Training for PCU America Sailors Heats Up
During a three-week security training course ran by the instructors of ACADEMI from Nov. 6 to 22, 30 Sailors, including seven attached to America, learned physical defensive tactics, weapons handling, dynamic shipboard security procedures and an array of other fleet-concentrated skills.
Commander, ESG 3 Visits PCU America
PASCAGOULA, Miss. - The commander of Expeditionary Strike Group 3 held an all-hands call with Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) America (LHA 6).
Nimitz Strike Group Makes Brief Stop in Pearl Harbor
PEARL HARBOR - Just a few days shy of the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese attack on U.S. forces at Pearl Harbor, Sailors and Marines manned the rails of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as they entered the harbor.
CNO/MCPON Visit USS Boxer
USS BOXER, At Sea - Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) received an early Thanksgiving greeting when the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert, and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens visited the crew in the Arabian Gulf.
Boxer CPO 365 Program Shines Future Brass
ARABIAN SEA - The Chief Petty Officer (CPO) 365 program, aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), is helping first class petty officers (FCPO) prepare for the next step in their careers to trade their crows for anchors.
George Washington Carrier Strike Group Joins AnnualEx
PHILIPPINE SEA - Demonstrating the extraordinary flexibility of a carrier strike group, USS George Washington (CVN 73) kicked off its participation in Annual Exercise (AnnualEx) 13 just days after completing a humanitarian assistance mission under Operation Damayan in the Philippines.
USS Cape St. George Commemorates its Heritage
SAN DIEGO - The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) commemorated the 70th anniversary of the battle for which it was named at Naval Base San Diego.
Cowpens Flight Deck Stands Ready
PHILIPPINE SEA - Ticonderoga guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) flight deck crew have been operating non-stop during daylight hours in support of Operation Damayan.
USS Sampson Holds Change of Command
SAN DIEGO – The guided missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) conducted a change of command ceremony while in homeport at Naval Base San Diego.
USS Lake Champlain Participates in Independent Deployer CERTEX
SAN DIEGO - The officers and crew of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) returned to their homeport of San Diego following participation in an independent deployer certification exercise (IDCERTEX) off the coast of Southern California.
Halsey Sailors Give Thanks by Giving Back
PEARL HARBOR - Traditionally in America, Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season. For many, one of the best parts of the season is the chance to feast, to share and to, well, be thankful.
USS Gary Holds Change of Command
SAN DIEGO – The guided missile frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) conducted a change of command ceremony while in homeport at Naval Base San Diego.
Sailors Sharpen Skills Before Sunrise
ARABIAN SEA - An hour before the Boatswain’s Mate of the watch sounds his pipe signaling for all hands to rise for the day, a handful of Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) are already awake sitting in the ships classroom, ready to learn.
Navy chaplains support Philippines relief efforts
GUIUAN, Republic of the Philippines - When the debris cleared from Typhoon Haiyan in the town of Guiuan, Republic of the Philippines, the town’s Church was is ruins; the priest of the parish informed a Navy survey team that they did not have enough supplies on hand to offer mass.
USS Ashland USS Germantown Replace USS George Washington
CAMP AGUINALDO, MANILA - The Armed Forces of the Philippines and Joint Task Force 505 welcome the amphibious ships USS Ashland (LSD 48) and USS Germantown (LSD 42), in the concerted efforts to extend relief efforts to typhoon victims in Visayas.
USS Chosin to Return From Deployment
PEARL HARBOR - The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) will return home to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam from a deployment to the Western Pacific.
Mustin Supports Operation Damayan
ORMAC CITY, Republic of the Philippines - U.S. Navy Sailors along with the Philippine government and non-government organizations provided aid and supplies to 18 villages throughout the area.
Ashland, Germantown Arrive in Philippines for Operation Damayan
LEYTE GULF, Philippines - USS Ashland (LSD 48) and USS Germantown (LSD 42), along with embarked elements of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 and Commander Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 11, arrived in the Leyte Gulf off the coast of the Republic of the Philippines early morning in support of Operation Damayan.