Fast Paced and In Depth
The purpose of the annual training is to provide reserve officers with a diverse and detailed overview of the future of surface warfare through hands-on experiences, unique site visits, and informative presentations.
Surface Line Week 2015 Wrap Up
SLW is an annual competitive event that allows San Diego military commands and service members the opportunity to showcase their athletic and professional talents in a variety of tournament-style competitions.
New Name Same Mission
NAMDC is now the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center Detachment Dahlgren (SMWDCDD), reporting to the newly-established Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC) in San Diego, California.
Commander's Corner (Vol 48 - Fall 2015)
This issue of Surface Warfare Magazine will be the last one you see until 2016. It will have to hold you over through the end of the year. That’s the bad news. The good news is that it's a great time to be a SWO!
New SWO Retention Initiative
The SWO lead detailer delivered a brief unveiling
the new SWO Career Chart during the 2015 Surface
Navy Association (SNA) West Coast Symposium in
San Diego, July 16.
Smoke on the Water
Integration of the Longbow Hellfire missile system, designated the Surface-to-Surface Missile Module (SSMM), will increase the lethality of the Navy’s fleet of littoral combat ships.
Adept at Offense
Five coastal patrol ships (PC) that have been outfitted with the Griffin Missile System (GMS) conducted a test and proficiency fire.
Steel Crafted Honor
A ceremony at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard celebrated the start of fabrication of the future guided-missile destroyer USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119).
Defending in Disputed Spaces
Changing world conditions have forced defense
and security strategies to evolve and change, and
students attending this year’s forum were provided
with fresh perspectives.
Through the Looking G.L.A.S.S.
GLASS focuses on promoting a workplace free of prejudice, bigotry, harassment and violence through each Sailor’s advocacy, education and outreach.
Hands On SWO Experience
PROTRAMID is an eight-week program during the summer months that provides in-depth training to midshipmen on the various communities within the Navy and Marine Corps.
PMS Service Requests
The Future of PMS project will breathe new life into the current FBR process. The objective is a multi-faceted feedback system. It’s called the PMS service request and it is meant to improve customer service and communication.
Why is there INSURV?
The Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) was established by Congress to ensure that the ships of the United States Navy are properly maintained in order to provide prompt and sustained mission readiness at sea.
Worth the Wait
This project will improve PMS through changes in policy, content, tools, and processes making PMS easier to execute for the Sailors while ensuring our naval ships are properly maintained.
Reaching New Heights
Two Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (NSWC IHEODTD) staff received the Dr. Delores M. Etter Award for Top Scientists and Engineers for 2014.
Legacy with Longevity
The “Old Salt” award is presented to the surface warfare officer serving on continuous active duty with the earliest surface warfare officer qualification.
SURFLANT Leadership Change
Speaking at the change of command ceremony that saw him handing over the reins, Gumataotao was commenting on the many changes that have been seen and felt in recent years by surface warfare officers (SWO).
Approximately 1,700 personnel worked together to defeat the challenges of significant tidal fluctuations and changes in water levels, of up to eight vertical meters (29 feet), to safely accomplish the first successful connection of the floating pier on Korea’s west coast.
Fleet Week Kicks off in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO (NNS) -- The 35th annual San Francisco Fleet Week runs, and will welcome more than 2,000 Sailors and Marines to the Bay Area for the week-long tribute to the sea services.
San Francisco Fleet Week Launched with DSCA Exercise
SAN FRANCISCO (NNS) -- The City of San Francisco Department of Emergency Management and Sailors from Expeditionary Strike Group Three and Amphibious Craft Unit One participated in a Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) exercise, during San Francisco Fleet Week 2015.
Chinese Navy Ships to Visit Hawaii
PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - The U.S. Navy announced today that a People's Liberation Army-Navy [PLA(N)] ship is expected to visit Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
BHR Celebrates the US Navy's 240th Birthday
SASEBO, Japan - Operations Specialist 3rd Class Carter cuts the cake with Cmdr. Chaplain Curtis Price during the celebration of the U.S. Navy’s birthday onboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).
Navy Celebrates 240th Birthday
SAN DIEGO (October 13, 2015) Capt. Frank Olmo, deputy commander, Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC), answers questions regarding the Navy’s 240th Birthday and the opening of SMWDC during a live cake cutting ceremony and interview on San Diego’s CW 6.
SMWDC visits USS Bunker Hill
Modeled after the success of the Navy Strike and Air Warfare Center (Top Gun), SMWDC is increasing the tactical proficiency of the surface warfare community by plucking an elite cadre of SWOs to become specialized warfighters called Warfare Tactics Instructors (WTI).
240th Navy Birthday
Navy Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center Detachment Dahlgren (SMWDCDD), celebrates the 240th Navy Birthday during the monthly all hands call.
USS Shoup Public Ship Tour
The guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) is scheduled to be open for public visits at Broadway Pier, Oct. 17 and 18. The visit occurs the weekend following the Navy’s 240th birthday.
CNO, MCPON visit Sailors in U.S. 5th Fleet
NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY BAHRAIN (NNS) -- The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Adm. John Richardson, made his first visit to the U.S. 5th Fleet at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain.
San Diego Receives 2014 CNO Afloat Safety Award
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- USS San Diego (LPD 22) added another feather to its cap when Vice Adm. Thomas S. Rowden, commander of Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, presented the crew with the 2014 Chief of Naval Operations Afloat Safety Award.
SMWDC visits USS Shoup
Akin to 'Top Gun' for naval aviators, SMWDC is increasing the tactical proficiency of the surface warfare community by plucking an elite cadre of SWOs to become specialized warfighters called Warfare Tactics Instructors (WTI).
San Diego Hosts Downtown Ship Tours
The guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) opened its doors to more than 2,000 San Diego residents and tourists while moored at the Broadway Pier in downtown San Diego. The visit occured following the Navy's 240th birthday.
Germantown Completes PHIBLEX
WATERS OFF PALAWAN, Philippines - Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) service members board a landing craft air cushion (LCAC), assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, as part of Amphibious Landing Exercise 2016 (PHIBLEX 16).
Boxer ARG Departs For COMPTUEX
PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) -- The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), along with Marines assigned to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), departed San Diego to begin Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX).
Navy in Hawaii recognizes October as Energy Action Month
Pearl Harbor, Hawai'i - As part of Navy Energy Action Month, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii hosted an energy action fair and training sessions for Navy, Air Force and civilian building energy monitors (BEMs).
Makin Island Sailors Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
SAN DIEGO - Senior Chief Culinary Specialist Maria, Chief Logistics Specialist Daisy Ortega, Information Systems Technician 1st Class Samuel Bonilla, Logistics Specialist 2nd Class, and Interior Communications Electrician 3rd Class Bianca Munoz, cut a ceremonial cake on the mess decks aboard USS Makin Island (LHD 8) in honor of Hispanic Heritage month.
Rear Adm. Nowell visits Guam, Frank Cable
POLARIS POINT, Guam - Capt. Drew St. John, left, commanding officer of the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), greets Rear Adm. John Nowell, commander of Expeditionary Strike Group 7, on the pier prior to a ship tour.
Enlisted to SWO: A DCA story
Wiese was recently selected for promotion to the rank of commander and as he looks back on his career he said he sees how far he's come.
U.S., Chile Strengthen Partnership
PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) -- Nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), Carrier Strike Group (CSG) NINE, and embarked Carrier Air Wing TWO hosted several Chilean officers, as part of UNITAS Pacific (PAC).
Reagan CSG Arrives in Busan
BUSAN, Republic of Korea - Sailors man the rails aboard the USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) as the ship arrives in Busan.