U.S., Philippine Navies Kick Off CARAT 2010 In Subic Bay
DIRITA, Philippines (Oct. 8, 2010) Lt. Cmdr. David R. Spencer calls out names of pharmacy customers during a Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines medical civic action project at Dirita Elementary School.
U.S., Cambodian Navies Participate in Final CARAT 2010 Exercise
GULF OF THAILAND (Oct. 28, 2010) The guided-missile frigate USS Commelin (FFG 37), center, and the Royal Cambodian Navy patrol craft PC 1141 and PC 1108 conduct joint maneuvers off southern Cambodia during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Cambodia 2010.
Amphibious Force Commander Dedicates Building at Cambodian High School
SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (NNS) - Commander, Amphibious Force Seventh Fleet, kicked off a dedication ceremony Oct. 26th for a new building constructed by Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Eleven (NMCB 11) at Hun Sen High School as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Cambodia 2010.
USS Sterett (DDG 104) to Depart on Maiden Deployment
SAN DIEGO – The guided-missile destroyer, USS Sterett (DDG 104) will depart San Diego on its maiden deployment to the 7th and 5th Fleet Areas of Responsibility (AOR) Oct. 22. USS Sterett will sail independently to join the deployed Abraham Lincoln Strike Group.
Training Aboard USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49)
PHILIPPINE SEA (Oct. 08, 2010) - The Primary Safety Officer, Cpl. Scott Schmick, kneeling, instructs the Assistant Gunner, Lance Cpl, Tyler Debenport, and the Gunner, Lance Cpl. Manolo Morales, during an M240B machine gun shoot aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49).
PHIBRON 11 Makes Friends In the Philippines
SAN ANTONIO, Republic of the Philippines – Sailors assigned to Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) Eleven along with sailors from the Armed Forces of the Philippines participated in a friendship building project at San Esteban Elementary School Oct. 14 in an effort to improve intercultural relations between the United States and the Philippines.
MCM CREW Fearless Road Runners
Mina Sulman, Bahrain (Oct 8, 2010) - Seven MCM CREW FEARLESS Sailors departed from the USS ARDENT (MCM-12) early on Friday 8 October.
Sailors Get Selected and Pinned as Chief Petty Officer
PEARL HARBOR – The Chief Petty Officer board recently adjourned and two CHOSIN former first class petty officers – GMC Patrick Collins and GSMC Joseph Dziuban – made the cut, completed training, and have received their anchors, khakis and “The Hat”.
USS Denver (LPD 9) Conducts Fire Drill Training
PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 7, 2010) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Adam Pond, left, directs hose teams fighting a simulated aircraft fire during a flight deck fire drill aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9).
USS Denver (LPD 9) Vertical Replenishment
PACIFIC OCEAN - Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuel) Airman Adam M. Pond signals to an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter, assigned to the "Island Knights" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 to drop cargo on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock USS Denver (LPD 9) during a vertical replenishment with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO 197). Denver is part of the permanently forward-deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group and is underway for a scheduled patrol in the Western Pacific.
USS Essex (LHD 2) Conducts Exercise Habu Nag with India
USS ESSEX, At Sea (NNS) -- The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) is participating in exercise Habu Nag 2010, an annual, bilateral amphibious training exercise between the United States and India taking place Sept. 29-Oct. 5.
USS Essex 31st MEU Conduct NEO
USS Essex, AT SEA (Oct 2, 2010) - The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) and the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) worked in conjunction to conduct a non-combatant evacuation operation (NEO) exercise Oct. 1 off the coast of Okinawa, Japan.
Essex ARG Supports 31st MEU CERTEX
PHILIPPINE SEA (Oct. 5, 2010) – The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), with support from the ships of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), completed a MEU certification exercise (CERTEX) Oct. 4 and is now certified for deployment.
Essex Amphibious Ready Group in the East China Sea
EAST CHINA SEA (Oct. 3, 2010) - Seaman Brandon Cash assists in recovering Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit in a combat rubber raiding craft as they return to the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2).
Essex Sailors Visit Local School in Subic Bay
SUBIC BAY, Republic of the Philippines (Oct. 14, 2010) -- Sailors assigned to the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) visited Sergia Soriano Esteban Integrated School of Kalaklan during a scheduled port visit Oct. 14.
Essex Hosts Naturalization Ceremony
SUBIC BAY, Republic of the Philippines – Ten foreign nationals took an oath of allegiance to the United States during a naturalization ceremony aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex to officially become American citizens.
M-240B Machine Gun Fire Exercise
SOUTH CHINA SEA (Oct. 28, 2010) Aviation Ordnanceman1st Class Justin McCray, right, instructs Aviation Ordnance Airman Eric Bell on the correct use of an M-240B machine gun during a live fire exercise on the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Essex, commanded by Capt. Troy Hart, is part of the forward-deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group and is underway in the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey H. Kyhl)
USS Green Bay (LPD 20) Participates in PMINT
PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 16, 2010) — Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1 and the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conducted PHIBRON-MEU Integrated Training (PMINT) with the Boxer Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG) off the coast of Southern California October 15-25.
General Quarters Drill Aboard USS Harpers Ferry
PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 5, 2010) - Operations Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Maloney applies a banding patch to a simulated ruptured pipe in main machinery room No. 2 during a general quarters drill aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49).
USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) Vertical Replenishment
PHILIPPINE SEA (Oct. 21, 2010) Marine Lance Cpl. Steven Jones, left, assigned to the combat cargo department aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), and Boatswain's Mate Seaman Apprentice Ryan Bruning, run for safety.
Lassen Makes Port Visit to Subic Bay
SUBIC BAY, REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES (October 2, 2010) -- The Arleigh-Burke class guided missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) arrived in Subic Bay today for a scheduled port visit.
U.S. 7th Fleet Units to Participate in Eastern Endeavor 2010
YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- A guided-missile destroyer and maritime patrol aircraft assigned to Commander U.S. 7th Fleet, will participate in the Republic of Korea-hosted Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) exercise Eastern Endeavor 2010, Oct. 13-14.
Lassen Sailors Build Friendships in Busan
BUSAN, Republic of Korea - USS Lassen (DDG 82) Sailors spent the second day of their Busan port visit building friendships with local residents during a community relations (COMREL) project and two sporting events Oct. 12.
Senior Leadership Summit To Be Held Aboard USS Makin Island (LHD 8)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The Senior Leadership Summit (SLS) is a first for any San Francisco Fleet Week and is an excellent opportunity for senior Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard leaders to interact with local, state and regional leaders focused on disaster preparedness and response.
MKI Sailors and Marines Train with San Francisco Fire Dept
SAN FRANCISCO – Sailors and Marines aboard USS Makin Island (LHD 8) conducted search and rescue (SAR) training with the San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) Oct. 8, as part of San Francisco Fleet Week’s (SFFW) focus on disaster preparedness.
USS Makin Island (LHD 8) Team Showcases HADR During Fleet Week
SAN FRANCISCO -- USS Makin Island (LHD 8) Sailors and Marines showcased the ship's disaster relief capabilities during a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) display Oct. 8-11 at Marina Green as part of San Francisco Fleet Week (SSFW) 2010.
USS McClusky (FFG 41) Changes Command at Sea
SAN DIEGO (Oct, 8) - USS McClusky held a change of command ceremony at sea where Commander Mark A. Lakamp turned over command of the guided missile frigate to Commander Darren Glaser.
USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) Rescues Sailors in Gulf of Aden
GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 29, 2010) Sailors and Marines assist rescued persons embark the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) after being transferred from the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81).
USS Peleliu (LHA 5) Underway Replenishment
ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 29, 2010) Pallets of supplies are transferred from dry cargo ammunition ship USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2) to amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) during a underway replenishment.
USS Peleliu (LHA 5) Operation Enduring Freedom
SEA (Oct. 2, 2010) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Victor Estevez directs an a AV-8B Harrier, assigned to Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 311 "Tomcats," during a vertical landing on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5).
USS Peleliu (LHA 5) at Sea in North Arabian Sea
NORTH ARABIAN SEA (Oct. 28, 2010) - An Aviation Boatswain's Mate guides a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 165 (Reinforced) (HMM-165) as it makes its final approach to the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5).
USS Pinckney Engaged in San Francisco Fleet Week 2010
SAN FRANCISCO (Oct. 9, 2010) - The guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) passes under the Golden Gate Bridge during the Parade of Ships at San Francisco Fleet Week 2010. San Francisco Fleet Week is a five-day event, which highlights the equipment, technology and operational capabilities of the military's sea services and their history with the San Francisco area.
Steel Beach Picnic at Sea
ARABIAN SEA - After spending several weeks at sea without a port call, the Sailors aboard USS Princeton (CG 59) enjoyed a steel beach picnic Oct. 16.
Rushmore Commanding Officer Speaks to Elementary School Students
San Diego, Calif. – USS Rushmore (LSD 47) Commanding Officer Cmdr. William Grotewold spoke today during an opening celebration of the partnership between USS Rushmore (LSD 47), Naval Surface Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet (SURFPAC) and Sunset Elementary School in San Ysidro, Calif.
USS Rushmore (LSD 47) Change of Command
SAN DIEGO, (October 15, 2010) - Cmdr. William R. Grotewold is relieved by Cmdr. Brian J. Finman as the commanding officer of USS Rushmore (LSD 47) in a change of command ceremony held in the NASSCO shipyard, Oct. 15.
Lincoln Strike Group Trains With Silent Partner
USS Shoup, At Sea (NNS) -- The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, with the assistance of fast attack submarine USS Hawaii (SSN 776), conducted an anti-submarine warfare exercise off the coast of Guam Sept. 30-Oct. 1.