|Boxer Holds Chief Pinning Ceremony
SAN DIEGO -- Sixteen Sailors from amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) earned the title of "chief" during a chief petty officer (CPO) pinning ceremony on the flight deck, Sept. 16.
USS CHAFEE SWATT
Thirteen WTIs are currently underway with USS Nimitz Carrier Strike Group leading the Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT). SWATT is a three-week exercise designed to tactically prepare cruisers and destroyers for carrier strike group integration.
USS Jackson Arrives at New Homeport
SAN DIEGO (Sept. 22, 2016) Families wait on the pier as littoral combat ship USS Jackson (LCS 6) arrives in its homeport of San Diego for the first time.
Amphibious Squadron 11 completes Valiant Shield 2016
PACIFIC OCEAN – The ships of Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 11, part of the USS Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG), completed their participation in the joint U.S. forces training exercise, Valiant Shield 2016 (VS16).
USS Jackson to Arrive in San Diego
SAN DIEGO - The littoral combat ship USS Jackson (LCS 6) is scheduled to arrive in San Diego September 22, completing the ship's maiden voyage to her new homeport.
USS Fort Worth Enters US 3rd Fleet Area of Operations
PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) -- Littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) sailed across the international date line Sept. 21, officially marking its transition into the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations as it transits to its homeport of San Diego.
USS Somerset Holds Pinning Ceremony
PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) -- After weeks of being mentored, tested and challenged, four Sailors aboard amphibious transport dock USS Somerset (LPD 25)...
Bonhomme Richard Launches NATO Missile
PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) -- Amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) successfully engaged a target drone with a NATO Sea Sparrow surface-to-air missile during a fleet firing exercise off the coast of the U.S.
My First Gator Exercise as a Warfare Tactics Instructor
I have always had an interest in Amphibious Warfare- it is so dynamic and interdependent. It is arguably the most complex warfare area in the Navy as you work with Sailors and Marines. When I heard about the Amphibious Warfare Tactics Instructor (WTI) program, I didn’t hesitate to apply.
SINKEX Conducted During Valiant Shield 2016
PHILIPPINE SEA (NNS) – Live fire from ships and aircraft participating in Valiant Shield 2016 sank the decommissioned USS Rentz (FFG 46) in waters 30,000 feet deep and 117 nautical miles northeast of Guam Sept. 13.
Navy and Marines Demonstrate Integrated Fire Control
Earlier this week at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, a new frontier in Navy Integrated Fire Control-Counter Air (NIFC-CA) was achieved. A simulated AEGIS Baseline 9 configured ship engaged a low flying cruise missile target with an SM-6 missile, based solely on targeting data provided to the ship by the sophisticated sensors carried by a Marine Corps F-35B. This test is yet another example of how the Surface Force and its Marine Corps partners are extending operational horizons, distributing lethality, and increasing offensive fire power.
USS Curtis Wilbur Remembers 9 11
PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 11, 2016) – The crew of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) held a Sept. 11 memorial observance on the mess decks.
USS Montgomery comissioning
MOBILE, Ala. -- The crew of USS Montgomery (LCS 8) ushered in a new era in naval warfare, Sept. 10, as they brought the ship to life before a crowd of nearly 5,000 Alabamians.
USS Pioneer Visits Busan
BUSAN, Republic of Korea (NNS) -- The Avenger-class mine countermeasure ship USS Pioneer (MCM 9) arrived in Busan, Republic of Korea (ROK), Aug. 26, 2016.
USS William P. Lawrence Holds Change of Command in San Diego
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) held a change-of-command ceremony at Naval Base San Diego, Sep 1. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Brandon J. Burkett relieved Cmdr. Walter C. Mainor as commanding officer.
NIOC Sailors Reenlist Atop Mount Fuji
MOUNT FUJI, Japan – Sailors assigned to Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Hawaii reenlisted atop the tallest mountain in Japan, Mount Fuji, Aug. 25.
Navy Week Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES - Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), will be in Los Angeles for the inaugural Los Angeles Fleet Week Aug. 30-Sept. 5.
Somerset Completes COMPTUEX
Sailors and Marines from the amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) and the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit successfully completed Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), Aug. 25, off the coast of Southern California.
My 2016 Surface Week Experience
here is a common perception among midshipmen that the surface warfare week of PROTRAMID is redundant because of the surface cruise that is required for most midshipmen during their pervious summer of training.
Surface Warrior Recognized As Community Leader
BOSTON – Chief Fire Controlman Robert B. Strupczewski was presented the award of 2016 George Sirian Service Award on board USS Constitution, August 26th in recognition of his exemplary performance.
The New Face of DESRON 9
EVERETT, Wash. - Capt. Douglas W. Kunzman relieved Capt. Christopher M. Engdahl, a South Bend, Indiana native, as commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9