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).
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).
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.
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.
Boxer Promotes Sailors
USS BOXER, At Sea - One hundred and seventy seven Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) were advanced to the next highest pay grade during a ceremony held in the ship's hangar bay.
Sailors Frocked in Ceremony at Sea
ARABIAN SEA - Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 2nd Class Daniel Carns, from Seattle, salutes Capt. Thomas Halvorson, commanding officer of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), after being frocked to 2nd class petty officer.
Rushmore Holds Change of Command
USS RUSHMORE, At Sea - Amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony held on the ship's flight deck.
USS Stethem Holds Change of Command
YOKOSUKA, Japan – Cmdr. Christopher W. Adams assumed command of the forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) during a change of command ceremony.
U.S. Sailors Recognized by Yokosuka Police Department
YOKOSUKA, Japan - Three Sailors assigned to units at Fleet Activities Yokosuka were recognized during a ceremony at the Yokosuka Police Station for their role during shore patrol and contributions to police activities.
Expeditionary Marines Celebrate Corps’ Birthday at Sea
USS PELELIU – Marines around the world, from forward operating bases in Afghanistan to garrison units in the United States, took time to honor the history and legacy of their service in celebration of the 237th birthday of their illustrious corps.
USS Bunker Hill Holds Change of Command
SAN DIEGO – Capt. Yvette M. Davids relieved Capt. Michael J. Ford as commanding officer of the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) during a change of command ceremony held at Naval Base San Diego.
USS Milius Change of Command Ceremony
SAN DIEGO - USS Milius (DDG 69) held a change of command ceremony in which CDR Nicholie Bufkin turned over command of the guided ballistic missile destroyer to CDR Stephen Shedd.
USS Bonhomme Richard Celebrates Hispanic Heritage
SOUTH CHINA SEA - Sailors and Marines aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with a cake cutting ceremony held on the ship's mess deck Oct. 12.
Bonhomme Richard ARG, 31st MEU Begin PHIBLEX
SUBIC BAY, Philippines - The Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and embarked Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) began the Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) with an opening ceremony aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard.
SECNAV Honors Leadership in Energy and Water Efficiency
WASHINGTON - Eight Department of the Navy (DoN) commands were recognized for exemplary achievements at the annual Secretary of the Navy Energy and Water Management Awards ceremony held at the U.S. Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center.
USS Gridley Welcomes New Chief Petty Officers
Onboard, USS Gridley - On Friday, September 14th, the USS Gridley Chief Petty Officer’s Mess welcomed 10 of the Navy’s finest to their ranks. The pinning took place onboard Gridley during a port visit to Goa, India.
Fort Worth Commissioned in Galveston
GALVESTON, Texas (September 22, 2012) - Sailors assigned to the Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) man the ship during the commissioning ceremony in Galveston, Texas, Sept. 22.
Brothers Weigh Anchors Together
SAN DIEGO - Chief Culinary Specialist Ramon M. Lang and Chief Hospital Corpsman Daniel C. Lang, stand as Chiefs for the first time in the hangar bay of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony.
Blue Ridge Goat Locker Welcomes New Chiefs
YOKOSUKA, Japan - Seventeen Sailors aboard U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) put on their combination covers and anchor collar devices for the first time during a pinning ceremony held aboard Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka.
Denver Pins New Navy Chiefs
SOUTH CHINA SEA – USS Denver was one of the first commands in the Navy to induct First Class Petty Officers to the rank of Chief Petty Officer.
USS Essex advances 11 to chief petty officer
SAN DIEGO – Eleven Sailors aboard amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) donned the uniform of chief petty officer today, after completing a six-week chief petty officer (CPO) induction.
USS Gridley Change of Command
SINGAPORE - USS Gridley (DDG 101) held a change of command ceremony in Changi, Singapore, Cmdr. Benjamin Allbritton turned over command of the guided missile destroyer to Cmdr. Rick Kratzer with the crew assembled on the forecastle.
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.
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).
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.
Blue Ridge Welcomes 25th Commanding Officer
YOKOSUKA, Japan – Capt. Will Pennington relieved Capt. Daniel Grieco as commanding officer of U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) during a change of command ceremony.
USS Freedom holds change of command
SAN DIEGO - The Gold Crew of the Navy’s first littoral combat ship, USS Freedom (LCS 1), is under new leadership. Cmdr. Timothy Wilke, the crew’s former executive officer (XO) relieved Cmdr. Matthew Weber at Naval Base San Diego.
SURFOR Change of Command
SAN DIEGO – Vice Adm. Thomas H. Copeman III relieved Vice Adm. Richard W. Hunt as Commander, Naval Surface Forces (SURFOR) and Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (SURFPAC), during a ceremony aboard amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4).
Burial at Sea on USS Curts
At Sea - During the first week of USS CURTS’ 2012 deployment, the crew conducted a burial at sea ceremony, committing the cremated remains of deceased Navy and Army veterans into the deep blue.
SURFOR Announces Change of Command
SAN DIEGO - Vice Adm. Thomas H. Copeman will relieve Vice Adm. Richard W. Hunt as Commander, Naval Surface Forces (SURFOR) and Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, during a ceremony aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4).
Bonhomme Richard Holds Change of Command
SASEBO, Japan – Capt. Daniel P. Dusek relieved Capt. David P. Fluker as commanding officer of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during a ceremony.
Peleliu Corpsman Celebrate 114th Birthday
PACIFIC OCEAN — Hospital Corpsmen aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) celebrated the rating’s 114th birthday and commemorated those who have served as corpsmen in the past and present.
Makin Island Sailors, Marines Remember Battle of Midway
USS MAKIN ISLAND, At Sea - Sailors and Marines deployed aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) joined together on the mess decks for a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway.
Navy Accepts Delivery of LCS 3
MARINETTE, Wis. - The Navy officially accepted delivery of the future USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) June 6 during a ceremony in Marinette, Wis.
USS Peleliu Honors Sailors, Past and Present
PACIFIC OCEAN - The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) commemorated the Battle of Midway June 2 with a wreath laying ceremony followed by frocking newly-promoted petty officers.
USS Pearl Harbor Sailors, Marines Remember the Battle of Midway
USS PEARL HARBOR, At Sea - Sailors and Marines deployed aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) and embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) remembered the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway during a commemoration ceremony, June 4.
USS McCampbell honors WWII Veteran
WHITE BEACH OKINAWA, Japan– Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) honored World War II veteran Wayne Heyart with a ceremony on the ship’s forecastle during a June 1 port visit to White Beach, Okinawa.
Service Members Become Citizens
SAN DIEGO – More than 50 service members recited the Oath of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony aboard the USS Midway Museum in San Diego., May 24.
Hawaii Surface Navy Association Remembers West Loch Disaster
PEARL HARBOR (May 21, 2012) Capt. John Figuerres, commanding officer of Afloat Training Group Middle Pacific, places a wreath in remembrance of the World War II maritime accident West Loch Disaster at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.