Staying Fit Aboard USS Bonhomme Richard
USS BONHOMME RICHARD, At Sea - The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard offers Sailors and Marines a variety of ways to stay fit while underway.
USS Gridley Change of Command
SINGAPORE - USS Gridley (DDG 101) held a change of command ceremony in Changi, Singapore, Cmdr. Benjamin Allbritton turned over command of the guided missile destroyer to Cmdr. Rick Kratzer with the crew assembled on the forecastle.
Blue Ridge Returns to Yokosuka
YOKOSUKA, Japan - U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) returned to Yokosuka, Japan, Sept. 4 after concluding its participation in Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2012 (UFG12).
Blue Ridge Concluded Initial IRAT
AT Sea - Inspection and Readiness Assist Team (IRAT) came aboard U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) for its initial inspection of the ship’s operating equipment.
Blue Ridge Arrives in Chinhae
CHINHAE, Republic of Korea - U.S. 7th Fleet Flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) embarked U.S. 7th Fleet staff, and Marines arrived in Chinhae, South Korea marking the successful completion of Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2012.
USS Preble Sailors Earn Weapon Qualifications
SAN DIEGO - Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) conducted small arms qualification training at the Naval Air Station North Island small arms range.
Mustin Sailors take E-6 Advancement Exam at Sea
PHILIPPINE SEA – Approximately 30 Sailors assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) took part in the Petty Officer 1st Class Navy-wide advancement exam on the ship’s mess decks.
USS Crommelin Commences Decommissioning
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - Though the fires of her engines have been stifled, the crewmembers of the USS Crommelin (FFG 37) are sizzling with activity as they undertake the monumental task of taking a naval warship out of service.
USS Milius return
SAN DIEGO - The guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) is scheduled to return to San Diego Sep. 11 after an eight-month independent deployment to the Western Pacific and U.S. Central Command areas of responsibility.
Family, Friends Embark USS Bunker Hill
SAN DIEGO (- The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) welcomed nearly 180 friends and family members aboard for a friends and family day cruise.
USS Shoup Proves It’s a Force to Be Reckoned With
USS Shoup, At Sea – After spending two weeks testing most of her major weapons systems in the Southern California Naval Operating Area, USS Shoup shot two Tomahawk missiles, one on each of the mornings.
USS Gridley Remembers 9/11
On board, USS Gridley - Sailors of USS Gridley remember the tragedy of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001.
USS Essex advances 11 to chief petty officer
SAN DIEGO – Eleven Sailors aboard amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) donned the uniform of chief petty officer today, after completing a six-week chief petty officer (CPO) induction.
Blue Ridge Goat Locker Welcomes New Chiefs
YOKOSUKA, Japan - Seventeen Sailors aboard U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) put on their combination covers and anchor collar devices for the first time during a pinning ceremony held aboard Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka.
Peleliu ARG and 15th Meu Depart For WESTPAC Deployment
SAN DIEGO – Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group (PELARG) and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are scheduled to depart Naval Base San Diego on Sept. 17 for a regularly scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East.
Brothers Weigh Anchors Together
SAN DIEGO - Chief Culinary Specialist Ramon M. Lang and Chief Hospital Corpsman Daniel C. Lang, stand as Chiefs for the first time in the hangar bay of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony.
USS Pearl Harbor Welcomes "Leaders to Sea"
USS Pearl Harbor, At Sea - Five Southern California leaders in business and industry got underway with the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) as part of the "Leaders to Sea" program.
USS Fort Worth Departs Mayport for Commissioning
MAYPORT, Fla. - The Navy's newest Littoral Combat Ship, USS Fort Worth (LCS 3), sailed away from Naval Station Mayport, Fla. beginning the final leg of its maiden voyage to its commissioning site in Galveston, Texas.
Denver Pins New Navy Chiefs
SOUTH CHINA SEA – USS Denver was one of the first commands in the Navy to induct First Class Petty Officers to the rank of Chief Petty Officer.
Food preparations on board USS McCampbell
Yokosuka, Japan - Culinary Specialist Seaman John Blas, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85), prepares bread for the crew.
Stockdale Award Recipients Announced
WASHINGTON - Former commanding officer of USS Chafee (DDG 90) and the current commander of the USS Boise (SSN 764) were announced as the recipients of the 2012 Vice Adm. James Bond Stockdale Leadership Award.
LCAC 29 Participates in CERTEX
PHILIPPINE SEA - Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 29, assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, exits the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during well deck operations.
USS Vandegrift Arrives in Vladivostok, Russia
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia – Oliver Hazard Perry-class Guided Missile Frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) arrived in Vladivostok, Russia Sept. 20 for a port visit during operations in the Western Pacific.
Mobile Bay Participates in Valiant Shield
WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN - Operating to ensure security and stability in the vital Asia-Pacific region, two of the U.S. Navy’s 11 global force aircraft carriers conducted readiness operations at the conclusion of exercise Valiant Shield.
Rushmore Conducts Burial At Sea
PACIFIC OCEAN—Sailors and Marines attached to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit laid to rest 21 military veterans in the Pacific Ocean during a burial at sea.
Valiant Shield 2012 Ends
ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, GUAM - More than 25 U.S. joint forces completed their participation in Valiant Shield 2012 (VS12), ending the 9-day long exercise in the region around Guam.
Peleliu ARG Deploys
PACIFIC OCEAN –The Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed from Naval Base San Diego for deployment to the Western Pacific ocean.
Peleliu Conducts Burial At Sea
PACIFIC OCEAN—Amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) conducted a burial-at-sea for 24 deceased former military members and one military spouse.
Blue Ridge Concludes Initial IRAT
YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- Inspection and Readiness Assist Team (IRAT) arrived aboard U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) for its initial inspection of the ship's operating equipment.
USS Essex (LHD 2) Prepares For Dry-Dock Maintenance Availability
SAN DIEGO – After returning from the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC), the world's largest international maritime exercise, the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) entered an 18-month docking phased maintenance availability (DPMA) period at Naval Station San Diego.
USS Paul Hamilton to Deploy
PEARL HARBOR – Guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60), will depart Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Friday, Sep. 21, for a 10-month deployment to the Western Pacific and U.S. Central Command areas of responsibility.
Benfold Sailors Train with Soldiers
USS BENFOLD, At Sea (NNS) -- Guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) conducted joint exercises with Army aviators from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment and 3rd Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, Aug. 21.
Fort Worth Commissioned in Galveston
GALVESTON, Texas (September 22, 2012) - Sailors assigned to the Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) man the ship during the commissioning ceremony in Galveston, Texas, Sept. 22.
Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Chief of Staff Visits Bonhomme Richard
USS BONHOMME RICHARD, At Sea - The chief of staff of the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) visited the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) Sept. 23, to meet with senior leadership and discuss bilateral training between the United States and Japanese military.
USS Gridley Welcomes New Chief Petty Officers
Onboard, USS Gridley - On Friday, September 14th, the USS Gridley Chief Petty Officer’s Mess welcomed 10 of the Navy’s finest to their ranks. The pinning took place onboard Gridley during a port visit to Goa, India.
Cowpens Sailors Serve Saipan School
SAIPAN – Sailors assigned to the forward-deployed Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) spent time working hard and playing harder at the Mount Carmel School.
PELARG, 15TH MEU Departs Pearl Harbor
PEARL HARBOR – The Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group (PELARG) with embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed Pearl Harbor after a brief port visit.
USS Sterett Hosts Veterans Luncheon
USS Sterett, San Diego – USS Sterett (DDG 104) hosted a wardroom luncheon and an all hands call with two veterans with combat naval experience.
Canadian Divers Embark Mine Countermeasures Ship
USS WARRIOR, At Sea - Canadian divers from Fleet Dive Unit, Atlantic, embarked mine countermeasures ship USS Warrior (MCM 10), for phase two of the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise 2012 (IMCMEX 12).
IMCMEX12 Military Exercise Concludes
MANAMA, Bahrain - International Mine Countermeasures Exercise 2012 (IMCMEX12) concluded at U.S. Naval Forces Central Command after two weeks of seminars and training operations.
Stennis Strike Group Visits Kota Kinabalu
KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia - After four weeks at sea, ships from the John C. Stennis Strike Group (JCSSG), including the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) arrived in Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia Sept. 30 for a scheduled port visit.
Nimitz Sets Sail for COMPTUEX
EVERETT, Wash. - The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) got underway Sept. 29 to participate in a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) with components of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11.