Ashland Arrives in Okinawa and Offloads 31st MEU
WHITE BEACH, Okinawa - Hospitalman 2nd Class Justin Brown gives the stop hand signal to an amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) that was loaded onto landing craft utility (LCU) 1666 in the well deck of USS Ashland (LSD 48).
Good Man George
PHILIPINE SEA – Cdr. George W. Clark III (left), from Wadesboro, North Carolina, and Chief Yeoman George W. Clark III, from Montgomery, Alabama, pose for a picture in the hangar bay of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).
USS Green Bay Completes Training with ERAT
PACIFIC OCEAN - Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class Luis Aguiar mans a engineering control station console in the central control station aboard USS Green Bay (LPD 20).
SMWDC visits BUSAN, Republic of Korea (ROK)
Vice Adm. Hyun Seong Um, (left), commander, ROK fleet, meets with Rear Adm. James 'Jim' Kilby, commander, Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC), during the 2015 Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG 15) bi-lateral exercise.
San Diego Celebrates Health
SAN DIEGO - USS San Diego’s (LPD 22) Health Promotions and Wellness Committee (HPWC) held their annual health fair and blood drive at BAE Systems San Diego Shipyard.
USS Dewey Changes Command in San Diego
SAN DIEGO - Cmdr. Abigail A. Hutchins, left, salutes Cmdr. Mikael A. Rockstad relieving him as commanding officer of guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) during a change of command ceremony at Naval Base San Diego.
Drone Detachment Brings the Fireworks to CARAT 2015
JAVA SEA, Indonesia - Sailors assigned to the Pacific Missile Range Facility-Far East Detachment prepare to launch a BQM-74E target drone on the flight deck of USS Germantown (LSD 42) during a bilateral missile exercise with the Indonesian Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Laut (TNI-AL), as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Indonesia 2015.
USS Patriot Wraps Up 2JA
OMINATO, Japan - The crew of USS Patriot (MCM 7) concluded operations in the bi-lateral mine warfare exercise MINEX 2JA, July 28.
USCG aids in Saipan disaster relief
SAIPAN HARBOR, Saipan - Members from the U.S. Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Detachment Saipan, speak with the safety officer for Saipan pier, during disaster relief efforts.
Sailors and Marines help a school back on its feet
CHALAN KANOA, Saipan – Sailors from USS Ashland (LSD 48) and Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) worked together during a community service project to clear debris from the grounds of William S. Reyes Elementary School after Typhoon Soudelor.
Ashland departs Saipan before heavy weather
SAIPAN HARBOR, Saipan – USS Ashland (LSD 48) is making preparations to get underway from Saipan Harbor as the potential builds for a tropical cyclone within the next 24 hours.
A Corpsman to Call On
PACIFIC OCEAN -- Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Andrew Watson poses for a photo aboard USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93).
Makin Island Reaches PMA 50% Milestone Ahead of Schedule
SAN DIEGO - Andrew Huffman, ship manager for National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), explains the current maintenance being conducted on the flight deck to Rear Adm. William J. Galinis, Commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center (CNRMC), during a visit and tour of USS Makin Island (LHD 8).
Commemorating Mobile Bay
PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) -- The crew of Mobile Bay is keeping the spirit of Adm. David Farragut alive while underway for composite training unit exercise/joint task force exercise (COMPTUEX/JTFEX).
31st MEU and Ashland transport water into Saipan
SAIPAN HARBOR, Saipan - Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) aboard USS Ashland (LSD 48) look at the damage caused by Typhoon Soudelor in Saipan after the typhoon made landfall.
Seattle Seafair Fleet Week Concludes
SEATTLE, Wash. (NNS) -- The 66th annual Seattle Seafair (SSF) concluded when U.S. Navy ships USS Boxer (LHD 4), USS Gridley (DDG 101) and USS Dewey (DDG 105) departed from the Port of Seattle.
A Homecoming… of Sorts
SAN DIEGO - Chief of Chaplains Rear Adm. Margaret Kibben talks with deck department Sailors during a tour of USS San Diego (LPD 22).
Bonhomme Richard hosts Indonesian Leaders
INDIAN OCEAN (NNS) – The USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) with embarked Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 11 and 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) hosted members of Indonesian government and military onboard while underway in the Indian Ocean.