Secretary of Defense Ash Carter
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, right, meets Rear Adm. Jim Kilby, commander Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center, left, onboard USS Princeton (CG 59) in San Diego. Carter visited the area to tour facilities and discuss the impact of the fiscal year 2017 defense budget proposal on the defense community. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Will Gaskill.
USS Ashland Embarks Marines for Patrol
OKINAWA, Japan - Sailors aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) load amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) attached to 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit onto the well deck.
USS Chung-Hoon departs for western Pacific deployment
The guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Jan. 27 on a regularly scheduled Strike Group deployment to the western Pacific Ocean with the John C. Stennis Strike Group.
USS Ashland Gets Underway for 7th Fleet Patrol
SASEBO, Japan - The forward-deployed Whidbey Island Class dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48), assigned to the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), departed Sasebo, Japan, Jan. 26 for a routine patrol of the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.
Chung-Hoon to Depart on Western Pacific Deployment
PEARL HARBOR - The guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) is scheduled to depart Jan. 27 on a regularly scheduled Strike Group deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean with the John C. Stennis Strike Group.
A Master Chief Returns to Sea
PACIFIC OCEAN - Pallbearers from the USS Makin Island's (LHD 8) chief's mess remove the national ensign from the casket of Master Chief Boatswain's Mate Kyle G. Sutton, from Memphis, Tennessee, during his burial-at-sea held in the ship's well deck.
Bonhomme Richard Completes Ammunition On Load
SASEBO BAY, Japan - The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) conducted an ammunition on load Jan. 20 in preparation for its patrol of the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.
SMWDC Introduces WTI Programs at SNA Symposium
The future of the surface warfare officer (SWO) community is moving toward creating warfighting experts. Soon, all ships across the fleet will have WTIs in the ranks of second tour division officers and department heads through the most senior officers.
More powerful presence sums up what I want you to take away from this edition of the Commander’s Corner. By now most of you have heard of our Distributed Lethality initiative—an approach to organizing, training, equipping and fighting the Surface Force.
SWO Career Changes
Surface warfare leadership’s commitment to people is focused on retaining our most talented officers and growing leaders who can think, lead, operate and win in a variety of future environments.
MCPON Speaks at Naval Academy, Makes History
"Make no mistake about it: this journey you have embarked upon will be challenging. It will test you. You will have doubts and at times you will be tempted to quit," said Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens.
NSWC Philadelphia Command Stands Up
NSWC Carderock Division will continue to focus on full spectrum ship design support for the Navy and NSWC Philadelphia Division will continue to focus on full spectrum machinery systems support, with a new emphasis on commonality and cybersecurity.
The Future of 3-M Inspections
Inspection. Just the mere mention of this painful yet necessary event conjures up images of people coming aboard and pointing out every little mistake or misinterpreted directive as a critical flaw that will result in a sinking ship.
Prisoner of War Speaks on Eight Years in Captivity
A man in a dark gray suit makes his way past the side boys. His white shirt gleams as brightly as the uniforms where it peeks out from under his jacket, as does his white hair. But what shines out most bright and clear, is his confident and easy demeanor.
SMWDC Visits USS Milius
Modeled after the success of the Naval Air Warfare Development Center (TOPGUN), SMWDC is increasing the tactical proficiency of the surface warfare community by plucking a select cadre of SWOs to become specialized warfighters called Warfare Tactics Instructors (WTI).
USS Blue Ridge Paints Anchor Chain
YOKOSUKA, Japan - Sailors attached to the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) deck department, touch up the paint on the anchor chain, on a floating barge during preservation operations.
San Diego Homeport for Two New LCS Class Ships
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The Navy announced today the future littoral combat ships USS Detroit (LCS 7) and USS Montgomery (LCS 8) are scheduled to be homeported at Naval Base San Diego following their commissioning in summer.
SMWDC Introduces Next Generation Warfighters to Decatur
LCDR Kennedy presented the newly launched WTI program; a career path designed to increase tactical skills at the individual, unit and integrated levels. Modeled after the success of the Naval Air Warfare Development Center (Top Gun) in Fallon, Nev., SMWDC trains a select batch of junior SWOs in advanced tactics to become WTIs in three warfare disciplines: Amphibious (AMW), Anti-Submarine/Anti-Surface (ASW/SUW) or IAMD.