USS Milius Change of Command Ceremony
SAN DIEGO - USS Milius (DDG 69) held a change of command ceremony in which CDR Nicholie Bufkin turned over command of the guided ballistic missile destroyer to CDR Stephen Shedd.
Replenishment At Sea on USS McCampbell
PHILIPPINE SEA - Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Gerald Battle, assigned to USS McCampbell (DDG 85), signals to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter conducting a vertical replenishment on the ship's forecastle.
CTF70 Admiral Visits USS Mustin at Sea
PHILIPPINE SEA – Commander, Task Force 70 Rear Adm. John R. Haley visited guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) to meet with the crew and show his appreciation for their efforts in the 7th Fleet area of operations.
Flight Operations at Sea on USS Mustin
PHILIPPINE SEA - Sailors assigned to USS Mustin (DDG 89) conduct flight operations at sea with the Warlords of Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Light (HSL) 51.
Hong Kong Families Host Tortuga Sailors
HONG KONG – Sailors and Marines from amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) spent a day with local Hong Kong families during a “Meal in the Home” community service experience.
Nigeria Native Keeps Sailors Healthy Aboard USS Tortuga
HONG KONG – Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Naudi Chukwudozie, son of Beneddete and Joseph Chukwudozie of Lagos, Nigeria, is currently serving aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) while on deployment in the Western Pacific.
EODMU 3 Visits Mobile Bay
ARABIAN SEA – Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians visited Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) to provide the crew information about special operating programs.
USS O'Kane to Return from Deployment
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - Guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77) will return to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after a seven-and-a-half month deployment to the Western Pacific and the 5th Fleet area of operations.
USS Gary boards two suspected drug smuggling vessels, sinks one
USS GARY, At Sea - The U.S. 4th Fleet guided missile frigate USS GARY (FFG 51) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) boarded and searched two suspicious vessels, sinking one, of being involved in illicit cargo trafficking on as part of Operation Martillo.
Replenishment at Sea on USS Mobile Bay
ARABIAN SEA - An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter of Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 flies past t USS Mobile Bay during a replenishment-at-sea.
USS Bunker Hill Holds Change of Command
SAN DIEGO – Capt. Yvette M. Davids relieved Capt. Michael J. Ford as commanding officer of the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) during a change of command ceremony held at Naval Base San Diego.
Naval Base San Diego; USS Halsey featured in "The Last Ship"
SAN DIEGO - Production crews completed nearly two weeks of filming for the pilot episode of "The Last Ship", executive produced by Michael Bay, onboard Naval Base San Diego (NBSD) and the Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97).
Expeditionary Marines Celebrate Corps’ Birthday at Sea
USS PELELIU – Marines around the world, from forward operating bases in Afghanistan to garrison units in the United States, took time to honor the history and legacy of their service in celebration of the 237th birthday of their illustrious corps.
USS Nimitz Completes JTFEX
SAN DIEGO - USS Nimitz (CVN 68), Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 successfully completed Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX).
USS McCampbell participates in Exercise Keen Sword 2013
PHILIPPINE SEA - Senior Chief Jin Hiroyuki, a member of the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force, speaks with Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Daronte High aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85), during Exercise Keen Sword 2013.
Chancellorsville Departs BAE Shipyards
SAN DIEGO – The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) has returned to Naval Base San Diego after 213 days of extensive work at BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair.
U.S. Sailors Recognized by Yokosuka Police Department
YOKOSUKA, Japan - Three Sailors assigned to units at Fleet Activities Yokosuka were recognized during a ceremony at the Yokosuka Police Station for their role during shore patrol and contributions to police activities.
356 CPO Training on board USS Mustin
PHILIPPINE SEA - Cmdr. Joseph Ring, commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) speaks to 1st class petty officers during 356 CPO training.
Military Families Receive Donations for their Service
SAN DIEGO – Volunteers from the Church of Rancho Bernardo gathered to show their appreciation to service members in the San Diego area by distributing essential items to more than 40 military families during an event on Naval Base San Diego.
Benfold Leads Joint MCM Defense Exercise
U.S. 5 TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY – Guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) partnered with Commander, Task Force (CTF) 52 and CTF 55 to conduct five days of mine countermeasures (MCM) operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
Petty Officers Advancement Announced
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- More than 26,000 active duty and nearly 600 Full Time Support (FTS) Sailors are on their way to advancement to E4, E5 and E6 with the release of the fall Petty Officer advancement list.
San Diego Sailors, Families Clean Up Streets
SAN DIEGO - More than 300 Sailors and Navy family members walked down streets to collect trash surrounding Naval Base San Diego Nov. 17 during the "Main Street Clean Up" event.
Mobile Bay Sailors Visit Bahrain Students
JUFFAIR, Bahrain – Sailors to USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) joined crewmembers from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) to visit Bahrain’s American Cultural and Educational Center (ACEC) during a community service (COMSERVE) project.
CNO Visits USS Rushmore
5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY - The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) and his wife Darleen visited Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47)while underway in the Arabian Gulf.
USS Stethem Holds Change of Command
YOKOSUKA, Japan – Cmdr. Christopher W. Adams assumed command of the forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) during a change of command ceremony.
Mobile Bay Conducts Replenishment At Sea
ARABIAN SEA - An MH-60S Knighthawk from the "Sea Knights" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 prepares to pick up stores from the flight deck of the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) as the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) steams alongside during a replenishment-at-sea.
ESG-5 Celebrates Thanksgiving with USS Green Bay Crew
5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY – Amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) celebrated this year’s Thanksgiving feast on the mess decks with Rear Adm. William Lescher, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 5.
USS Vandegrift Returns from Deployment
Media interested in covering USS Vandegrift's arrival should contact Naval Surface Forces Public Affairs Office by 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27 at (619) 437-3873 and plan to meet at Naval Base San Diego Pass/ID office at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 to gain access to the base.
CNO Recognizes Fleet's Best
WASHINGTON - The chief of naval operations (CNO) presented the Vice Adm. James B. Stockdale Leadership Award to two commanders at the Pentagon in the Hall of Heroes.
Corpsman Receives Surface Force Award
SAN DIEGO - A hospital corpsman was recognized with the Surface Force Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC) of the Year Award aboard USS Higgins (DDG 76).
General Quarters Drill on USS Mustin
EAST CHINA SEA - Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) perform a communications check in one of the ship’s repair lockers during a general quarters drill.
Commander Joe Frantzen Takes Command of the USS INGRAHAM
The guided missile frigate USS INGRAHAM (FFG 61) held her change of command ceremony at Naval Station Everett on November 21st. Cmdr. Joe Frantzen relieved Cmdr. Kristin Stengel as the INGRAHAM’s commanding officer and became the ship’s 16th captain since her commissioning in 1989.
Ship Tour on board USS Chafee
PEARL HARBOR - Lt. j.g. Jami M. Talbott, assistant supply officer aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Chaffee (DDG 90), provides a tour of the ship to cast members of the touring Broadway musical "Wicked".