Hawaii ships "train as a force" in Koa Kai
The guided-missile destroyers USS Russell (DDG 59) and USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), the guided-missile frigate USS Reuben James (FFG 57), the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200) and the attack submarine USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) perform ship formations during exercise Koa Kai off the coast of the Oahu.
Ensigns Graduate from "Baby SWOS" Indoctination Course
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Twenty-eight ensigns were recognized Aug. 19 for completing the San Diego Surface Warfare Officers (SWOS) Indoctrination course during a graduation ceremony held at Naval Surface Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet (SURFPAC) headquarters.
San Diego Area Sailor Receives Purple Heart
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- An explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) Sailor received a Purple Heart in recognition of injuries he sustained while in Afghanistan during a ceremony at Naval Base Point Loma Nov. 22.
Working In The Fog
SAN DIEGO (Nov. 18, 2010) A view of the amphibious assault ships USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and USS Makin Island (LHD 8) in early morning fog.
USS Chafee (DDG 90) Honors Veteran's Day
HONOLULU (Nov. 9, 2010) - Senior Chief Operations Specialist Douglas Anderson, assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90), places an American flag at a headstone at the Oahu Cemetery in Honolulu.
USS Denver (LPD 9) Patroling the Western Pacific
SOUTH CHINA SEA (Nov. 9, 2010) - Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuel) Airman Adam Pond (left) assists Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuel) Airman Norberto Riegodedios in recovering an AH-1W Cobra helicopter.
USS DUBUQUE Fueling At Sea
INDIAN OCEAN (November 17, 2010) – USS Dubuque (LPD 8) deck department personnel watch as the fuel probe from the Fleet Oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO-197) connects to the receiving bell on USS Dubuque (LPD 8) Nov. 17 during a fueling at sea.
USS Essex (LHD 2) in the Java Sea
JAVA SEA (Nov. 6, 2010) - Aviation boatswain's mates clean wheel stop combing aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2).
Essex Sailors, 31st MEU Marines Experience Hong Kong
USS ESSEX, At sea (Nov. 20, 2010) – Sailors and Marines assigned to the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) and the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit experienced Hong Kong Nov. 17-19 through a variety of tours offered by the ship’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department.
USS Green Bay's VBSS Team Training Exercise off the Coast of Southern California During COMPTUEX 2010
PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 5, 2010) Members of amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay's (LPD 20) Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure (VBSS) team prepare to overtake and board a vessel in a training exercise off the coast of Southern California during Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) 2010.
COMPTUEX is an intermediate-level battle group exercise designed to forge the battle group into a cohesive, fighting team before departing for a six month deployment.
USS HOWARD (DDG 83) Sponsors Tour
SAN DIEGO, CA (November 18, 2010) – Boatswain’s Mate First Class Jess Hill shows students from Good Shepherd Catholic School various pieces of flight deck equipment.
USS Makin Island (LHD 8) Will Save Navy $250 Million
SAN DIEGO (November 8, 2010) – Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy) Thomas Hicks speaks with USS Makin Island (LHD 8) Commanding Officer Capt. Jim Landers and Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 1st Class Nicholas Ayres during a tour.
Filming of Makin Island’s Army-Navy football Spirit Spot
SAN DIEGO (November 15, 2010) – Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Douglas Bedford coaches USS Makin Island (LHD 8) Commanding Officer Capt. Jim Landers during the filming of Makin Island’s Army-Navy football spirit spot.
USS Momsen (DDG92 ) Promotes Maritime Domain Awareness
MALE, Maldives (Nov. 18, 2010) - The guided missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) arrived at Male, Maldives, to work with the island nation's coast guard in improving maritime domain awareness (MDA) within the country's vast exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Peleliu Visits Thailand
INDIAN OCEAN (Nov. 12, 2010) The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) is underway toward Phuket, Thailand after completing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations of the coast of Pakistan.
USS Peleliu visits Subic Bay
SUBIC BAY, Republic of the Philippines - Amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) and the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Subic Bay for a port visit Nov. 22.
USS Preble (DDG 88) Providing Protection
PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 01, 2010) - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) provides protection for the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during a simulated straits transit exercise.
USS Reuben James Hosts Tiger Cruise
PEARL HARBOR (Nov. 24, 2010) - The crew of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Reuben James (FFG 57) invited their families aboard for a two-day long underway experience from Nov. 18-19.
Middle Pacific-based Koa Kai Exercise Saves Money and Time
PEARL HARBOR (NNS) -- Training exercise Koa Kai 11-1 concluded Nov. 17, saving the Navy both time and money by keeping participating surface combatants in the middle Pacific area of responsibility instead of training off the coast of San Diego.