Peleliu’s CSADD Holds Clothing Drive
SAN DIEGO – Sailors from the Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) chapter aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) held a week-long clothing drive on board the ship.
USS Denver live-fire exercise
PACIFIC OCEAN - The Austin-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9) fires its close-in weapons system (CWIS) during a live-fire exercise.
USS Denver Departs For Deployment
SASEBO, Japan - Amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9), departed Sasebo, Japan for deployment in 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility.
Coronado (LCS 4) Begins Sailaway
MOBILE, Ala. - The Navy's newest littoral combat ship, the future USS Coronado (LCS 4), departed from the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Ala. en route to her commissioning site in Coronado, Calif.
Harpers Ferry Sailors launch CSADD campaign
ARABIAN GULF – Sailors aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) attended a training stand-down geared towards raising awareness about alcohol and decision making.
USS Russell Holds Change of Command Ceremony
SAN DIEGO – With the traditional exchange of salutes, Cmdr. Ann McCann turned over command of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) to Cmdr. James Harney during a change of command ceremony at the BAE Shipyard in San Diego.
Multi-ship Exercise Koa Kai Gets Underway Near Hawaii
PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - Seven Hawaii-homeported surface ships and two San Diego-based surface ships will participate in the integrated maritime exercise Koa Kai 14-1 near Hawaii starting Jan. 24 and continuing through Jan. 31.
Maj. Gen. Larry D. Nicholson visits USS Freedom
SAN DIEGO - Cmdr. Rich Jarrett, commanding officer of littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1), discusses the ship's capabilities with Maj. Gen. Larry D. Nicholson, commanding general, 1st Marine Division, during a tour of the ship.
Returning to Readiness USS Russell Completes Dry Dock Period
SAN DIEGO – After a long six-hour evolution, USS Russell (DDG 59) left dry dock Jan. 22 and safely moored pierside at the BAE Shipyard in San Diego to await the next step of its 11-month Extended Drydocking Selective Restrictive Availability (EDSRA).
PACFLT Visits USS Spruance
SINGAPORE - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) hosted Adm. Harry Harris, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, while pierside in Sembawang, Singapore.
USS McCampbell Arrives in Saipan
SAIPAN – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) arrived in Saipan for a port visit while on patrol in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).
USS Spruance Rescues Mariner
SINGAPORE STRAIT - Lt. j.g. Katherine
Miyamasu (center) provides water to a rescued Filipino mariner after
going overboard from motor vessel Pantagruel.
USS Ashland Holds Change of Command
SASEBO, Japan - USS Ashland (LSD 48) held a change of command ceremony in front of a star-studded audience that included U.S. and Japanese senior officials.
USS Rentz Saves Three Deep Sea Ocean Turtles Caught in Fishing Nets
USS RENTZ, At Sea - During operations in direct support of Operation Martillo in the 4th Fleet area of operations, USS Rentz (FFG 46) and embedded helicopter detachment, led a speedy rescue of three deep sea ocean turtles approximately 80 nautical miles off the coast of Guatemala.
Ammunition onload aboard USS McCampbell
SAGAMI BAY, Japan - Sailors from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) receive ordnance on the flight deck during an ammunition onload.
Tactical Paradigm Shift
No matter what the future surface force might look like, the Navy first needs to invest in educating its people. The best place to start is a Naval Surface and Expeditionary Warfare Command.
The ‘Check-In’ Process
Building a ship begins with the building of its crew. Not just anyone can get orders to a PCU. Sailors must first go through multiple special screening processes and evaluations before being assigned to the command, proving they meet the high standards required of a future plankowner.
USS Rentz Intercepts 313 Kilograms of Cocaine Worth More than $10 Million
USS RENTZ, At Sea - The frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46), Helicopter Squadron Anti-Submarine Warfare Light 49 Detachment 5, and U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) personnel disrupted approximately 313 kilograms of cocaine while conducting counter drug trafficking operations in December in the 4th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR).
NAVSEA Completes Waterjet Seal and Evaluation on USS Fort Worth
WASHINGTON - Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (SWRMC) divers recently completed the first full underwater waterjet seal and evaluation on a littoral combat ship (LCS), USS Fort Worth (LCS 3), the Navy announced.