3rd Fleet Hosts DSCA Open House
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) partners and stakeholders gathered for a two-day open house at Naval Base San Diego.
Rentz Wins Ney Award for Second Time in Three Years
SAN DIEGO - The guided missile frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) was awarded the 2014 Captain Edward F. Ney Memorial Award for Food Service Excellence (Small Afloat Category) April 29, marking the second time Rentz has won the prestigious award in the last three years.
USS Lassen Tests Teamwork during Multi-Sail 2014
WATERS NEAR GUAM - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82), left, and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) transit in formation as part of Multi-Sail 2014.
Warrior Completes 3M Certification
Sasebo, JAPAN - Sailors aboard the class mine countermeasures ship USS Warrior (MCM 10) completed the new Material Maintenance Management (3M) Certification.
Peleliu Steps Up to Stop Sexual Assault
PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) -- In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and to help raise command awareness of prevention and response programs, a cake cutting ceremony was held on the mess decks of amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5).
USS Patriot Holds Change of Command
SASEBO, Japan – The Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Patriot (MCM 7) conducted a change of command ceremony at Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo.
George Washington Crew Certified Ready for Sea
YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) was certified ready for sea after successfully completing Crew Certification Phases II and III.
SURFOR Making Progress in RAD Initiatives
SAN DIEGO – The leader of the Navy’s Surface Force says his staff is committed to supporting the recommendations of the Chief of Naval Operations’ (CNO) Reducing Administrative Distractions (RAD) initiative and improvements are already making their way to the waterfront.
Boxer, PHIBRON, 13th MEU Form Intel Team
USS BOXER, At Sea- Seamlessly operating as a combined team, personnel from six military commands aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) demonstrate that successful integration is not only possible, but allows everyone to thrive.
USS Vandegrift Departs San Diego for Deployment
SAN DIEGO - The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) is scheduled to depart Naval Base San Diego May 9 for an independent deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility.
USS Hopper Returns to Pearl Harbor Following Eight-month Deployment
PEARL HARBOR (NNS) -- Friends and family members of the crew from USS Hopper (DDG 70) gathered at the Bravo piers to welcome back the guided-missile destroyer as she returned to her homeport Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after completing an eight-month independent deployment to the 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility.
USS Milius Holds Change of Command
SAN DIEGO – The officers and crew of USS Milius (DDG 69) attended a change of command ceremony while in homeport at Naval Base San Diego.
7th Fleet Ships Emphasize CUES Training
YELLOW SEA - With the endorsement of CUES at the Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS) in April 2014, WPNS navies have affirmed their commitment to safety during unplanned encounters at sea.
USS Peleliu Conducts Deck Landing Qualifications
PACIFIC OCEAN - Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Nicholas Mccurry, a landing signal enlisted (LSE), lands an Army CH-47 Chinook from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR), Alpha Company Four, aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) during deck landing qualifications.
America’s crash team earns perfect score
Flight operations are some of the most extensive and complex naval evolutions. The Navy flies aircraft not only from military bases on land, but also from virtually every type of ship in service while at sea. Just like civilian flight operations, the Navy has air traffic controllers, maintenance crews and ground crews to manage all aspects of flight operations around the globe.
USS Rentz You Stand Relieved
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The guided-missile frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) was decommissioned during a ceremony at Naval Base San Diego with friends, family and service members in attendance to celebrate the ship's 30 years of Naval service.
USS Ashland Departs Sasebo for CARAT
SASEBO, Japan The forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) departs Fleet Activities Sasebo to participate in exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT).
USS Vandegrift Departs San Diego for Deployment
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) departed Naval Base San Diego for an independent deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility.
The All Around Best
An annual honor that rewards the "best all around" in crew achievement, the Battenberg Cup is presented to only one of the more than 100 eligible surface ships, aircraft carriers, and submarines in the Atlantic Fleet.
USS Blue Ridge solidifies longest Asian alliance with visit to Thailand
SATTAHIP, Thailand – U.S. Seventh Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) along with embarked staff, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 12 and Marines from Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Pacific (FASTPAC) arrived in Sattahip for a port visit, strengthening relations with one of its strongest regional allies.
Blue Ridge Strengthens Long-Standing Friendship with Thailand
SATTAHIP, Thailand (NNS) -- U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) along with embarked staff, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 12 and Marines from Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Pacific successfully concluded a three-day visit to Thailand, strengthening ties and engaging with the local community.
C3F Hosts Chinese Chief of General Staff
San Diego (NNS) -- Chief of the General Staff, People's Republic of China, Gen. Fang Fenghui arrived here, for a scheduled two-day visit hosted by Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet (C3F) Vice Adm. Kenneth Floyd.
Thirtieth Naval Construction Regiment Departs for Pacific Partnership
PORT HUENEME, Calif. – PORT HUENEME, Calif. – Nearly forty medical, communication and support staff from service commands across the United States joined the 30th Naval Construction Regiment (NCR), based at Naval Base Ventura County, in support of humanitarian mission Pacific Partnership 2014 (PP14).
Commander, Naval Surface Force U.S. Pacific Fleet, Vice Adm. Tom Copeman visited Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) during a tour.
NSE Conducts Exercise Citadel Protect
EVERETT, Wash. (NNS) — Sailors assigned to Naval Station Everett (NSE) coordinated with tenant commands and local authorities for the anti-terrorism training exercise Citadel Protect.
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Update: Enlisted Advancement Policy
These revisions are designed to reward sustained superior performance and strengthen the role of the Command Triad (commanding officer, executive officer, and command master chief) in the advancement of their Sailors.
Celebrating Strong Ties
SHIMODA, Japan – The guided-missile destroyers USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) and USS Mustin (DDG 89) anchored at Shimoda, join in the city's 75th annual Black Ship Festival.
Sailors aboard USS Freedom (LCS 1) demonstrated the future concept of operations (CONOPS) for manned and unmanned helicopters aboard littoral combat ships during an underway off the coast of San Diego in preparation for an initial deployment of the aircraft later this year.
The amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) received the prestigious Marjorie Sterrett Battleship Fund Award for superior performance and battle efficiency among amphibious ships in U.S. Atlantic Fleet.
PCU Milwaukee Crew Visits Namesake City
MILWAUKEE – A group of six Sailors assigned to Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Milwaukee (LCS 5) traveled to Milwaukee to visit their ship's namesake city as part of Milwaukee’s Armed Forces Week Celebration.
USS Antietam Supports Security and Stability
YOKOSUKA, Japan - Sailors assigned to Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) launch a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) as the ship departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.
Camaraderie and Competition
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) - Sailors, Marines, and civilians from Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic and 23 of its subordinate commands came together for the Surface Line Week 2014 closing ceremonies and awards presentation, following a four-year hiatus.
USS Stethem Welcomes New Commanding Officer
YOKOSUKA, Japan - Cmdr. John Bradford, incoming commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63), salutes sideboys before taking command during a change of command ceremony held on the ship’s flight deck.
Blue Ridge Concludes Visit with Malaysian Allies
WEST PORT, Malaysia (NNS) -- U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) along with embarked 7th Fleet staff, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 12 and Marines from Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Pacific departed West Port following a four-day visit.
Sampson Crew Raises $7,731 for NMCRS
The crew of the guided missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) raised a total of $7,371 in donations for the Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS), smashing prior year's contributions by double in just two weeks.
George Washington Strike Group Departs for Western Pacific Patrol
YOKOSUKA, Japan – The U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) departed its forward-operating location of Fleet Activities Yokosuka, to patrol the Indo-Asia-Pacific as the flagship of the George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG).
USS ZUMWALT Plugged In
The crew of PCU Zumwalt (DDG 1000) completed training at Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division – Ship Systems Engineering Station (NSWCCD-SSES) where they learned to operate the systems of the U.S. Navy’s first all-electric ship.
USS Blue Ridge to Strengthen Ties During Indonesia Visit
JAKARTA, Indonesia – U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) along with embarked 7th Fleet staff, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 12 and Marines from Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Pacific (FASTPAC) arrived in Jakarta for a port.
JS Kunisaki arrives in Yokosuka for PP14 on-load
YOKOSUKA, Japan – The first ever Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ship to serve as the primary mission platform for the U.S. Pacific Fleet’s annual humanitarian and disaster response-focused mission arrived today at Commander Fleet Activities, Yokosuka to on-load supplies and a multinational crew.
Blue Ridge Enhances Friendship During Indonesian Visit
JAKARTA, Indonesia (NNS) -- U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) along with embarked 7th Fleet staff, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 12 and Marines from Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team Pacific departed Jakarta after completing a three-day port visit.
JS Kunisaki Departs for Pacific Partnership 2014
Yokosuka, Japan – The JS Kunisaki (LST 4003) departed Yokosuka, Japan for the ninth annual, multilateral, humanitarian mission Pacific Partnership 2014 (PP14) taking place in five Southeast Asia host nations.
Essex Conducts Change of Command
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- A change of command ceremony was held aboard USS Essex (LHD 2), where Capt. Peter M. Mantz relieved Capt. Joker L. Jenkins as Essex's commanding officer.
SAN DIEGO – A group of Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) midshipmen from colleges across the country experienced the taste of saltwater and life and sea for a day aboard the guided missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53).