BHR ARG and 31st MEU Complete AIT and CERTEX
EAST CHINA SEA - Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), prepare to board MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).
USS Curtis Wilbur Maintains Readiness in AOR
YOKOSUKA, Japan – Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) completed sea trials March 5 after conducting a DDG midlife overhaul Extended Dry Dock Shipboard Repair Availability (EDSRA).
Essex ARG, 15th MEU Complete PMINT
PACIFIC OCEAN - A RIM-7 NATO Sea Sparrow Missile (NSSM) is fired from the forward launcher aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during a live-fire exercise.
Taking the Helm
YOKOSUKA, Japan - Seaman Bryan Swierczk, attached to the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) stands watch as lee helmsman while the ship departs Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka.
Rough Riders Take the Reins Aboard USS Fort Worth (LCS 3)
SOUTH CHINA SEA— LCS Crew 103 Rough Riders and the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) completed at-sea workups following last week’s crew swap, the first of three crew swaps during the ship’s maiden 16-month deployment to the Asia-Pacific.
Two Sailors Go Above and Beyond to Mentor
PACIFIC OCEAN - Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 2nd Class Jarreau Moore, far right, and Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Victor Mendez Lopez, second from right, pose with their mentees aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22).
Lassen Enhances Cooperation with JMSDF
EAST CHINA SEA - Arleigh-burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) (right) conducts surfarce warfare operations with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force's JS Kurama (DDH 144).
Lassen Maintains Presence in the Western Pacific
EAST CHINA SEA - Damage Controlman 2nd Class (right) J. Jason Delacrus supports Hull Maintenance Technician 2nd Class Devon Cummings as he raises flight deck nets following completion of flight operations aboard the Arleigh-burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82).
Live Fire Exercise Onboard USS Green Bay
PACIFIC OCEAN - Fire Controlman 2nd Class Tanner McCaskill observes Ship's Serviceman 3rd Class Dwayne Stevens during a .50 caliber machine gun live fire exercise aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20).
Boxer Sailors Do Their Homework
SAN DIEGO - Information Systems Technician Seaman Apprentice Keenan Walker studies his history class notes during his off-time aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) for a college class.
Bonhomme Richard Completes Flight Deck Certification
EAST CHINA SEA (NNS) -- The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) successfully completed flight deck certification, with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) (Reinforced) 262, Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 231 and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 Det. 6.
Lunch Time Onboard USS Blue Ridge
Yokosuka, Japan - Culinary Specialist Seaman Samuel Boosey, a Sailor attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Eight (HSC-8), prepares lunch in the wardroom galley on board U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19).
USS Shiloh Returns From Routine Patrol
YOKOSUKA, Japan - Fire Controlman 2nd Class Joseph Neff, from Allentown, Pa., and Sonar Detection (Surface) 3rd Class Daniel Jordan, from Pueblo, Co., moor a line as the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) returns from a routine patrol.
Weapons System Training Onboard USS Chosin
PACIFIC OCEAN - The MK-15 Phalanx close-in weapons system fires a short burst during a pre-aim calibration fire aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65).
Bonhomme Richard Conducts Ammo Onload
SASEBO HARBOR, Japan (NNS) -- The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) conducted an ammo on-load in preparation for its next deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
Amphibious Operations Onboard USS Rushmore
PACIFIC OCEAN - Sailors of dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) man lines to recover safety boat after completing loading of Marine Corps assault amphibious vehicles (AAV).
SAN DIEGO - The amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) transits San Diego Harbor in preparation for its maiden deployment.
USS Gridley Holds CBR Drill
GULF OF OMAN - Sailors conduct a test for simulated agent during a chemical, biological and radiological training event aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101).
Sailors Participate in Damage Control Drill
GULF OF ADEN - Sailors and Marines participate in pipe patching training during a damage control drill on the forecastle of amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22).
USS Bonhomme Richard Weapons Familiarization
Gunners Mate 1st Class David Jacinto, from Compton, Calif., instructs Sailors on the proper operation of a .50-caliber machine gun aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).
Operation Inherent Resolve
U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Operations - Ship’s Serviceman 1st Class Derome D. Smith learns to gauge an M2HB .50-caliber machine gun aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) during a training exercise.
Stethem Enhances ASW Skills during SHAREM
PHILIPPINE SEA – Sailors aboard the Arleigh-burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) participated in the Ship Anti-submarine Warfare (ASW) Readiness and Evaluation Measurement (SHAREM) exercise.
Antietam Enhances Interoperability with Philippines, Japan
WEST SEA OF THE PHILIPPINES -- The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam participated in a training evolution with Philippine navy frigate Gregorio Del Pilar and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Sazanami.
USS GEORGE WASHINGTON, At Sea (NNS) -- In the midst of the year's largest U.S. military exercise, Asia's forward-deployed destroyer squadron is taking steps to ensure surface warfare readiness by leading the Navy in the development of tactics, techniques and procedures (TTP) that are on the 'leading edge' of emerging technology.
Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 4 congratulated the crew of the guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56), Sept. 26, after the ship successfully completed its Independent Deployer Certification Exercise (IDCERTEX).
PACIFIC OCEAN – The crew of the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) successfully performed a live-fire demonstration of a Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile (NSM) during missile testing operations off the coast of Southern California, Sept. 23
USS Shoup Holds Fire Drill in Shipyard
EVERETT, Wash. – The crew of the guided missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86), along with the Naval Station Everett (NSE) Fire Department and City of Everett Fire Department, conducted a shipyard fire drill to practice coordination between the different organizations.
Marines Conduct MCMAP Training Aboard Anchorage
USS ANCHORAGE, At Sea (NNS) -- Marines from 7th Engineer Support Battalion aboard amphibious platform dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) make sea time into a unique training environment with the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP).
Integrated Air and Missile Defense
Emerging threats and advances in Integrated Air and Missile Defense technology require a new approach to the development of warfighting expertise. Operators and tacticians must be properly trained to maximize the effectiveness of combat systems.
The Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, located in the high desert of Nevada, is a uniquely-instrumented training facility with a proven commitment to warfighting excellence and tactical innovation.
As the Navy’s only fully-equipped and operational underway replenishment (UNREP) test site, NSWC Port Hueneme has provided replenishment training and engineering services to the surface fleet since 1963.
SWOS Ready on Arrival
The Surface Warfare Officers School Command recently assumed responsibility for training enlisted engineering rates across the surface community, and is responsible for nine learning sites and more than 1,000 courses each year to roughly 67,000 students.
Ready, Aim, Fire
PACIFIC OCEAN – The crew of the guided missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully conducted a series of five live-fire tests for the Baseline 9C Aegis Combat System during Combat Systems Ship’s Qualification Trials (CSSQT) and Naval Integrated Fire Control Counter Air (NIFC-CA) capability off the coast of Southern California.
From Past to Present
SAN DIEGO – The guided missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) recently completed installation of the Cooperative Afloat Networks Enterprise Services (CANES) program.