USS Milius to Depart on Deployment
The guided missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) is scheduled to depart Oct. 20 on an independent deployment to the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans.
DESRON 23 Recognizes Sailors of the Quarter
SAN DIEGO – Commander, Destroyer Squadron Two Three (DESRON 23) named the recipients of the DESRON 23 Senior Sailor, Junior Sailor and Bluejacket of the Quarter Award for Fourth Quarter, FY-2014, via official naval message.
DESRON 1 Recognizes Sailors of the Quarter
SAN DIEGO – Commander, Destroyer Squadron One (DESRON 1) named the recipients of the DESRON 1 Senior Sailor, Sailor and Junior Sailor of the Quarter Award for Fourth Quarter, FY-2014, via official naval message.
U.S. Navy’s Overseas Force Structure Changes
The U.S. Navy announced today that the ballistic missile defense (BMD)-capable guided missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) and USS Milius (DDG 69) will become part of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) based at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.
Learning Leadership: Lt. Cmdr. Andrew Baldwin
ARABIAN GULF - The rumors spread around the scuttlebutt, also known as a water fountain, like wildfire in a dry forest. They were small in the beginning, eventually turning into large blazing flames of words and curiosity. Some were curious about his physical appearance. While others wondered would he have the same personality he’d shown millions of people on T.V, or was it all just a show?
USS San Diego Celebrates Navy's Birthday
RED SEA - 'Oh say can you see, by the dawn's early light...' rang over the speakers as crew members stood at attention on the forecastle while the Sailors and Marines of amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego's (LPD 22) choir sang the national anthem. It was the Navy's 239th birthday celebration.
ATG MIDPAC Receives When Work Works Award
HONOLULU (NNS) -- Afloat Training Group Middle Pacific (ATG MIDPAC) received the 2014 When Work Works Award for its use of effective workplace strategies to increase business and employee success at the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Conference, held at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel in Honolulu.
San Francisco Fleet Week Concludes
SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco Fleet Week 2014 (SFFW 14) came to an end after thousands of people came out to visit with America's sea services.
LCAC Launches Fleet Survey Team for the First Time
SULU SEA, Philippines (NNS) -- Expeditionary Survey Vessels (ESV), assigned to the Fleet Survey Team (FST), launched from a Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) for the first time during Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX 15).
USS America Joins the Fleet
SAN FRANCISCO (NNS) -- USS America (LHA 6), the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced amphibious assault ship, was commissioned during a formal ceremony at Pier 30/32 during San Francisco Fleet Week.
USS Comstock Departs Bahrain
BAHRAIN (NNS) -- The Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45), now operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, and the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed from Mina Salman Pier, Bahrain following a four-day port visit.
Stethem Welcomes New CTF 70 Commander
PHILIPPINE SEA – Rear Adm. John Alexander, commander, Battle Force 7th Fleet, visited the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) during which he toured the ship and met with officers and chief petty officers (CPO).
Fleet Week Kicks off in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO - The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) and guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) will participate in San Francisco Fleet Week.
USS Higgins Hosts Alabama Congressman
SAN DIEGO – The crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) welcomed U.S. Congressman Bradly Byrne (R-Ala.) for a tour of the ship to help gain a greater understanding of the operational capabilities of some of the Navy’s platforms.
The Basic Division Officer Course (BDOC), taught in the Navy’s largest fleet concentration areas in Norfolk and San Diego, targets accession-level officers promptly after commissioning and prior to reporting aboard their first ship.
The Next Destroyer
The U.S. Navy held a keel-laying ceremony for the future USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard Sept. 23.
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