Two Ships, One Partnership Mission
AT SEA, Aboard USS Cleveland and USNS Comfort – Two ships are underway this summer from Baltimore and San Diego conducting humanitarian assistance missions in the U.S. Pacific and Southern Command areas of responsibility.
Pacific Partnership Arrives in Hawaii
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii– The Pacific Partnership 2011 (PP11) mission arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Cleveland (LPD 7).
Exercise Talisman Sabre begins in northern Australia
Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet Vice Adm. Scott Van Buskirk, right, meets and greets soldiers of the Royal Australian Army at the opening ceremony for the exercise Talisman Sabre 2011 in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia.
Navy Staffs Support Exercise Talisman Sabre 2011 Around the Clock
Commander, Task Force 76 (CTF 76) and Commander, Amphibious Squadron 11 (CPR 11) began the first phase of exercise Talisman Sabre 2011(TS11) this week by standing 24-hour command-and-control watches aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2).
DDG 1000 Program Tests Integrated Power System
PHILADELPHIA - The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) observed live tests of the DDG 1000 Integrated Power System (IPS) at the Land Based Test Site at Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division - Ship Systems Engineering Station (NSWCCD-SSES).
TACRON 12 Embarks for Talisman Sabre
The Tactical Air Control Squadron 12 (TACRON), embarked with the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) to provide support for the 2011 Talisman Sabre (TS11) exercise.
Blue Ridge Arrives in Brisbane
U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrived in Brisbane, Australia in support of Exercise Talisman Sabre 2011 (TS11).
Blue Ridge Arrives in Cairns, Australia
The amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and embarked U.S. 7th Fleet staff arrived in Cairns, Australia July 27 as part of the ship's summer patrol to foster positive relations with regional partners.
Lone Star Flies High Over USS Boxer
USS BOXER, Gulf of Aden – The Lone Star State was represented in the Gulf of Aden as a Texas state flag flew from the mast aboard amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4).
USS Boxer Conducts Change of Command
Capt. Kevin P. Flanagan relieved Capt. Frank J. Michael as commanding officer of amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) at a ceremony in the ship’s hangar bay.
Cowpens Sailors Use Total Force Integration to Build Skills, Relations
The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) started its total force integration with Commander Task Force (CTF 70) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW 5) embarked in USS George Washington (CVN 73), along with ships from the Royal Australian Navy to ramp up for the upcoming Talisman Saber (TS 11) joint exercise.
Midshipmen Visit Curtis Wilbur
Future naval officers from the U.S. Naval Academy and Oregon State University Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) have been given the opportunity to gain real life experience aboard USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54).
JMSDF Cadets Tour USS Essex
Cadets of the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) working aboard the Shirane class destroyer JS Kurama (DDH-144) toured the forward deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2).
USS Gary Assists Vessel in Distress
At Sea - USS Gary received a distress call from a nearby sailing vessel while conducting Counter Illicit Trafficking (CIT) of narcotics patrol.
Ceremony Welcomes USS Germantown Sailors to Townsville, Australia
The city of Townsville welcomed the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) Sailors and embarked Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) to the city during an official ceremony held at the Army Museum North Queensland.
Gridley Returns to San Diego After Successful Deployment
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) return to its San Diego homeport July 22, after completing a seven-month deployment to the Western Pacific with the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) carrier strike group.
Missile Defender of the Month
Fire Controlman Chief Petty Officer (Surface Warfare) Anthony A. Belbeck, United States Navy, of the USS Higgins (DDG 76) was selected as Missile Defender of the Month by the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA).
USS Howard Departs Philippines
USS Howard (DDG 83) Sailors bid farewell to the Republic of the Philippines by manning the rails as the ship departs Puerto Princesa City.
Sea Cadets Embark Aboard USS Makin Island
Amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) embarked 42 Sea Cadets from the Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) July 5-8 to get a first-hand experience of life at sea on a modern Navy warship.
USS McCampbell Sailors visit Children’s Hospital at Westmead
Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) joined sailors from Her Majesty’s Australian Ship Parramatta for a service project at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead during McCampbell’s port visit to Sydney.
USS New Orleans Prepares for Deployment
Sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) departed Naval Base Point Loma July 20 following a six-day deperming evolution in preparation for the ship's scheduled deployment.
PCD San Diego Sailors Help Community
NATIONAL CITY, CA - Sailors from Precommissioning Detachment (PCD) San Diego (LPD 22) volunteered to clean up the community during the annual Main Street Clean-up.
Navy Replaces Local Couple's Stolen Flag
It was the U.S. Navy to the rescue Monday for a Scripps Ranch couple who lost their garage door-sized U.S. flag in a downright un-American crime the day after the Fourth of July.
USS Stockdale Returns from Maiden Deployment
The guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) return to its San Diego homeport July 22, after a six-month maiden deployment to the Western Pacific and U.S. Central Command area of Responsibility (AOR).