Blue Ridge Strengthens Long-Standing Friendship with Thailand
SATTAHIP, Thailand (NNS) -- U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) along with embarked staff, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 12 and Marines from Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Pacific successfully concluded a three-day visit to Thailand, strengthening ties and engaging with the local community.
USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN CONDUCTS RESCUE AT SEA
The man, a citizen of the United States, said his vessel had lost all electrical power and its sails had been degraded so much that he wasn’t able to sail to shore. The man stated that he had been stranded at sea for approximately four days and had run out of food and water.
USS Kidd Completes Andaman Sea Search; Detached from SAR Efforts
INDIAN OCEAN - Searching a combined 15,000 square miles since March 10th, USS Kidd and its MH-60R helicopters completed their search of the Andaman Sea and have been detached from the MH370 Search and Rescue (SAR) effort as of March 18th. No debris or wreckage associated with an aircraft was found.
7th Fleet Adjusts Efforts in Support of MH370 Search
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - USS Kidd (DDG 100) will proceed to the Strait of Malacca to continue its assistance with the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon will join the effort later this week, U.S. 7th Fleet.
USS Kidd supports MH370 Search Mission
GULF OF THAILAND - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) was one of the first responders in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 that was lost.
U.S. Navy Continues Malaysia Airlines Search Effort
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - A U.S. Navy MH-60R helicopter from USS Pinckney (DDG 91) was expected to have about 10 and a half hours of search coverage in the Gulf of Thailand (local time) as a P-3C Orion aircraft searches an area west of Malaysia in the Strait of Malacca during continuing support of the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
Denver Sailors Dance at Kanasa Nursery School
OKINAWA, Japan - Sailors attached to Austin-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9) visited Kanasa Nursery School in Okinawa, Japan for a community relations (COMREL) project.
Peleliu’s CSADD Holds Clothing Drive
SAN DIEGO – Sailors from the Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) chapter aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) held a week-long clothing drive on board the ship.
USS Rentz Saves Three Deep Sea Ocean Turtles Caught in Fishing Nets
USS RENTZ, At Sea - During operations in direct support of Operation Martillo in the 4th Fleet area of operations, USS Rentz (FFG 46) and embedded helicopter detachment, led a speedy rescue of three deep sea ocean turtles approximately 80 nautical miles off the coast of Guatemala.
Harpers Ferry Mentors and Tutors Bahraini Children
NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain - Sailors assigned to amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) participated in a community relations (COMREL) project at the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA) during a port visit to Bahrain.
USS Bonhomme Richard Sailors visit Emukae Kindergarten
SASEBO, Japan - Fire Controlman 2nd Class Farai Mutinhiri and Airman Sheinina Ulama, both assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), give high-fives to kindergarteners during a volunteer service project at Emukae Kindergarten.
Cowpens Flight Deck Stands Ready
PHILIPPINE SEA - Ticonderoga guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) flight deck crew have been operating non-stop during daylight hours in support of Operation Damayan.
Halsey Sailors Give Thanks by Giving Back
PEARL HARBOR - Traditionally in America, Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season. For many, one of the best parts of the season is the chance to feast, to share and to, well, be thankful.
Operation Damayan 7th Fleet Update
YOKOSUKA, Japan - The USS George Washington is delivering water, medical supplies and hygienic supplies to Guiuan/Samar, Ormoc, Borongan and Leyte Gulf. 20 US Navy helicopters have been in continuous operation since yesterday.
George Washington HTs Pump Out Aid
PHILIPPINE SEA - Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda tore through the Republic of the Philippines last week and left an estimated 4.2 million people without basic necessities.
Navy Official Details Aid Moving to Philippines
WASHINGTON - Countries around the world are responding to the Typhoon Haiyan-caused devastation in the Philippines, and aid is rushing to the island nation with the U.S. Navy leading the way.
Operation Damayan 7th Fleet
YOKOSUKA, Japan – As USS George Washington and escort ships make their way to the Philippine waters and begin to assist in disaster relief efforts at the request of the Philippine government, the public affairs team here at Seventh Fleet intends to provide daily updates on ship and aircraft operations.
George Washington Carrier Strike Group Arrives in the Philippines
PHILIPPINE SEA - George Washington Strike Group (GWSG) arrived in the vicinity of the Leyte Gulf today to support the Third Marine Expeditionary Brigade in assisting the Philippine government in 'Operation Damayan' in response to the aftermath of the Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Republic of the Philippines.
Harris Activates Hospital Ship to Support Philippines
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, directed the activation of the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) Nov. 13 to be ready to support ongoing disaster relief efforts in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.
More Ospreys Deploy to Philippines for Typhoon Relief Missions
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP S.D. BUTLER, Japan – Four additional MV-22B Ospreys have deployed from Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Japan, to support Operation Damayan, a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operation in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan.
USS George Washington Now Underway for the Philippines
YOKOSUKA, Japan – The aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) and her strike group departed early from their port visit to Hong Kong today and are en route to the Republic of the Philippines to support humanitarian efforts in response to Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda by order of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.
George Washington Battle Group to Support Philippine Recovery Efforts
HONG KONG - Capt. Tom Disy, commanding officer of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54), speaks to local media about Antietam and the George Washington Carrier Strike Group’s plans to provide humanitarian relief to the Republic of Philippines in response to Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda.
Hagel Orders Aircraft Carrier, Ships to Philippines
WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered the aircraft carrier USS George Washington and several other U.S. Navy ships to the Republic of the Philippines today, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said today.
U.S. Navy Sends Assistance to Philippines
YOKOSUKA, Japan - The United States Seventh Fleet has mobilized numerous resources to aid in the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan.
Boxer Sailors give back through CFC donations
USS Boxer, At Sea – Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) 2013 began its annual drive giving Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) the option to make contributions to a variety of charitable organizations.
USS Benfold: Waterfront ‘Athena’ Back for More
Tucked away in the industrial sector of Point Loma, a grassroots innovation initiative aimed to make the Navy better took place as the third installment of the ever-growing think tank “The Athena Project.”
USS Boxer Connects with Kids in Philippines
OLANGAPO CITY, Philippines - A group of nearly two-dozen Sailors and Marines attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) participated in a Community Service Project (COMSERV) in Olangapo City, Philippines.