Antietam Advances 33 Sailors Underway
WATERS NEAR GUAM - The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) frocked 31 Sailors and pinned two senior chiefs to their new pay grade during a frocking and pinning ceremony at-sea on the ship’s flight deck.
Mine hunting operations are inherently dangerous. Sailors on deck are strategically putting floats, sweep wires and kites into the very same waters as the mines that are specifically designed to destroy anything that gets near them.
USS America Visits Crown Point Junior Music Academy
SAN DIEGO - Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Nicole Wood, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), explains the responsibilities of her job to students during military appreciation day at Crown Point Junior Music Academy.
SMWDC teamed-up with JCS CSG along with Destroyer Squadron 21 during a multi-ship Group Sail and an Independent Deployer Certification Exercise to introduce SWATT
USS Fort Worth Completes ISATT
SOUTH CHINA SEA – Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (35), Detachment 3, completed Initial Ship Aviation Team Training (ISATT) while operating underway aboard littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3).
Benfold Responds to Memorial Day Distress Call
PACIFIC OCEAN - Sailors from the guided missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) in a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) respond to a distress call from a 40-foot pleasure craft located two miles west of Point Loma.
Welcome to SMWDC
SAN DIEGO - Vice Adm. Tom Rowden, commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, right, speaks to personnel at the inaugural ceremony for Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC) at Naval Base San Diego.
Portland Rose Festival Fleet Week Wraps Up
PORTLAND, Ore. - Sailors assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) lead the sea services section of the Grand Floral Parade, a highlight of the 106th annual Rose Festival, during Portland Fleet Week.
Rushmore Departs Indonesia
MANADO, Indonesia - Sailors and Marines from the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) and the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) play duck, duck, goose with children and staff from the Panti Bakti Mulia orphanage.
MCMRON 3 Holds Change of Command in San Diego
SAN DIEGO - Capt. Keith A. Knutsen, the new commander of Mine Countermeasures Squadron (MCMRON) 3, speaks to the crew after taking command from Capt. Edmund B. Hernandez during a change of command ceremony at Naval Base San Diego.
USS Russell Holds Change of Command in San Diego
SAN DIEGO - Cmdr. James Harney (center), relinquishes command of the guided missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) to Cmdr. Gill McCarthy during the ship’s change of command ceremony at Naval Base San Diego.
USS Shiloh Sailors Explore Guam
APRA HARBOR, Guam - The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) transits into Apra Harbor, for a port visit.
America Sailors Volunteer with PAWS
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Sailors assigned to amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA6) assisted a local, non-profit animal support group during a community outreach project in San Diego.
Fort Worth Completes PMAV
CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Singapore - The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) departed from Singapore to conduct routine operations at-sea following completion of a scheduled preventive maintenance availability (PMAV).
Vietnam Veteran Tim Guard to Be the Guest Speaker
PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM – The next Pearl Harbor Colors Ceremony will honor the service and
sacrifice of our Vietnam War veterans in recognition of the 50th Anniversary Commemoration
of the Vietnam War.
USS Sampson Holds Change of Command in San Diego
SAN DIEGO - Cmdr. Patrick H. O'Mahoney receives his command pin from his children after relieving Cmdr. Steven M. Foley as commanding officer of the guided missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102).
CARAT 2015 Exercise Series Begins in the Philippines
PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines (NNS) -- Members of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps along with their Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) counterparts kicked off the 2015 Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise series during an opening ceremony in Puerto Princesa, Philippines.
ESG 7 Trains to Counter Threats from Air and Surface
CELEBES SEA – Ensign Robert Prine, Capt. Brian Finman, and Chief Operations Specialist Kevin O. Griffith, watch for incoming threats on a radar repeater during a FAC/FIAC exercise onboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).
USS Essex Celebrates LGBT Pride Month
INDIAN OCEAN (NNS) -- Sailors and Marines aboard the USS Essex (LHD 2) held a command-wide observance ceremony in honor and support of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month.
Bonhomme Richard ESG Visits Western Australia
FREMANTLE, Australia - More than 4,000 Sailors and Marines of the four-ship Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group arrived in Fremantle and Bunbury for port visits ahead of the biennial military training exercise Talisman Sabre 2015.
Navy Region and MIDPAC Change of Command Set for Friday
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii – With the traditional reading of official orders, exchange of salutes and ceremonial speeches, command of Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific will pass from Rear Admiral Richard L. Williams Jr. to Rear Admiral John V. Fuller.
Preble Arrives in Freemantle
FREMANTLE, Australia (NNS) – The guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88), arrived in Freemantle, Australia, for a scheduled port visit.
USS Milius Returns from Deployment
SAN DIEGO - The guided missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) returned from a 250-day independent deployment to the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans.
USS William P. Lawrence Conducts Burial at Sea
PACIFIC OCEAN - The officers and crew of the guided missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) take part in a burial at sea ceremony on the ship's fantail to honor deceased veterans.
Mustin, HSM-51 Named 2014 Ship-Helicopter Safety Award Winners
CORAL SEA - The forward-deployed USS Mustin (DDG 89) and its embarked helicopter detachment from the ‘Warlords’ of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM ) 51, were selected for the annual Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Ship-Helicopter Safety Award.
Ashland Sailors Embrace LGBT Month
INDIAN OCEAN - Sailors celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) month with poetry, stories and a cake cutting ceremony in the mess decks on board the USS Ashland (LSD-48).
ASHLAND SAILS INTO BUNBURY
BUNBURY, Australia - Sailors man the rails as they pull into their first port call of their Summer deployment on board the USS Ashland (LSD 48).
USS Fort Worth Completes 2015 CARAT Philippines
SOUTH CHINA SEA - Chief Logistics Specialist Maryann Nunez, from Subic Bay, Philippines, speaks to the Philippine media in the Airborne Mission Zone the USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines 2015.
Combined Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore Exercise Begins
ANMYEON BEACH, Republic of Korea - Spc. Spencer Grimes, Seaman, 311th Transportation Company, 11th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade, Fort Eustis, Virginia, backfills a floating Trident Pier to secure it in place during Combined Joint Logistics Over-the Shore 2015 exercise.
USS Germantown Wins 2014 VADM Bulkeley Safety Award
YOKOSUKA, Japan - Damage Controlman 2nd Class David Holcomb, manager of the hazardous material program on board USS Germantown (LSD 42), assists Operations Specialist 3rd Class Jacob Owen in checking out hazardous material needed to conduct equipment maintenance.