|USS Somerset Begins Scheduled Maintenance Cycle
The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) arrived at the General Dynamics NASSCO Shipyard in San Diego Oct. 6 to begin an eight-month Chief of Naval Operations Planned Maintenance Availability.
Sea Services Arrive for Fleet Week San Diego
San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) and Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WHEC 726) arrived in downtown San Diego, Oct. 11, to begin Fleet Week San Diego.
RUSSELL SEPTEMBER GTD
From September 18 to 29, USS RUSSELL Sailors assisted in a ballistic missile defense Ground Test, Distributed (BMD GTD) exercise in San Diego, CA.
Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise Begins Off Coast of South Korea
Republic of Korea – Maritime forces from the United States and Republic of Korea, together with personnel from United Nations Command (UNC) Sending State nations, commenced Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise (MN MIWEX) in waters off of the eastern coast of the Republic of Korea, Oct. 15.
USS San Diego Arrives In Souda Bay Greece
The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) and embarked Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Souda Bay, Greece, on Oct. 15, for a scheduled port visit.
USS Stethem Holds Change of Command
Cmdr. Jeffery Benson relieved Cmdr. Douglas Pegher as the commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) during a change of command ceremony while in port Yokosuka, Japan, Sept. 28.
Passing Along the Motivation
A story being repeated by Sailors aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) is that Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Chad Williams, from Norfolk, Va., is a motivated and inspiring junior Sailor who proactively takes on responsibility and effectively leads by working alongside his shipmates to guide them.
Pearl Harbor Sailors, Marines Participate in Steel Beach Picnic
The Chiefs Mess and Afloat Recreation Program (AFP) committee, formerly known as Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), teamed up with the Junior Enlisted Association aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) to host a steel beach picnic for the crew on the ship’s flight deck, Sept. 16.
37th annual San Francisco Fleet Week comes to a close
The amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), mine countermeasures ship USS Champion (MCM 4), and Royal Canadian Navy Hfrigate HMCS Winnipeg (FFH 338) departed San Francisco Oct. 10, bringing the 37th annual Fleet Week San Francisco to a close.
USS Fitzgerald Receives Commanding Officer
YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) during a change of command ceremony at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Aug. 25.
Surface Forces Assessing if Ships are Ready for Sea
SAN DIEGO -- Vice Adm. Tom Rowden, Commander, Naval Surface Forces (CNSF) ordered Ready For Sea Assessments (RFSA) for all surface warships. Surface combatants forward deployed to Japan are being assessed first through a review of critical mission areas.
USS Rushmore Visits Vanuatu
Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47), with embarked U.S. Coast Guard maritime law enforcement personnel, anchored off the coast of Vanuatu for a scheduled port visit, Sept. 15.
USS Chief Arrives in Busan ahead of MN MIWEX
BUSAN, Republic of Korea – The mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) arrived in Busan Oct. 10 for a routine port call as they make final preparations for the Multinational Mine Countermeasures Exercise (MN MIWEX).
USS Momsen Holds Change of Command Ceremony
EVERETT, Wash. (NNS) – Sailors stood in formation on the flight deck of USS Momsen (DDG 92) as part of a change of command ceremony while pier side at Naval Station Everett, Sep. 29th.
VADM Rowden Visits Sasebo
Vice Adm. Tom Rowden, commander, Naval Surface Forces, addresses Sailors during an all-hands call in the ship’s hangar bay of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).
TACRON 11 Welcomes New Chief Petty Officers
Three Sailors from Tactical Air Control Squadron (TACRON) 11 received their Chief Petty Officer Anchors during a pinning ceremony at the chapel on Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, September 15.
USS McCampbell Holds Change of Command
YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) – The guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) received a new commanding officer during a change of command ceremony, Oct. 6.
Fleet Activities Yokosuka Honors USS John S McCain
More than 2,000 service members, civilians and families lined the streets of Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka, Oct. 4, rendering salutes and showing support for the families and crew of USS John S. McCain (DDG 56)
Ronald Reagan Arrives in Hong Kong
HONG KONG (NNS) – The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) anchored in Hong Kong Harbor Oct. 2.
USS Lake Champlain Change of Command
Capt. Jen Ellinger, the incoming commanding officer of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), salutes Rear Adm. John Fuller, commander, Carrier Strike Group 1, during a change of command ceremony on the ship.
USS John Finn Takes Leaders to Sea
PACIFIC OCEAN (September 21, 2017) – Eight business and community leaders from across the nation recently embarked on the guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn (DDG 113) to experience life at sea on a Navy destroyer.