|USS Ashland Transits South China Sea
SOUTH CHINA Sea – The amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) completed a multi-day transit of the South China Sea as the ship continues to operate in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, July 1.
USS America Arrives in Hawaii for RIMPAC 2016
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (NNS) -- Sailors and Marines manned the rails of the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) as it pulled pierside in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in preparation for the Rim of the Pacific 2016 Exercise, June 30.
Milwaukee Welcomes America's Navy
MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- The "Badger State" will host the world's greatest Navy during Milwaukee Navy Week, July 4-10, with a weeklong series of community and outreach events.
RIMPAC SoCal 2016 Kicks Off
Mexican Navy Capt. Sergio Serrallonga Sanchez, Commander, Naval Flotilla of Destroyers of Pacific Naval Forces, right, presents Rear Adm. James Kilby, Commander, Naval Surface and Mine Warfare Development Center, left, with a plaque.
Commander's Corner (Vol 51 - Summer 2016)
In what has been an extraordinarily busy spring for the Surface Force, we capped off the third week of May with our inaugural “Distributed Lethality Summit” held in San Diego at the SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific facility at Point Loma.
Collocation Updates - 5 Things You Need To Know
In an effort to improve support for dual military
families, Navy Personnel Command updated the
current collocation policy. These changes are reflected
in the new MILPERSMAN 1300-1000, which was
released on March 12.
Technology Aids Mine Hunting During IMCMEX
Mapping the sea floor with mine hunting sonar, Sailors can identify anomalies and classify objects as “mine-like” based on observed characteristics. Mine-like objects are then investigated and, if necessary, neutralized by deploying the SeaFox UUV.
This is the TAO
After the announcement blares over the ship’s 1MC announcing system, USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) is overcome by silence, as the crew waits for the message conclusion.
The six-day exercise consisted of torpedo and missile live fire, surface action group maneuvers, anti-submarine training, special operations force training and various other events that tested warfighting capabilities of each participant.
One of things we are trying to do with the Future of PMS, a six year program focusing on modernizing the current PMS, is to give ship’s force the information needed to make informed decisions for deferring maintenance when conditions dictate.
Testing the Future
The SSC program, managed by the Program Executive Office Ships, Amphibious Warfare (PMS 377), will build 72 production craft that will serve as the evolutionary replacement for the existing fleet of LCAC vehicles.
Last Days of USS Houston
One of the most valiant ships in 240 years of naval history, USS Houston (CA 30) was lost in a battle against overwhelming odds 74 years ago.
ER09 Keeps Boxer in the Fight
There is a lot that goes into maintaining a ship the size of USS Boxer (LHD 4), with hundreds of spaces and thousands of pieces of damage control equipment that are essential to maintaining the material integrity and survivability of the ship.
USS Arleigh Burke to Commemorate 25th Anniversary
NORFOLK – The guided-missile destroyer that leads a whole class of extremely capable, technologically advanced warships, USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) will celebrate her silver anniversary July 4, with a weekend of events in downtown Norfolk where she was commissioned in 1991.
NSE Welcomes USS Gridley Home
EVERETT, Wash. - Naval Station Everett (NSE) welcomed the newest addition to the base family, the guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101), July 9.
USS Ashland returns to Sasebo after CARAT exercises
SASEBO, Japan - The Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) arrived in Sasebo, Japan after completing several phases of the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) series, July 8.
Exercise leadership talks RIMPAC at press conference
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - Adm. Scott Swift, U.S. Pacific Fleet commander, and Vice Adm. Nora Tyson, U.S. 3rd Fleet commander and exercise Rim of the Pacific's Combined Task Force commander, explained the importance of the exercise during an opening press conference here, July 5.
USS Patriot visits Osaka
OSAKA, Japan - The Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Patriot (MCM 7) arrived in Osaka, Japan, July 6 for a regularly scheduled port visit during a summer patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.
USS Freedom Departs for RIMPAC SOCAL 2016
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The Navy's first littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) departed Naval Base San Diego July 9 to participate in the world's largest international maritime exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.
Building Partnerships Through RIMPAC
The world’s largest international maritime exercise is currently taking place in and around Hawaii and waters off of Southern California. The Rim of the Pacific exercise, or RIMPAC, began in 1971 with just five participating countries.
USS America Hosts CNO During RIMPAC 2016
PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) -- Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson visited the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) to meet with shipboard and embarked leadership, speak with Sailors and Marines, and tour the ship's spaces, July 15.
Sailors from US, Indian, Chilean Navies Conduct VBSS Ops during RIMPAC 2016
PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) -- Sailors assigned to Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) conducted a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) training exercise with sailors from Chilean Navy Frigate CNS Almirante Cochrane (FF 05) and sailors from Indian Navy Shivalik-class stealth frigate INS Satpura (F48), July 14.
SMWDC - RIMPAC 2016
SMWDC participates in the Southern California portion of Rim of the Pacific 2016. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating.
RIMPAC SoCal 2016
RADM Kilby, approaches the Royal Canadian Navy Kingston-class coastal defense vessel Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Saskatoon (MM 709), in a rigid hull inflatable boat, during Southern California portion of Rim of the Pacific 2016.
U.S., Singapore kick off complex CARAT exercise
SINGAPORE - The 22nd annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and Republic of Singapore Armed Forces began July 19 with opening ceremonies held at Changi Naval Base.
Chung-Hoon, Japan, Korea Conduct Combined Forces Exercise during RIMPAC
Guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), Republic of Korea Sejong the Great-class destroyer Sejong the Great (DDG 991) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer helicopter ship JS Hayuga (DDH 181) conducted a surface exercise July 16 as part of the Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2016.
USS Pearl Harbor Hosts MCM Dive Operations
SAN DIEGO (NNS)—Sailors from the U.S. Navy, Royal Australian Navy, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force and German Armed Forces conducted dive operations training aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52)
CENTCOM Tours USS New Orleans
STRAIT OF HORMUZ (NNS) -- Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, visited amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans (LPD 18) to observe a Strait of Hormuz transit and visit with the crew, July 11.
Momsen and Spruance Conclude Visit to Darwin
DARWIN, Australia (NNS) -- Two of the three participating units of the U.S. 3rd Fleet Pacific Surface Action Group (PAC SAG) departed Darwin, Australia, July 20 after a routine port visit.
Vice Chief of Naval Operations Visits SMWDC
Lt. Stephen Arnold (right), a student warfare tactics instructor (WTI), presents a question to Adm. Bill Moran, the Vice Chief of Naval Operations, during his visit to the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC) at Naval Base San Diego.
RIMPAC 2016 - Explosive Ordnance Disposal
Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians and Royal Canadian Engineers prepare to search for simulated explosives near the Military Sea Lift Command cargo ship USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR-300) during the Southern California portion of Rim of the Pacific 2016.
Navy conducts first LCS Harpoon Missle test at RIMPAC
KAUAI, Hawaii (NNS) -- Littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) successfully executed the first live-fire over-the-horizon missile test using a Harpoon Block IC missile, July 19, during the Navy's Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise.