A Model Sailor for the Navy
USS PELELIU, At sea - Accountability, responsibility and leadership are words usually associated with descriptions of what it takes to be selected as the Sailor of the Year (SOY).
ESG-5 Commander Visits Peleliu
USS PELELIU, At Sea - Rear Adm. William K. Lescher, commander of Expeditionary Strike Group Five (ESG-5), embarked aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) to observe ship operations.
Sailors Frocked in Ceremony at Sea
ARABIAN SEA - Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 2nd Class Daniel Carns, from Seattle, salutes Capt. Thomas Halvorson, commanding officer of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), after being frocked to 2nd class petty officer.
Rushmore Holds Change of Command
USS RUSHMORE, At Sea - Amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony held on the ship's flight deck.
Flight deck fire drill on USS Tortuga
YOKOSUKA, Japan - Sailors assigned to USS Tortuga (LSD 46), dressed in firefighting proximity suits, perform an overhaul during a flight deck fire drill.
Pearl Harbor Survivor Visits USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52)
San Diego, California – David Mozuch, 91, retired Chief Machinist Mate and survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii which began US involvement in World War 2, visited Sailors on the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD-52) home ported in San Diego.
Peleliu’s Junior Sailor of the Year 2012
A native of Race Course Clarendon, Jamaica, Noel Reid was running his own business and working for a private school. But, after the recession hit, many people lost their jobs that eventually affected him. Reid then decided to take a different path.
USS Essex (LHD 2) Celebrates Christmas in Style
SAN DIEGO - The holiday spirit is alive this year as electrician’s mates aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) have begun decorating the ship with more than 2,000 feet of Christmas lights for the annual lighting competition on Naval Base San Diego (NBSD).
USS Antietam to replace USS Cowpens in Japan
YOKOSUKA, Japan - USS Antietam (CG 54), will conduct a hull swap early in 2013 with USS Cowpens (CG 63) and become part of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) operating out of Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.
USS Sterett Conducts Successful Tomahawk Test Launch
USS Sterett, San Diego – USS Sterett (DDG 104) conducted a successful operational test launch of a Tomahawk cruise missile last week while the ship was underway in the Southern California Naval Operating Area.
Boxer Promotes Sailors
USS BOXER, At Sea - One hundred and seventy seven Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) were advanced to the next highest pay grade during a ceremony held in the ship's hangar bay.
Sailor cleans weapons system on USS Mobile Bay
MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain – Fire Controlman 2nd Class Frederick Spivey, from Villa Rica, Ga., cleans the inside of a close-in weapons system (CIWS) during routine maintenance aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53).
Mustin, HSL 51 det. 6, Frock 46 New Petty Officers
WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN – Guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) and the “Warlords” of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 51 detachment six, frocked 46 new petty officers on the mess decks.
USS SHOUP Holds Change of Command
USS SHOUP Everett, Washington – CDR Rafael A. Acevedo, was relieved by CDR Jill R. Cesari in a Change of Command Ceremony onboard USS SHOUP at Naval Station Everett.
Ikego Elementary School visits USS McCampbell
YOKOSUKA, Japan - Cryptologic Technician (Technical) Seaman Apprentice Ryan Aker leads students from Ikego Elementary School onto the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85).
Vertical Replenishment on USS Green Bay
121214-N-BB534-477 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY - U.S. Sailors and Marines unload dry goods during an underway replenishment aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20).
DESRON 31 Sponsors Navy Boot Camp Division
Senior leadership assigned to Commander Destroyer Squadron Three One (CDS-31), Pearl Harbor returned to Navy Boot Camp at Recruit Training Command (RTC) Great Lakes, Ill., Dec 15.
Sailors, Marines Spin aboard Peleliu
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY – Sailors and Marines are now able to join a new spin class aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5).
Makin Island FCPOA Helps Bring Joy to Families in Need
EL CAJON, Calif. - Members of the USS Makin Island (LHD 8) First Class Petty Officers Association (FCPOA) joined other military and local volunteers to help distribute 3,000 presents to needy families at Cajon Valley Middle School in the San Diego suburb of El Cajon, California.
DESRON 15 Holds Change of Command
YOKOSUKA, Japan – Capt. Paul J. Lyons, relieved Capt. John L. Schultz as Commander, Destroyer Squadron 15 (DESRON 15) during a change of command ceremony in the C-2 Auditorium at Fleet Activities Yokosuka.
USS MILIUS Enters EDSRA, Prepares for Major Overhaul
SAN DIEGO NAVAL STATION – The guided missile destroyer, USS MILIUS , reached a major milestone toward sustained combat readiness today, as she entered an Extended Drydocked Selective Restricted Availability (EDSRA) period.
USS Fitzgerald Conducts Change of Command Ceremony
YOKOSUKA, Japan – The officers and crew of the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) stood in formation for a change of command ceremony, December 17th along with distinguished guests aboard the ship in Yokosuka, Japan.
Santa Visits USS Chafee
PEARL HARBOR - Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chaffee (DDG 90) show their holiday spirit during the 2012 Holiday Ship/Submarine Lighting Contest.
Santa delivers cookies in Pearl Harbor
PEARL HARBOR (Dec. 17, 2012) Santa delivers cookies to the crew of the admiral's barge during a boat run to judge the 2012 Holiday Ship/Submarine Lighting Contest.
USS Chung-Hoon displays holiday lights
PEARL HARBOR - Holiday lights with the Hawaiian phrase "Mele Kalikimaka" (Merry Christmas) are displayed aboard the Arleigh Burke-class Aegis destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93).
DDG 1000 Program Successfully Integrates Deckhouse
BATH, Maine - The Navy's next generation destroyer, the future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), completed a major ship milestone with the successful lift and integration of the deckhouse on to the ship's hull.
Replenishment at sea on USS Mobile Bay
ARABIAN SEA - Sailors hurry to slide a pallet of food away from the receiving area of the flight deck aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) during a vertical replenishment.
Peleliu Sailors, Marines Learn Capoeira
USS PELELIU, At Sea - Sailors and Marines aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) are taking advantage of an opportunity to participate in Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art that combines dances with fighting styles.
Peleliu Hosts Amphibious Squadron 3 Change of Command Ceremony
Amphibious Squadron Three held a change of command ceremony in the forecastle of amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5), Dec. 20. Captain Shawn Lobree assumed duties as commander, Amphibious Squadron Three from out-going commodore, Captain Mark Sakaguchi.
HAZMAT: KNOW THE FACTS
Every HAZMAT user needs to be familiar with the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) assigned to each item that contains the most current information from the manufacturer, including handling, precautions and clean-up procedures.
ACU-1 Always Ready To Move
Assault Craft Unit One (ACU-1) is comprised of four utility landing craft (LCU), neatly stowed in the belly of amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu’s (LHA 5) well deck. The total crew amounts to approximately 50 Sailors who eat, sleep, and work aboard the small vessels.
VADM John W. Miller Visits USS Decatur
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY - Vice Adm. John W. Miller, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet, Combined Maritime Forces, talks to Sailors during a visit to the guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73).
USS Chafee is Adopted for Christmas
USS CHAFEE, Pearl Harbor, HI - Sparkling lights and dazzling decorations dawn most of the ships on the Pearl Harbor waterfront this time of year, but one ship has taken the spirit of the season to a whole new level.
Rushmore Welcomes C5F Aboard Christmas Day
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY - Vice Adm. John W. Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S 5th Fleet, Combined Maritime Forces, and his wife Mary Pat visited amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) to wish Sailors and Marines a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season on Christmas Day.
USS Gary Celebrates Christmas Underway in 4th Fleet
USS GARY, At Sea - Guided missile frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) celebrated Christmas in its own way with some much needed rest, holiday food and even a crew-inspired rendition of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas'.