ATG and NAVSEA Conduct Deck Systems Mini-Camp
San Diego - USS Antietam (CG-54) and USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) hosted a Deck Systems Mini-camp for surface ship Sailors, training organizations, and shore maintenance activities.
Regional Support Organization Changes Command
EVERETT, WA (June 3, 2011) – Capt. Carol Hottenrott, Commander Destroyer Squadron Nine, presents Cmdr. Pierre Fuller with a Meritorious Service Medal for his exceptional performance as Commanding Officer of Regional Support Organization, Everett.
St. Louis Native Helps with PP11 Mission
He’s from St. Louis. He’s 36 years old. He’s a US Navy Sailor. He’s smart. He’s zany. He’s OS1 Michael Pope , the Operations Specialist attached to Pacific Partnership 2011.
Hunt Takes Command of SURFOR
SAN DIEGO – Vice Adm. D.C. Curtis was relieved Vice Adm. Richard W. Hunt as Commander, Naval Surface Forces (SURFOR) and Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, during a ceremony at SURFOR headquarters, June 3.
31st MEU Scheduled to Deploy to Asia-Pacific Region
CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, Japan — Marines and Sailors with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit are preparing to board Navy ships of Amphibious Squadron 11 and are scheduled to depart within days to begin a patrol of the Asia-Pacific region.
Logistics Specialists Keep Navy Ships Supplied
ARABIAN SEA - Army Sgt. Carmelo Mendoza prepares to sample various items with an upcoming expiration date in the galley aboard Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3).
Antietam Hosted Part of Deck Systems Mini-camp
SAN DIEGO (June 21, 2011) - Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Jason Steele, small boat coxswain for USS Antietam (CG 54), climbs back aboard after operating the boat davit system, which is used to lower the Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat into the water.
CARAT Participants Volunteer at Malaysian Orphanage
KUANTAN, Malaysia - U.S. Navy and Royal Malaysian navy Sailors began a series of community service activities as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2011 June 7 at a local orphanage.
USS Avenger arrives at Sihanoukville, Cambodia
CAMBODIA, Sihanoukville - USS Avenger (MCM 1) made its historic arrival in Sihanoukville, Cambodia on the 12th of June for a port call where Avenger Sailors will take part in training, Project Handclasp, and warfare workshops.
USS Avenger Arrives at Puerto Princesa, Philippines
PHILIPPINES, Puerto Princesa- USS Avenger (MCM 1) arrived in Puerto Princesa, Philippines on the 23rd of June for a port call where AVENGER Sailors will focus on preparations for upcoming inspections and mid-patrol upkeep.
Retired MCPON Visits USS Blue Ridge
YOKOSUKA, Japan - A retired master chief petty officer of the Navy (MCPON) visited 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) to celebrate the 113th birthday of the hospital corpsman rating June 17.
Boxer Responds To Medical Emergency At-Sea
USS BOXER, Gulf of Aden – Amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) responded to a distress call from Bahamian-flagged, Greek-owned bulk carrier merchant vessel (M/V) Sunshine, providing emergency medical care to the ship’s master, June 20.
Alan Shepard Helps Supply US 5th Fleet
ARABIAN SEA - Military Sealift Command (MSC) dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3) helps sustain U.S. and coalition vessels at sea in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).
Chung-Hoon Deploys to Western Pacific
PEARL HARBOR (June 1, 2011) Family members and friends wave goodbye to Sailors manning the rails of guided-missile destroyer USS Chung Hoon (DDG 93) as it departs from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
Cowpens Sailors Get Frocked
YOKOSUKA, Japan (June 02, 2011) – Sailors of the USS Cowpens (CG 63) celebrated the achievements of their peers today during the Frocking and Awards Ceremony.
Japanese College Students Tour Essex
SASEBO, Japan – Japanese students from the University of Fukuoka had the opportunity to see the forward deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) up close and personal during a ship tour May 27.
USS Essex embarks 31st MEU Aviation Combat Element
After onloading the ground elements of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) at White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, Japan, the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) got underway to embark aircraft from the MEU's Aviation Combat Element (ACE).
USS Ford Underway on West Pac Tour 2011
USS Ford pulling alongside USS Pecos, a naval fuel tanker for a Refuel At Sea (RAS). The USS Ford and her crew are tasked with making several stops throughout Southeast Asia and the Pacific Rim to conduct Cooperation Afloat Readiness And Training(CARAT) and Community Relation (COMREL) activities for the Summer of 2011.
USS Freedom MH-60R Flight Operations
SAN DIEGO (June 7, 2011) - An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77 prepares to land aboard the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1).
Essex ARG Departs for Talisman Sabre
SASEBO, Japan (June 23, 2011) Sailors release a mooring line as the amphibious dock-landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) departs U.S. Fleet Activities, Sasebo, Japan, for a patrol in the Western Pacific Ocean.
USS Green Bay Receives Blue "H" Award
Amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) earned its first Blue "H" - Navy Surgeon General's Health Promotion and Wellness Award, recognizing excellence in command health promotion programs.
Midshipmen Train Aboard USS Higgins
SAN DIEGO – Five Reserve Officer Training Corps midshipmen from various universities reported aboard USS Higgins (DDG 76) for training, June 4.
Lassen Completes SRA, Returns Home
YOKOSUKA, JAPAN – On Saturday, June 4th the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) returned home to Yokosuka, Japan.
USS Milius Hosts Ship Tours for Future Sailors
SAN DIEGO – USS MILIUS (DDG 69) hosted ship tours for Hickman Mills Marine Corps Junior ROTC and future Sailors of the Navy to give them a first hand look inside life onboard a ship and to learn about the ship and her crew.
USS Paul Hamilton Returns Home
The guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) passes by the Missing Man Formation monument at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
Midshipmen Train Aboard Peleliu
SAN DIEGO - Amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) welcomed 81 midshipmen from around the country June 1, as part of the familiarization training they receive during the summer.
USS Port Royal Deploys to Western Pacific, Middle East
PEARL HARBOR (June 24, 2011) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) passes by the Waianae Mountains as the ship departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled deployment in the western Pacific region.
USS Reuben James (FFG 57) Returns from Pacific Deployment
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (June 20, 2011) Cmdr. David Miller, commanding officer of the guided-missile frigate USS Rueben James (FFG 57), holds his daughter during a homecoming celebration after the ship's return to homeport after a five-month deployment in the western Pacific Ocean.
RUSHMORE Moves Back to Naval Base San Diego in Last Leg of EDPMA
SAN DIEGO, Ca. – USS RUSHMORE (LSD 47) returned to Naval Station San Diego on June 15 after spending 11 months at NASSCO and Continental Maritime San Diego ship yards for a scheduled Extended Dock Phased Maintenance Availability (EDPMA). The ship left the ship yard on time and is expected to complete the availability in July.
Thach Sailors Conduct Battle of Midway Commemoration
USS THACH, At Sea - Sailors aboard guided-missile frigates USS Thach (FFG 43) and USS Boone (FFG 28) recognized the sacrifices and the victory of the U.S. Sailors who fought in the Battle of Midway June 4-7 1942, with a ceremony, June 5.
USS Boone, USS Thach Arrive in Talcahuano
TALCAHUANO, Chile – Guided-missile frigates USS Boone (FFG 28) and USS Thach (FFG 43) arrived in Talcahuano, Chile, during their six-month deployment in support of Southern Seas 2011, June 10.
U.S. Sailors Assist Chilean Students
TALCAHUANO, Chile – Sailors assigned to guided-missile frigates USS Boone (FFG 28) and USS Thach (FFG 43) participated in a community relations project at an elementary school in Talcahuano, Chile, June 13.
U.S. Sailors Visit Chilean Recruit Training Command
QUIRIQUINA ISLAND, Chile (June 14, 2011) Sailors assigned to guided-missile frigates USS Boone (FFG 28) and USS Thach (FFG 43) talk with a Chilean navy recruit, or grumete, while riding the ferry to Escuela de Grumetes.
UNITAS PAC 52 Begins
VALPARAISO, Chile – Guided-missile frigates USS Boone (FFG 28) and USS Thach (FFG 43) arrived in Valparaiso, Chile to begin the Pacific Phase (PAC) of UNITAS 52, June 24.
USS Thach Depart Valparaiso to Begin UNITAS PAC
VALPARAISO, Chile – Guided-missile frigates USS Boone (FFG 28) and USS Thach (FFG 43) departed Valparaiso, Chile, along with navy ships from four countries to begin exercises of the Pacific Phase (PAC) of UNITAS 52.
Navy Commissions Destroyer William P. Lawrence
WASHINGTON - The Navy will commission the newest Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer, William P. Lawrence, Saturday, June 4, 2011, during an 11 a.m. CDT ceremony at Pier 2, Alabama State Docks, Mobile, Ala.