Sailors Help Kick Off Seattle Seafair Fleet Week
SEATTLE - The 63rd annual Seattle Seafair Fleet Week kicked off as amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18), guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), and guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) arrived in the Port of Seattle.
PCU Anchorage announces CPO selectees for FY2013
AVONDALE, La. - Sailors assigned to PCU Anchorage stand before their shipmates after it was announced they were Chief Petty Officer selectees for FY2013 during an all hands call at the Huntington Ingalls Industries Avondale shipyard helo pad.
USS Denver Goes Through INSURV Inspection
SASEBO, Japan– USS Denver is currently undergoing an inspection to ensure that the ship meets the statutory, regulatory and contractual requirements as set by the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) and Chief of Naval Operations (CNO).
'Leaders to Sea' Participants Embark USS Makin Island
USS MAKIN ISLAND, At Sea - A group of seven leaders in business, industry, education and government from the Southern California area got underway with the crew of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) as part of the "Leaders to Sea" program.
Third Oldest Ship Is Still Up To Speed
SASEBO, Japan – The USS Denver (LPD 9) has officially passed their Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) inspection qualifying the ship to continue to perform normal amphibious operations and showing that the ship meets at least the minimum requirements as per the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) and the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO).
USS New Orleans Sailors Visit Veterans
SEATTLE - Sailors honored local veterans , at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Puget Sound Health Care System Seattle division during Seattle Seafair Fleet Week 2012.
LCSRON 1 Change of Command
SAN DIEGO - Capt. Robert Randall gives his departing remarks before being relieved by Capt. Chris Peterschmidt as commodore, Littoral Combat Ship Squadron One, during a change of command ceremony aboard littoral combat ship USS Independence.
PHIBRON 11 Holds Change of Command
SASEBO, Japan – Capt. Cathal O’Connor relieved Capt. Bradley Lee as Commander Amphibious Squadron 11 (CPR 11) during a ceremony held aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).
USS Peleliu Hosts Norwegian Midshipman
SAN DIEGO - Two midshipmen from the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy trained aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) from July 18 to Aug. 7 as part of the Foreign Exchange Training of Midshipman (FOREXTRAMID) program.
ANSO Convention Commences With Makin Island Visit
SAN DIEGO - The Association of Naval Services Officers (ANSO) commenced their 32nd annual convention, Aug. 6, with a youth outreach program held aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8).
Peleliu ARG Completes COMPTUEX
SAN DIEGO - The Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group (PEL ARG) and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed their composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of California.
Fort Worth (LCS 3) begins sailaway
MARINETTE, Wis. — The Navy’s newest Littoral Combat Ship, the future USS Fort Worth (LCS 3), sailed away from the Marinette Marine Corp. shipyard in Marinette, Wis., beginning her journey to her commissioning site in Galveston, Texas, before heading to her
eventual homeport of San Diego, Calif.
Japan Tours USS Denver
SASEBO, Japan – The USS Denver provided a tour of the ship for Japanese residents, giving them an in depth look into the ship.
Mustin Departs Drydock in Yokosuka, Japan
YOKOSUKA, Japan –The guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) successfully floated out from drydock, completing a major milestone during its Drydock Ship’s Restricted Availability (DSRA),.
Green Bay, San Diego Catch Military Appreciation
SAN DIEGO – Sailors from amphibious dock landing ships USS Green Bay (LPD 20) and USS San Diego (LPD 22) competed in flag football match on one of Qualcomm Stadium’s practice field to kick off the San Diego Chargers’ 24th annual Salute to the Military game.
Blue Ridge Heads South and Embraces Fukuoka
FUKUOKA, Japan - Sailors aboard U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), embarked 7th Fleet staff and Marines assigned to Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team Pacific arrived in Fukuoka, Japan.
PHIBRON 11 Deploys for Purposeful Forward Presence
SASEBO, Japan - Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 11, which is permanently embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and is forward deployed to Sasebo, Japan, commenced a fall deployment of the 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
“General Quarters, General Quarters"
PACIFIC OCEAN - The crew aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) conducted a General Quarters (GQ) drill in preparation for real-life events while underway.
COMREL at C.B. Estado de Minesota
Panama - USS Curts participated in a community relations project at C.B. Estado de Minesota, an elementary school near Vasco Nunez de Balboa Naval Base in Panama.
Blue Ridge wraps up Fukuoka Port Visit
FUKUOKA, Japan - Sailors aboard U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), embarked 7th Fleet staff and Marines assigned to Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team Pacific departed Fukuoka, Japan.
BHR Begins Division in Spotlight Program
AT SEA – The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) began a new division in the spotlight (DITS) program this summer in preparation for an upcoming board of inspection and survey (INSURV).
All For One, One For All Aboard BHR
USS BONHOMME RICHARD, At Sea - Sailors volunteered to learn basic first-aid training aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) on Aug. 14, to assist their Shipmates if ever in need.
Midshipmen Embark USS Bunker Hill
USS BUNKER HILL, At Sea - The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) hosted 12 midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) and Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) units.
USS Decatur Departs for Deployment
SAN DIEGO - The guided-missile destroyer, USS Decatur (DDG 73), is scheduled to depart for an eight-month independent deployment to the Fifth Fleet Area of Responsibility in support of maritime security operations and ballistic missile defense.
O'Kane Sailors Offer Assistance to Porter
USS O'KANE, At Sea - Sailors from guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77) are assisting the crew of guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) to recover from damage sustained in a collision with a large Japanese-owned merchant vessel near the Strait of Hormuz.
15th MEU, Peleliu ARG Set Sail for CERTEX
SAN DIEGO - After more than eight months of rigorous training in preparation for a deployment across the Western Pacific, the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group are beginning the final certification exercise (CERTEX)
USS Milius Visits Manila
MANILA, Republic of the Philippines - The guided missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) arrived in Manila Aug. 18, for a port visit.
Blue Ridge Departs Busan, South Korea
BUSAN, South Korea - Sailors assigned to U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), embarked 7th Fleet staff personnel, and Marines assigned to Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team Pacific departed Busan, Republic of Korea after a three-day port visit focused on promoting goodwill.
Bonhomme Richard ARG Embarks 31st MEU
OKINAWA, Japan - More than 2,200 Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) embarked aboard the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) at White Beach Naval Facility.
CSADD Program Kicks Off Onboard Higgins
At Sea - Higgins junior sailors have given a whole new meaning to the ship’s motto “First to Fight” as they recently established their own chapter of CSADD.
CNO Establishes LCS Council
WASHINGTON - The chief of naval operations (CNO) established a board known as the LCS Council made up of four Navy vice admirals to oversee continued fleet testing and introduction of littoral combat ship (LCS) sea frames, mission modules, and mission packages.
Pittsburgh native serves aboard USS Bonhomme Richard
OKINAWA, Japan – Culinary Specialist Seaman Dominique Washington, son of Serena Washington and Maurice White of Pittsburgh, currently serves aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) on deployment in the Western Pacific.
USS Cape St. George Concludes Her Journey Around The World
SAN DIEGO – The Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) and embarked Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77 Detachment 2 returned to Naval Base San Diego (NBSD) after circumnavigating the globe during her nine-month deployment in the U.S. 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility (AOR).
USS Port Royal Hosts SEAS Tour
PEARL HARBOR - USS Port Royal (CG 73) hosted a tour for 30 high level military, civilian and academic professionals attending the Symposium on East Asia Security (SEAS).
USS Fort Worth Visits Norfolk
At Sea - In route to its commissioning ceremony in Galveston, Texas, future littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) stopped in Norfolk on Friday to conduct training with Afloat Training Group.
Navy Chief Navy Pride
SAN DIEGO – The USS Constitution Chapter of the Surface Navy Association (SNA) named Senior Chief Boatswain’s Mate John Beekman the 2012 George Sirian Meritorious Service Award winner.
USS Bonhomme Richard Unites Families
PACIFIC OCEAN – Amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) launched the United Through Reading program while on deployment in the Western Pacific.
Naval Surface Forces Commander Visits SWOS
NEWPORT, R.I. - Commander, Naval Surface Forces (SURFOR), Vice Adm. Thomas Copeman, visited the Surface Warfare Officers School (SWOS) for a tour and update on school programs.
Navy Announces Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
MILLINGTON, Tenn. - September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and the Navy is using the month as a launch pad to focus on Navy's ongoing suicide prevention efforts, officials announced in NAVADMIN 259/12.
Faith at Sea aboard USS Bonhomme Richard
USS BONHOMME RICHARD, At Sea - Religious program specialists (RPs) aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) works to ensure the freedom to practice religion.
15th MEU Receives Mental Health Provider
USS PELELIU, At Sea - The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), embarked aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5), prepares for deployment with an Operational Stress Control and Readiness (OSCAR) program that will provide mental health and stress control guidance for all Marines.
USS Crommelin Spends Final Day Underway
PEARL HARBOR - The guided-missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37) conducted her final mission off the coast of Oahu returning for a final time to Pearl Harbor.
Peleliu ARG Completes Certification Exercise
SAN DIEGO - The Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) returned to homeport San Diego, after completing certification exercise (CERTEX) off the coast of Southern California
McCampbell Sailors Conduct Small Boat Training
PACIFIC OCEAN - Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) operate one of the ship’s rigid-hull inflatable boats during a small boat training evolution.
Sailors Visit South Korean Wreckage
PYEONGTAEK, Republic of Korea - Sailors aboard U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) visited the remains of Republic of Korea's salvaged ship, Cheonan (PCC 772) in Pyongtaek, Republic of Korea.
Masters of Hitting the Beach Reunite
SAN DIEGO - Sailors of Beachmaster Unit (BMU) 1 welcomed and spent time in the company of BMU 1 veterans as they reunited at the unit's headquarters at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado.
USS Mobile Bay departs for deployment
SAN DIEGO - The Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser, USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), is scheduled to depart for an eight-month deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean and Arabian Gulf as part of the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Strike Group (JCSSG).