|US Malaysia Commence 24th CARAT Exercise
KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia (NNS) -- The U.S. and Royal Malaysian Navy commenced the 24th iteration of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Malaysia in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, August 10.
CNSP Visits Sasebo Discusses Command Philosophy
Vice Adm. Rich Brown, commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CNSP), met with waterfront Sailors in Sasebo, Japan, in the hangar bay of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) Aug. 1 to discuss his command philosophy and vision for the Surface Force.
USS Ashland Successfully Completes INSURV
SASEBO (Aug. 4, 2018) The amphibious assault ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) was given a score of above average during a Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) assessment July 26.
VADM Brown visit
Mineman 3rd Class Nowell Kenner, a Sailor stationed aboard the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Patriot (MCM 7), speaks with Vice Adm. Rich Brown, Commander, Naval Surface Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CNSP) aboard Patriot.
HM 14 supports mine countermeasure ops during RIMPAC SOCAL
SAN DIEGO (July 27, 2018) Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 14 conducted airborne mine countermeasure (MCM) operations during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise in the Southern California (SOCAL) area of operations as part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 177.
VADM Brown Visits USS Patriot
180801-N-VK310-0101 SASEBO, Japan (Aug.1, 2018) Mineman 3rd Class Nowell Kenner, a Sailor stationed aboard the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Patriot (MCM 7), speaks with Vice Adm. Rich Brown, Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CNSP) aboard Patriot. Brown's first visit to Sasebo as CNSP provided him the opportunity to engage the waterfront and discuss the future of the surface warfare community, the importance of command, and achieving success in the Surface Force by focusing on the following guiding principles of good stewardship, professional development and safety. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Molina/Released)
Multi-National Mine Countermeasure Coalition Participate in RIMPAC 2018
Mine Countermeasures Squadron Three and Mine Countermeasures Division Three One, based at Naval Base Point Loma, are leading a coalition of international maritime forces throughout the month of July conducting Mine Countermeasure (MCM) operations as part of the Southern California component of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise 2018.
RIMPAC 2018 Participants Conduct Second Sinking Exercise
Live fire from a ship and an aircraft participating in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise sank the decommissioned frigate USS McClusky (FFG 41) July 19 in waters 15,000 feet deep, 55 nautical miles north of Kauai, Hawaii.
Afloat Training Group Western Pacific Photo
Afloat Training Group Western Pacific (ATGWP) team member, Senior Chief Gas Turbine System Technician Eustaquio Mauhay Jr., from Batangas, Pi., provides maintenance training to Sailors aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19),
Commander Task Force 70 Holds Change of Command
Commander, Task Force (CTF) 70 held a change of command ceremony aboard the Carrier Strike Group 5 (CSG 5) flagship, the forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), while the ship was underway, July 18.
Navy Commemorates 100th Anniversary
The U.S. Navy held a wreath-laying ceremony honoring the 100th anniversary of the loss of the World War I cruiser USS San Diego (ACR 6), on which six American Sailors lost their lives off the coast of New York, July 19.
Commander Task Force 177 visits Undersea Mine Countermeasures Commander
U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Dave Welch, commander, Task Force 177, Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC), visited the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) led undersea mine countermeasures commander (UMCMC), a subordinate command of CTF 177, July 18. Welch is the mine warfare commander for the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise in the Southern California.
SWOS Delivers Newest Department Heads to the Fleet
NEWPORT, R.I. (NNS) -- Surface Warfare Officers School (SWOS) graduated 65 new surface warfare department heads, during a ceremony held onboard Naval Station Newport at the Admiral Michael G. Mullen Auditorium July 12.
Senator McCain Joins USS John S. McCain Namesake
FLEET ACTIVITIES YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer inducted U.S. Sen. John S. McCain III into the official namesake of the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) in a ceremony on board, July 12.
DGSIT Embarks Ronald Reagan Strike Group Units
More than 35 members of the Naval Information Forces Deploying Group System Integration Testing (DGSIT) team embarks aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and additional units of the Ronald Reagan Strike Group July 5-13.
Secretary of the Navy Tours USS Blue Ridge
Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer met with leadership and spoke to service-members aboard U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) during a ship visit as part of a tour July 12.