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.
USS Tortuga Completes Exercise Balikatan 2013
USS TORTUGA, At Sea - The amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) successfully completed the 29th iteration of the annual Republic of the Philippines-U.S. Military exercise Balikatan 2013 (BK13).
USS Chancellorsville Completes Live Fire Exercise
PACIFIC OCEAN - Sailors aboard the Ticonderoga class guided-missile Cruiser USS Chancelorsville (CG 62) completed a live-fire test of the ship's enhanced Aegis Combat System, during an at-sea test scenario.
Nimitz, CSG 11 Participate in SUSTEX
PACIFIC OCEAN - The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) departed Naval Air Station North Island after picking up Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 to participate in a scheduled Sustainment Exercise (SUSTEX).
USS McCampbell Conducts Anti-submarine Warfare Exercise
PHILIPPINE SEA - Operations Specialist Seaman Peter Tassani tracks surface contacts on the SPA-25G Radio Detection and Ranging (RADAR) display in the Combat Information Center aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) during an anti-submarine warfare exercise.
USS Tortuga Arrives in Manila
MANILA, Republic of the Philippines - Forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) arrived in Manila, Republic of the Philippines today for a port visit and preparation for exercise Balikatan 2013.
USS Higgins Participates in Multi-Force Exercise
AT SEA - Guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) participated in a joint air and surface exercise with Destroyer Squadron 50, USS Green Bay (LPD-20), USS Whirlwind (PC-11), USS Sirocco (PC-6), USS Chinook (PC-9) and several United States air assets.
USS Tortuga Underway for Exercise Balikatan 2013
EAST CHINA SEA – The amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) departed White Beach, Okinawa to participate in the 29th iteration of the annual Republic of the Philippines-U.S. Military exercise Balikatan.
Bonhomme Richard, 31st MEU Complete CERTEX
USS BONHOMME RICHARD, At Sea - Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) arrived in White Beach, Okinawa, after completing a 10-day certification exercise (CERTEX) with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) in the East China Sea.
Fitzgerald Makes Port Call in Donghae
Donghae, Republic of Korea - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) pulled into Donghae for a port visit March 9-13.
USS McCampbell participates in Exercise Keen Sword 2013
PHILIPPINE SEA - Senior Chief Jin Hiroyuki, a member of the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force, speaks with Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Daronte High aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85), during Exercise Keen Sword 2013.
USS Nimitz Completes JTFEX
SAN DIEGO - USS Nimitz (CVN 68), Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 successfully completed Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX).
Citadel Protect Joins Everett, USS Momsen
EVERETT, Wash. - Electronics Technician 3rd Class Thomas Cyr fires blank rounds from an M240 machine gun aboard USS Momsen (DDG 92) at a simulated enemy small boat during the anti-terrorism training exercise Citadel Protect.
Bonhomme Richard ARG, 31st MEU Begin PHIBLEX
SUBIC BAY, Philippines - The Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and embarked Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) began the Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) with an opening ceremony aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard.
TACRON 11 Detachment Vital for Peleliu Varied Squadrons
USS PELELIU, At Sea - Hidden away in a dark room with nothing more than an ominous blue light upon their faces, the men and women of Tactical Air Control Squadron (TACRON) 11 work vigorously to control the coordination and direction of USS Peleliu's (LHA 5) aircraft, both fixed and rotary winged.
IMCMEX12 Military Exercise Concludes
MANAMA, Bahrain - International Mine Countermeasures Exercise 2012 (IMCMEX12) concluded at U.S. Naval Forces Central Command after two weeks of seminars and training operations.
USS Tortuga Sailors and Marines Complete CERTEX
USS Tortuga, At Sea - Sailors aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46), along with Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), completed a certification exercise (CERTEX) while on deployment in the Western Pacific.
Benfold Sailors Train with Soldiers
USS BENFOLD, At Sea (NNS) -- Guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) conducted joint exercises with Army aviators from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment and 3rd Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, Aug. 21.
Peleliu ARG Completes Certification Exercise
SAN DIEGO - The Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) returned to homeport San Diego, after completing certification exercise (CERTEX) off the coast of Southern California
ESG 3 Commander Visits USS Peleliu
USS PELELIU, At sea - Rear Adm. Gerard Hueber, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 3, flew aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) to visit with Sailors and Marines during composite unit training exercise (COMPUTEX).
Peleliu Hosts State Department During COMPTUEX
USS PELELIU, At sea - Cmdr. Brian Mecklenburg, officer-in-charge, Fleet Surgical Team 1, speaks with guests from the U.S. Department of State during a tour of medical spaces on board USS Peleliu.
Third SINKEX during RIMPAC
Kauai, Hawaii - A live-fire exercise, part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012, sank the ex-USS Kilauea (T-AE-26) in waters 15,480 feet deep, 63 miles off the coast of Kauai.
RIMPAC 2012 Conducts Sink Exercise
PACIFIC OCEAN - A live-fire exercise, part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012, sank the deactivated ship USNS Niagara Falls (T-AFS-3) in waters 15,480 feet deep, 63 miles southwest of Kauai, Hawaii.
Missile Exercise on board USS Paul Hamilton
PACIFIC OCEAN - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) launches a Standard Missile (SM 2) during a missile exercise as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012.
Peleliu ARG Successfully Test Fire RAM
PACIFIC OCEAN – Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) conducted a live-fire exercise by launching RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAM) in preparation for its upcoming deployment.
Carrier Strike Group Five completes Trilateral Exercise
EAST CHINA SEA – Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy leaders visited the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) at the closing of a two-day, trilateral exercise.
USS McCampbell participates in Exercise Pacific Bond 2012
EAST CHINA SEA – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) joined the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Hatakaze-class destroyer JS Shimakaze (DDG 172) and Royal Australian Navy Anzac-class frigate HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155) to participate in the military exercise Pacific Bond 2012.