USS Mustin Departs Singapore
Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) departed Changi Naval Base, Singapore, July 26, after a scheduled voyage repair maintenance period.
California Girl Helps with PP11 Mission
Lt. j.g. Courtney Natter is the training officer assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 23, currently finishing up Pacific Partnership 2011 as the protocol officer.
Essex ARG, 31st MEU Wrap Up Exercise Talisman Sabre 2011
Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) back loaded their amphibious craft and gear to the forward-deployed amphibious dock-landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), July 30 from Freshwater Beach, Australia, marking the end of exercise Talisman Sabre 2011
USS Reuben James Holds Change of Command
At 10 O’clock on July 27th, the warship REUBEN JAMES (FFG-57), a part of Destroyer Squadron THREE ONE, conducted a change of command ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam.
Comstock Sailors Lend a Hand in Bahrain
U.S. Navy Sailors serving aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) participated in a community relations (COMREL) project with the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA), during a scheduled port visit in Bahrain.
The brave crew of the Aegis cruiser, USS Mobile Bay, have embarked on a challenging deployment to protect our nation’s interests and to defend freedom around the world.
MCPON Visits USS Vandegrift
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick D. West does pushups with USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) Sailors.
USS Lassen Draws Thousands on Friendship Day
YOKOSUKA, Japan - More than 6,000 local Yokosuka residents, friends, and family members waited in a line stretching over a mile to tour the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82), during the 35th Friendship Day at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka.
USS Cowpens Arrives in Laem Chabang
LAEM CHABANG, Thailand - The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) arrived in Laem Chaban, Thailand, for a port visit.
Fleet Week at Seattle Seafair Concludes
SEATTLE - Fleet Week concluded at the 62nd annual Seattle Seafair Aug. 8 when U.S. Navy ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) departed from the Port of Seattle.
First Week of Deployment
The Officers, Chiefs, and Crew of USS MOBILE BAY said farewell to family and friends as they left sunny San Diego, deploying with JOHN C. STENNIS Strike Group.
Makin Island's Ceremonial Choir Performs for NNOA Conference
USS Makin Island (LHD 8) Ceremonial Choir showcased its talent by performing three songs to open the final day of the week-long National Naval Officers Association (NNOA) Leadership, Professional Development and Training Conference in San Diego.
Pacific Fleet Master Chief Visits USS Essex
SASEBO, Japan - Sailors from ship and shore commands across fleet activities Sasebo gathered aboard the USS Essex to discuss a number of important topics with Pacific Fleet Master Chief John Minyard.
USS New Orleans, 11th MEU Train to Combat Piracy
The crew of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) along with an embarked Maritime Raid Force (MRF) from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conducted its first joint boarding training mission during a pre-deployment exercise.
USS Thach Arrives in Panama for PANAMAX 2011
The guided-missile frigate USS Thach (FFG 43) arrived in Panama City, Panama, for the start of PANAMAX 2011, a multinational exercise focusing on the defense of the Panama Canal.
Peleliu ARG Receives Deployment Commendation
The PELELIU Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation (MUC) for key contributions to national defense and humanitarian assistance rendered during a 2010 deployment to 5th fleet.
Construction Commences on Future USS Milwaukee (LCS 5)
MARINETTE, Wis. - Naval Sea Systems Command announced Aug. 18 that fabrication of the future USS Milwaukee (LCS 5), the fifth ship of the littoral combat ship class, has begun at Marinette Marine Corp. Shipyard in Marinette, Wis.
The USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) moors in Busan, Republic of Korea
BUSAN, Republic of Korea (Aug. 18, 2011) The U.S. 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) is assisted by a tugboat as the ship moors in Busan, Republic of Korea. Blue Ridge switched mooring sides in order perform maintenance on the starboard side of the ship.
End of Deployment 2011
Today USS Gary returned from a six and a half month deployment to Fourth Fleet in support of the on-going Counter Narcotics mission. GARY was responsible for six disruptions and three seizures preventing four tons of narcotics valued at over 140 million dollars from reaching the US.
Essex Sailors Prepare for ULTRA-C Evaluation
The crew of forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS ESSEX (LHD 2) prepared for its upcoming Unit Level Training Assessment-Certification (ULTRA-C) by fighting a simulated helicopter crash/fire and responding to a simulated mass casualty scenario on the flight deck.
USS Bonhomme Richard to replace USS Essex
The U.S. Navy announced Aug. 19, the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), currently homeported in San Diego, will be forward-deployed to Sasebo, Japan, to replace the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2).
USS New Orleans Involved in Interdiction
Amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) recovered an estimated 1,800 pounds of alleged contraband from a small boat off the coast of San Diego Aug. 20.
Reagan Drops Anchor in Guam
Sailors from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) arrived in Guam for a port visit.
Makin Island ARG Completes Integrated Training Phase
San Diego - USS Makin Island (LHD 8), the command ship for PHIBRON 5 and the 11th MEU, operated with the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) for the first of a three-phase certification process.
USS McCampbell (DDG 85) Returns to Commander Fleet Activities, Yokosuka
YOKOSUKA, Japan (Aug. 22, 2011) Information Systems Technician 1st Class Christopher Binnings, assigned to USS McCampbell (DDG 85), after returning to Commander Fleet Activities, Yokosuka. McCampbell is assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Charles Oki/Released)
Boxer Crew Supports Community, Thailand school
Sailors from the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) and embarked Marines from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) participated in a community service (COMSERV) project at the Maung Phuket Elementary School during a port visit to Phuket, Thailand.
Germantown Offloads 31st MEU
The forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) offloaded Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) at White Beach Naval Facility in Okinawa, Japan.
USS Thach Completes PANAMAX 2011
PANAMA CITY, Panama - The guided-missile frigate USS Thach (FFG 43) arrived in Panama City, Panama, for the conclusion of PANAMAX 2011, a multinational exercise focusing on the defense of the Panama Canal Aug. 25.
USS Makin Island Sailors Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
SAN DIEGO -- A group of Sailors aboard amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) educated their shipmates about ways to reduce the command's environmental impact while at sea Aug. 10-22.