Boxer hits a high note while deployed
GULF OF ADEN -- Eighteen Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) competed in the first round of the ship's singing competition, “Boxer Idol” May 28.
USS San Diego Welcomes 'Leaders to Sea' Participants
USS SAN DIEGO, At Sea - A group of five leaders in business and industry from the Southern California area arrived aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) via helicopter as part of the "Leaders to Sea" program, May 20.
USS Bonhomme Richard Recognized for Friendship
SASEBO, Japan (NNS) -- The Japan-America Navy Friendship Association (JANAFA) honored the crew of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), at a ceremony aboard Bonhomme Richard May 25 for their contribution in promoting friendship and mutual understanding between the two navies.
ESG-7 Hosts Amphibious and Mine Warfare Staff Talks
SASEBO, Japan—RDML John B. Nowell, Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group SEVEN (ESG 7) hosted amphibious and mine warfare staff talks May 23-24 with leaders from Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) and various Navy and Marine Corps leaders in the SEVENTH Fleet area of operations.
BHR Sailors Volunteer at Sasebo Zoo
More than 20 Sailors from the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (BHR)(LHD 6) performed a community service project (COMSERV) at the Sasebo Zoological Park and Botanical Garden, more commonly known as the Sasebo Zoo, May 20.
ACU-1 Change of command
Cmdr. Neil Krueger, Commander Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 1 commanding officer, is rendered honors after assuming command.
Change of Command
The official party renders honors during the national anthem as part of a change of command ceremony aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54).
Seven Sailors Keep Boxer Cool
GULF OF ADEN - While amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) operates in the U.S. 5th fleet area of operations, temperatures often exceed 100 degrees, making it difficult to keep the ship cool.
USS Germantown Holds Change of Command
SASEBO, Japan – With more than 300 guests, Sailors, friends and family in attendance, Cmdr. Severn Stevens relieved Cmdr. Gary Harrington as commanding officer of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during a change of command ceremony held May 10 in Sasebo, Japan.
Makin Island Certifies 3M Early
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The crew of USS Makin Island (LHD 8) successfully completed the arduous Maintenance and Material Management (3M) certification assessment ten weeks ahead of schedule.
Future USS Zumwalt will have San Diego Homeport
The Navy announced today the future next-generation guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) is scheduled to be homeported at Naval Base San Diego following its commissioning in fall 2016. Zumwalt is scheduled to arrive in San Diego in late 2016.
USS Barry Photo Article
YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 16, 2016) Quartermaster Seaman Zachary C. Sellers, from Richlands, N.C., stands watch on the bridge wing of the USS Barry (DDG 52)
"Top Gun" for Surface Warfare Officers
Due to the success of the Navy's elite Fighter Weapons School, the Navy took the same concept and transferred it to the surface warfare community, and now, junior surface warfare officers can go through the Anti-Submarine/Anti-Surface Warfare Tactics Instructor course at the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center in San Diego. (U.S. Navy video/Released)
Boxer Enjoys Steel Beach Picnic
Amphibious assault ship USS Boxer’s (LHD 4) Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) hosted a Steel Beach Picnic on the flight deck.
Blue Ridge Invites Friends, Family for Cruise
YOKOHAMA, Japan (NNS) -- After more than 80 days, U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) welcomed family and friends aboard for the final stretch of it's 2016 patrol cycle May 16.
One Chiefs journey Sailors of the Year pinned in Washington
Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Corey Smith was Essex’s best of the best. He would go on to compete against the top Sailors in the rest of the amphibious ready group, in San Diego, and eventually, against the top Sailors in the entire Pacific Fleet.
Brothers Serving Together
SOUTH CHINA SEA – Facebook newsfeeds were flooded with throwback photos of brothers and sisters celebrating National Siblings Day on April 10.
SOUTH CHINA SEA (April 27, 2016) - Gunner's Mate 1st Class Jaime Gordon-Martin, from Tampa, Fla., right, poses for a photo with Cmdr. Walter Mainor.
Boxer Celebrates Mothers Day
GULF OF ADEN – Amphibious assault ship USS Boxer’s (LHD 4) Junior Enlisted Association (JEA) hosted a Mother’s Day brunch to honor deployed Sailor and Marine mothers, May 8.
USS Higgins Conducts Change of Command Ceremony
San Diego, Calif.—On May 6th, 2016 Guided-missile destroyer USS HIGGINS (DDG 76) held a change-of-command ceremony for the relief of CDR Allen Johnson by CDR Marc Deltete as Commanding Officer.
WWII Vet Visits USS Wayne E. Meyer
SAN DIEGO - As 92-year-old Harold Griffel crossed the brow of the guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) on April 27, the ship’s crew prepared to give him traditional military honors.
ESG-7 conducts FST-J aboard USS Green Bay
SASEBO, Japan – Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7 and Tactical Training Group Pacific (TTGP) successfully completed another annual Fleet Synthetic Training – Joint Exercise (FST-J) 25-29 April.
Blue Ridge Returns to Hong Kong
HONG KONG (NNS) -- U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrived in Hong Kong for a port visit during its 2016 patrol season, April 29.