USS Ashland Embarks Marines for Patrol
OKINAWA, Japan - Sailors aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) load amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) attached to 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit onto the well deck.
US, UK Forces Conduct Joint Mine Warfare Squadron Exercise
160125-N-CJ186-496 ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 25, 2016) Explosive Ordnance Disposal 2nd Class Matthew Krom assigned to Commander, Task Group 56.1 enters the Arabian Gulf to locate a training mine during a quarterly Squadron Exercise (Squadex).
USS Mobile Bay Namesake
“Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!” Titled after a famous Civil War naval battle, the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) continues to uphold the war-fighting legacy of the Battle of Mobile Bay.
U.S. Navy Builds International Relationships in India Fleet Review
SATTAHIP, Thailand (Feb. 05, 2016)- Cmdr. Daniel P. Duhan, left, commanding officer of amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48), greets Capt. Poonlarp Tadtatongkham, 3rd division commander of amphibious and combat service support squadron of the Royal Thailand Navy, after arriving in Thailand to commence exercise Cobra Gold 16. Ashland is assigned to the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group, and is participating in exercise Cobra Gold 16, a Thai-U.S. co-sponsored multinational joint exercise designed to advance regional security by exercising a robust multinational force from nations sharing common goals and security commitments in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kelsey L. Adams/Released)
USS John C. Stennis Strike Group Enters 7th Fleet
The John C. Stennis Strike Group (JCSSG) crossed the International Date Line into the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations Feb. 4. Approximately 7,000 Sailors make up the strike group, which is on a regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment.
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, right, meets Rear Adm. Jim Kilby, commander Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center, left, onboard USS Princeton (CG 59) in San Diego. Carter visited the area to tour facilities and discuss the impact of the fiscal year 2017 defense budget proposal on the defense community. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Will Gaskill.
Sailor Overcomes Obstacles, First Qualified SAR Swimmer for PRECOM
SAN DIEGO – Class leader of the Search and Rescue Swimmer School (SRSS) of most recent graduating class Seaman Cryptologic Technician (Collections) David Berardino hands SRSS Instructor Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class (SW) Robert Chittenden a plaque thanking him for his instruction aboard Naval Base San Diego.
Deployments can be a time of urgency and stress, not only for Sailors, but for their families as well. Technology’s growing accessibility provides deployed service members more ability than ever before to communicate with their loved ones.
SOY Finalist (Shore) - STG1(SW) Chad Gepfrey
SOY Finalist (Shore) - PCU ZUMWALT (DDG 1000)
Native of Troy, Ohio, on July 21, 1983, he attended Sidney High School and graduated in 2001. After attending Edison State Community College for two years, he joined the United States Navy in 2004.