Bonhomme Richard ARG Departs for Ssang Yong Exercise
EAST CHINA SEA - Naval Aircrewman Philip Franzoni watches out the side hatch of an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 while while taking off from the flight deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).
Bonhomme Richard ARG Embarks to 31st MEU
WHITE BEACH, Okinawa - The Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) embarked Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) to participate in amphibious integration training (AIT) and a certification exercise (CERTEX).
U.S. Navy, Timor-Leste Forces Convene 2nd CARAT Exercise
PORT HERA NAVY BASE, Timor-Leste - The U.S. Navy and Timor-Leste Defense Force (F-FDTL) commenced the second Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Timor-Leste exercise with an opening ceremony at Port Hera Navy Base.
George Washington Carrier Strike Group Joins AnnualEx
PHILIPPINE SEA - Demonstrating the extraordinary flexibility of a carrier strike group, USS George Washington (CVN 73) kicked off its participation in Annual Exercise (AnnualEx) 13 just days after completing a humanitarian assistance mission under Operation Damayan in the Philippines.
Malabar 2013 Kicks Off
USS MCCAMPBELL, At Sea - Naval forces from India and the United States will participate in exercise Malabar 2013.
Decatur Successfully Completes Live Fire Exercise
PACIFIC OCEAN - Guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) successfully participated in Flight Test Operational 01 (FTO-01) in the vicinity of the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site and surrounding areas in the Western Pacific.
GW Strike Group Sharpens ASW Skills
PHILIPPINE SEA - Sailors of the George Washington Carrier Strike Group participated in an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise during their 2013 patrol.
USS Rentz Completes Replenishment at Sea with Canadian Ship
USS RENTZ, At Sea - The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46), assigned to U.S. 4th Fleet during the annual UNITAS multinational maritime exercise, conducted replenishment at sea Sept. 11 with the Canadian supply ship HMCS Preserver (AOR 510).
Bonhomme Richard ARG, 31st MEU Kick Off Exercise Koolendong
DARWIN, Australia - Sailors and Marines of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived here to participate in Exercise Koolendong 2013 (KD 13), a bilateral exercise taking place at the Bradshaw Field Training Area (BFTA) in Australia's Northern Territory.
Bonhomme Richard ARG, 31st MEU Conduct VBSS Exercise
CORAL SEA - Sailors assigned to the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) in partnership with Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conducted a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) training evolution aboard USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8).
Boxer ARG, 13th MEU Completes CERTEX
PACIFIC OCEAN - The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), along with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed their Certification Exercise (CERTEX).
Denver Executes Certification Exercise with 31st MEU
USS DENVER, Coral Sea – While families prepare for back-to-school season and football fans prepare for their fantasy drafts, thousands of Sailors and Marines are conducting simulated combat rubber raiding craft (CRRC) beach assaults, night vision helicopter flight operations, and full scale amphibious raids.
Boxer Amphibious Ready Group Conducts VBSS Training
USS BOXER, At Sea – Sailors and Marines attached to the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (BOXARG) Maritime Raid Force (MRF) conducted a Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) scenario July 14, as part of a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) in preparation for a scheduled deployment.
Boxer ARG Completes COMPTUEX
PACIFIC OCEAN - The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) successfully completed Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX)moving one step closer to being certified and prepared for deployment.
USS Boxer Trains for Straits Transits
PACIFIC OCEAN – Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) simulated a strait transit July 11 in preparation for their upcoming deployment.
27,000 Troops Prepare for Talisman Saber 2013
CORAL SEA - More than 27,000 U.S. and Australian personnel are converging in Australia and the Coral Sea in preparation for the amphibious exercise Talisman Saber 2013, to be held off the coast of Australia.
USS Lake Erie Intercepts SM-3 Block IB missile
PACIFIC OCEAN - A Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block 1B interceptor missile is launched from the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) during a Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Navy test in the mid-Pacific.
Higgins Conducts Anti-Terrorism Drills
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY – Guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) Sailors completed a series of anti-terrorism force protection drills in the Arabian Gulf.
Trident Fury Exercise Begins
PACIFIC OCEAN – Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate USS FORD (FFG 54), Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer USS SPRUANCE (DDG 111), and the Royal Canadian Navy began Operation Trident Fury exercise.