Cowpens Flight Deck Stands Ready
PHILIPPINE SEA - Ticonderoga guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) flight deck crew have been operating non-stop during daylight hours in support of Operation Damayan.
Operation Damayan 7th Fleet Update
YOKOSUKA, Japan - The USS George Washington is delivering water, medical supplies and hygienic supplies to Guiuan/Samar, Ormoc, Borongan and Leyte Gulf. 20 US Navy helicopters have been in continuous operation since yesterday.
George Washington HTs Pump Out Aid
PHILIPPINE SEA - Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda tore through the Republic of the Philippines last week and left an estimated 4.2 million people without basic necessities.
Navy Official Details Aid Moving to Philippines
WASHINGTON - Countries around the world are responding to the Typhoon Haiyan-caused devastation in the Philippines, and aid is rushing to the island nation with the U.S. Navy leading the way.
Operation Damayan 7th Fleet
YOKOSUKA, Japan – As USS George Washington and escort ships make their way to the Philippine waters and begin to assist in disaster relief efforts at the request of the Philippine government, the public affairs team here at Seventh Fleet intends to provide daily updates on ship and aircraft operations.
George Washington Carrier Strike Group Arrives in the Philippines
PHILIPPINE SEA - George Washington Strike Group (GWSG) arrived in the vicinity of the Leyte Gulf today to support the Third Marine Expeditionary Brigade in assisting the Philippine government in 'Operation Damayan' in response to the aftermath of the Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Republic of the Philippines.
More Ospreys Deploy to Philippines for Typhoon Relief Missions
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP S.D. BUTLER, Japan – Four additional MV-22B Ospreys have deployed from Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Japan, to support Operation Damayan, a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operation in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan.
Harris Activates Hospital Ship to Support Philippines
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, directed the activation of the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) Nov. 13 to be ready to support ongoing disaster relief efforts in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.
USS George Washington Now Underway for the Philippines
YOKOSUKA, Japan – The aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) and her strike group departed early from their port visit to Hong Kong today and are en route to the Republic of the Philippines to support humanitarian efforts in response to Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda by order of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.
George Washington Battle Group to Support Philippine Recovery Efforts
HONG KONG - Capt. Tom Disy, commanding officer of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54), speaks to local media about Antietam and the George Washington Carrier Strike Group’s plans to provide humanitarian relief to the Republic of Philippines in response to Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda.
Hagel Orders Aircraft Carrier, Ships to Philippines
WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered the aircraft carrier USS George Washington and several other U.S. Navy ships to the Republic of the Philippines today, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said today.
U.S. Navy Sends Assistance to Philippines
YOKOSUKA, Japan - The United States Seventh Fleet has mobilized numerous resources to aid in the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan.
USS Vandegrift Conducts Joint Training with Air Force
PACIFIC OCEAN – In an example of joint service interoperability, the guided missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) supported flight training operations with the U.S. Air Force off the coast of southern California.
USS Preble Sailors Visit Children’s Hospital
SYDNEY, Australia (July 31, 2013) - Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) visit a patient at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children during a Community Service event.
USS Green Bay Performs Community Service in Hong Kong
HONG KONG – Sailors and Marines assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) took time out of their port visit to Hong Kong, China Apr. 18 to spend time giving back to their host community.
USS Mustin Hosts CFAY Spring Festival Ship Tours
YOKOSUKA, Japan - U.S. Navy Electronics Technician 3rd Class Joseph Hochman, left, and Interior Communications Electrician 3rd Class Zaquavius Grissom pose for a photo with Japanese visitors aboard USS Mustin.
Sandy Hook Memorial Field Day
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY - Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) will participate in a memorial track and field competition, or “field day,” to honor the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
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.
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.
USS Gridley Remembers 9/11
On board, USS Gridley - Sailors of USS Gridley remember the tragedy of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001.
O'Kane Sailors Offer Assistance to Porter
USS O'KANE, At Sea - Sailors from guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77) are assisting the crew of guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) to recover from damage sustained in a collision with a large Japanese-owned merchant vessel near the Strait of Hormuz.
ANSO Convention Commences With Makin Island Visit
SAN DIEGO - The Association of Naval Services Officers (ANSO) commenced their 32nd annual convention, Aug. 6, with a youth outreach program held aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8).
USS Blue Ridge Sailors Work to Sustain Indonesian Partnership
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Sailors from 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), embarked 7th Fleet staff and Marines assigned to Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team Pacific arrived in Jakarta for a port visit, strengthening bonds between the American and Indonesian navies and governments, May 11.
Makin Island Sailors, Marines Take Part in SAAM 5K Run
USS MAKIN ISLAND, At Sea - More than 200 Sailors and Marines participated in a special Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) 5-kilometer run on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), April 28.
Makin Island Sailors, Marines Volunteer Time With Children in Bahrain
ADLIYA, Bahrain - Sailors and Marines assigned to amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) and the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), participated in a community relations (COMREL) project at the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA) during a port visit to Bahrain, March 13.
Blue Ridge Kicks Off NMCRS Donations
DONGHAE, Republic of Korea – U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) kicked off the annual drive to raise money for Navy and Marine Corp Relief Society (NMCRS) on March 1.
US, ROK Sailors Find Common Ground in Community Service
BUSAN, Republic of Korea - Sixty Sailors from USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) U.S. Seventh Fleet flagship, embarked 7th Fleet staff, and Republic of Korea (ROK) navy came together as one team participating in a community service (COMSERV) project at a children’s home during a port visit to Busan, Republic of Korea Feb. 25.
USS Germantown Builds Relationship with Thai School
LAEM CHABANG, Thailand - Sailors assigned to the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) participated in a community service (COMSERV) project at a local school Feb. 23 during a port visit to Laem Chabang.
Patriot Sailors play Broomball
TOMAKOMAI, Japan – Sailors assigned to USS Patriot (MCM 7) participated in an exhibition of Broomball, a recreational ice game, at the Tokiwa Arena, Feb. 11.
Japanese Family Thanks U.S. 7th Fleet
TOMAKOMAI, Japan – The owner and family members of a Japanese fishing vessel, found missing by the U.S. Navy during Operation Tomodachi, visited the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) to say “thank you,” in Tomakomai, Japan Feb. 5.
USS Lassen participates in 2012 Tokyo Metropolitan Government Drill
TOKYO – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) participated in a demonstration of interoperability and humanitarian assistance between the U.S. and the Japanese Self Defense Forces (JSDF) during the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Drill (TMG) by providing transporting stranded Japanese citizens out of the area, Feb 3.