|San Diego’s Christmas Spirit
USS SAN DIEGO, At Sea (NNS) – Christmas is the time that friends and family come together for a religious and cultural celebration.
Fleet Chaplain Visits Bunker Hill
ARABIAN GULF (NNS) -- U.S. 5th Fleet Chaplain, Capt. Thomas Walcott, visited the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill, Dec. 12 to meet with lay leaders and the command religious ministries department (CRMD).
New Course Builds Bridge Proficiency In Junior Officers
NEWPORT, R.I. – Twelve ensigns completed the pilot Junior Officer of the Deck (JOOD) Course at Surface Warfare Officer Schools (SWOS) Command, Dec. 15. The course will be refined and informed by feedback from the students and fleet in the months ahead.
CNO Visits CTF 70 Units in Japan
YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) – Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson visited Sailors at various units under Commander, Task Force (CTF) 70 while travelling throughout Japan, Dec. 16-19.
Enhancing Safety and Warfighting
SAN DIEGO (NNS) – Commander, Naval Surface Forces (CNSF) issued a new policy aimed toward ensuring Sailors assigned to warships and afloat staffs are getting the necessary rest to operate safely, and ultimately increase their warfighting capabilities.
USS Shoup returns home to Everett from deployment
EVERETT, Wash. - The guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) returned to Naval Station Everett from a scheduled six-month deployment with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and the Arabian Gulf.
JMSDF Members Visits Blue Ridge for Holiday Exchange
Members from the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) ship JS Uraga (MST 463) visited USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), U.S. 7th Fleet command ship, for an annual holiday gift exchange with Blue Ridge crew members Dec. 14.
Namesake Family Tigers Embark USS Howard
Daughters of Medal of Honor recipient Marine Corps First Sergeant Jimmie E. Howard embarked the guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) during its Tiger Cruise from Pearl Harbor to San Diego, Nov. 28 to Dec. 5.
Future USS Little Rock (LCS 9) set for Buffalo Commissioning
The Navy’s newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, the future USS Little Rock (LCS 9) will be commissioned at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 16 at Canalside in Buffalo, New York. Media is also invited to cover a media availability/tour on December 14.
Commander's Corner (Vol 57 - Winter 2018)
As I write this, the holiday season is upon us and a new year is just over the horizon. This is my favorite time of year; things slow down just a bit and we take time to reflect on all of our blessings.
Bonhomme Richard Advances 101 Sailors
SASEBO, Japan –Sailors, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), were frocked to the next paygrade during a ceremony held in the ship’s hangar bay, Dec. 5.
USS Howard homecoming 2017
Electronics Technician 2nd Class Sean Michelotti kisses his daughter during a homecoming celebration for the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) at Naval Base San Diego.
Armor Up - Surface Warfare Officer School
A roaring wall of flames rolls over Sailors' heads as the hose team - made up of Sailors who just checked into their first ship - inches its way through a smoke-filled room.
USS Pinckney Arrives in Hawaii
Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney render honors to the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) as Pinckney pulls into Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a port visit. Pinckney is part of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group on a regularly scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific. The U.S. Navy has patrolled the Indo-Asia-Pacific for more than 70 years promoting peace and security.
USS Lake Erie Arrives in Hawaii
Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) arrived in Pearl Harbor, Nov. 30, following a seven-month deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and the Arabian Gulf.
CNSP Selects HQ Sailor of the Year for 2017
Vice Adm. Tom Rowden, commander of Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CNSP) announced the 2017 Sailor of the Year (SOY) and Junior Sailor of the Year (JSOY) for the CNSP staff during a Tree Lighting ceremony Nov. 29.
USS Stethem Returns from Fall Patrol
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, USS Stethem (DDG 63), returned to Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Nov. 30, after completing a scheduled two-month patrol.
Higgins Arrives in Hawaii
Sailors aboard Arleigh Burke- class guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) arrived in Hawaii for the first port visit during its scheduled deployment, November 28.
Nimitz Carrier Strike Group to Arrive in San Diego After WESTPAC Deployment
SAN DIEGO - The Nimitz Strike Group (CSG 11) is scheduled to return to San Diego, marking the end of a successful deployment for Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11, Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59), and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83), following a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific and U.S. 5th Fleet in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
ACU1 Changed Commander
NAVAL AMPHIBIOUS BASE CORONADO (December 1, 2017) Cmdr. Nathan Fugate assumes command of Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 1. (U.S. Navy Photo by Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Luis Maldonado/Released)