SMWDC aboard USS Dewey
SAN DIEGO (September 24, 2015) Junior officers aboard the USS Dewey (DDG 105) attend a presentation on the process to become a warfare tactics instructor (WTI); the brief was presented by WTIs of Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC).
USS Cowpens Holds Cruiser Modernization Induction
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens was inducted as the first ship to undergo a modernization effort that will significantly upgrade its capabilities in multiple mission areas, at Naval Base San Diego.
USS Cowpens Holds Cruiser Modernization Induction, Change of Command
SAN DIEGO - Vice Adm. William H. Hilarides, commander, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), right, shakes hands with Vice Adm. Tom Rowden, commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet after receiving authority over USS Cowpens (CG 63) during a change of command and induction ceremony at Naval Base San Diego.
John P. Murtha pins new Chiefs
Camp Pendleton, Calif. - New Chiefs from the 122nd chief petty officers class from the John P. Murtha (LPD 26), Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) and Rafael Peralta (DDG 115), precommissioning detachments in San Diego, were pinned at a ceremony in Camp Pendleton.
National POW/MIA Day 2015
This year the Department of Defense recognizes the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. Fittingly, the guided-missile destroyers USS Stockdale (DDG 106) and USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110), both named in honor of POWs who served with exemplary courage and honor during their captivity in North Vietnam, hosted a POW/MIA Day ceremony at Naval Base San Diego today.
Cape St. George Visits L.A. for Navy Days
PACIFIC OCEAN - Sailors aboard USS Cape St. George (CG 71) simulate an enemy ship during Composite Training Unit Exercise and Joint Task Force Exercise (COMPUTEX/JTFEX) for John C. Stennis Strike Group.
Rising Sun on the Navy's Newest Chiefs
SASEBO, Japan - Chief Selectees sing Anchors Aweigh during a rehearsal for the chief pinning ceremony in the hangar bay of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).
San Diego Fleet Week Kicks Off
SAN DIEGO - USS Somerset (LPD 25), USS Cape St. George (CG 71), and USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) are scheduled to participate in San Diego Fleet Week.
BATTLE OF BAKED GOODS AT ACU-1
Coronado Calif. - Sailors assigned to Assault Craft Unit One (ACU-1) participate in the second-annual “Surf Rider Bake Off” competition run by the command’s Diversity Committee.
USS Russell prepares to depart San Diego
San Diego (September 9, 2015) Sailors of USS Russell (DDG 59) prepare to depart San Diego as the ships sets sail for an independent deployment. U.S. Navy for release by SMWDC Public Affairs
Executive Officer of USS John P. Murtha Receives Promotion
SAN DIEGO - During a promotion ceremony, Commander Anthony Roach dons his captain shoulder boards while Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, administered a reaffirmation of the officer’s oath of office on Naval Air Station, Coronado.
USS Germantown Wraps Up CARAT 2015
GULF OF THAILAND – A BQM-74E target drone launches from the flight deck of USS Germantown (LSD 42) during a MISSILEX targeting exercise with the Royal Thai Navy as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand.
USS GERMANTOWN and HTMS NARESUAN Conduct Successful Missile Exercise
GULF OF THAILAND – The Royal Thai Navy ship HTMS Naresuan fires a missile at a BQM-74E target drone launched from the flight deck of USS Germantown (LSD 42), during a MISSILEX targeting exercise with the Royal Thai Navy as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand.
USS Russell to Depart on Deployment
SAN DIEGO - USS Russell (DDG 59) is scheduled to depart Naval Base San Diego, on an independent deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean and Middle East.
San Diego Warships Host MCPON
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens spoke with more than 1000 Sailors during all-hands calls and toured USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) and USS Milius (DDG 69) as part of his two-week trip to Navy Region Southwest.
“This is a Drill, This is a Drill”
INDIAN OCEAN - Sailors from a repair locker enter a space to combat a simulated fire during a general quarters exercise onboard USS Ashland (LSD 48).
Amphibious Force 7th Fleet Holds Change of Command Ceremony
WHITE BEACH, Japan - Vice Admiral Robert L. Thomas Jr. (left), Commander U.S 7th Fleet, Rear Adm. John Nowell (middle), Commander Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7, and Rear Adm. Hugh D. Wetherald cut the cake at the ESG 7 change of command ceremony.
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).