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.
Michael Murphy Sailors Help Preserve Local Treasure in Guam
YIGO, Guam - Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) participated in a community relations (COMREL) project to help preserve the natural beauty of the island of Guam and strengthen relations with the local community.
SEWIP Block Upgrade Program Evaluated for LCS
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy is evaluating a scaled-down version of the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) system for potential incorporation on future Littoral Combat Ships (LCS), Naval Sea Systems Command.
LCS Crew 111 Commissioned For Duty
CORONADO, Calif. (NNS) -- Littoral combat ship (LCS) Crew 111 was formally commissioned during a ceremony at Tidelands Park in Coronado.
Japan Liaison Officers Embark George Washington for Keen Sword 15
WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN (NNS) -- Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Rear Adm. Akira Saito, commander, Escort Flotilla (CCF) One, along with his staff and other JMSDF sailors embarked the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) and other ships in the George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) as part of Keen Sword (KS) 15.
Boxer Rebrands, Reopens Ship’s Store
SAN DIEGO - Sailors from USS Boxer’s (LHD 4) ship sales division participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the re-opening of the ship store.
Interoperability, Combat Readiness Achieved in Keen Sword
WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN - U.S. and Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) wrapped up exercise Keen Sword 15 with a display of naval and air power of 19 ships and seven aircraft operating in formation a few hundred miles off the coast of southern Japan.
7th Fleet, JMSDF Leaders Discuss Tactics During Keen Sword
WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN - Vice Adm. Robert Thomas Jr., commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Vice Adm. Eiichi Funada, commander in chief, Maritime Self-Defense Fleet, and other military leaders embarked Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during Exercise Keen Sword 15.
U.S. Navy Captain Evades King Neptune’s Royal Court
000⁰ 00' LATITUDE – Twenty nine years is an impressive amount of time in service of the United States Navy. It is even more impressive that Capt. Robert D. Jackson, a native of Kalamazoo, Mich., has gone that entire time without being sworn in to the Ancient Order of the Deep…that changed Nov. 18, aboard the soon-to-be decommissioned amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5).
Custom-Fit "Chem Gear" Protects Forward-Deployed Sailors
YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- Specialists with Griffin Technologies fit 7th Fleet Sailors with chemical, biological and radiological masks and protective garments during a week-long customized fit session to ensure combat readiness and CBR threat protection for the forward deployed staff.
LCSRON 1 Sailor Named Mineman of the Year
SAN DIEGO – A Sailor assigned to Littoral Combat Ship Squadron (LCSRON) 1 in San Diego was recently named as the Association of Minemen’s 2014-2015 Mineman of the Year (Sea).
USS Makin Island Sailors and Marines Hold “Iron Chef” Competition
RED SEA – Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Simon Riley, Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Eric Kapfhamer, and Culinary Specialist Seaman Aaron Simon present entrées to the senior chain of command aboard amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), who participated as judges for Makin Island’s first “Iron Chef” competition.
Michael Murphy Enhances Maritime Security Patrols with USCG
PACIFIC OCEAN - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) recently completed the first mission of its maiden deployment by aiding the United States Coast Guard (USCG) in patrolling Pacific waters for illegal fishing and other crimes.
USS Chosin CO Calls Change of Command 'Bittersweet'
PEARL HARBOR (NNS) -- Sailors, families and friends gathered aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) to bid farewell to the ship's commanding officer Capt. Patrick M. Kelly during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
Michael Murphy Enhances Maritime Security Patrols with Coast Guard
WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) completed the first mission of its maiden deployment by aiding the United States Coast Guard (USCG) in patrolling Pacific waters for illegal fishing and other crimes.
The Sword, the Shield
WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN - Throughout history nations have maintained their thorough control of the seas, from the Royal British navy that reigned for nearly 300 years, to the Imperial Japanese navy of the early 1900’s, and today the U.S. Navy.
Germantown Completes Patrol, Returns to Sasebo
SASEBO, Japan (NNS) -- The forward deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) returned to Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo (CFAS) following a scheduled three-month patrol.
USS Russell Hosts Japanese Destroyer in San Diego
SAN DIEGO – The crew of USS Russell (DDG 59) hosted the crew of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Ship JS Teruzuki (DD 116) as the partner nation participated in exercises with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group off the coast of Southern California.
USS Ingraham Decommissioned after 25 years of Service
EVERETT, Wash. (NNS) -- Sailors and guests bade farewell to Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) as the ship concluded 25 years of naval service during a decommissioning ceremony on Naval Station Everett (NSE), Washington.
New HOPPER Chiefs get their anchors
Ten Sailors from USS HOPPER (DDG-70) and one Sailor from USS DENVER (LPD-9) donned khaki uniforms and combination covers for the first time during the FY14 Chief Petty Officer pinning ceremony held September 15 at the Tea House Lanai on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
Navy Christens Littoral Combat Ship Montgomery
ARLINGTON, Va. -The Navy will christen littoral combat ship (LCS) Montgomery during a ceremony at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Ala., the Defense Department announced in a release.
USS Rodney M. Davis Arrives in Brunei for CARAT Brunei 2014
MAURA, Brunei (NNS) -- The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) arrived to participate in the 20th iteration of the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise with the Royal Brunei Navy (RBN).
Serving Those Who Serve: Cooks from the Valley aboard Antietam
WATERS NEAR GUAM - Every day, the men and women of the U.S. Navy serve under challenging conditions in all corners of the globe, doing demanding and often dangerous work. Life on a forward-deployed surface ship proceeds at a non-stop pace; countless hours of drills and training with very little down time. But everyone deserves a break, and that’s where organizations like Cooks from the Valley come in.