USS Cape St. George Commemorates its Heritage
SAN DIEGO - The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) commemorated the 70th anniversary of the battle for which it was named at Naval Base San Diego.
USS Gary Holds Change of Command
SAN DIEGO – The guided missile frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) conducted a change of command ceremony while in homeport at Naval Base San Diego.
USS Sampson Holds Change of Command
SAN DIEGO – The guided missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) conducted a change of command ceremony while in homeport at Naval Base San Diego.
PHIBRON 11 Holds Change of Command Ceremony
SASEBO, Japan – Capt. Heidi Agle relieved Capt. Cathal O’Connor as Commander Amphibious Squadron 11 (CPR 11) during a ceremony aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).
USS Vandegrift Sailor Recognized for Quick Actions Following Traffic Accident
SAN DIEGO - Master-at-Arms 1st Class (SW/AW) Michael Sanders, a native of Pensacola, Fla., and a crew member aboard the guided missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48), receives a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal from Vice Adm. Thomas H. Copeman III, Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet.
USS Freedom Celebrates 5th Birthday
SINGAPORE - Hull Maintenance Technician 1st Clas Jeff Vandersteen and Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Recruit Cameron Tafelski ceremoniously cut the littoral combat ship USS Freedom’s (LCS 1) birthday cake on the messdecks.
SURFPAC Hosts Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
CORONADO, Calif. -- The staff of Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (SURFPAC) honored the conclusion of Hispanic Heritage Month with a celebration held at their headquarters building in Coronado, Calif.
William P. Lawrence Remembers Fallen Pilots
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY - Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) gathered for a remembrance ceremony to honor the lives of two fallen pilots killed in a helicopter accident.
Ceremony for Three New Destroyers
Lt.Gen. John A. Toolan, commanding general, First Marine Expeditionary Force, will preside over a ceremony in recognition of the Navy’s three newest Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyers, USS John Finn, USS Ralph Johnson, and USS Rafael Peralta.
SURFPAC Sailors Advanced to Chief Petty Officer
CORONADO, Calif. – A group of 11 Sailors were advanced to the rank of chief petty officer (CPO) during a pinning ceremony sponsored by the staff of Commander, Naval Surface Force U.S. Pacific Fleet (SURFPAC) at the base chapel on board Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, Sept. 13.
USS Freedom (LCS 1) CPO Pinning
Chief Gas Turbine Systems Technician- Electrical (SW) Julius Barnes, assigned to USS Freedom (LCS 1), is overcome with emotion as he has his combination cover placed on his head at a Chief's pinning ceremony aboard the ship, currently deployed to Singapore. (U.S Navy photo by MC3 Karolina Oseguera)
Essex Sailor selected as AO of the year
Chief Select Aviation Ordnanceman Raymond T. Scott, who is assigned to amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) was awarded the John W. Finn Aviation Ordnanceman of the Year Award.
MCMRON 5/CTF 52 Changes Leadership
NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain – Commander, Mine Countermeasures Squadron (MCMRON) 5, Task Force (CTF) 52, held a change of command ceremony on board RFA Cardigan Bay (L3009).
From Wog to Shellback
EQUATORIAL PACIFIC – Sailors assigned to the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) participated in a Crossing the Line ceremony July 4, Independence Day, after transiting the equator while en route to a scheduled joint-forces exercise in the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR).
Keel Authenticated for Eighth LCS
MOBILE, Ala. - The Navy and Austal USA held a keel laying ceremony for the future USS Montgomery, the Navy's eighth littoral combat ship (LCS)in Mobile, Ala.
USS Stethem Commemorates 28th Anniversary of Namesake
PACIFIC OCEAN - Arleigh burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) honored the ship's namesake, Robert Dean Stethem's death in Beirut, Lebannon 28 years ago, with an observance while underway in the Western Pacific Ocean.
USS Shiloh Receives New Commanding Officer
YOKOSUKA, Japan - The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) received a new commanding officer during a ceremony at the Fleet Activities Yokosuka Fleet Theater.
USS Chung-Hoon Remembers Battle of Midway
SOUTH CHINA SEA - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) honored the memory of fallen service-members from the Battle of Midway with a ceremony.
Alva assumes command of Vandegrift
SAN DIEGO – Cmdr. Luis Alva relieved Cmdr. Kristin L. Stengel as commanding officer of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) during a change of command ceremony.
First Destroyerman Pinned EIDWS
SAN DIEGO, CA – The first presentation of the Enlisted Information Dominance Warfare Specialist qualification to a destroyer Sailor occurred aboard USS MILIUS (DDG 69).
USS O’Kane Command Changes Hands
Pearl Harbor, HI - Commander James J. Juster relieved Commander Michael E. Ray as Commanding Officer of USS O’Kane (DDG 77) during a traditional change of command ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor – Hickam.
CNO Reenlists Blue Ridge Sailors
USS Blue Ridge Sailors experienced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity when Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert served as reenlisting officer at a group ceremony during his visit to Yokosuka Naval Base.
Peleliu Celebrates Asian Pacific Heritage with Tigers
PACIFIC OCEAN – Sailors, Marines and their respective family members, or “tiger cruise” participants celebrated Asian-Pacific Heritage Month with history lessons, music and performances during a ceremony in the hangar bay of the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5).
Peleliu Sailors, Marines Remember Holocaust
PACIFIC OCEAN - Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) observed "Yom Hashoah" or Holocaust Remembrance Day with a commemoration ceremony.
Carrier Strike Group 5 Celebrates 69th Anniversary
YOKOSUKA, Japan - Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 5 honored their 69th anniversary with a celebration in the flag mess aboard the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).
USS Chafee holds change of command
Cmdr. Anthony C. Littmann relieved Cmdr. Justin A. Kubu as commanding officer of USS Chafee (DDG 90) during a change of command ceremony held at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Change of command ceremony held on USS Mobile Bay
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY – Capt. Timothy Kott, right, relieves Capt. Thomas Halvorson, left, as commanding officer of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) during an at sea change of command ceremony.
Carrier Strike Group One Holds Change of Command
CORONADO, Calif. - Rear Adm. David F. Steindl relieved Rear Adm. T. K. Shannon as commander, Carrier Strike Group One (CSG-1) during a change of command ceremony aboard aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).
CNO Reenlists San Diego Sailors
SAN DIEGO - Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert reenlisted 31 Sailors at a reenlistment ceremony and all hands call hosted at Naval Air Station North Island's Lowry Movie Theater.
Change of Command Ceremony on board USS Kidd
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Cmdr. Jennifer L. Ellinger, commanding officer of USS Kidd (100), relinquishes command to Cmdr. Gabriel A. Varela during the ship’s change of command ceremony.
Peleliu Hosts Amphibious Squadron 3 Change of Command Ceremony
Amphibious Squadron Three held a change of command ceremony in the forecastle of amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5), Dec. 20. Captain Shawn Lobree assumed duties as commander, Amphibious Squadron Three from out-going commodore, Captain Mark Sakaguchi.
DESRON 15 Holds Change of Command
YOKOSUKA, Japan – Capt. Paul J. Lyons, relieved Capt. John L. Schultz as Commander, Destroyer Squadron 15 (DESRON 15) during a change of command ceremony in the C-2 Auditorium at Fleet Activities Yokosuka.