|Makin Island ARG 11th MEU Enters US 5th Fleet
INDIAN OCEAN - The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations after concluding operations in U.S.
Barry Announces First Forward Deployed Sailors of the Year
SEA OF JAPAN (NNS) – Cmdr. Jennifer Eaton, commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52), announced the command’s first Forward-Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) Sailors of the Year (SOY) while underway in the Sea of Japan.
PHIBRON 11 Completes Patrol
SASEBO, Japan – The ships of Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 11 completed their three-month Indo-Asia Pacific region patrol as part of the USS Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG), Nov. 3, 2016.
Junior Officers Embark Japanese Flagship for Keen Sword 17
PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 13, 2016) – “There were no knee-knockers on the upper decks and the passageways were so wide!” exclaimed Lt. Alicia Elliott, from Ambler, Pennsylvania. “Those were two of the first things I noticed about Izumo when we arrived.”
BOXER COMPLETES AMMO OFFLOAD
SAN DIEGO – The amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) returned to port, Oct. 27 following nine days at sea concluding with an ammunition off-load off the coast of Southern California.
SMWDC Deputy Speaks at BDOC San Diego
Capt. Chris Barnes, deputy commander of the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SWMDC), speaks to junior surface warfare officers (SWO) at the Basic Division Officer Course in San Diego. Barnes focused on leadership, tactics and various profession career paths for young SWOs.
Farewell for Shilohs Command Master Chief
WATERS OFF THE COAST OF JAPAN – (Oct. 6, 2016) Sailors assigned to the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) participated in a farewell ceremony for departing Command Master Chief (CMC) Thaddeus T. Wright, Oct. 6.
Dambusters Excel During Aviation Maintenance Inspection
PHILIPPINE SEA (NNS) – The “Dambusters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 195 were evaluated by Commander, Naval Air Forces Aviation Maintenance Management Team Five for the 2016 Aviation Maintenance Inspection (AMI), Oct. 9-11.
BOXER RECEIVES SECNAV ENERGY AND WATER MANAGEMENT AWARD
SAN DIEGO – Amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) was awarded the fiscal year 2016 Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Energy and Water Management Award for large amphibious ship, Oct. 19, for superior energy efficiency management.
SURFPAC Hosts Women's Symposium
Vice Adm. Thomas S. Rowden, commander of Naval Surface Forces, delivered the opening remarks for the symposium. He encouraged Sailors to work together to change the surface navy for the better and to eliminate issues going forward. A philosophy that is supported by the theme for this year’s symposium, “Leading With Purpose: Impacting Our Future”.
SMWDC Evolves Surface Warfare Readiness -- One SWATT at a Time
SWATT is comprised of two parts, a in-port academic component led by warfare tactics instructors (WTIs) which lasts approximately five days, and an underway portion which lasts 16 days and contains a wide variety of multi-ship training evolutions -- including integrated air and missile defense, anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, ship maneuvering, and live-fire events designed to tactically prepare Navy surface forces for carrier strike group and amphibious ready group integration.
Second Amphibious WTI Graduation
Rear Adm. John Wade (middle) commander of Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC), and Capt. Brian Finman, SMWDC’s amphibious division director (far left); congratulate the honor graduates and the first Australian Navy graduate of the second amphibious warfare tactics instructor at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story.
USS Shiloh Earns 27000 Dollars Toward MWR
The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) celebrated the ship’s store earning nearly 27,000 dollars to fund Moral, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) events for the crew, Oct. 8.
USS Curtis Wilbur Arrives in Sasebo
SASEBO, Japan (NNS) – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) arrived in Sasebo, Japan for a regularly scheduled port visit, Oct. 16.
USS Barry Enjoys Port Visit in Busan
BUSAN, Republic of Korea (NNS) -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) arrived Busan, Republic of Korea (ROK) for a scheduled port visit, Oct. 16.
USS Chancellorsville Arrives in Busan
BUSAN, Republic of Korea (NNS) – The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) arrived in Busan, Republic of Korea (ROK) for a scheduled port visit, Oct. 16.
USS McCampbell Visits Donghae after Exercise
DONGHAE, Republic of Korea – The forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) pulled into Donghae, Korea, for a scheduled port visit, Oct. 15.
Navy's Most Advanced Warship, USS Zumwalt Commissions in Baltimore
The Navy's newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) was commissioned into active service Saturday, Oct. 15, at North Locust Point in Baltimore. Zumwalt, the lead ship of a class of next-generation multi-mission destroyers, features a state-of-the-art electric propulsion system, wave-piercing tumblehome hull, stealth design, and the latest warfighting technology and weaponry available.