Essex ARG, 15th MEU Arrive in 7th Fleet Area of Operations
INDIAN OCEAN (NNS) -- More than 4,500 Sailors and Marines with the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR), after departing the 5th Fleet AOR.
Germantown Returns to Sasebo
SASEBO, Japan – USS Germantown (LSD 42) returned to its forward-deployed home port after completing a four-month patrol.
SMWDC visits USS Momsen (DDG 92)
SAN DIEGO (Nov. 3, 2015) Capt. Brian Shipman, Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC), San Diego Detachment Officer in Charge, introduces SMWDC and the new career opportunities it provides junior surface warfare officers (SWOs) during a brief aboard USS Momsen (DDG 92).
ATGPAC provides dynamic, quality afloat training to Navy and Coast Guard Sailors to ensure a combat ready force capable of performing a broad spectrum of maritime missions.
Letter of Appreciation LOA presentation
San Diego, CA - Damage Control Chief Petty Officer Warren R. Grant received a Letter of Appreciation(LOA) for service rendered for volunteering as Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society member.
Master Chief Petty Officer promotion ceremony
San Diego, CA - Captain Mark T. Sakaguchi, Commodore ATGPAC, San Diego, CA, promoted Fire Controlman Senior Chief Petty Officer Mathew Rife to the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer.
ESG 3 Visits ACU 1
SAN DIEGO - Rear Ad. Daniel H. Fillon, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 3, visits Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 1 to discuss an upcoming inspection and survey (INSURV) assessment on an ACU1 landing craft.
U.S. and Royal Canadian Navies Conclude TGEX 2015
PACIFIC OCEAN - The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), composed of USS Boxer (LHD 4), USS New Orleans (LPD 18), USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) along with HMCS Vancouver (FF 331) and HMCS Calgary (FF 335) steam in formation.
LCS Crew 102 Turns over Fort Worth
SINGAPORE (NNS) -- LCS CREW 102, successfully completed a crew swap with LCS Crew 101, aboard USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) during a rotational deployment to the Asia-Pacific.
Antietam Builds Relationship with JASDF
OKINAWA, JAPAN - Capt. Michael McCarthy, Commanding Officer of the USS Antietam (CG-54) gives a tour of the flight deck to members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF).
Essex ARG Operates in South China Sea Ahead of Exercises
Sailors and Marines launch amphibious assault vehicles (AAV) from the well deck of the dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) Nov. 10 off the coast of Malaysia in preparation for amphibious training with the Malaysian Armed Forces.
SMWDC Visits USS Cape St George
Lt. Cmdr. Matt Cox, warfare tactics instructor (WTI) assigned to Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC), explains the process to become a WTI to junior officers aboard the USS Cape St. George (CG 71).
Fitzgerald Patrols South China Sea
SOUTH CHINA SEA - Seaman James uses binoculars to observe the Peoples Liberation Army (Navy) II-class frigate (FFG 571) from the USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) as it conducts a routine transit through the South China Sea.
Rushmore Returns to Indonesia
BALI, Indonesia (NNS) -- USS Rushmore (LSD 47), along with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), arrived in Bali for a scheduled port visit.
USS Anchorage Conducts Transit of South China Sea
SOUTH CHINA SEA (NNS) -- USS Anchorage (LPD 23) conducted routine operations in international waters during a northbound transit of the South China Sea as part of a deployment to the Western Pacific.
Stethem Sailors Reach Out in Shanghai
SHANGHAI - Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 2nd Class Wesley P. Dunlap distributes cookies to students of the Shanghai School for the Blind during a community service event (COMSERV) with members of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy).
Future USS Omaha (LCS 12) Launches
MOBILE, Alabama (NNS) -- The future USS Omaha (LCS 12) launched Nov. 20, marking another important production milestone for the littoral combat ship (LCS) program.
IAMD Warfare Tactics Instructor Class 15030
Dahlgren, Virginia (Nov. 02, 2015) Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Warfare Tactics Instructor (WTI) Course students and Joint Theater Air and Missile Defense (JTAMD) training guests pose for a picture. JTAMD members joined the current IAMD WTI class this week at Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center Detachment Dahlgren (SMWDCDD). (U.S. Navy photo by Information Management Specialist Laurie Buchanan)
Stethem Joins with PLA(N) to Conduct Exercise
EAST CHINA SEA - Quartermaster 1st Class Trinidad reads messages from the People’s Liberation Army Navy Jiangkai II class guided-missile frigate Xuzhou (FFG 530) during a Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea (CUES) and a search-and-rescue (SAR) exercise aboard USS Stethem (DDG 63).
Ayan takes Command of Milius
San Diego -- Cmdr. Gilbert Ayan relieved Cmdr. Michael J. Rak as commanding officer USS Milius (DDG 69), during a change of command ceremony at Naval Base Coronado.
Creating competence, confidence, and credibility among the surface warfighters
In recent years, top surface leaders have voiced concerns about naval war fighting becoming a lost talent. Tomahawk missile strikes, like those launched in late 2014 against Daesh, cross the headlines from time to time, but the surface fleet is designed to be capable of much more - these ships were designed for multifaceted and complex air, surface and anti-submarine warfare against a sophisticated enemy.
Comanche CPO Proudly Serves at ESG-3
The month of November recognizes National American Indian Heritage. Weaver is one of the many men and women serving in the fleet today who have significant ties to an American Indian tribe.
Japanese Minister of Defense Visits USS Port Royal
Gen Nakatani, center, the Japanese Minister of Defense, speaks with Capt. Adolfo Ibarra, second from left, commanding officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73), and staff members of Nakatani's cabinet during a tour of the ship as part of Nakatani's visit to Pearl Harbor.
Navy makes strides toward energy efficiency in 2015
One of the five goals is to demonstrate and then deploy a ‘Great Green Fleet,’ which will include ships and aircraft using alternative sources of energy and utilizing multiple energy conservation measures as part of their regular, scheduled deployments through the calendar year in 2016.
Navy in Hawaii Makes Strides Toward Energy Security in 2015
PEARL HARBOR -- Using innovation, ingenuity and incentivized strategies, Navy Region Hawaii and its partners are achieving greater energy efficiency. The latest milestone will be recognized Dec. 15, as USS Preble wins an energy conservation award.