USS New Orleans Sailors Help Retire Unserviceable Flags
SAN DIEGO – Sailors from the amphibious dock landing ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) joined members of the American Legion, Boy Scouts of America and Junior Reserves Officer Training Corps to help lay to rest faded and torn American flags during a flag retirement ceremony in San Diego.
Maintenance, Modernization, and Assessments
Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center
(FDRMC) Detachment Rota completed its first
selected restricted availability (SRA) on Arleigh Burkeclass
guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG
75) in Rota, Spain.
USS O'Kane to Return from Deployment
PEARL HARBOR - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77) will return to its homeport from a nine-month deployment to the Arabian Gulf and Western Pacific Ocean.
USS New Orleans Leaves BAE System Shipyards
SAN DIEGO – The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) departed BAE Systems Shipyard for Naval Base San Diego after a five-month planned maintenance availability (PMA).
USS O’Kane Holds Change of Command at Sea
PACIFIC OCEAN – Cmdr. Gina McCaine relieved Cmdr. James Juster as commanding officer of the guided missile destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG 77) during a change of command ceremony at sea.
USS Lake Champlain Holds Burial at Sea
PACIFIC OCEAN - The crew of the guided missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) conducted several burials at sea following a long Naval tradition of committing the remains of our nation’s honored veterans to the deep.
USS Fort Worth Arrives in US 7th Fleet
YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- Littoral combat ship (LCS) USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, marking a key initial milestone in its 16-month rotational deployment in support of the Indo-Asia-Pacific rebalance.
Exercise Vigilant Shield 2015
Cape May, NJ – Service members from MCMRON THREE, MCMDIV THREE ONE, EODMU 12, HM 15, ESU ONE, NOMWC, and the U.S. Coast Guard pose for a post exercise photo op after working to complete MCM tasking during exercise VIGILANT SHIELD 2015.
Boxer Sailor Earns Navy Achievement Medal for Rendering Assistance to Motorist
It was finally here. The day we wait for every week – Friday. Hard work had paid off and the workday was done. Logistics Specialist 3rd Class (SW) Cole Karr had gotten off early on a Friday to run a few errands before the weekend. His head start came to a standstill as he drove down the highway and found himself stuck in bumper to bumper traffic.
Assault Craft Unit One Change of Command
CORONADO, Calif. - Cmdr. Julie A. Grunwell reports to Commander, Naval Beach Group One, Capt. Kevin P. Flanagan that she has taken command of Assault Craft Unit One (ACU 1) from Cmdr. Victor A. Lake (right) during a change of command ceremony.
USS Rodney M. Davis moors in Pearl Harbor
PEARL HARBOR - Seaman Elijah Blanks, from Covington, La., singles up a line as the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) moors in Pearl Harbor.
USS Dewey replenishment-at-sea
RED SEA - Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Adriana M. Short fires a shot line from the deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) during a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193).
Pearl Harbor ceremony
PEARL HARBOR - Rear Adm. Rick Williams, commander of Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, salutes as he walks through an honor cordon of military service members during the 73rd anniversary Pearl Harbor Day commemoration ceremony at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.
USS John S. McCain replenishment-at-sea
EAST CHINA SEA - Lt. Benjamin Pearlswig and Ens. Kathleen McDowell, conning officers aboard the USS John S. McCain communicate with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Washington Chambers during a replenishment-at-sea.
MLB Stars Visit USS America
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Former Major League Baseball (MLB) players visited with Sailors aboard amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6).
Navy Moving Forward With LCS
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has directed the Navy "to move forward with a multi-mission small surface combatant based on modified Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) hull designs."
US, China Conduct Anti-Piracy Exercise
GULF OF ADEN (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy's guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) and ships from the Chinese People's Liberation Army (Navy) PLA(N) commenced a bilateral counter-piracy exercise, U.S.-China Counter-Piracy Exercise 15, in the Gulf of Aden and the Horn of Africa.
USS Paul Hamilton Rescues Missing Mariner
USS PAUL HAMILTON, At Sea (NNS) -- Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) rescued a stranded mariner while operating south of the Hawaiian Islands.
USS Vandegrift Returns from Deployment
SAN DIEGO - The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) returns to Naval Base San Diego from its final deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility.
Exercise Red Reef 15 Kicks Off
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (NNS) -- U.S. Marines and Sailors with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), along with members of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces, began exercise Red Reef 15 in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
"Old Tar" Retires
SASEBO, Japan - Capt. Joey Tynch, commanding officer of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), presents a certificate of appreciation to Master Chief Fire Controlman "Old Tar" Thomas E. Ward at his retirement ceremony.
PHIBRON 5 Holds Change of Command Ceremony at Sea
GULF OF ADEN - Capt. Stephen McKone, incoming commander, Amphibious Squadron Five, and Capt. Vic Cooper, outgoing commander, cut the cake during a routine change of command ceremony aboard amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8).
MEDITERRANEAN SEA - Lt. j.g. Jermaine D. Jackson uses a phone on the bridge wing of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) during a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196).
History and Future of Aegis
(DAHLGREN, VA.) – Course instructor Lieutenant Commander Cox discusses the Aegis evolution with student Lieutenant Samardzic during training in the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Weapons Tactics Instructor course.
Breakthrough Capability Keeps Subs, Ships on Safe Track
ARLINGTON, Va. (NNS) -- Interactive software that can dramatically cut the time it takes to plan safe submarine missions is crossing over to the surface fleet and is being installed this month on the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), officials announced.
USS Rodney M. Davis to return from deployment
EVERETT, Wash. – The U.S. Navy frigate USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) is scheduled to return from its final deployment to the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean to her homeport at Naval Station Everett.
USS Rushmore Embarks Marines in Support of Exercise Steel Knight
PACIFIC OCEAN – An amphibious assault vehicle assigned to the 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion launches from the well deck of USS Rushmore (LSD 47) off the coast of San Clemente Island, one of the Channel Islands of California, in support of Exercise Steel Knight 2015.
Red Reef 15 Closes With Joint Demonstration
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY - A landing craft utility (LCU) exits the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) to transport Marines and Sailors assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and Comstock ashore in support of exercise Red Reef 15.
USS San Diego Moved By Operation Pillowcase: Putting Heads At Ease
ARBIAN GULF - Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stacy Atkins Ricks, from Detroit, Michigan, poses with a handcrafted pillowcase sent by members of the Heads at Ease Pillowcase Project, an organization that makes and mails pillowcases for deployed service members.
San Diego Native Named USS Wayne E. Meyer SOY
SAN DIEGO - Yeoman 1st Class (SW) Shanelle Stribling, a 2000 graduate of Hoover High School, was selected as the 2014 Sailor of the Year on board the guided missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) for the honor as recognition for her hard work and dedication in her positions as ship's secretary and executive department leading petty officer.
Fire Controlman Named USS Wayne E. Meyer JSOY
SAN DIEGO – Fire Controlman Second Class (SW) Ryan Cinqmars, a native of Norco, California and a 2004 graduate of Norco High School, has been chosen as the 2014 Junior Sailor of the Year on board the guided missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) as recognition for his hard work and dedication in his positions as a Visit, Board, Search and Seizure team member, Force Protection Training Ream member, fire control division workcenter supervisor and radar technician.
Detroit Native Selected as USS Wayne E. Meyer BJOY
SAN DIEGO -Ship's Serviceman Seaman (SW) Allen Vaden, a native of Detroit and a 2013 graduate of Southfield High School, was selected as the 2014 Blue Jacket of the Year on board USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) as recognition for his hard work and dedication while working as the ship's barber and as a division damage control petty officer.
Shoup Crew Celebrates Reopening of Galley
EVERETT, Wash. - (left to right) Culinary Specialist 3rd Class McHale Johnson, Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Jeron K. Petersen, Cmdr. Bryant P. Trost, commanding officer of USS Shoup (DDG 86), and Culinary Specialist Seaman Esaie Lira celebrate the reopening of Shoup's galley with a cake cutting.
WWII Vet Visits USS Ingraham, Sailors
EVERETT, Wash. - World War II veteran Sebastian Amato renders a hand salute as he passes through sideboys on the flight deck of USS Ingraham, following a tour of the Oliver Hazard Perry class frigate.
Makin Island MWR Holds “Reindeer Games”
GULF OF ADEN - Sailors aboard amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) particpate in the command's Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) hosted "Reindeer Games" "Reindeer Scramble" in the ship's hangar bay.
USS O’Kane Returns to Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor -- The guided-missile destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG 77) returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, after completing a nine-month deployment to the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of responsibility.
USS McCampbell Changes Command
YOKOSUKA, Japan – Cmdr. Edward Sundberg, commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85), renders a salute while passing through side boys during a change of command ceremony aboard the ship.
Stethem Enhances ASW Skills during SHAREM
PHILIPPINE SEA – Sailors aboard the Arleigh-burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) participated in the Ship Anti-submarine Warfare (ASW) Readiness and Evaluation Measurement (SHAREM) exercise.
Makin Island Holds Change of Command at Sea
Capt. Jon P. Rodgers relieved Capt. Alvin Holsey as commanding officer of Makin Island. Rodgers becomes the ship’s fifth commanding officer since the ship’s commissioning in 2009.
USS Michael Murphy Lends a Hand in Malaysia
KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia - Sailors from the Arleigh-burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) pose with children from the Sakinah Orphanage after cleaning up a local beach during the ship's port visit to Kota Kinabalu.
USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) Arrives in Singapore
CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Singapore – USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) arrived in Singapore as part of a 16-month rotational deployment to 7th Fleet in support of the Indo-Asia-Pacific rebalance.
USS Sampson to Assist in Air Asia Search
YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- At the request of the Government of Indonesia and as directed by U.S. Pacific Command, U.S. Pacific Fleet has authorized U.S. 7th Fleet to position USS Sampson (DDG 102) in the general search area for missing Air Asia Flight QZ8501 to support search operations.
GULF OF OMAN - The guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101), right, refuels during a replenishment-at-sea evolution with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary fast fleet tanker Wave Ruler (A390).