SURFPAC 2010 Sailor of the Year Finalists Arrive in San Diego
SAN DIEGO (Feb. 21, 2011) - Naval Surface Forces Force Master Chief Eric Page stands with the eight finalists for 2010 Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet Sailor of the Year competition as they gather for a group photo at the San Diego Zoo during a breakfast held for the competition.
SURFPAC's Top Fleet, Shore Sailors Announced
SAN DIEGO – Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (SURFPAC) announced the 2010 SURFPAC Sea and Shore Sailors of the Year (SOY) during a banquet at the Marriott Hotel in Coronado, Calif., Feb 25, sponsored by the Surface Navy Association.
Anchorage (LPD 23) Pushed Onto Dry Dock
Anchorage (LPD 23), the seventh San-Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship being built by NGSB-GC, was successfully translated over two positions and into the big floating dry dock recently at Avondale in preparation for its mid-February launch.
Blue Ridge Hosts JMSDF Medical Professionals
YOKOSUKA, Japan (Feb. 1, 2011) - Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman Christopher Moore,7th Fleet independant duty corpsman, gives a tour on the main deck of the 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) to medical students with the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force.
USS Blue Ridge Arrives in Manila
MANILA, Philippines - The 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrived in Manila, Philippines, Feb. 13, for the ship's first port visit to the island nation since August 2010.
USS Blue Ridge Hosts Philippine Navy Engineers
MANILA, Republic of the Philippines (Feb. 13, 2011) Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Pierre Angeles, a boiler technician of the watch aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), speaks with Republic of the Philippines navy sailors about boiler console operations.
Blue Ridge Sailors Make Friends, Cradles at Manila Charity
MANILA, Republic of the Philippines (Feb. 14, 2011) - Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Matthew Rozeboom, assigned to the 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), cuts wood to make furniture for children with a Republic of the Philippines Navy seabee at the Hospicio De San Jose in Manila.
Blue Ridge Sailors, Philippine Marines Beautify Cemetery
ANGELES CITY, Philippines (Feb. 14, 2011) Yeoman 2nd Class William S. Herbst, assigned to the embarked staff aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), weeds grave stones at Clark Cemetery during a community service project. Blue Ridge is in Manila for a scheduled port visit during a spring patrol.
USS Blue Ridge Arrives in Hong Kong
HONG KONG (Feb. 20, 2011) - Seventh Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrived in Hong Kong on Feb. 20 for the ship's first port visit since March 2010.
CG 52 Participates in COMRELS
Malaysia (Jan 25, 2011) - USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) and USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Sailors teamed up to volunteer their time at the Yayasan Sunbeams Home for Children in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Bunker Hill ROKN Finals
Republic of Korea (Jan. 13, 2011) - Sailors assigned to USS Bunker Hill along with 11 Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) Sailors volunteered their time at the Pusan Social Welfare Foundation HEE-RAK-WON.
Cape St. George Assists Iranian Mariners
USS CAPE ST. GEORGE, Arabian Gulf (Feb. 2, 2011) - Guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) provided assistance to an Iranian dhow after receiving a distress call, Jan 31.
USS Comstock (LSD 45) Replenishment-At-Sea
PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 27, 2011) The auxiliary oiler replenishment ship HMCS Proctecteur (AOR 509), left, refuels the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) during a replenishment-at-sea.
Work Hard, Play Hard: Cowpens Gets a Lagging Makeover
CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Singapore (February 10, 2011) – Working ports may not sound like much fun, but when you are able to maximize liberty while ensuring a tremendous amount of work gets accomplished, the results and benefits are readily seen.
Cowpens Conducts Lagging Repairs
SINGAPORE (Feb. 9, 2011) - USS Cowpens (CG 63) crew members completed 128 lagging jobs, as well as repairs on several roller chocks and a fuel tank during the ship's nine-day port visit in Singapore at Changi Naval Base in Singapore, Feb. 9.
Essex ARG Begins Cobra Gold 2011
GULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 6, 2011) - The Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) began its part in the U.S-Thai sponsored joint, multinational exercise Cobra Gold 2011 (CG 11) Feb. 7 in the Gulf of Thailand.
Fleet Surgical Team 7 Saves Essex Sailor’s Leg
USS ESSEX, At sea (Feb. 8, 2011) – Navy doctors, nurses, and a hospital corpsmen assigned to Fleet Surgical Team (FST) 7 performed critical surgery on a Sailor’s leg aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) Feb. 7.
Essex ARG Conducts Successful NEO Exercise
USS ESSEX, At sea (Feb. 12, 2011) - The Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conducted a non-combatant evacuation operation (NEO) exercise Feb. 12 off the coast of the Kingdom of Thailand.
Essex ARG in Exercise Cobra Gold 2011
GULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 14, 2011) - Ships of the forward-deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), USS Stockdale (DDG 106) and Royal Thai Navy ship HTMS Surin (LST 722) steam in formation for a photo exercise.
Essex ARG Completes Cobra Gold 2011
GULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 16, 2011) Sailors direct a Royal Thai Navy Bell 212 helicopter as it prepares to land aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2).
Essex Amphibious Ready Group Arrives in Thailand
PATTAYA, Thailand (Feb. 21, 2011) – Ships of the forward-deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group and the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit arrived in Pattaya, Kingdom of Thailand, for a scheduled port visit Feb. 21 after completing the multinational exercise Cobra Gold 2011.
Essex ARG Arrives Off Cambodian Coast for MAREX
GULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 26, 2011) - The Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived off the coast of Shinoukville, Cambodia, Feb. 26 to participate in the Cambodia Maritime Exercise 2011 (MAREX 11).
USS Essex Hosts Flight Deck Reception in Cambodia
GULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 26, 2011) - A color guard parades the colors on the flight deck of USS Essex (LHD 2) at the start of a reception for senior civil and military officials from the U.S. and Kingdom of Cambodia.
USS Essex Embarks Royal Cambodian Navy Officers
USS ESSEX, At sea (Feb. 28, 2011) – The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex embarked 60 officers of the Royal Cambodian Navy (RCN) Feb. 27-28 to participate in shipboard operations training as part of Cambodia Maritime Exercise 2011.
Man Overboard Drill Aboard USS Fitzgerald
PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 9, 2011) Ensign Carissa Guthrie, right, and Navy Counselor 1st Class Marshea Taylor check the muster report on the bridge during a man overboard drill aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62).
Germantown Crew Share Time with Orphans in Thailand
LAEM CHABANG, Thailand (Feb. 22, 2011) - Lt. Cmdr. Paul Kim, a Navy chaplain, assigned to USS Germantown’s (LSD 42), presents a donation composed of food supplies, sports equipment and guitars to orphans at the Abundant Life Home during a Community service project.
USS Green Bay Refueling At Sea
PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 27, 2011) - The Canadian Navy auxiliary oiler replenishment HMCS Protecteur (AOR 509) refuels amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD 20) during a night refueling at sea.
Exercises Onboard USS Howard
USS HOWARD (DDG 83) provides naval surface gun fire support as a participant in exercise, Iron Fist, led by Commander, Amphibious Squadron Five.
Lassen Celebrates Black History Month
YOKOSUKA, JAPAN - On Friday February 11th the Multicultural Committee aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen hosted a Black History Month celebration.
Makin Island is Conducting AV8 Operations
PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 14, 2011) An Aircraft Handler gives permission to an AV8B Harrier assigned to the Black Sheep of Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 214 to take off from the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) during training exercises off the coast of Southern California.
M-16 Rifle Qualifications Onboard Makin Island
PACIFIC OCEAN (February 15, 2011) - Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Javier Ibarra gives orders through a megaphone while acting as range safety officer during
M-16 rifle qualifications on board amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8).
US Navy Ships Disrupt Pirate Attack
ARABIAN SEA (Feb. 2) Two small boats used by suspected pirates in the Arabian Sea are destroyed by USS Momsen (DDG 92), after the guided-missile destroyer received a distress call and disrupted an attack on a commercial oil tanker.
Mustin holds Change of Command Ceremony
YOKOSUKA, Japan (Jan. 28, 2011) – The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89), forward-deployed to Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, held a change of command ceremony on board Mustin Jan. 28.
USS O'Kane Returns to Pearl Harbor
PEARL HARBOR (Feb. 8, 2011) Sailors depart the guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77) during the ship's homecoming to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after a seven-month deployment.
USS Princeton Sailors Earn Golden Anchor
SAN DIEGO - USS Princeton (CG 59) was one of eight guided-missile cruisers of the U.S. Pacific Fleet to receive the Fiscal Year 2010 Retention Excellence Award, also known as the Golden Anchor Award, Jan. 24.
Reuben James Deploys to Western Pacific
PEARL HARBOR (Feb. 1, 2011) - USS Reuben James (FFG 57) deployed from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Feb. 1, as part of an independent deployment to the Western Pacific.
Reuben James Conducts Fisheries Patrol
USS REUBEN JAMES, Pacific Ocean - Guided-missile frigate USS Reuben James (FFG 57) conducted a fisheries patrol in the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) of various Pacific Island Nations Feb. 1-14, during transit from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii through the Central and Western Pacific Ocean.
USS Shoup Arrives in Western Australia
FREMANTLE, Australia (Feb. 15, 2011) -The guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) Commanding Officer Cmdr. Joe Nadeau holds a media availability conference with local reporters in Fremantle, Australia, upon the ships arrival for a port visit.
Spruance’s Fitness Program is Second to None
(Feb. 8, 2011) Since the spring of 2009, SPRUANCE Sailors have been at Admiral Prout Field in San Diego and the Field House in Bath, Maine doing push-ups, sit-ups, Indian Runs, wind sprints, and playing spirited games of football all in hopes of improving their PFA scores.
USS SPRUANCE Plankowner of the Week
USS Spruance (Feb 12, 2011) - As SPRUANCE’s inaugural Plankowner of the Week, IT3(SW) Carrillo epitomizes the Navy’s core values of honor, courage, and commitment.
U.S. Forces Respond to Gunfire Aboard S/V Quest
TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 22, 2011) -- At approximately 1 a.m. EST today, while negotiations were ongoing to secure the release of four American hostages, U.S. forces responded to gunfire aboard the pirated vessel (S/V) Quest.