USS New Orleans Makes Port Visit to Sasebo, Japan
SASEBO, Japan - The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18), and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Sasebo, Japan for a scheduled port visit, June 1.
USS Gary conducts Joint Exercises with French Frigate Prairial
San Diego, CALIF. – June 4, 2012 – In preparation for RIMPAC 2012, and in a cooperative diplomatic gesture, the crew of USS GARY (FFG-51) conducted communications and maneuvering exercises as well as a passenger exchange with the French Frigate Prairial (F-731) on Monday.
Vice Admiral Swift Visits USS Avenger
SASEBO, Japan – Vice Admiral Scott H. Swift, Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, is greeted at the brow by Lieutenant Commander Patrick Sullivan, Commanding Officer, USS AVENGER (MCM 1), and Lieutenant Commander Todd Penrod, Executive Officer.
USS McCampbell honors WWII Veteran
WHITE BEACH OKINAWA, Japan– Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) honored World War II veteran Wayne Heyart with a ceremony on the ship’s forecastle during a June 1 port visit to White Beach, Okinawa.
USS Pearl Harbor Sailors, Marines Remember the Battle of Midway
USS PEARL HARBOR, At Sea - Sailors and Marines deployed aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) and embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) remembered the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway during a commemoration ceremony, June 4.
USS Peleliu Honors Sailors, Past and Present
PACIFIC OCEAN - The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) commemorated the Battle of Midway June 2 with a wreath laying ceremony followed by frocking newly-promoted petty officers.
Peleliu Takes on Fuel at Sea
PACIFIC OCEAN – Amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) successfully completed a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) with Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187) June 6.
Chafee to Return Home from Deployment
PEARL HARBOR - Families and friends will welcome the guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) home to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam June 7, after a six-month independent deployment to the Western Pacific.
Navy Accepts Delivery of LCS 3
MARINETTE, Wis. - The Navy officially accepted delivery of the future USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) June 6 during a ceremony in Marinette, Wis.
USS Makin Island Sailors, Marines Receive Quilts as Gifts
USS MAKIN ISLAND, At sea (NNS) -- A group of Sailors and Marines serving aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), including the ship's commanding officer, received special hand-made quilts from the "Stitchen Sisters of Michigan" quilting group, June 8.
Makin Island Sailors, Marines Remember Battle of Midway
USS MAKIN ISLAND, At Sea - Sailors and Marines deployed aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) joined together on the mess decks for a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway.
Portland Fleet Week Concludes
PORTLAND, Ore. (NNS) - Portland Rose Festival Fleet Week concluded as three Navy ships departed Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland, Ore.
USS McCampbell participates in Exercise Pacific Bond 2012
EAST CHINA SEA – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) joined the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Hatakaze-class destroyer JS Shimakaze (DDG 172) and Royal Australian Navy Anzac-class frigate HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155) to participate in the military exercise Pacific Bond 2012.
18th CARAT U.S. – Malaysia Exercise Set to Start
LUMUT, Malaysia –The 18th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U. S. Coast Guard and the Royal Malaysian Navy, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) and Malaysian Army, begins June 15, with the U.S. Navy Task Group and Marine landing force arriving the day before in Lumut, Malaysia.
USS Benfold Departs for Deployment
SAN DIEGO - The guided-missile destroyer, USS Benfold (DDG 65), is scheduled to depart for a scheduled eight month, independent deployment to the Western Pacific and U.S. Central Command areas of responsibility (AOR) in support of Navy Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD).
USS New Orleans Arrives in Pearl Harbor
PEARL HARBOR - The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) arrived in Pearl Harbor for a port visit.
Peleliu Corpsman Celebrate 114th Birthday
PACIFIC OCEAN — Hospital Corpsmen aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) celebrated the rating’s 114th birthday and commemorated those who have served as corpsmen in the past and present.
USS McCampbell’s Medical Department Trains First Responders
EAST CHINA SEA – Hospital Corpsmen throughout the Navy have the ultimate responsibility to render medical assistance at a moment’s notice and the corpsmen assigned to the medical department aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) live up to that responsibility every day.
USS Nimitz, USS Princeton Coordinates Counter Narcotics
PACIFIC OCEAN - The crew of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) coordinated efforts with USS Princeton (CG 59), Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6, Helicopter Maritime Squadron (HSM) 75 and the Mexican navy to retrieve 186 bales of marijuana, June 16, which were apparently destined for the United States.
Boxer Sailors Participate in CSADD Rally
CORONADO, Calif. - A USS Boxer (LHD 4) Sailor recently decided to become a new member of the ship's chapter of the Coalition of Sailors against Destructive Decisions (CSADD).
Midshipmen Receive Training and Words of Wisdom
PEARL HARBOR - Far removed from the ivy-covered halls of college and university campuses, Hawaii might be the most tropical center of learning for the continued education of 26 Midshipmen who arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to participate in this year's Pacific Training Midshipmen Summer Cruise.
Milius’ Repair Division Keeps Ship In The Fight
USS MILIUS, At Sea – Repair division Sailors assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) are hard at work keeping the ship fully operational by conducting routine damage control (DC) training, drills and completing planned maintenance throughout the ship.
USS Peleliu Holds a Change of Command
SAN DIEGO – The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) held a change of command ceremony in the ship’s bridge with Capt. John Deehr relieving Capt. James T. Cox.
Carrier Strike Group Five completes Trilateral Exercise
EAST CHINA SEA – Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy leaders visited the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) at the closing of a two-day, trilateral exercise.
USS Pioneer Arrives in Bahrain
BAHRAIN - Tugboats pull the mine counter measure ship USS Pioneer (MCM 9) off the Military Sealift Command chartered M/V Tern, a float-on/float-off transport ship.
MCMs Arrive In U.S. 5th Fleet
BAHRAIN - Tugboats pull the mine counter measure ship USS Devastator (MCM 6) into position as Devastator and three other mine counter measure ships arrived in Bahrain.
Amphibious Warfare Community Gathers for Advisory Group Conference
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Leadership and representatives of the amphibious warfare community will participate in the annual Amphibious Warfare Operational Advisory Group (OAG) at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek to provide top naval leadership with fleet input into the development of the amphibious force.
George Washington CSG Visits Busan
BUSAN, Republic of Korea - The George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) arrived in Busan, Republic of Korea (ROK) for a routine port visit and was welcomed by Rear Adm. Park Sung-bae, commander of Republic of Korea Flotilla 5 and several members of the Republic of Korea Navy.
Peleliu ARG Successfully Test Fire RAM
PACIFIC OCEAN – Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) conducted a live-fire exercise by launching RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAM) in preparation for its upcoming deployment.
Korea Welcomes George Washington Carrier Strike Group
BUSAN, Republic of Korea – The George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) arrived in Busan, Republic of Korea (ROK) for a port visit and was welcomed by Rear Adm. Park Sung-bae, commander of Republic of Korea Flotilla 5 and several members of the Republic of Korea Navy.
Bonhomme Richard Holds Change of Command
SASEBO, Japan – Capt. Daniel P. Dusek relieved Capt. David P. Fluker as commanding officer of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during a ceremony.
Indiana’s Wish Fund Child Visits Surface Fleet
SAN DIEGO – Devin Hensley, a nine-year-old diagnosed with a Stage IV Wilms’ tumor, received a wish sponsored by the Indiana Children’s Wish Fund of Indianapolis, to spend a day visiting elements of Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet in San Diego, Calif.