Bonhomme Richard Sailors Relax During Steel Beach Picnic
USS BONHOMME RICHARD, At Sea (NNS) -- Sailors and Marines aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) took the day off from daily operations to enjoy a steel beach picnic on the flight deck.
USS Michael Murphy crew honors namesake
NEW YORK – More than 90 crew and family members of USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), the Navy’s newest guided-missile destroyer, commemorated the ship’s namesake with a day of events dedicated to Lt. (SEAL) Michael P. Murphy.
SECNAV Honors Leadership in Energy and Water Efficiency
WASHINGTON - Eight Department of the Navy (DoN) commands were recognized for exemplary achievements at the annual Secretary of the Navy Energy and Water Management Awards ceremony held at the U.S. Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center.
USS Gary Departs for Deployment
SAN DIEGO – The guided-missile frigate, USS Gary (FFG 51), is set to depart for a scheduled six-month, independent deployment to the 4th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).
George Washington Conducts RAS, Replenishes Vandegrift
SOUTH CHINA SEA – The U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) conducted a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3).
Littoral Combat Ship Shore-Based Training Facility Realigns
SAN DIEGO - The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Shore-Based Training Facility (LTF) was internally realigned from Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) Detachment San Diego to CSCS' Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center (FLEASWTRACEN).
USS Crommelin Crew Uncovers Items from 30-years of Service
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - As crew members secure equipment and offload years of operational gear on the soon-to-be decommissioned USS Crommelin (FFG 37), historical items from years past are emerging, and Sailors are realizing there is more to their task than just shutting off the power.
George Washington Pulls Into Malaysia
PORT KLANG, Malaysia (Oct. 7, 2012) Capt. Greg Fenton, USS George Washington's (CVN 73) commanding officer, answers questions from local media after arriving in Port Klang, Malaysia.
USS Cowpens Visits Jakarta
JAKARTA, Indonesia - The guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) arrived in Jakarta for a port visit.
USS Ford Changes Command
Everett, Wash. – On 2 October 2012, Cmdr. Joseph T. Shuler relieved Cmdr. Donald M. Foss as commanding officer of USS Ford (FFG 54)in a ceremony held Oct. 2.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
USS PELELIU - At Sea - The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness month which seeks to make women and men aware of the symptoms, treatments, counseling, and fund raising associated with breast cancer.
Peleliu Sailors Re-enlist Underway, Receive Bonus
USS PELELIU, At Sea - Three Sailors from Supply Department's S-2 Division re-enlisted together, Sept. 30, and received benefits through the Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5).
Mustin Hosts ESWS Rodeo
SOUTH CHINA SEA – Guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) corralled Sailors pursuing their enlisted surface warfare specialist (ESWS) qualification on the mess decks for an ESWS Rodeo.
Mustin Conducts VERTREP, RAS with USNS Amelia Earhart
SOUTH CHINA SEA – Guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) successfully completed a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) and replenishment at sea (RAS) with Military Sealift fleet replenishment dry cargo ship, Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6).
Sampson Celebrates NBCAM
The Crew aboard the USS Sampson has incorporated the color pink into the Uniform of the Day for the month of October.
TACRON 11 Detachment Vital for Peleliu Varied Squadrons
USS PELELIU, At Sea - Hidden away in a dark room with nothing more than an ominous blue light upon their faces, the men and women of Tactical Air Control Squadron (TACRON) 11 work vigorously to control the coordination and direction of USS Peleliu's (LHA 5) aircraft, both fixed and rotary winged.
Bonhomme Richard ARG, 31st MEU Begin PHIBLEX
SUBIC BAY, Philippines - The Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and embarked Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) began the Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) with an opening ceremony aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard.
National City Celebrates San Diego Sailors of the Year
NATIONAL CITY, Calif. - National City Chamber of Commerce celebrated more than 15 Naval Base San Diego (NBSD) Sailors and nearly 200 San Diego based service members during the 56th annual Salute to Navy Luncheon at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center.
Mobile Bay Sailors Volunteer at Thailand Elementary School
PHANG NGA, Thailand - Sailors assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) and the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CV 74)participated in a community service project (COMSERV), at the Baan Klong Sai elementary school.
USS Bonhomme Richard Celebrates Hispanic Heritage
SOUTH CHINA SEA - Sailors and Marines aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with a cake cutting ceremony held on the ship's mess deck Oct. 12.
Cowpens Sailors Kick It With Indonesian Forces
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Sonar Technician (Surface) 3rd Class Ashley Jerousek, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63), dribbles the ball past a defender during a soccer game against Sailors and Marines assigned to INA Lantmal III at Yonmarhanlan III Base.
“Warrior Quilts” Boost Morale of Mustin Sailors at Sea
YELLOW SEA – Approximately 16 Sailors assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) received homemade “Warrior Quilts”, donated by the Sonoma American Legion, a California-based community organization, as a token of appreciation for their military service.
Culinary Specialist Carving Up Creative Creations
USS BOXER, At Sea - One of Culinary Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Enrico Roque's talents is carving designs into fruit to be put on display in the galley aboard amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4).
USS Gary Celebrates Navy Birthday and Conducts Boarding in Pacific
USS GARY, At Sea - The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Gary (FFG-51) celebrated the Navy's 237th birthday all while carrying out its Counter Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) mission as part of Operation Martillo while assigned to U.S. the 4th Fleet Area of Responsibility.
February 2013 SELRES Advancement Exams Announced
PENSACOLA, Fla. - February 2013 Navywide examinations for advancement in rate of E4-E7 Selected Reserve (SELRES) personnel and FY-14 SELRES Chief Petty Officer Selection Boards were announced in Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) 308-12.
Pacific Fleet Commander Visits NAF Misawa
NAVAL AIR FACILITY MISAWA, Japan - The commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet visited Naval Air Facility (NAF) Misawa, touring the base, meeting with Sailors, and conducting an all-hands call.
Stennis Sailors Take to the Polls Underway
USS JOHN C. STENNIS, At Sea - Sailors aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) won't be able to vote from home, they can rest assured knowing the Navy has taken all the appropriate steps to ensure their voices are heard for the upcoming presidential election.
USS Fort Worth Arrives in San Diego
SAN DIEGO - Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Vice Adm. Tom Copeman, renders a salute during a pass and review by USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) as she transits San Diego bay.
Boxer Nominated for Food Service Award
USS BOXER, At Sea - Amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) has been nominated as the Pacific Fleet finalist for the prestigious Captain Edward F. Ney Memorial Food Service Award for outstanding food service for fiscal year 2013.
Curtis Wilbur, FLEACT Yokosuka Sailors get crafty
YOKOHAMA, Japan - Sailors assigned to Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilber (DDG 54) and shore commands from Fleet Activities, Yokosuka (FLEACT, Yokosuka) participated in a community service project (COMSERV) at Negishi housing complex.
US, Cambodian Navies to Conduct CARAT Exercise
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Members of the United States Navy aboard the USS Vandegrift will join the Royal Cambodian Navy to participate in the third Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Cambodia exercise in Sihanoukville.
Bonhomme Richard ARG Visits Malaysia
KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia - The Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) comprised of amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) and amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9) arrived in Malaysia for a scheduled port visit.
U.S. Navy, Royal Cambodian Navy kick off CARAT 2012
SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia - The U.S. Navy and Royal Cambodian Navy commenced the 3rd annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Cambodia exercise with an opening ceremony held at the Royal Cambodian Ream Navy Base.
USS McCampbell Rescues Stranded Fishermen
SOUTH CHINA SEA - Fisherman from the Republic of the Philippines rest and receive medical evaluations aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) after being rescued from their vessel.
Calling for Morale aboard USS Tortuga
USS TORTUGA, At Sea - Sailors aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga received long distance telephone cards thanks to a commercial sponsorship between the Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) and Cell Phones for Soldiers program.
Citadel Protect Joins Everett, USS Momsen
EVERETT, Wash. - Electronics Technician 3rd Class Thomas Cyr fires blank rounds from an M240 machine gun aboard USS Momsen (DDG 92) at a simulated enemy small boat during the anti-terrorism training exercise Citadel Protect.
USS Makin Island Hosts 'Leaders to Sea' Program
USS MAKIN ISLAND, At Sea - A group of eight leaders in business and industry from the Southern California area got underway with the crew of amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) as part of the "Leaders to Sea" program.
USS Crommelin Decommissioned
PEARL HARBOR - Sailors stand in formation in front of the guided-missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37) during a decommissioning ceremony.
USS Gary Sailors Volunteer in Costa Rica
GOLFITO, Costa Rica - Navy frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) participated in a community engagement project playing soccer with local children and painting two classrooms for a local school during a port visit while supporting Operation Martillo.
Bonhomme Richard Anchors in Hong Kong
HONG KONG - Forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and embarked Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Hong Kong for a scheduled port visit.
Peleliu ARG Arrives in U.S. 5th Fleet
INDIAN OCEAN – The Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.
USS Tortuga Visits Hong Kong
HONG KONG - Sailors and embarked Marines from amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) arrived in Hong Kong for a port visit.
USS McCampbell visits the Republic of the Philippines
MANILA, Republic of the Philippines - Ensign Jose Gandia, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85), salutes members of the Republic of Philippines navy as they board the ship for a tour.