Makin Island Sailors and Marines Celebrate the New Year at Sea
USS MAKIN ISLAND, At Sea - Sailors and Marines deployed aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) celebrated the arrival of 2012 with a day of Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) festivities, including a "Jingle Bell" 5k fun run on the flight deck, sports in the hangar bay and a special holiday meal, Jan. 1.
Replenishment At Sea on USS Halsey
120102-N-ZF681-539 PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 02, 2011) Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Jason Connole, assigned the guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) guides pallets of supplies onto the ship during a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10). Halsey is on a western Pacific deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Farrington/Released)
USS Dewey Conducts Maintenance in Preparation for Live Fire Exercise
120103-N-VH839-019 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 3, 2012) Chief Gunner's Mate Dion Eisman performs a maintenance check on an MK 38 MOD 2 25mm machine gun system aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) in preparation for a live-fire exercise. USS Dewey is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Keim/Released)
Ingraham Rings in New Year at Sea
USS INGRAHAM, At Sea - Sailors aboard USS Ingraham (FFG 61) rang in the New Year Dec. 31 with a two-day at sea celebration while deployed in the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Panama.
USS Halsey Sailors Kick off the New Year at Sea
USS HALSEY, At sea (NNS) - Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) brought in the new year during a celebration on the mess decks while on a Western Pacific deployment Dec. 31.
First Rendition of Morning Colors on board USS San Diego
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (Jan. 4, 2012) - Ensign George Bonebright, left, Electrician's Mate 1st Class Manuel Aponte and Boatswain'sMate 3rd Class Andrew Oliveri, far right, conduct the first rendition of morning colors onboard USS San Diego (LPD 22).
LCAC 45 approaches well deck of USS Rushmore
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBLITIES - Landing Craft, Air Cushions (LCAC) 45 and 59, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5, approach the well deck of amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47).
Pinckney Medical Team Treats Injured Civilian on Merchant Vessel
GULF OF ADEN - Three medical personnel assigned to Expeditionary Resuscitative Surgical System (ERSS) 7, embarked aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) and seven visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) team members boarded a cargo ship to provide medical assistance to an injured civilian, Jan. 1.
USS Milius Departs San Diego for Deployment
SAN DIEGO – Guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) is scheduled to depart San Diego Jan. 11 for a scheduled six-month, independent deployment to the Western Pacific and U.S. Central Command areas of responsibility.
USS Kidd CO Recounts Rescue of Iranian Fishermen
Bahrain – The USS Kidd (DDG 100) Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) team boarded Iranian fishing dhow Al Molai to rescue 13 hostages from pirates at approximately 12:30 p.m. local time in the northern Arabian Sea, Jan. 5.
Lincoln Concludes Thailand Port Visit
LAEM CHABANG, Thailand – Aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), accompanied by guided-missile cruiser Cape St. George (CG 71), departed Laem Chabang, Thailand, Jan. 10, following a four-day port visit.
USS New Orleans Hosts Reception in Abu Dhabi
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - The crew of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) hosted a reception on the ship’s flight deck for senior military and civilian officials from the U.S. United Arab Emirates and other foreign nations, Jan. 10.
LCS4 Christened Coronado
MOBILE, Ala. - The fourth littoral combat ship was christened Coronado during a ceremony at Austal USA Shipyard in Mobile, Ala., Jan. 14.
DESRON 9 Sailors Foster Relationship with Royal Malaysian Navy
PORT KLANG, Malaysia - Fourteen Sailors from guided-missile destroyers USS Sterett (DDG 104) and USS Momsen (DDG 92), ships assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9, participated in a soccer game against members of the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) during a recent port visit to Port Klang, Malaysia, Jan. 9.
Essex Thanks JRMC Sasebo through Luncheon
SASEBO, Japan (Jan. 18, 2012) – USS Essex (LHD 2) hosted a lunch for over 100 personnel assigned to the Japan Regional Maintenance Center detachment Sasebo (JRMC) Jan. 18. The lunch was held to thank the JRMC detachment Sasebo team for their services to Essex for over 11 years of being forward-deployed to Sasebo, Japan.
Forward-Deployed Bunker Hill Celebrates MLK
USS BUNKER HILL, At Sea - The diversity committee aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) held a memorial observance to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 16.
USS Dewey Aids Sinking Iranian Fishing Dhow
ARABIAN SEA - The San Diego-based guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) rendered aid to the crew of a sinking Iranian fishing dhow in the central Arabian Sea, Jan. 18.
Replenishment At Sea on USS Momsen (DDG 92)
ARABIAN SEA - USS Momsen is alongside the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles R. Drew (T-AKE 10) during a refueling at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released
ATGWP Saliors take CPO Advancement Exam
YOKOSUKA, Japan - Master-at-Arms 1st Class Christopher P. Clanor, left, and Culinary Specialist 1st Class Kevon D. Henry, assigned to ATGWP, take the Navy-wide chief petty officer advancement exam.
USS Lassen (DDG 82) Gets Underway
YOKOSUKA, Japan (Jan. 19, 2012) - A tug boat from Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka pushes USS Lassen (DDG 82) from the pier as the ship gets underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Charlotte C. Oliver/Released)
Abraham Lincoln Arrives in U.S. 5th Fleet
USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, Arabian Sea – The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (CSG) arrives for a routine deployment in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR), Jan. 19.
USS Halsey Gives Aid to Yemeni Dhow
USS HALSEY, At Sea - USS Halsey (DDG 97) responded to a call of distress from M/V Albrouj, a Yemeni dhow that was en route to Somalia from Yemen, while the U.S. ship was conducting helicopter operations in the Gulf of Aden, Jan. 19.
Commander U.S. 5th Fleet Visits USS Makin Island
USS MAKIN ISLAND, At Sea - Commander, U.S. 5th Fleet met with Sailors and Marines assigned to amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) during an overnight visit to the ship, Jan. 14-15.
Makin Island Sailors Attend Marine Corps Corporals Course
USS MAKIN ISLAND, At Sea - Two Sailors assigned to USS Makin Island (LHD 8) were given the unique opportunity to participate in a Marine Corps leadership development course taught by the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Jan. 2-18.
Commander ESG 3 Visits Essex to Talk Hull Swap
SASEBO, Japan (Jan. 23, 2012) – Rear Adm. Gerard P. Hueber, commander Expeditionary Strike Group 3, visited the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) Jan. 23, to discuss with Essex leadership the upcoming hull swap with USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).
SECNAV Visits USS Ingraham in Panama
VASCO NUNEZ DE BALBOA, Panama - While pier side in Vasco Núñez de Balboa (VNB), Panama, the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) welcomed aboard Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus, Jan. 15.
Sailor Attends Church Service on USS Makin Island
ARABIAN SEA - Staff Sgt. Matthew S. Thompson listens to Lt. Leo F. Arnone, a Navy chaplain, as he reads scripture during catholic mass in the chapel. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Ethan Tracey/Released)
Recovery Drill Exercises on USS Halsey
ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 24, 2012) - Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey heave a line attached to a lifting band during a man overboard recovery drill. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Farrington/Released)
Tomahawk Land Attack Missile Exercises
SAN DIEGO – USS BENFOLD (DDG 65) successfully launched two Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles (TLAM) on January 25th during a training exercise off the southern coast of California.
John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group Visits Singapore
SINGAPORE - Ships from the John C. Stennis Strike Group (JCSSG), including the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), and guided missile destroyers USS Dewey (DDG 105) and USS Pinckney (DDG 91), arrived in Singapore for a scheduled port visit Jan. 26.
At Sea Fire Drill Exercise on USS Essex
SASEBO, Japan - Damage Controlman 2nd Class Daniel Marks debriefs the at-sea fire party after a drill aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam M. Bennett/Released)
Flight Operations on USS Milius
AT SEA – Guided missile destroyer USS MILIUS (DDG 69) conducting flight operations in the Pacific Ocean while on an independent deployment to the U.S. Central Command areas of responsibility.
Momsen Conducts Boarding Exercise
USS MOMSEN, At Sea - USS Momsen (DDG 92) conducted helicopter visit board search and seizure (HVBSS) training Jan. 17 to prepare for operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).
Damage Control Training on USS Wayne E. Meyer
SOUTH CHINA SEA - Fire Controlman 1st Class Eric Gabriel Gonzaga helps Damage Controlman 3rd Class Cris Niosco don a self-contained breathing apparatus during damage control training aboard USS Wayne E. Meyer.
Surface Target Exercise on USS John S. McCain
PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 28, 2012) - Guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain fires its 5-inch, .54-caliber gun during a high-speed maneuvering surface target exercise shoot. (U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 2nd Class Shod Williams/Released)
Security Reaction Force Training on USS Cape St. George
ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 30, 2012) Lt. j.g. Rebecca Jackman executes a forward baton strike while under the effects of oleoresin capsicum spray during an armed sentry/security reaction force training course aboard USS Cape St. George (CG 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher S. Johnson/Released)
USS Bunker Hill Conducts Search and Rescue Training
ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 30, 2012) - Damage Controlman 2nd Class Michael Johnson performs training on search and rescue techniques aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52). Bunker Hill is deployed to the western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Grandin/Released)
USS Curtis Wilbur Sailor Wins Leadership Award
YOKOSUKA, Japan (Jan. 30, 2012) - Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Raymond M. Newton, deck division workcenter supervisor aboard USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54), was named a winner of the 2012 Surface Navy Association Admiral Zumwalt Award for Visionary Leadership earlier this month.
USS Higgins (DDG 76) Hosts Job Fair for Junior Officers
SAN DIEGO – The Arleigh-Burke Guided Missile Destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) held a job fair for the first time for junior officers (JO) to provide them information about different division officer jobs available on board, Tuesday, Jan. 31.
Patriot Sailors Help Clean Historic Park
YASHIMA, Japan – Approximately 20 Sailors assigned to the USS Patriot (MCM 7) participated in a community service (COMSERV) project at Seto Inland Sea National Park Jan. 29.
Patriot Departs Takamatsu, Japan
TAKAMATSU, Japan – Mine countermeasures ship USS Patriot (MCM 7) departed Takamatsu, Japan following a four-day port visit to the coastal city Jan. 31.