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.
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.
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.
"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.
LCS Crew 111 Commissioned For Duty
CORONADO, Calif. (NNS) -- Littoral combat ship (LCS) Crew 111 was formally commissioned during a ceremony at Tidelands Park in Coronado.
U.S. Navy Captain Evades King Neptune’s Royal Court
000⁰ 00' LATITUDE – Twenty nine years is an impressive amount of time in service of the United States Navy. It is even more impressive that Capt. Robert D. Jackson, a native of Kalamazoo, Mich., has gone that entire time without being sworn in to the Ancient Order of the Deep…that changed Nov. 18, aboard the soon-to-be decommissioned amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5).
New HOPPER Chiefs get their anchors
Ten Sailors from USS HOPPER (DDG-70) and one Sailor from USS DENVER (LPD-9) donned khaki uniforms and combination covers for the first time during the FY14 Chief Petty Officer pinning ceremony held September 15 at the Tea House Lanai on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
USS Lake Erie Officer Weds During Ceremony at Sea
SAN DIEGO – Honoring his bride and a legacy of naval officers in his lineage, Lt. j.g. John Jackson wed Kelly Wenstrup during a wedding at sea on board the guided missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70).
USS Princeton Sailors Celebrate Common Heritage
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Sailors from guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) participated in the opening ceremony football game with Princeton University's Tigers taking on the University of San Diego's (USD) Toreros.
USS Shoup Performs 22 Burials at Sea
USS Shoup (DDG 86) had the honor of burying 22 veterans and dependents while sailing through the Puget Sound. The ceremony took place on the flight deck.
Plaque Dedicated to Wisconsin Hero
SAN DIEGO (NNS)—Amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) honored Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Richard “Chugger” Jensen with a plaque dedication ceremony.
Chief Petty Officers Frocked to Senior Chief On Board USS Vandegrift
USS VANDEGRIFT, At Sea (NNS) -- Senior Chief Engineman (SW/EXW) Paul A. Gurrola and Sonar Technician (Geographic) (SW) Joseph F. Hart, were frocked to the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer during a ceremony aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) currently deployed to the 4th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR).
New Orleans Holds Change of Command Ceremony
SAN DIEGO - Capt. Douglas Verissimo relieved Cmdr. D. Michael Ray as commanding officer of the based amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) during a change-of-command ceremony held aboard the ship in San Diego, May 30.
PCU Jackson Conducts Mast-Stepping Ceremony
MOBILE, AL -- The crew of the Navy's newest Littoral Combat Ship, Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) JACKSON (LCS 6), conducted a mast-stepping ceremony at the Austal USA shipbuilding facility auditorium in Mobile, Ala.
Honoring a Shipmate
The officers and crew of the guided missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) remembered the life of Dr. Barry Friedman, a World War II veteran, author and special friend of the crew during a special memorial service held on board the ship.
USS Dewey Changes Command
SAN DIEGO – The officers and crew of the guided missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) held a change of command ceremony while in homeport at Naval Base San Diego.
The future Freedom-class littoral combat ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Detroit (LCS 7) unveiled its official crest during a ceremony at Mariner’s Park on board Naval Base San Diego.
USS Higgins Honors Namesake with Remembrance Ceremony
SAN DIEGO - The crew of the guided missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) held a remembrance ceremony for Marine Corps Col. William Richard Higgins, the ship's namesake, to recognize the 26th anniversary of his capture.
USS San Diego Welcomes new Commanding Officer
PACIFIC OCEAN – Capt. John Menoni relieved Capt. William Grotewold as Commanding Officer of amphibious transport ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) during a change of command ceremony at sea.