BHR Sailors and 31st MEU Marines Train for NEO
EAST CHINA SEA - Sailors aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conducted a non-combatant evacuation operation (NEO) drill while underway off the coast of Okinawa.
USS Coronado to Arrive in San Diego
SAN DIEGO - The littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) is scheduled to arrive at its new homeport of San Diego a few weeks ahead of her commissioning ceremony scheduled for Naval Air Station North Island.
Sailors and Marines Integrate During AIT
EAST CHINA SEA - Sailors assigned Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), and Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed the first evolution of Amphibious Integration Training (AIT).
USS Blue Ridge Arrives in Busan
BUSAN, Republic of Korea - U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and embarked 7th Fleet staff personnel arrived in Busan, Republic of Korea for a port visit.
Newest Navy Warship Commissioned in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA - Crew members of the San Antonio class USS Somerset (LPD 25) man the rails after given the word to man the ship and bring her to life during the the commissioning ceremony of the amphibious transport dock.
USS Rentz Returns from Deployment
SAN DIEGO - Guided-missile frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) returned to San Diego from a seven-month deployment to the 4th Fleet Area of Operations (AOR).
USS Denver Departs Okinawa
OKINAWA, Japan - The forward-deployed amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9) departed Okinawa, Japan, after embarking Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU).
Sailor Strums Stress Away on Deployment
ARABIAN GULF – Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Kyle Hill, from Steeleville, Ill., is an imposing man, stone eyed and walks with a straight back. He plays his guitar dressed in all black; black beanie, black shorts, and a black Harley Davidson sleeveless shirt.
COMNAVSURFPAC Visits USS Pearl Harbor
SAN DIEGO – Vice Admiral Thomas H. Copeman III, Commander of Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVSURFPAC), visited the crew of the dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) at Naval Base San Diego.
USS Benfold hosts Chef Ray L. Duey
USS BENFOLD had the honor of hosting Chef Ray L. Duey, Certified Executive Chef and owner of Chef Ray Presents, while in BAE Shipyard, San Diego.
Denver Sailors Dance at Kanasa Nursery School
OKINAWA, Japan - Sailors attached to Austin-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9) visited Kanasa Nursery School in Okinawa, Japan for a community relations (COMREL) project.
USS Rentz Returns from Deployment
SAN DIEGO - The guided-missile frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) will return to San Diego from a seven-month deployment to the 4th Fleet Area of Operations (AOR).
Bonhomme Richard ARG Embarks to 31st MEU
WHITE BEACH, Okinawa - The Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) embarked Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) to participate in amphibious integration training (AIT) and a certification exercise (CERTEX).
Gridley Ramps up for Integrated Training
USS GRIDLEY, At Sea - Sailors assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) successfully completed underway training in preparation for the ship's upcoming transition into the integrated/advanced training with the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group.
U.S. Navy, Timor-Leste Forces Convene 2nd CARAT Exercise
PORT HERA NAVY BASE, Timor-Leste - The U.S. Navy and Timor-Leste Defense Force (F-FDTL) commenced the second Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Timor-Leste exercise with an opening ceremony at Port Hera Navy Base.
Somerset Arrives in Philadelphia for Commissioning
PHILADELPHIA - The Navy's newest amphibious transport dock ship, Pre-commissioning Unit Somerset (LPD 25) arrived at its commissioning site of Philadelphia in preparation for its commissioning ceremony.
Denver Conducts Survivability Exercise
SOUTH CHINA SEA - Sailors aboard the Austin-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9) conducted a total ship survivability exercise (TSSE).
CTF 76 Completes Cobra Gold
UTAPHAO AIR BASE, Thailand - Commander, Task Force (CTF) 76 and assigned forces completed Cobra Gold 2014, the U.S./Thai-led annual combined-joint training exercise aimed at developing interoperability and unity among participating nations, as closing ceremonies were held.
DESRON 1 Changes Command Aboard USS McClusky
SAN DIEGO – With an exchange of salutes, Capt. Michael L. Elliott (right), Commander, Destroyer Squadron One (DESRON 1) relinquishes command of DESRON 1 to Capt. Doug Stuffle during a change of command ceremony on board the guided missile frigate USS McClusky (FFG 41).
USS Higgins Honors Namesake with Remembrance Ceremony
SAN DIEGO - The crew of the guided missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) held a remembrance ceremony for Marine Corps Col. William Richard Higgins, the ship's namesake, to recognize the 26th anniversary of his capture.
Denver Completes Cobra Gold
GULF OF THAILAND - Austin-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9) completed its participation in Cobra Gold 2014 (CG 14) in the Gulf of Thailand.
US, Republic of Korea Navies Strengthen Alliance
YOKOSUKA, Japan - Commander, Task Force (CTF) 70; Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15; and Republic of Korea navy (ROKN) Maritime Task Flotilla (MTF) 7 held a Composite Warfare Committee (CWC) to improve combined warfighting skills and strengthen the U.S. and ROKN alliance.
USS Bonhomme Richard Departs Sasebo for Patrol
SASEBO, Japan - The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), departed for its patrol in the 7th Fleet area of responsiblity.