ESG-7 conducts FST-J aboard USS Green Bay
SASEBO, Japan – Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7 and Tactical Training Group Pacific (TTGP) successfully completed another annual Fleet Synthetic Training – Joint Exercise (FST-J) 25-29 April.
Blue Ridge Returns to Hong Kong
HONG KONG (NNS) -- U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrived in Hong Kong for a port visit during its 2016 patrol season, April 29.
USS Gladiator Completes IMCMEX
GULF OF OMAN (NNS) -- Mine countermeasures ship USS Gladiator (MCM 11) is scheduled to return to homeport after participating in the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) April 4-26.
Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Day 2016 Memorial Ceremony
Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Day memorial ceremony aboard the USS Midway museum. ANZAC Day 2016 marks the centenary anniversary of the first major military action by ANZAC forces during World War I. Service members of the U.S. Navy, and ANZAC united to recognize those who served and died in all battles and conflicts.
TACRON 11 Controls Boxer Skies
PRED SEA – Serving as the eyes to the sky, they ensure the safe operation of Boxer’s many combat aircraft, and accurate identification of all air contacts.
USS Mobile Bay Sailors Visit Singapore School
SINGAPORE (NNS) -- Thirteen Sailors from guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) participated in a community service project (COMSERV) at the Genesis School for Special Education in Singapore, April 20.
Blue Ridge Arrives in Phuket, Thailand
PHUKET, Thailand (NNS) -- USS Blue Ridge arrived in Phuket, Thailand for a regularly scheduled port visit, allowing Sailors a time for rest and cultural exchange April 18.
Iraq Veterans Lead the Way on USS Stockdale
WESTERN PACIFIC (NNS) -- The waters in U.S. 7th Fleet bear little resemblance to the sands in the Middle East, but the veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom bring lessons from the desert to the high seas.
Lassen, Army Pilots Complete DLQs
PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) -- U.S. Army pilots with the 1st Battalion, 228th (1-228th) Aviation Regiment successfully completed annual deck landing qualifications (DLQs) for two of their UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82), April 14.
USS Makin Island Completes Ammo On-load
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- USS Makin Island advanced significantly closer to full deployment readiness after completing ammunition on-load off the coast of southern California.
Makin Island Hosts BDOC Classes
During four days in March and April, Makin Island hosted Basic Division Officer Course (BDOC) classes from Surface Warfare Officer School San Diego.
3rd Fleet Hosts Final Planning Conference
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet hosted the Final Planning Conference (FPC) for Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) 2016 at the Admiral Kidd Conference Center on Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego, April 5-8.
SAPR Advocates Bring Awareness to Boxer Crew
Ten teams wrapped up the first week of competition as part of USS Boxer’s (LHD 4) Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) Commander’s Cup Fitness Challenge, April 10.
USS Russell to Return from Deployment
The guided missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) is scheduled to return April 10, 2016 from a 214-day independent deployment to the Arabian Gulf, Indian Ocean, and Western Pacific.
USS Port Royal, Coronado Complete IDCERTEX
PACIFIC OCEAN - Guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) and littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) Crew 204 successfully completed an independent deployer certification exercise (IDCERTEX) along the coast of Southern California, April 10.
USS Blue Ridge Makes Port Call in Goa
GOA, India - U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrived in Goa, India, April 8 for a regularly scheduled port visit, promoting friendships and engagements with theater partners in the region.
Blue Ridge Departs Mumbai
U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departed Mumbai, India after a regularly scheduled port visit promoting friendships and strengthening ties with U.S. allies, April 7.