Antietam Enhances Interoperability with Philippines, Japan
WEST SEA OF THE PHILIPPINES -- The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam participated in a training evolution with Philippine navy frigate Gregorio Del Pilar and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Sazanami.
USS Ingraham Returns from Final Deployment
EVERETT, Wash.-- The Navy frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) is scheduled to return from its final deployment to the 4th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR) to make preparations for decommissioning.
USS Lake Erie Officer Weds During Ceremony at Sea
SAN DIEGO – Honoring his bridge and a legacy of naval officers in his lineage, Lt. j.g. John Jackson wed Kelly Wenstrup during a wedding at sea on board the guided missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70).
Navy Christens, Launches Future USS Detroit
MARINETTE, Wis. (NNS) -- The Navy christened the future USS Detroit (LCS 7), the fourth Littoral Combat Ship of the Freedom variant, in a ceremony at Marinette Marine Shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin.
Vandegrift Remembers Diversity; Heritage
PACIFIC OCEAN – When at sea, Sailors rely on the person next to them without question. When the sun goes down, there is always a Sailor on watch to keep the ship going. Down in the engine room, there is always a Sailor watching the gauges to keep everything working like clockwork. Wherever there is work on a ship, there is always a Sailor standing watch.
Vandegrift Commemorates 239 Years of Navy Heritage
PACIFIC OCEAN – Sailors, aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Vandegrift, took time, on the Navy’s Birthday to honor the 239 years of heritage that comes with being a U.S. Navy Sailor.
Peleliu Prepares for Decommissioning INSURV
SUBIC BAY, Philippines (NNS) -- The crew of the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5), currently on deployment, is preparing for the Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV).
Peleliu Stomping Out Domestic Abuse
SUBIC BAY, Philippines (NNS) -- Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, USA Women's Soccer goalie Hope Solo, singer Chris Brown, and actor's Charlie Sheen and Mel Gibson are all stars in their respective industries, but also have something else in common, they've all committed domestic abuse.
RMD Sailors Take the Reenlistment Plunge Underwater
BANDOS, Republic of the Maldives (NNS) -- Sailors from the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigate USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) conducted an underwater reenlistment ceremony off the coast of Bandos Island during the ship's recent port visit to the Maldives.
USS Milius to Depart on Deployment
The guided missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) is scheduled to depart Oct. 20 on an independent deployment to the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans.
DESRON 23 Recognizes Sailors of the Quarter
SAN DIEGO – Commander, Destroyer Squadron Two Three (DESRON 23) named the recipients of the DESRON 23 Senior Sailor, Junior Sailor and Bluejacket of the Quarter Award for Fourth Quarter, FY-2014, via official naval message.
U.S. Navy’s Overseas Force Structure Changes
The U.S. Navy announced today that the ballistic missile defense (BMD)-capable guided missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) and USS Milius (DDG 69) will become part of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) based at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.
DESRON 1 Recognizes Sailors of the Quarter
SAN DIEGO – Commander, Destroyer Squadron One (DESRON 1) named the recipients of the DESRON 1 Senior Sailor, Sailor and Junior Sailor of the Quarter Award for Fourth Quarter, FY-2014, via official naval message.
Learning Leadership: Lt. Cmdr. Andrew Baldwin
ARABIAN GULF - The rumors spread around the scuttlebutt, also known as a water fountain, like wildfire in a dry forest. They were small in the beginning, eventually turning into large blazing flames of words and curiosity. Some were curious about his physical appearance. While others wondered would he have the same personality he’d shown millions of people on T.V, or was it all just a show?
USS San Diego Celebrates Navy's Birthday
RED SEA - 'Oh say can you see, by the dawn's early light...' rang over the speakers as crew members stood at attention on the forecastle while the Sailors and Marines of amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego's (LPD 22) choir sang the national anthem. It was the Navy's 239th birthday celebration.
San Francisco Fleet Week Concludes
SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco Fleet Week 2014 (SFFW 14) came to an end after thousands of people came out to visit with America's sea services.
ATG MIDPAC Receives When Work Works Award
HONOLULU (NNS) -- Afloat Training Group Middle Pacific (ATG MIDPAC) received the 2014 When Work Works Award for its use of effective workplace strategies to increase business and employee success at the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Conference, held at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel in Honolulu.
LCAC Launches Fleet Survey Team for the First Time
SULU SEA, Philippines (NNS) -- Expeditionary Survey Vessels (ESV), assigned to the Fleet Survey Team (FST), launched from a Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) for the first time during Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX 15).
USS America Joins the Fleet
SAN FRANCISCO (NNS) -- USS America (LHA 6), the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced amphibious assault ship, was commissioned during a formal ceremony at Pier 30/32 during San Francisco Fleet Week.
USS Comstock Departs Bahrain
BAHRAIN (NNS) -- The Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45), now operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, and the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed from Mina Salman Pier, Bahrain following a four-day port visit.
Stethem Welcomes New CTF 70 Commander
PHILIPPINE SEA – Rear Adm. John Alexander, commander, Battle Force 7th Fleet, visited the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) during which he toured the ship and met with officers and chief petty officers (CPO).
Fleet Week Kicks off in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO - The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) and guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) will participate in San Francisco Fleet Week.
USS Paul Hamilton holds change of command
Cmdr. John S. Barsano relieved Cmdr. Luke A. Frost as commanding officer of USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) during a change of command ceremony held Sept. 26 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.