Brothers at sea together after 25 years of service
USS BOXER, At Sea - When Senior Chief Boatswain’s Mate (SW/AW) Deondra Quarles, stationed aboard guided-missile frigate USS Gary (FFG 51), saw his name on the advancement list for master chief in May of this year, he knew he could be picking orders to a new duty station.
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 Halsey Sailors Kick off the New Year at Sea
USS HALSEY, At sea (NNS) - Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) brought in the new year during a celebration on the mess decks while on a Western Pacific deployment Dec. 31.
Makin Island Sailors and Marines Communicate with Loved Ones via VTC
USS MAKIN ISLAND, At Sea- Several Sailors and Marines deployed aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) were able to speak face-to-face with their families Dec. 29, using video teleconferencing (VTC) technology between the ship and the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) in San Diego.
USS Wayne E Meyer Celebrates Christmas at Sea
USS WAYNE E. MEYER, At sea - Sailors aboard guided missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) took time to celebrate Christmas while deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility Dec. 25.
Miracles happen everyday. Sometimes you get lucky and lightning strikes twice. One USS MOBILE BAY Sailor had that kind of day recently and did something new and unexpected, at least for a ship at-sea, consummating a moment that is sometimes a bittersweet one for those deployed away from families
Halsey Sailors Are United Through Reading
USS HALSEY, At Sea - Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) are staying connected to family with United Through Reading (UTR) while on their western Pacific deployment.
USS Blue Ridge Arrives in Osaka
OSAKA, Japan - The 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrived at Osaka, Japan, May 13 for a port visit that will strengthen already strong ties between the United States and Japan.
USS CURTS Hosts Family Picnic
April 15th, 2011 – The USS CURTS celebrated their appreciation for their families’ continued support by hosting a USS CURTS Family Picnic. The families enjoyed a grilled feast, a bounce-house, and waterslide for the children.
Surface Families Rally to Support Evacuees
SAN DIEGO (April 8, 2011) — Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet’s (SURFPAC) Ombudsman is leading a campaign to collect donations that began March 26, to support Navy families evacuated from Japan after an earthquake and subsequent Tsunami struck the country March 11.
Family Day Cruise Onboard USS Boxer (LHD 4)
SAN DIEGO (January 28, 2011) – Families enjoy a landing craft air cushion (LCAC) display on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Boxer LHD 4 during a Family Day Cruise.
Belly Stretcher 2010
San Diego, CA (09/28/2010) - This year’s Thanksgiving Belly Stretcher at TACRON-11 was kicked off by Commander Burbridge, reminding us all that we are thankful for the Dets that are out and the Dets preparing for deployment.
SURFPAC Celebrates Ombudsmen's 40th Anniversary
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (SURFPAC) celebrated the 40th anniversary of the ombudsmen program with an awards ceremony honoring 81 ombudsmen in San Diego on Sept. 8th.
Surface Line Week 2010
SAN DIEGO— Surface Line Week (SLW), a ten day contest sponsored by Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet will begin Aug. 12 and run through Aug 20. The annual competition is a marquee event on the San Diego waterfront and features a series of activities dedicated to friendly competition in a variety of seamanship and sporting events.
Families Help Patriot Win Battle "E"
USS PATRIOT, At Sea (NNS) -- Commander Naval Surface Forces announced the mine counter-measures ship USS Patriot (MCM 7) the winner of the 2009 Battle Efficiency award for Commander Mine Counter-Measures Squadron 1 Feb. 11.
RTH Brings Navy Families Together
As Pre-Commissioning Unit Makin Island (LHD 8) increases operational tempo, travel entitlements such as return to homeport (RTH) are relieving Sailors of the stress of being separated from family.