Red Reef 15 Closes With Joint Demonstration
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY - A landing craft utility (LCU) exits the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) to transport Marines and Sailors assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and Comstock ashore in support of exercise Red Reef 15.
USS Rodney M. Davis to return from deployment
EVERETT, Wash. – The U.S. Navy frigate USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) is scheduled to return from its final deployment to the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean to her homeport at Naval Station Everett.
Breakthrough Capability Keeps Subs, Ships on Safe Track
ARLINGTON, Va. (NNS) -- Interactive software that can dramatically cut the time it takes to plan safe submarine missions is crossing over to the surface fleet and is being installed this month on the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), officials announced.
"Old Tar" Retires
SASEBO, Japan - Capt. Joey Tynch, commanding officer of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), presents a certificate of appreciation to Master Chief Fire Controlman "Old Tar" Thomas E. Ward at his retirement ceremony.
MEDITERRANEAN SEA - Lt. j.g. Jermaine D. Jackson uses a phone on the bridge wing of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) during a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196).
PHIBRON 5 Holds Change of Command Ceremony at Sea
GULF OF ADEN - Capt. Stephen McKone, incoming commander, Amphibious Squadron Five, and Capt. Vic Cooper, outgoing commander, cut the cake during a routine change of command ceremony aboard amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8).
Exercise Red Reef 15 Kicks Off
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (NNS) -- U.S. Marines and Sailors with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), along with members of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces, began exercise Red Reef 15 in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
USS Vandegrift Returns from Deployment
SAN DIEGO - The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) returns to Naval Base San Diego from its final deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility.
US, China Conduct Anti-Piracy Exercise
GULF OF ADEN (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy's guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) and ships from the Chinese People's Liberation Army (Navy) PLA(N) commenced a bilateral counter-piracy exercise, U.S.-China Counter-Piracy Exercise 15, in the Gulf of Aden and the Horn of Africa.
USS Paul Hamilton Rescues Missing Mariner
USS PAUL HAMILTON, At Sea (NNS) -- Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) rescued a stranded mariner while operating south of the Hawaiian Islands.
Navy Moving Forward With LCS
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has directed the Navy "to move forward with a multi-mission small surface combatant based on modified Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) hull designs."
MLB Stars Visit USS America
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Former Major League Baseball (MLB) players visited with Sailors aboard amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6).
USS Dewey replenishment-at-sea
RED SEA - Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Adriana M. Short fires a shot line from the deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) during a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193).
USS John S. McCain replenishment-at-sea
EAST CHINA SEA - Lt. Benjamin Pearlswig and Ens. Kathleen McDowell, conning officers aboard the USS John S. McCain communicate with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Washington Chambers during a replenishment-at-sea.
Pearl Harbor ceremony
PEARL HARBOR - Rear Adm. Rick Williams, commander of Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, salutes as he walks through an honor cordon of military service members during the 73rd anniversary Pearl Harbor Day commemoration ceremony at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.
USS Rodney M. Davis moors in Pearl Harbor
PEARL HARBOR - Seaman Elijah Blanks, from Covington, La., singles up a line as the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) moors in Pearl Harbor.
Boxer Sailor Earns Navy Achievement Medal for Rendering Assistance to Motorist
It was finally here. The day we wait for every week – Friday. Hard work had paid off and the workday was done. Logistics Specialist 3rd Class (SW) Cole Karr had gotten off early on a Friday to run a few errands before the weekend. His head start came to a standstill as he drove down the highway and found himself stuck in bumper to bumper traffic.
Assault Craft Unit One Change of Command
CORONADO, Calif. - Cmdr. Julie A. Grunwell reports to Commander, Naval Beach Group One, Capt. Kevin P. Flanagan that she has taken command of Assault Craft Unit One (ACU 1) from Cmdr. Victor A. Lake (right) during a change of command ceremony.
Exercise Vigilant Shield 2015
Cape May, NJ – Service members from MCMRON THREE, MCMDIV THREE ONE, EODMU 12, HM 15, ESU ONE, NOMWC, and the U.S. Coast Guard pose for a post exercise photo op after working to complete MCM tasking during exercise VIGILANT SHIELD 2015.
Anchorage Completes NASA Orion Mission
PACIFIC OCEAN -San Antonio class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) successfully completed recovery operations of the NASA Orion crew module.
USS Fort Worth Arrives in US 7th Fleet
YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- Littoral combat ship (LCS) USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, marking a key initial milestone in its 16-month rotational deployment in support of the Indo-Asia-Pacific rebalance.
USS Lake Champlain Holds Burial at Sea
PACIFIC OCEAN - The crew of the guided missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) conducted several burials at sea following a long Naval tradition of committing the remains of our nation’s honored veterans to the deep.
USS New Orleans Leaves BAE System Shipyards
SAN DIEGO – The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) departed BAE Systems Shipyard for Naval Base San Diego after a five-month planned maintenance availability (PMA).
USS O’Kane Holds Change of Command at Sea
PACIFIC OCEAN – Cmdr. Gina McCaine relieved Cmdr. James Juster as commanding officer of the guided missile destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG 77) during a change of command ceremony at sea.
USS O'Kane to Return from Deployment
PEARL HARBOR - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77) will return to its homeport from a nine-month deployment to the Arabian Gulf and Western Pacific Ocean.
USS New Orleans Sailors Help Retire Unserviceable Flags
SAN DIEGO – Sailors from the amphibious dock landing ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) joined members of the American Legion, Boy Scouts of America and Junior Reserves Officer Training Corps to help lay to rest faded and torn American flags during a flag retirement ceremony in San Diego.
USS Chafee Holds Change of Command at JBPHH
PEARL HARBOR - Cmdr. Shea S. Thompson relieved Cmdr. Anthony Littmann as commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) during a change of command ceremony held pierside at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
Chief of Naval Personnel Visits USS Wayne E. Meyer
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Vice Adm. William F. Moran, Chief of Naval Personnel and Fleet Master Chief (AW/SW) April Beldo, the Manpower, Personnel, Training, and Education fleet master chief, visited USS Wayne E. Meyer while in port at Naval Base San Diego.