USS Hopper Crew Welcomes Honorable Frank Rose
PEARL HARBOR (NNS) -- The Honorable Frank Rose, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Space and Defense Policy, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance (AVC), toured the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
U.S., ROK Build Relationships to Increase Allied Interoperability
WATERS TO THE EAST OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA - The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100), in co-operation with members of the George Washington Carrier Strike Group, participated in a bi-lateral exercise with the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy.
USS Gary Demonstrates Capabilities during RIMPAC 2014
USS GARY, At Sea (NNS) -- Working alongside multinational naval forces during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014, the Oliver Hazard Perry-Class guided-missile frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) demonstrated her proficiency in gunnery, maritime interdiction operations, helicopter operations, small boat operations, navigation, communication, and ship handling.
Plaque Dedicated to Wisconsin Hero
SAN DIEGO (NNS)—Amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) honored Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Richard “Chugger” Jensen with a plaque dedication ceremony.
ROK Navy Embarks George Washington, Improves Bilateral Warfighting Readiness
WATERS THE WEST OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA - Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) Commander, Maritime Task Flotilla (MTF) 7 Rear Adm. Kim Jong-Il, and members of his staff, embarked the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) and Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers USS Antietam (CG 54) and USS Shiloh (CG 67) as part of the George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) for five days while conducting bilateral operations off the coast of the Republic of Korea.
MCPON visits USS Green Bay
SAN DIEGO (NNS)-- Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens visited Sailors aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) as part of his trip to San Diego.
USS BENFOLD: Team-Building Event for a Yard-Weary Crew
SAN DIEGO -- In the weeks leading up to the USS Benfold crew heard about a wardroom-sponsored event involving a day off work for team-building. In spite of all the mystery, the entire crew was brimming with excitement that morning as they arrived at Admiral Baker Park.
MCPON Visit USS Gridley (DDG 101)
SAN DIEGO -- Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens visited the Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) during a four-day trip to the Navy Region Southwest.
U.S., ROK Exercises to Demonstrate Commitment and Resolve
WATERS TO THE WEST OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA – U.S. military forces, to include ships and aircraft from the USS George Washington Carrier Strike Group, will conduct a series of bilateral exercises with Republic of Korea armed forces to strengthen maritime interoperability and tactics, techniques and procedures.
USS Avenger and Defender Depart Sasebo after MCM Swaps
SASEBO, Japan - The mine countermeasures ships USS Avenger (MCM 1) and USS Defender (MCM 2) departed Fleet Activities Sasebo for the final time after completing a hull swap with USS Pioneer (MCM 9) and USS Chief (MCM 14).
John S. McCain ports in Pyeongtaek
PYEONGTAEK, Republic of Korea - The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) arrived in Pyeongtaek for a port visit.
GW, Stethem, ROK Navy Sailors Participate in COMREL at Busan Orphanage
BUSAN, Republic of Korea (NNS) -- Sailors from Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) and Republic of Korea (ROK) navy and ROK participated in a community relations project (COMREL) at the Jongdukwon Orphanage.
America Completes Light-off Assessment
The Engineering Department on board Pre-Commissioning Unit America successfully completed their Light-Off Assessment bringing the ship one step closer to beginning its transit from Pascagoula, Miss. to San Diego where the ship will be homeported.
Dewey Sailor Shares Anchor Upgrade with her Husband
Michael and Diana Flowers are, in many ways, a typical Navy couple. They didn't meet until they were already in the Navy. They each enlisted in 1997 and moved up the ranks in their respective career fields, Michael as a cryptologic technician (maintenance), Diane as an operations specialist.
Boxer Holds Change of Command
SAN DIEGO – The amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) held a change of command ceremony on the flight deck where Capt. Wayne R. Brown relieved Capt. John E. Gumbleton as commanding officer.
Expeditionary Squadron Adds Dimension to Forward-Deployed Carrier Strike Group
SOUTH CHINA SEA - The George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) is the U.S. Navy’s only forward deployed CSG tasked with providing a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Integral parts of that mission are the expeditionary and joint assets that augment; force multipliers.
Shiloh Departs Singapore
SINGAPORE – The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) departed Singapore following a scheduled port visit.
ATG San Diego Holds Change of Command
SAN DIEGO - Afloat Training Group (ATG) San Diego held a change of command and retirement ceremony on board the guided missile destroyer USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG 53).
USS Halsey Set for Western Pacific Deployment
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii – Guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) will depart Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Monday, July 7, for a deployment to U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.