Bonhomme Richard Completes Summer Patrol
SASEBO, Japan - The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) returned to Sasebo, Japan October 1 after completing a three-and-a-half month deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.
Boxer ARG Visits Singapore
SINGAPORE – Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), and the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) visited Singapore for their second port visit since entering the 7th Fleet area of responsibility
BOXER, New Orleans /13TH MEU Visit Singapore
SINGAPORE – Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), and the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) visited Singapore for their second port visit since entering the 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
USS Chung-Hoon Returns Home to Pearl Harbor
PEARL HARBOR - The guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) returned to the ship's homeport of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Oct. 1 following a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific.
USS Stethem Demonstrates BMD Capabilities to SECDEF
YOKOSUKA, Japan –Secretary of Defense (SECDEF), the honorable Chuck Hagel visited the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) to meet with Sailors and observe the ship’s Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) capabilities.
William P. Lawrence Remembers Fallen Pilots
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY - Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) gathered for a remembrance ceremony to honor the lives of two fallen pilots killed in a helicopter accident.
A Honeymoon Deployment
USS NEW ORLEANS – With all its adventure of the high seas, a Sailor’s life also comes with a few somber sacrifices.
Cowpens Rescues Injured Mariners
WATERS TO THE WEST OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA – Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) responded to a distress call and rescued two injured civilian mariners off the southwest coast of the Republic of Korea.
Boxer ARG Sailors Combat Stress
PACIFIC OCEAN - Launched in early June, Operational Stress Control (OSC) training offers deployed Sailors effective tools to help them cope with stress aboard amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) and amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18).
Boxer ARG Arrives in US 5th Fleet
ARABIAN SEA - The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).
USS Denver Returns Home
SASEBO, Japan - Amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9) returned to Sasebo following the completion of her scheduled patrol.
USS Spruance Departs for Maiden Deployment
SAN DIEGO - The Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) departed Naval Base San Diego Oct. 16 on its maiden deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean.
SURFPAC Hosts Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
CORONADO, Calif. -- The staff of Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (SURFPAC) honored the conclusion of Hispanic Heritage Month with a celebration held at their headquarters building in Coronado, Calif.
USS Rentz Disrupts a Ton of Cocaine Worth $80 Million
USS RENTZ, At Sea - Less than a week after arriving on station following a port visit in Panama, USS Rentz (FFG 46) and embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) and helicopter squadron disrupted a shipment of 1,000 kg. of cocaine off the coast of Colombia in coordination with the Colombian navy .
Boxer's SAR Swimmers Conduct Rescue Drill
USS BOXER, At Sea – Search and rescue (SAR) swimmers aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), trained in the choppy waters of the Arabian Sea during a rescue drill.
LCU Sailors Transport Marines
CAMP PATRIOT, Kuwait – Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1648, attached to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), transported Sailors and Marines assigned to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) to the shores of Camp Patriot, Kuwait, for sustainment training exercises.
Another first for the LCS Ship class
ABOARD USS FORT WORTH - Marines assigned to the 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion from Camp Pendelton, Calif., prepare to arrive aboard the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) Oct. 2 aboard combat rubber raiding craft (CRRC) through the ship's aft-facing tail gate.
SPAWAR Seeks USS Benfold Sailors for Collaboration
SAN DIEGO - A group of USS Benfold (DDG 65) Sailors visited the Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center in Point Loma, Calif., to help scientists and engineers determine uses of some exciting new technology.
USS Ford Sailors Finish Ship Decommissioning Preps
NAVAL STATION EVERETT, Wash. - USS Ford (FFG 54), slated to be decommissioned during a ceremony Oct. 31, reached a major milestone Oct. 22 here with the final acceptance of the ship to Naval Sea Systems Command's Inactive Ships Management Office.
SEATTLE (NNS) -- "We are about to go into a fight against overwhelming odds from which survival cannot be expected," announced Lt. Cmdr. Robert W. Copeland, commanding officer of the John C. Butler-class destroyer escort USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE 4130)
USS Benfold: Waterfront ‘Athena’ Back for More
Tucked away in the industrial sector of Point Loma, a grassroots innovation initiative aimed to make the Navy better took place as the third installment of the ever-growing think tank “The Athena Project.”
CPR-1 Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
USS BOXER , At Sea - Amphibious Squadron One's (CPR-1) diversity team presented a Hispanic Heritage month celebration aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), highlighting the contributions of Hispanics throughout the world and the Navy.
Sailors and Marines Reflect on their Baptism at Sea
Baptisms aboard naval vessels are historically significant. They date back to when infants were born aboard British Royal Navy ships. Even today, after a baptism, the participants' names are engraved on the inside of the ship's bell, forever making the person a part of the ship's history.
USS Princeton Returns to San Diego
SAN DIEGO - The guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) is scheduled to return to San Diego following the completion of an extended deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility (AOR).
USS Thach Decommission After 29 years of service
SAN DIEGO – The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Thach (FFG 43) will be decommissioned after more than 29 years of naval service during a ceremony on board Naval Base San Diego.
Boxer’s Medical adds Psych Program to Team
USS BOXER, At Sea - USS Boxer’s medical department is literally a floating hospital, capable of handling most surgeries. The clinic has a radiology department with three X-ray technicians. It also has a blood bank, pharmacy, two laboratories, and more than 300 beds to hold patients.
Boxer’s 2M Program Ranks Number One
ARABIAN SEA - The Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (SURFPAC) recognized the Micro Miniature (2M) Repair division, aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), for being the top performer during the third quarter of fiscal year 2013, saving the Navy $129,065.
Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, visits USS Shiloh
Vice Adm. Robert L. Thomas, Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, toured the Shiloh as part of an initiative to get to know the sailors and leadership of the units and commands within the 7th Fleet.
USS Ford Decommissioned After 28 Years of Service
EVERETT, Wash. - (NNS) -- The Navy bade farewell to the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigate USS Ford (FFG 54) after more than 28 years of service during a decommissioning ceremony at Naval Station Everett, Oct. 31.
Capturing History: When Navy Ships Decommission
WASHINGTON - Each year, U.S. Navy vessels are decommissioned from active service. Though decommissioning of naval ships is a common occurrence for the Navy, it leaves a lingering question for many former crewmembers, naval history buffs and people who are interested in the ships, "What happens now?"