DESRON 31 Holds Change of Command Ceremony
PEARL HARBOR (Jan. 21, 2011) - Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 31 at a change of command ceremony at the DESRON 31 headquarters building on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Jan. 21.
Navy Efficiencies Announced
WASHINGTON - The Secretary of Defense announced Jan. 6 a series of efficiencies decisions designed to save the Department of Defense more than $150 billion during the next five years.
COMPHIBRON 11 Change of Command Set for January 19
SASEBO, Japan (Jan. 14, 2011) – Captain Bradley Lee will relieve Captain Mark E. Weber as Commander, Amphibious Squadron 11 (CPR 11) at a change of command ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. on January 19, on board USS Essex (LHD 2).
Family Day Cruise Onboard USS Boxer (LHD 4)
SAN DIEGO (January 28, 2011) – Families enjoy a landing craft air cushion (LCAC) display on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Boxer LHD 4 during a Family Day Cruise.
USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) To Visit Malaysia
PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 24, 2011) – USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) of the Carl Vinson Strike Group arrived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for a port visit Jan. 22.
COWPENS Makes Historic Return with New Mission
KOROR, Palau (January 23, 2011) – Some sixty-seven years after her predecessor’s initial visit to the country of Palau, USS Cowpens returned. The first two times were during a time of war with a mission to support the U.S. presence in the South Pacific.
USS Essex Holds Change of Command
SASEBO, Japan (Jan. 20, 2011) - Capt. David Fluker walks through side boys during a change of command ceremony aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2).
USS Essex Embarks 31st MEU
OKINAWA, Japan (Jan. 28, 2011) – The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD2) embarked more than 1,200 Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) at White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa Jan. 27-28 in preparation for a patrol throughout the Western Pacific region.
Essex ARG Embarks 31st MEU, Sails from Okinawa
OKINAWA, Japan (Jan. 27, 2011) – The Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) departed Okinawa, Japan Jan. 29 after onloading components of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Jan. 27-28.
USS Germantown (LSD 42) Departs San Diego, CA.
San Diego, CA (Jan. 4, 2011) - Electricians Mate Third Class Petty Officer Tabitha Lilii assigned to USS GERMANTOWN (LSD 42), mans the rails along looking at her loved ones as the Germantown departs Naval Base San Diego, Ca.
USS Germantown to Replace USS Harpers Ferry
YOKOSUKA, Japan (Jan. 18, 2011) – The U.S. Navy announced today the Dock Landing Ship USS Germantown (LSD-42) will replace USS Harpers Ferry (LSD-49) as part of the permanently forward-deployed amphibious forces of the U.S. 7th Fleet
Higgins to Deploy to Fifth Fleet Area
SAN DIEGO (Jan. 20, 2011) - The guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) will depart San Diego Jan. 20 on a six-month independent deployment to the 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR).
Lassen Sailors Proudly Continue Service
YOKOSUKA, JAPAN (January 21, 2011) – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) earned the Golden Anchor Award for Retention Excellence in 2010.
Lassen Sailors Honor MLK
YOKOSUKA, JAPAN (January 21, 2011) – On board the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82), sailors gathered Friday in remembrance of one of our nations most influential leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Damage Control Petty Officers Recognized After Successful 3M Certification
YOKOSUKA, JAPAN (January 21, 2011) – The Damage Control Petty Officers (DCPOs) aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) were awarded Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals for their outstanding results during completion of Lassen’s 3M Certification in October 2010.
USS Makin Island Testing Operations
SAN DIEGO (January 13, 2011) – Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Andrew Wiskow, assigned to USS Makin Island (LHD 8), undergoes respirator mask testing in the ship’s hangar bay.
Evening Colors Onboard USS Makin Island (LHD 8)
SAN DIEGO (Jan. 20, 2011) As the sun sets off the coast of San Diego, members of the color detail march in step down the flight deck in preparation for evening colors onboard USS Makin Island (LHD 8).
US 5th Fleet Mine Countermeasures Squadron Changes Command
MANAMA, Bahrain (Jan. 6, 2011) - Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Vice Adm. Mark Fox, left, Capt. Gerard O’Regan, center, and Capt. Glenn Allen render honors during the presentation of colors during the Mine Countermeasures Squadron 5/Commander, Task Force 52 at a change of command held at Naval Support Activity, Bahrain on Jan. 6.
Sterett Enjoys Smooth Sailing During Maiden Deployment
USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, At Sea (Jan. 13, 2011) - USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Carrier Strike Group commander, visited guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104), Jan. 13, to praise the crew on its performance midway through her maiden deployment.
USS Stockdale (DDG 106) Refueling at Sea
PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 4, 2011) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) pulls alongside the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during a refueling at sea.
USS Carl Vinson Strike Group to Visit Republic of Korea
PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 7, 2011) – The Carl Vinson Strike Group will visit the Republic of Korea beginning January 11th. USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) will visit Busan, while USS Gridley (DDG 101) and USS Stockdale (DDG 106) will visit Chinhae.
Last Northrop Ship Aces its Sea Trials
ABOARD THE DESTROYER WILLIAM P. LAWRENCE — An ebullient mood permeated this newest warship of the Navy as it threaded the Pascagoula, Miss., shipping channel to return from three busy days of sea trials.