Carrier Strike Group (CSG 5) Vertical Replenishment and Helicopter Training Operations
SOUTH CHINA SEA - Members assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) flight deck team along with the pilots and aircrew of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron Seventy-One (HMS-71) participate in vertical replenishment and in-flight helicopter refueling training operations. Meyer is on a routine deployment to the Western Pacific supporting maritime security and cooperation.
Sailors of Four COMNAVSURFPAC Commands Promoted to Chief Together
SAN DIEGO – Seven Sailors from Commander, Naval Surface Force Pacific Fleet (COMNAVSURFPAC) and subordinate commands were promoted to the rank of chief petty officer (CPOs) at a pinning ceremony held at the base chapel on Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, Sept. 16.
New SURFPAC Force Master Chief Selected
SAN DIEGO - Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (SURFPAC) announced the next SURFPAC force master chief, Sept. 28. Vice Adm. Richard announced Command Master Chief (SW/AW) Brannon Knox will relieve Force Master Chief(SW) Eric Page in a ceremony October 2011.
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD6) Remembers 9/11
USS BONHOMME RICHARD, At Sea - Sailors aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) marked the 10th anniversary of 9/11 prior to pulling in from a brief underway period Sept. 8.
Boxer promotes 12 Sailors to CPO at sea
Twelve Sailors proudly stood at attention in the hangar bay aboard amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) Sept. 16 as gold fouled anchors were pinned on their collars and combination covers were placed upon their heads for the first time in their Navy careers.
USS BOXER (LHD 4) Transits the Pacific Ocean
PACIFIC OCEAN - The amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) transits the Pacific Ocean. USS Boxer is underway in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of responsibility during a western Pacific deployment.
USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) Homecoming
The USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), part of Carrier Strike Group (CSG 7), returned to San Diego Sept. 9 after a seven-month deployment to the Western Pacific and U.S. Central Command area of responsibility (AOR).
USS COMSTOCK (LSD 45) Transits the Pacific Ocean
PACIFIC OCEAN - The amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) transits the Pacific Ocean. USS Comstock is underway in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of responsibility during a western Pacific deployment.
USS Comstock Returns to San Diego
Amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) Sailors returned to homeport at Naval Base San Diego Sept. 30, after a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility (AOR).
USS Defender to Arrive in Port Blaire
USS Defender (MCM 2) will arrive in Port Blaire, India on Sept. 12 for a series of public engagements with reporters and representatives from the Indian government, Indian navy and Indian coast guard.
USS Dewey Moves through Spratly Islands
SOUTH CHINA SEA – Guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG) 105, transited through the Spratly Islands, Tuesday, while conducting routine and transparent operations in the South China Sea.
USS Dewey Makes Historical Port Visit
MANILA, Republic of the Philippines – Guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105), arrived in Manila, Republic of the Philippines, today, for the first time after being commissioned in March, 2010 in Seal Beach, Calif.
Dewey Sailors Visit Historical Island
SOUTH CHINA SEA – Sailors from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) departed Manila, Republic of the Philippines, Thursday, after making a scheduled four-day port visit to the capital city.
USS Essex (LHD 2) ARG Departs for Western Pacific Patrol
SASEBO, Japan - Ships of the forward-deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) departed Sasebo, Japan Sept. 21 to begin a patrol of the Western Pacific region. During the patrol, Essex ARG will embark and work with elements of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit to complete an amphibious integration training and certification exercise off the coast of Okinawa.
USS Essex embarks 31st MEU Aviation Combat Element
After completing the onload of the ground elements of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) at White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, Japan, the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) got underway to embark aircraft with the MEU’s Aviation Combat Element (ACE).
USS Gary Enters Yard Period
USS Gary (FFG 51) returned home from a seven-month South Pacific independent deployment in August and began a 112-day yard period Sept. 28.
USS Green Bay holds 9/11 Memorial Service
Sailors and Marines aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) conducted a 9/11 memorial service while underway in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) Sept. 11.
USS Green Bay holds Guadalcanal Commemoration Ceremony
Amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) and embarked Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines (BLT 1/1) of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit held a Guadalcanal commemoration ceremony Sep. 10, during their 2011 maiden Western Pacific deployment.
USS Halsey (DDG 97) Combat Takedown Training Drill
PACIFIC OCEAN - Chief Gunner's Mate Jason Mitchell demonstrates proper takedown techniques on Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Hang Chen during combat training aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97). Halsey is underway conducting operations off the coast of Southern California.
USS HIGGINS (DDG 76) Returns to Home Port
SAN DIEGO – The guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) returns to its homeport of San Diego after an independent eight-month deployment to the Western Pacific and U.S. Central Command area of responsibility (AOR).
USS Makin Island Named Finalist for Prestigious Ney Award
Amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) has been named a finalist for the 2012 Capt. Edward F. Ney Memorial Awards for Food Service Excellence, according to an official naval message released Sept. 14 by Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet.
USS Makin Island Completes COMPTUEX
The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) returned to San Diego Sept. 16 after completing a 16-day Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of Southern California.
USS NEW ORLEANS (LPD 18) Pre-Deployment
PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 9, 2011) -Engineman 1st Class Kevin Jones explains the capabilities of the command and control center to Ensign Patrick Love aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18). New Orleans and the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting pre-deployment work-ups as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group.
Sailors Spread Cheer at Singapore School
Boatswain's Mate Seaman Victor Hernandez, from Baldwin Park, Calif., reads to pre-school children at the International Community School Singapore during a community service project.
USS Port Royal Supports Army Flight Deck Qualifications
Guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) supported flight deck qualifications for U.S. Army aircraft and crew assigned to the 1-168th General Support Aviation Battalion (GSAB), Aviation Task Force – Army Central Command (ARCENT) stationed at Camp Buehring, Kuwait.
USS Preble (DDG88) Homecoming
The USS Preble (DDG88), part of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 7 returned to San Diego Sept. 9 after a seven-month deployment to the Western Pacific and U.S. Central Command area of responsibility (AOR).
PCU San Diego (LPD 22) Underway for Builder's Trials
PCU SAN DIEGO, At Sea - Sailors from Precommissioning Unit San Diego (LPD 22) went underway Sept. 28 - Oct. 1 for Builder's Trials. Builder's Trials is the first time during a ship's construction that she gets underway on her own power.
USS Spruance (DDG 111) Begins Maiden Voyage
BATH, Maine - The newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Spruance (DDG 111), sailed away from the Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine Sept. 1 on its maiden voyage to her commissioning site in Key West, Fla.
Spruance Sailors Spruce Up Southernmost City
Sailors assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) spent Sept. 28 and 29 participating in six community relations (COMREL) projects while spending the week in Key West preparing for the ship's commissioning ceremony Oct. 1.
USS Thach Completes Southern Seas 2011
Guided-missile frigate USS Thach (FFG 43) returned to her homeport of San Diego, Calif., Sept. 16, after six months in Central and South America for the Southern Seas 2011 deployment.