USS Blue Ridge Returns To Yokosuka
YOKOSUKA, Japan - Seventh Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) returned to Yokosuka, April 2, completing a six-week patrol throughout the Pacific.
Damage Control Training on USS Pearl Harbor
ARABIAN SEA (April 2, 2012) - Cmdr. Michael Harris, executive officer of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), operates the nozzle of a fire hose during damage control training on the ship's flight deck.
Milius Holds Unofficial Change Of Command
USS MILIUS, At Sea - A 'Khaki Auction' was held aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) to help raise money for the command Family Readiness Group (FRG), March 23.
Makin Island CPOs Celebrate 119 Years of Deckplate Leadership
USS MAKIN ISLAND, At sea - Chief petty officers (CPO) serving aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) put on their service khaki and lined the ship's mess decks to celebrate the 119th birthday of the establishment of the CPO rank, April 1.
Royal Thai Navy Assumes Command Of Combined Task Force 151
Rear Admiral Tanin Likitawong, Royal Thai Navy, relieved Commodore Aage Buur Jensen, Royal Danish Navy, as Commander Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, during a change of command ceremony onboard USS Halsey (DDG 97), Muscat, Oman, March 29.
Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group Returns to 7th Fleet
INDIAN OCEAN - Carrier Strike Group 1 (CSG 1) returned to U.S. 7th Fleet April 3 after spending three months supporting maritime theater security operations and Operation Enduring Freedom in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.
USS Shiloh Flight Deck Qualification
YOKOSUKA, Japan – The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG-67) became a flight deck qualified cruiser after completing a helicopter evaluation evolution at sea, April 2.
USS Chosin Hosts Change of Command
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - The guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) held a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, April 3.
LCS 3 Completes Second Round of Builder's Trials
MARINETTE, Wis - The future USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) successfully completed the second round of builder's trials, April 4, in preparation for the ship's acceptance trials scheduled for late April.
Momsen Sailors Take College Classes While Underway
USS MOMSEN, At Sea - Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) are pursuing their education while underway through the Navy College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE).
Hawaii San Diego Ships Conclude Exercise Koa Kai
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - Hawaii and San Diego-based surface ships, submarines and aircraft participated in the eleven-day exercise Koa Kai 12-2 in the waters surrounding the Hawaiian Islands, March 30 - April 9
Halsey Sailors Build Relationships in India
CHENNIA, India - Thirty Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) volunteered at Nirmala Sishu Bhavan Orphanage April 9 during the ship's port visit to Chennai.
USS Benfold Completes Koa Kai 2012
SAN DIEGO – USS BENFOLD (DDG 65) successfully completed Koa Kai 2012, a maritime exercise focused on preparing independent deployers in multiple warfare areas, while providing training in a multi-ship environment.
Future USS Somerset Launched
AVONDALE, La. - The future USS Somerset (LPD 25) launched April 14 from Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) Avondale Shipyard, marking a key milestone in the ship's construction process.
USS Chung-Hoon Remembers USS Sigsbee
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - The crew of guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) honored Sailors of the Fletcher-class destroyer USS Sigsbee (DD 502), April 16.
ESG 3 conducts Sexual Assault Awareness Month training
SAN DIEGO (April 20, 2012) - Operations Specialist 2nd Class Dearren Watson, assigned to Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 3, makes handprints on a canvas during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) training.
USS Independence Acts as 'School Ship' for Future LCS Crews
USS INDEPENDENC, At Sea - Sailors assigned to littoral combat ship Pre-Commissioning Unit Coronado (LCS 4) are embarked aboard USS Independence (LCS 2) to learn about how the ship and crew operate at sea as the ship sails to its homeport of San Diego April 20.
Damage Control Training on board USS Makin Island
RED SEA - Senior Chief Damage Controlman Pisiana Tuitasi demonstrates how to properly apply a banding patch to a pipe during damage control training aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8).
USS Russell Returns Home to Hawaii
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - Families and friends welcomed back the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, April 23, following completion of a successful eight-month deployment to the western Pacific and Arabian Gulf.
USS Independence Sailors Volunteer at Mexican Orphanage
MANZANILLO, Mexico - Sailors from littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) participated in a community service project and donated Project Handclasp materials at a local orphanage in Manzanillo, Mexico, April 24, during the ship's first foreign port visit since its commissioning.
USS Blue Ridge Raises Sexual Assault Awareness
USS BLUE RIDGE, At Sea - The USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program is training Sailors to deal with sexual assault throughout the month of April in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.