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.
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).
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).
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).
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).
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.