DESRON 15 Participates in a Community Service Project
SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (Dec. 4, 2010) Lt. Cmdr. William Stewart, a Navy chaplain assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, teaches children English phrases during a community service project at the Goodwill School with Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89).
Middle Pacific-based Koa Kai Exercise saves money, time
Training exercise Koa Kai 11-1 concluded Nov. 17, saving the Navy both time and money by keeping participating surface combatants in the middle Pacific area of responsibility instead of training off the coast of San Diego.
Nevada Sailors Remember Pearl Harbor Attack
PEARL HARBOR (NNS) -- Pearl Harbor survivors, families and friends gathered at the Nevada Memorial on Hospital Point at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Dec. 8 to remember the actions of USS Nevada (BB 36) and its crew during the Dec. 7, 1941, attack.
Nevada Sailors remember Dec. 7 attack
Pearl Harbor survivors, families and friends gathered at the Nevada Memorial on Hospital Point, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Dec. 8, to remember the actions of USS Nevada (BB 36) and its crew during the Dec. 7, 1941 attack.
SURFPAC Sailors Exchange Banners with Sunset Elementary
SAN DIEGO - Sailors from Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (SURFPAC) and USS Rushmore (LSD 47) visited Sunset Elementary School in San Ysidro, Calif., Dec. 13 for a banner exchange celebration as part of the Partners in Education (PIE) Program.
Talons Come Out On Top
The Tactical Air Control Squadron TWELVE (VTC-12) Talons flag football team wrapped up a successful season on November 23rd.
USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) Fires a Shot Line
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 14, 2010) A Sailor aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) fires a shot line at the starboard side of the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200) during a replenishment at sea.
Sailors in Japan Bring Holiday Cheer to Guam
GUAM (NNS) -- Two weeks following the wrath of Super Typhoon Pongsona, Sailors and their families on Guam were still reeling from the impact of the storm, trying their best to recover from the damage.
USS Comstock (LSD 45) Participating in Certification Exercise
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 9, 2010) A landing craft utility departs the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) carrying Sailors assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 1 and Marines assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion (CLB) 13.
USS Cowpens in Exercise Keen Sword 2011
PHILIPPINE SEA (Dec. 10, 2010) - Navy and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force ships sail in formation during a photograph exercise, as part of exercise Keen Sword 2011.
USS Crommelin Returns to Hawaii
PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (Dec. 14, 2010) – The guided-missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after a five-month deployment to the Western Pacific.
REMUS 100 Aboard USS Denver (LPD 9)
EAST CHINA SEA (Dec. 5, 2010) - Aerographer's Mate 3rd Class Ryan Vaughan, left, and Aerographer's Mate 3rd Class Jason Fisher run diagnostics on a remote environmental monitoring unit (REMUS 100) aboard the amphibious transport dock USS Denver (LPD 9).
USS Dubuque Hosts Final Tiger Cruise
PEARL HARBOR – USS Dubuque (LPD 8) arrived at the Joint Military Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Dec. 9 for a one-day port visit to embark the family and friends of Sailors and Marines assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship.
USS Dubuque Hosts Tiger Cruise Following Seven Month Deployment
PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 16, 2010) - USS Dubuque (LPD 8) arrived at the Joint Military Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Dec. 9 for a one-day port visit to embark the family and friends of Sailors and Marines assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship for the ship's "Tiger Cruise."
JMSDF Aircraft Land on Essex Flight Deck
USS ESSEX, At Sea (Dec. 7, 2010) – The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) conducted flight deck landing qualifications (DLQs) with the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF).
Keen Sword 2011 in Japan
EAST CHINA SEA (Dec. 6, 2010) - A Japan Maritime Self Defense Force landing craft air cushion vehicle approaches the well deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during exercise Keen Sword 2011.
Essex Returns to Sasebo Following Patrol of Western Pacific
SASEBO, Japan (Dec. 14, 2010) The crew of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), lead by Senior Chief Personnel Specialist Clint E. Christiansen, marches out to the flight deck to man the rails as the ship returns from Fall Patrol.
Juliet Wharf Provides Upgraded Facilities for USS Essex, JMSDF Ships and Other Visiting Ships
SASEBO, Japan (Dec. 19, 2010) - Vice Adm. Koji Katoh, commander, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) 3rd District, Rear Adm. Richard Landolt, commander, Amphibious Force Seventh Fleet, and Rear Adm. Umio Otsuka, commander, JMSDF Flotilla Group 2, Rear Adm. Hidetoshi Fuchinoue, Capt. Francis Martin, commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo, and local civic leaders cut a ceremonial ribbon, officially opening Juliet Wharf at Fleet Activities Sasebo.
USS Fitzgerald Spreads Christmas Cheer
YOKOSUKA, Japan (Dec. 16, 2010) - Children from Kugo Hokuyen and DC1 Branden Hadley show off their Christmas arts and crafts during a holiday visit from the crew of USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62).
Littoral Combat Ship Contract Award Announced
WASHINGTON (Dec. 29, 2010) - The Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin Corp. and Austal USA each a fixed-price incentive contract for the design and construction of a 10 ship block-buy, for a total of 20 littoral combat ships from fiscal 2010 through fiscal 2015.
USS Gary (FFG 51) on a Three-Week Composite Training Unit Exercise
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 8, 2010)- The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Gary (FFG-51) and the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) trail the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as ships from Carrier Strike Group 1 conduct refueling at sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202).
USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) Fueling At Sea
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 5, 2010) The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) approaches the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) for a fueling at sea.
Small Arms Qualifications Aboard USS Lake Champlain (CG 57)
ARABIAN SEA (Dec. 30, 2010) Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Alexander Castillo, left, and Information Systems Technician 1st Class Cyrus Fluitt fire M9 service pistols during small arms qualifications aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57).
Lassen Completes Change of Command
YOKOSUKA, Japan – At Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, USS Lassen (DDG 82) marked her sixth Change of Command ceremony on Dec. 17, 2010.
USS Milius Returns to San Diego
SAN DIEGO (December 14, 2010) - The guided-missile destroyer, USS Milius (DDG 69), will return to San Diego Dec. 16 after an independent six-month deployment to the 5th and 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR).
USS Mustin (DDG 89) Conducts a Replenishment-At-Sea
SOUTH CHINA SEA (Dec. 2, 2010) - Chief Boatswain’s Mate for the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) Adam Melancon looks on as the Mustin conducts a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) evolution with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO 197).
Cambodian-Born Commander Visits His Homeland
SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (Dec. 3, 2010) - Cmdr. Michael V. Misiewicz, commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89), greets members of his family as Mustin arrives in Sihanoukville, Cambodia.
USS Mustin and 7th Fleet Orient Express Band Sailors Bring Joy to Local Community
SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (Dec. 4, 2010) - Gunner’s Mate Seaman Apprentice Jennifer Washick from Pottsville, Pa., assigned to the USS Mustin (DDG 89), takes part in community service (COMSERV) project with local children at the Goodwill School, a local charity organization aimed at educating children in Sihanoukville, Cambodia.
Mustin, Ikazuchi Reconfirm Sister Ship Relationship
YOKOSUKA, Japan (Dec. 22, 2010) - Commanding Officer of USS Mustin, Cmdr. Michael Misiewicz welcomes Tokihiko Umezaki, commanding officer of Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Ikazuchi as he arrives on board USS Mustin.
Preventive Maintenance Aboard USS O'Kane (DDG 77)
ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 20, 2010) - Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Clifton Jackson performs preventive maintenance on the MK-45 5-inch/54-caliber lightweight gun aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77).
USS Paul Hamilton Deploys
PEARL HARBOR (December 1, 2010) - Families and friends said goodbye as the Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) departed from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Nov. 30 for an independent deployment to the Middle East and Western Pacific.
Peleliu ARG Returns From Deployment
SAN DIEGO (Dec. 17, 2010) - Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group (PEL ARG) returns to San Diego Saturday Dec. 18 after a seven-month deployment to the 7th and 5th Fleet areas of responsibility, conducting humanitarian relief in Pakistan and counter piracy operations off the Horn of Africa.
USS Princeton Returns to San Diego
SAN DIEGO (Dec. 22, 2010) The guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) passes under the Coronado Bridge as the ship returns from a deployment.
Rushmore Achieves First Major Milestone
SAN DIEGO – USS Rushmore (LSD 47) completed the first major milestone of her Extended Docking Phased Maintenance Availability (EDPMA) Oct. 25, when it successfully transitioned from berthing in a dry dock to tying up next to a pier.
USS Shiloh Participating in Exercise Keen Sword 2011
MAIZURU, Japan (Dec. 6, 2010) Capt. Matthew E. Loughlin, commanding officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) and Capt. Mizuma, commanding officer of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense ship JS Myoko (DDG 175), address reporters about the importance of the Keen Sword 2011 exercise.
USS Shiloh Concludes Keen Sword 2011
PHILIPPINE SEA (Dec. 10, 2010) - U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force ships steam together during a photograph exercise, as part of exercise Keen Sword 2011.