|Makin Island Sailors Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
SAN DIEGO - Senior Chief Culinary Specialist Maria, Chief Logistics Specialist Daisy Ortega, Information Systems Technician 1st Class Samuel Bonilla, Logistics Specialist 2nd Class, and Interior Communications Electrician 3rd Class Bianca Munoz, cut a ceremonial cake on the mess decks aboard USS Makin Island (LHD 8) in honor of Hispanic Heritage month.
BHR Celebrates the US Navy's 240th Birthday
SASEBO, Japan - Operations Specialist 3rd Class Carter cuts the cake with Cmdr. Chaplain Curtis Price during the celebration of the U.S. Navy’s birthday onboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).
Navy Celebrates 240th Birthday
SAN DIEGO (October 13, 2015) Capt. Frank Olmo, deputy commander, Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC), answers questions regarding the Navy’s 240th Birthday and the opening of SMWDC during a live cake cutting ceremony and interview on San Diego’s CW 6.
USS Cowpens Holds Cruiser Modernization Induction, Change of Command
SAN DIEGO - Vice Adm. William H. Hilarides, commander, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), right, shakes hands with Vice Adm. Tom Rowden, commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet after receiving authority over USS Cowpens (CG 63) during a change of command and induction ceremony at Naval Base San Diego.
John P. Murtha pins new Chiefs
Camp Pendleton, Calif. - New Chiefs from the 122nd chief petty officers class from the John P. Murtha (LPD 26), Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) and Rafael Peralta (DDG 115), precommissioning detachments in San Diego, were pinned at a ceremony in Camp Pendleton.
National POW/MIA Day 2015
This year the Department of Defense recognizes the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. Fittingly, the guided-missile destroyers USS Stockdale (DDG 106) and USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110), both named in honor of POWs who served with exemplary courage and honor during their captivity in North Vietnam, hosted a POW/MIA Day ceremony at Naval Base San Diego today.
Rising Sun on the Navy's Newest Chiefs
SASEBO, Japan - Chief Selectees sing Anchors Aweigh during a rehearsal for the chief pinning ceremony in the hangar bay of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).
Executive Officer of USS John P. Murtha Receives Promotion
SAN DIEGO - During a promotion ceremony, Commander Anthony Roach dons his captain shoulder boards while Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, administered a reaffirmation of the officer’s oath of office on Naval Air Station, Coronado.
Commemorating Mobile Bay
PACIFIC OCEAN - An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Raptors of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 71, the USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), USS Chung Hoon (DDG 93), and USS Russell (DDG 59) take part in a show of force transit.
LCS 6 Delivered
MOBILE, Ala. (NNS) -- The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Jackson (LCS 6) during a ceremony at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.
Ready to Serve
SAN DIEGO - Sailors celebrate the cutting of the ceremonial ribbon during the Commissioning of Littoral Combat Ship Crew 106.
USS William P. Lawrence Conducts Burial at Sea
PACIFIC OCEAN - The officers and crew of the guided missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) take part in a burial at sea ceremony on the ship's fantail to honor deceased veterans.
Welcome to SMWDC
SAN DIEGO - Vice Adm. Tom Rowden, commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, right, speaks to personnel at the inaugural ceremony for Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC) at Naval Base San Diego.
Antietam Advances 33 Sailors Underway
WATERS NEAR GUAM - The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) frocked 31 Sailors and pinned two senior chiefs to their new pay grade during a frocking and pinning ceremony at-sea on the ship’s flight deck.
Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Bruce Rasche, from the Spokane, Wash., Council of the Navy League, speaks to the crew of the Arleigh Burke guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) on the forecastle of the ship.
ACU-1 Remembers the Holocaust
CORONADO, Calif. - Holocaust survivor Rose Schindler speaks with military and civilian personnel on the staff of Commander, Assault Craft Unit One (ACU-1) during a Holocaust remembrance ceremony at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado.
Michael Murphy Honored in Ireland
KINSALE, Ireland (NNS) -- The Irish Veterans Association held a dedication ceremony to commemorate the first Irish Veterans Post in honor of fallen American Lt. (SEAL) Michael Murphy in the chapter's headquarters.
Shiloh Sailors Honor their History
SOUTH CHINA SEA - Capt. Kurush Morris, commanding officer of Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) speaks with his crew during a commemoration event for the Battle of Shiloh, for which the ship is named.
USS Lassen Honors Women’s History Month
YOKOSUKA, Japan – Crewmembers aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) closed out Women’s History Month in celebration of the strong leaders who have made an impression, both past and present.
Makin Island Chiefs Celebrate CPO 122nd Birthday
SAN DIEGO - Master Chief Ship's Serviceman Ioapo Puaatuua (right), the eldest master chief petty officer aboard amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), and Chief Boatswain's Mate Danielle Rosetti, the command's youngest chief petty officer, participate in a ceremonious cake cutting in celebration of the Navy's 122nd anniversary since the establishment of the rank of chief petty officer.
ACU-1 Celebrates Women’s History Month
CORONADO, Calif. - Former World War II WAVES Shirley Ferrill and Evelyn Coy joined military and civilian personnel on the staff of Commander, Assault Craft Unit One (ACU-1) to observe Women's History Month with a special ceremony and cake cutting.
USS Hopper Celebrates Women's Contributions
PEARL HARBOR (NNS) -- U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLT) Master Chief Marco Ramirez and PACFLT Staff Command Master Chief Terri Carroll-Gillis spoke with crew members during their Women's History Month celebration, aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70).
NR ESG7 Celebrates Centennial Anniversary
Okinawa, JAPAN - Commander, Amphibious Force Seventh Fleet, Rear Adm. Hugh Wetherald, cuts a cake with members of his Naval Reserve, Expeditionary Strike Group SEVEN (NR ESG7) unit, celebrating the Centennial Anniversary of the U.S. Naval Reserves.
COMNAVSURFPAC Staff Celebrates Black History Month
CORONADO, Calif. - Military and civilian personnel on the staff of Commander, Naval Surface Force U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVSURFPAC) gathered together to observe Black History Month with a special ceremony and luncheon.
PHIBRON 1 Holds Change of Command Ceremony
San Diego - Capt. Moore assumes command of Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1 as he salutes Rear Adm. Ponds, commander of Expeditionary Strike Group 3, during the PHIBRON 1 change of command ceremony aboard USS New Orleans (LPD 18).
Makin Island Honors MLK
SOUTH CHINA SEA – He led marches and rallies across the country; his leadership of peaceful protests and lobbying to Congress directly led to the Civil Rights Act of 1964; his “I have A Dream” speech is widely regarded as one of the greatest speeches of the 20th century, and in 1964 he was the youngest person to ever be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
DESRON 9 Welcomes New Commander
EVERETT, Wash. (NNS) -- Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9 welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony in the Grand Vista Ballroom on Naval Station Everett (NSE).
Blue Ridge Welcomes 27th Commanding Officer
YOKOSUKA, Japan - Capt. Richard McCormack, left, is officially relieved as commanding officer U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) by Capt. Kyle Higgins at the Blue Ridge change of command ceremony.
Shoup Crew Celebrates Reopening of Galley
EVERETT, Wash. - (left to right) Culinary Specialist 3rd Class McHale Johnson, Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Jeron K. Petersen, Cmdr. Bryant P. Trost, commanding officer of USS Shoup (DDG 86), and Culinary Specialist Seaman Esaie Lira celebrate the reopening of Shoup's galley with a cake cutting.
WWII Vet Visits USS Ingraham, Sailors
EVERETT, Wash. - World War II veteran Sebastian Amato renders a hand salute as he passes through sideboys on the flight deck of USS Ingraham, following a tour of the Oliver Hazard Perry class frigate.
"Old Tar" Retires
SASEBO, Japan - Capt. Joey Tynch, commanding officer of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), presents a certificate of appreciation to Master Chief Fire Controlman "Old Tar" Thomas E. Ward at his retirement ceremony.
Pearl Harbor ceremony
PEARL HARBOR - Rear Adm. Rick Williams, commander of Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, salutes as he walks through an honor cordon of military service members during the 73rd anniversary Pearl Harbor Day commemoration ceremony at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.
USS New Orleans Sailors Help Retire Unserviceable Flags
SAN DIEGO – Sailors from the amphibious dock landing ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) joined members of the American Legion, Boy Scouts of America and Junior Reserves Officer Training Corps to help lay to rest faded and torn American flags during a flag retirement ceremony in San Diego.