USS William P. Lawrence Departs Jebel Ali
JEBEL ALI, United Arab Emirates - The guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) departed Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates after a scheduled port visit.
Stockdale Holds Change of Command at Sea
USS STOCKDALE, At Sea - Cmdr. Bo Johns relieved Cmdr. Lex Walker as commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) during a change of command ceremony at sea.
Anchorage Completes Transit to Namesake City for Commissioning
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The future San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) moored pierside, May 1, at the Port of Anchorage in her namesake city during a welcome ceremony hosted by officials from the Municipality of Anchorage.
Peleliu ARG Arrives in Pearl Harbor
PEARL HARBOR – The Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after an eight-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility.
USS Reuben James Makes Final Return to Hawaii
PEARL HARBOR - Lt. Nate Martinez salutes his 11-year-old son as the guided missile frigate USS Reuben James (FFG-57) returns from a seven-month deployment to the western Pacific region.
Trident Fury Exercise Begins
PACIFIC OCEAN – Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate USS FORD (FFG 54), Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer USS SPRUANCE (DDG 111), and the Royal Canadian Navy began Operation Trident Fury exercise.
USS Warrior Holds Change of Command
SASEBO, Japan - Lt Cmdr. Robert Laird, former commanding officer of the mine countermeasures ship USS Warrior (MCM 10), addresses the sailors aboard the Warrior during the change of command ceremony.
Nimitz Strike Group Enters 7th Fleet AOR
PACIFIC OCEAN - The Nimitz Strike Group consisting of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) with embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 and Destroyer Squadron 23, along with guided-missile destroyers USS Momsen (DDG 92) and USS Preble (DDG 88) and guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).
USS Lassen Visits Vladivostok
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia - Guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) arrived in Vladivostok May 7 for a visit to build ties and foster relationships with the Russian Navy in areas of mutual interest.
USS FORD Concludes Port Visit in Esquimalt
ESQUIMALT, Canada - The Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate USS FORD (FFG 54) made her last ever port visit in Esquimalt, Canada prior to Operation Trident Fury.
Peleliu, Tigers Celebrate Birthday at Sea
PACIFIC OCEAN – Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) celebrated the ship’s 33rd birthday with embarked “tigers”, May 8, during their return voyage to homeport San Diego.
Tigers Tour Peleliu
PACIFIC OCEAN – A group of 30 “tigers” and their sponsors snaked their way through narrow passageways, climbed more than 80 steps and trekked up and down vehicle ramps to see the heart and soul of the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5).
Pioneer Returns to San Diego
SAN DIEGO – The Avenger-class Mine Countermeasures Ship USS Pioneer (MCM 9) was off-loaded from heavy lift ship, MV Super Servant 3, at Naval Base San Diego after completing an eleven-month deployment to the 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR).
FASTPAC Marines Train with USS Curtis Wilbur
YOKOSUKA, Japan – Marines from Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team Pacific (FASTPAC) began visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) exercises with Sailors aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54).
Nimitz Strike Group Visits Republic of Korea
BUSAN, Republic of Korea - Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11, comprised of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) along with embarked Carrier Air Wing 11, guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) and guided-missile cruisers USS Princeton (CG 59) and USS Chosin (CG 65) arrived in Busan, Republic of Korea.
CNO Reenlists Blue Ridge Sailors
USS Blue Ridge Sailors experienced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity when Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert served as reenlisting officer at a group ceremony during his visit to Yokosuka Naval Base.
Peleliu Celebrates Asian Pacific Heritage with Tigers
PACIFIC OCEAN – Sailors, Marines and their respective family members, or “tiger cruise” participants celebrated Asian-Pacific Heritage Month with history lessons, music and performances during a ceremony in the hangar bay of the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5).
USS O’Kane Command Changes Hands
Pearl Harbor, HI - Commander James J. Juster relieved Commander Michael E. Ray as Commanding Officer of USS O’Kane (DDG 77) during a traditional change of command ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor – Hickam.
SECNAV visits USS Freedom in Singapore
SINGAPORE - Sideboys assigned to USS Freedom (LCS1) salute Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus during the SECNAV's visit to the ship. Freedom is in on an eight month deployment to Southeast Asia.
USS Essex Recognized as Most Pro-Active SAPR Command
SAN DIEGO - USS Essex (LHD 2) was one of five commands awarded most SAPR pro-active command May 10 during a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Victim Advocate recognition ceremony held at Naval Base San Diego (NBSD).
CNO Visits USS Freedom
SINGAPORE - Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert discusses the future of littoral combat ship platforms during an all-hands call aboard the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1).
USS Rushmore Returns to San Diego
SAN DIEGO - Amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47), returns to Naval Base San Diego as part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group (PELARG).
First Destroyerman Pinned EIDWS
SAN DIEGO, CA – The first presentation of the Enlisted Information Dominance Warfare Specialist qualification to a destroyer Sailor occurred aboard USS MILIUS (DDG 69).
IMCMEX 13 Military Exercise Concludes
MANAMA, Bahrain - International Mine Countermeasures Exercise 2013 (IMCMEX 13) concluded at U.S. Naval Forces Central Command after two weeks of seminars and training operations in a wide spectrum of defensive operations designed to protect international commerce and trade.
Stethem Wraps Up Sea Trials
YOKOSUKA, Japan - Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) returned to Yokosuka after completing sea trials.
VADM Swift Awards Legion of Merit to JMSDF Commander
YOKOSUKA, Japan – Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet Vice Adm. Scott H. Swift awarded Commander in Chief, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Fleet Vice Adm. Yasushi Matsushita the Legion of Merit aboard the flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19).
USS Freedom Makes Debut in Singapore
SINGAPORE - USS Freedom (LCS 1) made its debut in Singapore participating in an international trade show and a maritime exercise with regional navies.
USS Antietam Awarded Battle "E"
YOKOSUKA, Japan - The crew of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) was awarded the 2012 Battle Effectiveness ("E") Award for Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 5.
USS Gladiator Conducts Convoy Escort Operations
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY - The mine countermeasures ship USS Gladiator (MCM 11) conducts convoy escort operations with a large natural gas tanker during International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) 2013.
Michael Murphy Sailors Serve Local Community
Sailors from USS MICHAEL MURPHY (DDG 112) have given back to their Hawaiian homeport in a variety of ways, performing restoration at a veteran’s cemetery, feeding the homeless and helping with local youth sports.
Nimitz Strike Group Visits Thailand
PHUKET, Thailand - The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), along with embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 23 and Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 escorted by guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) arrived in Phuket, Thailand May 28 for a port visit.
USS Pearl Harbor Honors Fallen Sailors In Pearl Harbor
PEARL HARBOR - Capt. Wallace Lovely, mission commander of Pacific Partnership 2013 and Cmdr. Michael Harris, commanding officer of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor, place a wreath at the USS Arizona Memorial during a wreath laying ceremony for Pacific Partnership 2013.
Higgins Conducts Anti-Terrorism Drills
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY – Guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) Sailors completed a series of anti-terrorism force protection drills in the Arabian Gulf.
Family Reunion at Sea
SOUTH CHINA SEA - Cdr. Justin Orlich, commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke-class Aegis destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) visits with his neice Lt. j.g. Laurel Fernandes who is assigned to the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19).
Midshipmen Embark USS Gridley for Summer Training Cruise
USS Gridley, At Sea – One hundred and ten Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) Midshipmen from various colleges around the nation embarked USS Gridley (DDG 101), to experience Surface Navy life as part of their midshipmen summer training cruise.
USS Shiloh Sailors Visit Zhanjiang, China
ZHANJIANG, China – USS Shiloh (CG 67) arrived at the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLA(N)) South Sea Fleet headquarters in Zhanjiang, China, for a port visit.
Higgins Celebrates Change of Command
MANAMA, Bahrain – Guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) held a change-of-command ceremony in port Bahrain, May 28. Cmdr. Nicole Shue relieved Cmdr. Andrew Carlson as commanding officer.
Alva assumes command of Vandegrift
SAN DIEGO – Cmdr. Luis Alva relieved Cmdr. Kristin L. Stengel as commanding officer of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) during a change of command ceremony.
Midshipmen Make The Most of Their Summer Cruise
SAN DIEGO, CA. - USS BENFOLD (DDG 65) is playing host to six Midshipmen as part of the yearly Summer Cruise training that is bestowed upon thousands of college students bound for service as Commissioned Officers in the United States Navy.
USS Paul Hamilton Arrives in Manila
MANILA, Republic of the Philippines — Forward-deployed USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) arrived in Manila, Republic of the Philippines, for a port visit.
USS Blue Ridge on Patrol in 7th Fleet
SOUTH CHINA SEA - The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) is in the midst of a patrol of the south Indo-Asia-Pacific region where the crew and embarked staff will conduct port visits and engage allies to strengthen partnerships.
Sailors Compete in Rugby and Soccer Games In Thailand
PHUKET, Thailand - Sailors from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11, and the guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) competed in a rugby match and a soccer game at Thanyapura Field during a port visit to Phuket, Thailand.