Captain Raymond A. Komorowski Photography Award
Every year, Sailors from all across the fleet send their photos in to be judged by members of the Surface Navy Association. Here are this year’s winners. Thanks to all for their submissions and
good luck to our photographers for next year’s contest!
Welcome to the Fleet
Crew members of the San Antonio class USS Somerset (LPD 25) man the rails after given the word to man the ship and bring her to life during the the commissioning ceremony of the amphibious transport dock.
USS Blue Ridge Arrives in Busan
BUSAN, Republic of Korea - U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and embarked 7th Fleet staff personnel arrived in Busan, Republic of Korea for a port visit.
USS Coronado to Arrive in San Diego
SAN DIEGO - The littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) is scheduled to arrive at its new homeport of San Diego a few weeks ahead of her commissioning ceremony scheduled for Naval Air Station North Island.
Sailors and Marines Integrate During AIT
EAST CHINA SEA - Sailors assigned Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), and Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed the first evolution of Amphibious Integration Training (AIT).
BHR Sailors and 31st MEU Marines Train for NEO
EAST CHINA SEA - Sailors aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conducted a non-combatant evacuation operation (NEO) drill while underway off the coast of Okinawa.
USS Dewey Changes Command
SAN DIEGO – The officers and crew of the guided missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) held a change of command ceremony while in homeport at Naval Base San Diego.
Peleliu Learns to Manage Stress
The officers, chief petty officers and petty officers of the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) completed mandatory Operational Stress Control (OSC) training in accordance with NAVADMIN 262/13, Feb. 24-28.
Here Comes the BOOM
The new Aegis Ashore Team Trainer (AATT) will be located onboard Naval Air Station Oceana's Dam Neck Annex. The trainer will house a mock-up of the shore-based Aegis Combat Information Centers (CICs) to be built in host nations in Europe.
SURFLANT Names Sea and Shore Sailors of the Year
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) - Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic (SURFLANT) 2013 Sea and Shore Sailors of the Year (SOY) ceremony was held at the Brashear Conference Center on Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, March 6th.
Shipmates Helping Shipmates
The Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) chapter aboard forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) is teaching Sailors how to make smart decisions on liberty and providing opportunities for junior Sailors to lead.
Blue Ridge Departs Busan
BUSAN, Republic of Korea - U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and embarked 7th Fleet staff departed Busan, Republic of Korea after a five-day port visit.
U.S. Navy Continues Malaysia Airlines Search Effort
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - A U.S. Navy MH-60R helicopter from USS Pinckney (DDG 91) was expected to have about 10 and a half hours of search coverage in the Gulf of Thailand (local time) as a P-3C Orion aircraft searches an area west of Malaysia in the Strait of Malacca during continuing support of the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
Honoring a Shipmate
The officers and crew of the guided missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) remembered the life of Dr. Barry Friedman, a World War II veteran, author and special friend of the crew during a special memorial service held on board the ship.
The littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) arrived at its new homeport of San Diego March 10, a few weeks ahead of her commissioning ceremony scheduled for April 5 at Naval Air Station North Island.
Back In Action
The amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD 20) has water under the keel once again after successfully completing a dry dock period at the National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) in San Diego.
Fiscal Year 2014 Littoral Combat Ship Contract Awards Announced
WASHINGTON - Today, contract modifications were issued to Lockheed Martin Corporation and Austal USA under their respective Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) block buy contracts to add funding for construction of two fiscal year 2014 Littoral Combat Ships each.
USS Kidd supports MH370 Search Mission
GULF OF THAILAND - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) was one of the first responders in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 that was lost.
USS Ingraham Departs on Deployment
EVERETT, Wash. – The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) is scheduled to depart Naval Station Everett for a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility.
7th Fleet Adjusts Efforts in Support of MH370 Search
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - USS Kidd (DDG 100) will proceed to the Strait of Malacca to continue its assistance with the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon will join the effort later this week, U.S. 7th Fleet.
USS Kidd Completes Andaman Sea Search; Detached from SAR Efforts
INDIAN OCEAN - Searching a combined 15,000 square miles since March 10th, USS Kidd and its MH-60R helicopters completed their search of the Andaman Sea and have been detached from the MH370 Search and Rescue (SAR) effort as of March 18th. No debris or wreckage associated with an aircraft was found.
USS Lassen Concludes Foal Eagle 2014
USS LASSEN, At Sea - The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) concluded its participation in the bilateral exercise Foal Eagle 2014 (FE 14).
USS Curtis Wilbur Participates in Foal Eagle 2014
USS CURTIS WILBUR, At Sea - The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) along with other U.S. and Republic of Korea (ROK) navy ships concluded their participation in Exercise Foal Eagle 2014 (FE 14).
COMLOG WESTPAC Holds All Hands Call Aboard Pinckney
SINGAPORE - Rear Adm. Cindy Thebuad, commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific conducted an all hands call aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) at Changi Naval Base in Singapore.
USS Essex: Tenacious in Motorcycle Safety
SAN DIEGO - There has been a lot of emphasis put toward motorcycle safety in recent years and as a result motorcycle injuries and deaths have been on a steady decline throughout the last five years.
Ships Store Award Winners Announced
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - Winners for the Best of Class Ships Store Retail and Service Excellence Award winners for fiscal year 2013 were announced by Commander Naval Supply Systems Command and Chief of Supply Corps Rear Adm. Jonathan Yuen.
Navy to Christen Littoral Combat Ship Jackson
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy will christen its newest littoral combat ship, the future USS Jackson (LCS 6) in a ceremony at the Austal USA Shipyard in Mobile, Ala., March 22, at 10 a.m. CDT.
Brother, Sister Sail With the Navy
USS NEW ORLEANS, At Sea - Damage Controlman 2nd Class Cassidy Cole, and Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Christopher Cole, found themselves underway in the same amphibious ready group.
New Orleans Celebrate Mardi Gras at Sea
USS NEW ORLEANS, At Sea - Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) were treated to a "Mardi Gras" themed dinner.
Training to Keep Ship and Shipmates Safe
Before they can sail-off to their homeport of San Diego, they must ensure they have all the qualifications required to head out to sea. To meet these requirements, America is hard-at-work every day training.
Peleliu Receives Back-To-Back Battle ‘E’
SAN DIEGO – The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) was named the recipient of the 2013 Battle Effectiveness (Battle E) Award for Commander, Amphibious Squadron Three, marking the second consecutive year Peleliu has earned the prestigious award.
DESRON 15 Begins Multi-Sail Training Exercise
WATERS NEAR GUAM - Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) transits during Multi-Sail 2014. McCampbell is participating in Multi-Sail 2014, an annual exercise in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
Bonhomme Richard ARG Departs for Ssang Yong Exercise
EAST CHINA SEA - Naval Aircrewman Philip Franzoni watches out the side hatch of an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 while while taking off from the flight deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).
USS Lake Champlain Awarded 2013 Battle “E”
SAN DIEGO – The guided missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) was named the recipient of the 2013 Battle Effectiveness (Battle E) Award for Commander, Carrier Strike Group One.
APEX-38 Group visits USS Wayne E. Meyer
SAN DIEGO – A group of senior-level federal employees participating in the Adaptive Planning and Execution (APEX) training course visited the guided missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) for a pierside tour at Naval Base San Diego.
Gridley Powers through Damage Control Certification
SAN DIEGO - The crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS GRIDLEY (DDG 101) achieved success in yet another element of their intense, compressed Basic Phase training cycle by successfully completing a rigorous damage control assessment.
CNO Talks LCS Survivability
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert assured members of the Senate Armed Services (SASC) Committee March 27 on the survivability of the littoral combat ship (LCS).
13th MEU Completes Vehicle Wash Down
KUWAIT - Marines and Sailors from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) conducted a vehicle wash down operation.
Cowpens Sailors Volunteer at Guam School
AGAT, Guam -- Sailors from the forward-deployed guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) participated in a community relations (COMREL) event at Marcial A. Sablan Elementary School in Agat while the ship was in port on Guam.
Boxer ARG Participates in Ssang Yong 2014
Ssang Yong, which means “twin dragons,” is an annual combined exercise conducted by Navy and Marine forces with the ROK in order to strengthen our interoperability and working relationships across the range of military operations, to include disaster relief to complex, expeditionary operations.