People’s Liberation Army Navy PLA(N) Vice Adm. Shen Jinlong, commander, South Sea Fleet, along side U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Robert L. Thomas Jr., commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, speaks to senior navy leaders from the 7th Fleet and PLA(N) during a professional exchange of ideas in a variety of technical and operational topics at South Sea Fleet Headquarters in Zhanjiang.
Blue Ridge Partners with PLA(N) During Visit To Zhanziang School
ZHANJIANG, People's Republic of China - Legalman 1st Class Rashay Stokes, center, attached to U.S. 7th Fleet staff, hands out candy to children while first class petty officers attached to the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and embarked 7th Fleet staff visit children at the Zhanjiang Special Education School.
Michael Murphy Honored in Ireland
KINSALE, Ireland (NNS) -- The Irish Veterans Association held a dedication ceremony to commemorate the first Irish Veterans Post in honor of fallen American Lt. (SEAL) Michael Murphy in the chapter's headquarters.
Heritage and Service
The Irish Veterans Association held a dedication ceremony to commemorate the first Irish Veterans Post in honor of fallen American Lt. (SEAL) Michael Murphy in the chapter's headquarters April 18.
Amphib Seabees Pound Piles, Build Causeway
EO2 Heath Blobaum, a Seabee assigned to Amphibious Construction Battalion 2 Det 616 from Minneapolis, Minn., uses a guide line to help steady a pile extractor during the construction of an Elevated Causeway System (ELCAS) as it is lowered into place by a 200-ton crane.
USS Russell Hosts Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
SAN DIEGO - Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Dr. Amanda Sloat takes the helm of the guided missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) during a tour of Russell's robust ballistic missile defense capabilities at Naval Base San Diego.
USS Pearl Harbor Receives New Commander
SAN DIEGO - Cmdr. Judd Krier, right, relieves Cmdr. DeWayne Sanders as commanding officer of USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) during a change of command ceremony on the flight deck of the USS Midway (CV 41) Museum.
Congressman Visits USS Shoup
NAVAL STATION EVERETT, Wash. - Cmdr. Bryant Trost, commanding officer of the guided missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86), gives a tour of the ship and a brief on destroyer capabilities to U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.) at Naval Station Everett.
Bonhomme Richard Holds Change of Command
SASEBO, Japan - Capt. Joey Tynch, outgoing commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), addresses the crew during a change of command ceremony.
Iron Ships, Iron Chefs
Sailors from the USS Wasp, USS Cole, USS James E. Williams, USCGC Dauntless competed alongside Royal Navy frigate, HMS Lancaster and Royal Canadian Navy Destroyer HMCS Athabaskan in the "New Orleans Fleet Week Seafood Cook-Off".
New Orleans Soars Through Aviation Certification
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Helicopters roared to life on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) as crew members went to work qualifying and passing the Afloat Training Group (ATG) Pacific Aviation Readiness Qualification (ARQ) 1.4 Bravo.
SAAPM 2015: ESSEX Sailors Doing Their Part
PACIFIC OCEAN - More than 630 Sailors, Marines and civilians aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) form a teal ribbon and spell out "ESX ARG" to show support for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.
Fort Worth Departs Singapore After Scheduled Maintenance
CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Singapore – The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) departed its maintenance and logistics hub in Singapore after a five-day preventative maintenance availability (PMAV) and a two-week long repair availability (RAV).