PHIBRON Deputy visits Harpers Ferry
ARABIAN SEA – Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) leadership visited the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) to tour the ship and gain insight from Sailors.
Underway Replenishment on USS Anchorage
SAN DIEGO - Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Bandy Dasilma, assigned to Deck department aboard San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23), oversees an underway replenishment at sea drill during a ship's fast cruise.
Nimitz Strike Group Makes Brief Stop in Pearl Harbor
PEARL HARBOR - Just a few days shy of the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese attack on U.S. forces at Pearl Harbor, Sailors and Marines manned the rails of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as they entered the harbor.
ATGMIDPAC Commissions New Limited Duty Supply Corps Officer
PEARL HARBOR, HI - Chief Logistics Specialist Naomi Green, originally from Sacramento, California and an underway instructor at Afloat Training Group Middle Pacific, was commissioned an Ensign during a ceremony at the Pacific Fleet Boathouse onboard Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam.
Commander, ESG 3 Visits PCU America
PASCAGOULA, Miss. - The commander of Expeditionary Strike Group 3 held an all-hands call with Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) America (LHA 6).
USS Lassen Returns to Yokosuka, Japan
YOKOSUKA, Japan - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) returned to Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka after completing a two-month Fall Patrol as a part of the George Washington Carrier Strike Group in the 7th area of operation.
USS Peleliu Holds Change of Command Ceremony
SAN DIEGO - Capt. John D. Deehr (left) salutes Capt. Paul C. Spedero Jr. after turning over command of amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) during a change of command ceremony at the USS Midway Museum.
Training for PCU America Sailors Heats Up
During a three-week security training course ran by the instructors of ACADEMI from Nov. 6 to 22, 30 Sailors, including seven attached to America, learned physical defensive tactics, weapons handling, dynamic shipboard security procedures and an array of other fleet-concentrated skills.
Carrier Air Wing 11, DESRON 23 Return from Nimitz Deployment
SAN DIEGO – The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and embarked Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11, and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 23 arrived at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, Dec. 12, following an eight-and-a-half-month deployment to the U.S. 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility (AOR).
Marines Aboard Boxer Complete Basic Life Saver Training
ARABIAN SEA — Would you know what to do if the person standing next to you took a bullet through the chest? That’s just the kind of scenario Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) are preparing for.
MCPON Visits PCU America
PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens held an all hands call with Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) America (LHA 6).
USS Freedom holds Change of Command Ceremony
PEARL HARBOR - Cmdr. Patrick C. Thien, commanding officer of the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1), relinquishes his duties as he salutes Capt. Randy Garner, commodore of Littoral Combat Ship Squadron One, during a change of command ceremony.
A Bagpipe Dentist Out to C# [sea]
According to pipes/drums, an online publication dedicated to bag piping news and information, there are roughly 30,000 bagpipe players across the United States.
Navy to Christen Littoral Combat Ship Milwaukee
WASHINGTON - The Navy will christen its newest littoral combat ship, the future USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) in a ceremony at the Marinette Marine Corporation shipyard in Marinette, Wis., Dec. 18 at 1:15 p.m. CST.
PCU Milwaukee Conducts Mast-Stepping Ceremony
MARINETTE, Wis. - The crews of the Navy’s newest littoral combat ship, Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Milwaukee (LCS 5), conducted a mast-stepping ceremony at the Marinette Marine Corporation in Marinette, Wis.
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.
USS Freedom Set to Complete Maiden Deployment
SAN DIEGO - The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) is scheduled to return to its homeport of San Diego following the completion of its maiden deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).
USS Stockdale Presented Ney Award Following Deployment
SAN DIEGO - The crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) was presented the runner-up trophy for the 2013 Edward F. Ney Memorial Award for Food Service Excellence in the medium afloat category during a ceremony on board the ship, Dec. 10.
CMC, SGTMAJ Visit 13th MEU
ARABIAN GULF – U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos, the commandant of the Marine Corps; Sgt. Maj. Micheal P. Barrett, the 17th sgt. maj. of the Marine Corps; and distinguished guests visited the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4).
Midshipmen Train Aboard USS Sterett
SAN DIEGO – A group of six Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) midshipmen from several universities joined the crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) Dec. 13-23 to receive training and experience life at sea.
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.