USS Higgins Departs on Deployment
SAN DIEGO -- The guided missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) departs for an independent deployment to the Western Pacific, Indian Ocean and Middle East.
Lassen, ONI Train Together
SOUTH CHINA SEA – Two Acoustic Intelligence (ACINT) specialists from the Office of Naval Intelligence, based out of Washington, DC, embarked aboard USS Lassen (DDG 82) to provide training on acoustic and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) areas.
HSM-77 Welcomes New Commanding Officer
MOLUCCA SEA - Sailors assigned to the "Saberhawks" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77 stand at attention on the flight deck of the USS George Washington (CVN) 73 during a change of command ceremony.
Bonhomme Richard’s New Capability
SASEBO, Japan – Tracy Harasti, an environmental protection specialist with Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), teaches Sailors assigned to USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) how to the operate the Mobile Cleaning, Recover and Recycle System (MCCRS).
Sailors Renovate Wildlife Reserve
Freemantle, AUSTRALIA - Yeoman 2nd Class Thomas Beasley, assigned to the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), cares for an orphaned baby kangaroo at the Native Arc Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.
USS Germantown Wins 2014 VADM Bulkeley Safety Award
YOKOSUKA, Japan - Damage Controlman 2nd Class David Holcomb, manager of the hazardous material program on board USS Germantown (LSD 42), assists Operations Specialist 3rd Class Jacob Owen in checking out hazardous material needed to conduct equipment maintenance.
USS Fort Worth Completes 2015 CARAT Philippines
SOUTH CHINA SEA - Chief Logistics Specialist Maryann Nunez, from Subic Bay, Philippines, speaks to the Philippine media in the Airborne Mission Zone the USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines 2015.
Combined Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore Exercise Begins
ANMYEON BEACH, Republic of Korea - Spc. Spencer Grimes, Seaman, 311th Transportation Company, 11th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade, Fort Eustis, Virginia, backfills a floating Trident Pier to secure it in place during Combined Joint Logistics Over-the Shore 2015 exercise.
Ashland Sailors Embrace LGBT Month
INDIAN OCEAN - Sailors celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) month with poetry, stories and a cake cutting ceremony in the mess decks on board the USS Ashland (LSD-48).
ASHLAND SAILS INTO BUNBURY
BUNBURY, Australia - Sailors man the rails as they pull into their first port call of their Summer deployment on board the USS Ashland (LSD 48).
Mustin, HSM-51 Named 2014 Ship-Helicopter Safety Award Winners
CORAL SEA - The forward-deployed USS Mustin (DDG 89) and its embarked helicopter detachment from the ‘Warlords’ of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM ) 51, were selected for the annual Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Ship-Helicopter Safety Award.
Preble Arrives in Freemantle
FREMANTLE, Australia (NNS) – The guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88), arrived in Freemantle, Australia, for a scheduled port visit.
USS Milius Returns from Deployment
SAN DIEGO - The guided missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) returned from a 250-day independent deployment to the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans.
USS William P. Lawrence Conducts Burial at Sea
PACIFIC OCEAN - The officers and crew of the guided missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) take part in a burial at sea ceremony on the ship's fantail to honor deceased veterans.
Bonhomme Richard ESG Visits Western Australia
FREMANTLE, Australia - More than 4,000 Sailors and Marines of the four-ship Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group arrived in Fremantle and Bunbury for port visits ahead of the biennial military training exercise Talisman Sabre 2015.
Navy Region and MIDPAC Change of Command Set for Friday
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii – With the traditional reading of official orders, exchange of salutes and ceremonial speeches, command of Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific will pass from Rear Admiral Richard L. Williams Jr. to Rear Admiral John V. Fuller.
USS Essex Celebrates LGBT Pride Month
INDIAN OCEAN (NNS) -- Sailors and Marines aboard the USS Essex (LHD 2) held a command-wide observance ceremony in honor and support of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month.
CARAT 2015 Exercise Series Begins in the Philippines
PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines (NNS) -- Members of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps along with their Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) counterparts kicked off the 2015 Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise series during an opening ceremony in Puerto Princesa, Philippines.
ESG 7 Trains to Counter Threats from Air and Surface
CELEBES SEA – Ensign Robert Prine, Capt. Brian Finman, and Chief Operations Specialist Kevin O. Griffith, watch for incoming threats on a radar repeater during a FAC/FIAC exercise onboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).
Vietnam Veteran Tim Guard to Be the Guest Speaker
PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM – The next Pearl Harbor Colors Ceremony will honor the service and
sacrifice of our Vietnam War veterans in recognition of the 50th Anniversary Commemoration
of the Vietnam War.
USS Sampson Holds Change of Command in San Diego
SAN DIEGO - Cmdr. Patrick H. O'Mahoney receives his command pin from his children after relieving Cmdr. Steven M. Foley as commanding officer of the guided missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102).
Fort Worth Completes PMAV
CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Singapore - The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) departed from Singapore to conduct routine operations at-sea following completion of a scheduled preventive maintenance availability (PMAV).