USS Lassen Increases Interoperability with JMSDF
KURE, Japan - Cmdr. Michael A. Smith (left), commanding officer of Arleigh-burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) discuss warfighting techniques with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force personnel during Lassen’s port visit to Kure.
NR ESG7 Celebrates Centennial Anniversary
Okinawa, JAPAN - Commander, Amphibious Force Seventh Fleet, Rear Adm. Hugh Wetherald, cuts a cake with members of his Naval Reserve, Expeditionary Strike Group SEVEN (NR ESG7) unit, celebrating the Centennial Anniversary of the U.S. Naval Reserves.
SURFPAC Announces 2014 Sea and Shore Sailors of the Year
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The staff of Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (SURFPAC) announced the 2014 SURFPAC Sea and Shore Sailors of the Year (SOY) during a banquet at the Admiral Kidd Catering and Conference Center in San Diego.
JMSDF Band Receives Prestigious Howard Citation
YOKOHAMA, Japan - Rear Adm. John Alexander (left), Commander, Task Force 70, presents the John Philip Sousa Foundation’s Colonel George S. Howard Citation to Lt. Cmdr. Yoshio Higuchi, conductor of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Band, Yokosuka, during a concert at Minato Mirai Concert Hall.
Future USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) Launches
MOBILE, Alabama (NNS) -- The future USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10), launched from the Austal USA shipyard, marking an important production milestone for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program.
COMNAVSURFPAC Staff Celebrates Black History Month
CORONADO, Calif. - Military and civilian personnel on the staff of Commander, Naval Surface Force U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVSURFPAC) gathered together to observe Black History Month with a special ceremony and luncheon.
Boxer’s Communications Interior Division Officer Receives SWO Pin
San Diego - Ens. Sebastian Delossantos, USS Boxer’s Communications Interior (CI) Division Officer, a New Smyrna Beach, Florida native, was awarded his Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) pin by Vice Adm. Thomas S. Rowden, Commander, Naval Surface Forces, in the wardroom aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4).
USS Makin Island ARG Returns from Deployment
SAN DIEGO - Dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45), returns to homeport Naval Base San Diego following a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations, as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG).
MCMRON 7 and JMSDF Focus on Combined Operations in Annual Mine Warfare Staff Talks
OKINAWA, Japan - Rear Adm. Hiroshi Oka, Commander, Mine Warfare Force, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) left, discuss mine warfare with CAPT. Mike Dowling, Commander, Mine Countermeasures Squadron (MCMRON) 7, center, during the annual Mine Warfare Staff Talks hosted at Amphibious Force Seventh Fleet Headquarters in White Beach, Okinawa.
USS Fort Worth Conducts CUES with Chinese Navy
SINGAPORE - Littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) practiced the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea (CUES) with the People's Liberation Army-Navy [PLA(N)]’s Jiangkai II frigate Hengshui (FFG 572), enhancing the professional maritime relationship between 7th Fleet and the PLA(N).
Rough Riders Take the Reins Aboard USS Fort Worth (LCS 3)
SOUTH CHINA SEA— LCS Crew 103 Rough Riders and the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) completed at-sea workups following last week’s crew swap, the first of three crew swaps during the ship’s maiden 16-month deployment to the Asia-Pacific.
Two Sailors Go Above and Beyond to Mentor
PACIFIC OCEAN - Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 2nd Class Jarreau Moore, far right, and Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Victor Mendez Lopez, second from right, pose with their mentees aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22).
USS Paul Hamilton Enters US 7th Fleet AOR
WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).
USS Shoup Completes Light-Off Assessment
EVERETT, Washington – The crew of the guided missile destroyer USS Shop (DDG 86) successfully completed their Light-Off Assessment (LOA) event following an extensive maintenance period.
Shoup Crew Perseveres through SRA Period
EVERETT, Washington - The crew of the guided missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) works to install the ship's anchor following successful completion of a six-month ship's restricted availability maintenance period.