Following participation in a 10-day Task Group Exercise (TGEX) off the coast of Southern California, the guided missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) headed west to begin an independent deployment to the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans.
Cowpens Crew Hosts Fall Command Picnic
SAN DIEGO- More than 200 Sailors from the guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) and their family members attended a fall command picnic to celebrate their hard work and camaraderie at Admiral Baker Park in San Diego.
Peleliu Visits Singapore One Last Time
SINGAPORE (NNS) -- The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) pulled into Changi Naval Base for a scheduled port call following completion of Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) 2015.
USS Sampson Observes Seventh Birthday at Sea
PACIFIC OCEAN – Crew members from the guided missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) gathered on the ship’s messdecks to observe the ship’s seventh birthday since commissioning.
Women at Sea open salon for Sailors and Marines aboard MKI
RED SEA - What do you think of when you imagine a barbershop? Maybe it resembles a scene from the movies with a room full of men, sprawled out in cherry red barber chairs, arguing who was the greatest quarterback of all time. Perhaps it’s the sound of clippers buzzing like a swarm of bees around a hive. It could even be a couple of old men embellishing the size of their big catch on the last fishing trip over a game of chess. However, in this case, the scene would not be what you expect.
Serving Those Who Serve: Cooks from the Valley aboard Antietam
WATERS NEAR GUAM - Every day, the men and women of the U.S. Navy serve under challenging conditions in all corners of the globe, doing demanding and often dangerous work. Life on a forward-deployed surface ship proceeds at a non-stop pace; countless hours of drills and training with very little down time. But everyone deserves a break, and that’s where organizations like Cooks from the Valley come in.
USS John Paul Jones successfully completes missile defense test
SAN DIEGO – Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully conducted a flight test Nov. 6 from the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) on Kauai, Hawaii, of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS), resulting in three successful near-simultaneous target engagements over the Pacific Ocean. One short-range ballistic missile target was intercepted by a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IB guided missile, while two low-flying cruise missile tar
Makin Island MWR Hosts Halloween 5K Fun Run/Walk
GULF OF ADEN – USS Makin Island (LHD 8) Fun Boss Kristen Venoy and her shipboard Morale, Welfare and Recreation staff hosted a “Halloween 5K Fun Run/Walk” on the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship.
Sailors from littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) completed final certifications for the ship's inaugural deployment while underway participating in Task Group Exercise (TGEX).
USS Rodney M. Davis Arrives in Brunei for CARAT Brunei 2014
MAURA, Brunei (NNS) -- The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) arrived to participate in the 20th iteration of the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise with the Royal Brunei Navy (RBN).
Navy Christens Littoral Combat Ship Montgomery
ARLINGTON, Va. -The Navy will christen littoral combat ship (LCS) Montgomery during a ceremony at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Ala., the Defense Department announced in a release.
New HOPPER Chiefs get their anchors
Ten Sailors from USS HOPPER (DDG-70) and one Sailor from USS DENVER (LPD-9) donned khaki uniforms and combination covers for the first time during the FY14 Chief Petty Officer pinning ceremony held September 15 at the Tea House Lanai on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
One Team, One Fight
The operation consisted of Naval and
Marine Corps personnel using shipto-
shore techniques to ferry tactical
vehicles and supplies from Military Sealift
Command ships to the shore.
Littoral Combat Ship Squadron Two Establishes and Capt. Paul Young assumes command of the newly formed squadron during a ceremony held at Naval Station Mayport.
Under The Sea
MARMC Dive Teams Delta and Bravo began working
around the clock mid-October to replace Forrest
Sherman’s existing propeller blades and hub, in order to
keep Forrest Sherman mission ready for 2015.
A Special Tribute
The crew of the guided missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) paid tribute to one of their own on Veterans Day this year, conducting a burial at sea for Master Chief Fire Controlman Mark Dinyar.
USS Russell Hosts Japanese Destroyer in San Diego
SAN DIEGO – The crew of USS Russell (DDG 59) hosted the crew of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Ship JS Teruzuki (DD 116) as the partner nation participated in exercises with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group off the coast of Southern California.
EVERETT, Wash. (NNS) -- Sailors and guests bade farewell to Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) as the ship concluded 25 years of naval service during a decommissioning ceremony on Naval Station Everett (NSE), Washington.
Germantown Completes Patrol, Returns to Sasebo
SASEBO, Japan (NNS) -- The forward deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) returned to Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo (CFAS) following a scheduled three-month patrol.
Cooking for a Crowd
When Culinary Specialist 1st Class Stephanie
R. Cooper, USS Forrest Sherman, got the call
the day before Halloween, she wasn’t sure if
it was a trick or a treat. Did Rachael Ray really
want her to appear as a guest cook on her show?
Future DDG 1001 Deckhouse Successfully Integrated
BATH, Maine (NNS) -- The future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), completed the successful lift and integration of the deckhouse on to the ship's hull at General Dynamics' Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard.
The Sword, the Shield
WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN - Throughout history nations have maintained their thorough control of the seas, from the Royal British navy that reigned for nearly 300 years, to the Imperial Japanese navy of the early 1900’s, and today the U.S. Navy.
The Navy christened littoral combat ship
(LCS) Montgomery, Nov. 8, during a ceremony
at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Ala.
Michael Murphy Enhances Maritime Security Patrols with Coast Guard
WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) completed the first mission of its maiden deployment by aiding the United States Coast Guard (USCG) in patrolling Pacific waters for illegal fishing and other crimes.
USS Chosin CO Calls Change of Command 'Bittersweet'
PEARL HARBOR (NNS) -- Sailors, families and friends gathered aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) to bid farewell to the ship's commanding officer Capt. Patrick M. Kelly during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
BA14 was a two-week, multinational exercise
hosted by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps
to strengthen core competencies in the areas of
amphibious operations and bilateral command and
Boxer Rebrands, Reopens Ship’s Store
SAN DIEGO - Sailors from USS Boxer’s (LHD 4) ship sales division participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the re-opening of the ship store.
Mineman of the Year
A Sailor assigned to Littoral Combat Ship Squadron (LCSRON) 1 in San Diego was recently named as the Association of Minemen’s 2014-2015 Mineman of the Year (Sea).
Custom-Fit "Chem Gear" Protects Forward-Deployed Sailors
YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- Specialists with Griffin Technologies fit 7th Fleet Sailors with chemical, biological and radiological masks and protective garments during a week-long customized fit session to ensure combat readiness and CBR threat protection for the forward deployed staff.
U.S. Navy Captain Evades King Neptune’s Royal Court
000⁰ 00' LATITUDE – Twenty nine years is an impressive amount of time in service of the United States Navy. It is even more impressive that Capt. Robert D. Jackson, a native of Kalamazoo, Mich., has gone that entire time without being sworn in to the Ancient Order of the Deep…that changed Nov. 18, aboard the soon-to-be decommissioned amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5).
Interoperability, Combat Readiness Achieved in Keen Sword
WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN - U.S. and Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) wrapped up exercise Keen Sword 15 with a display of naval and air power of 19 ships and seven aircraft operating in formation a few hundred miles off the coast of southern Japan.
7th Fleet, JMSDF Leaders Discuss Tactics During Keen Sword
WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN - Vice Adm. Robert Thomas Jr., commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Vice Adm. Eiichi Funada, commander in chief, Maritime Self-Defense Fleet, and other military leaders embarked Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during Exercise Keen Sword 15.
Michael Murphy Enhances Maritime Security Patrols with USCG
PACIFIC OCEAN - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) recently completed the first mission of its maiden deployment by aiding the United States Coast Guard (USCG) in patrolling Pacific waters for illegal fishing and other crimes.
USS Makin Island Sailors and Marines Hold “Iron Chef” Competition
RED SEA – Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Simon Riley, Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Eric Kapfhamer, and Culinary Specialist Seaman Aaron Simon present entrées to the senior chain of command aboard amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), who participated as judges for Makin Island’s first “Iron Chef” competition.
LCS Crew 111 Commissioned For Duty
CORONADO, Calif. (NNS) -- Littoral combat ship (LCS) Crew 111 was formally commissioned during a ceremony at Tidelands Park in Coronado.
Japan Liaison Officers Embark George Washington for Keen Sword 15
WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN (NNS) -- Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Rear Adm. Akira Saito, commander, Escort Flotilla (CCF) One, along with his staff and other JMSDF sailors embarked the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) and other ships in the George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) as part of Keen Sword (KS) 15.
SEWIP Block Upgrade Program Evaluated for LCS
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy is evaluating a scaled-down version of the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) system for potential incorporation on future Littoral Combat Ships (LCS), Naval Sea Systems Command.
Chief of Naval Personnel Visits USS Wayne E. Meyer
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Vice Adm. William F. Moran, Chief of Naval Personnel and Fleet Master Chief (AW/SW) April Beldo, the Manpower, Personnel, Training, and Education fleet master chief, visited USS Wayne E. Meyer while in port at Naval Base San Diego.
Michael Murphy Sailors Help Preserve Local Treasure in Guam
YIGO, Guam - Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) participated in a community relations (COMREL) project to help preserve the natural beauty of the island of Guam and strengthen relations with the local community.
Largest Naval Exercise
Explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians
with Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 worked
alongside French and Danish EOD divers as
well as Bahraini forces in Manama, Bahrain.
Mine Countermeasures Power
More than 6,500 military service members
from more than 40 nations, along with 700 civilian
mariners, operated 38 naval ships, 32 civilian
merchant vessels and three exercise task forces
throughout the Arabian Gulf, the Arabian Sea and
the Red Sea.
USS Chafee Holds Change of Command at JBPHH
PEARL HARBOR - Cmdr. Shea S. Thompson relieved Cmdr. Anthony Littmann as commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) during a change of command ceremony held pierside at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.