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.
U.S., Malaysian Navy Kick Off 20th Annual CARAT Malaysia
LUMUT, Malaysia - The 20th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and the Malaysian Armed Forces commenced formally with an opening ceremony at Lumut Naval Base.
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- For Navy Reservists assigned to Littoral Combat Ship Mine Countermeasures (LCS MCM) Mission Module Unit Mayport, recent months provided excitement and hands-on training aboard the littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2).
Midshipmen Spend Summer Training on board USS Lake Champlain
SAN DIEGO - The guided missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) recently hosted a group of 10 midshipmen from various institutions across the country for a one-month summer training cruise focused on exposing students to benefits of the surface warfare community.
Amphibious and surface units from the U.S. and French navies completed a passing exercise (PASSEX) June 6 which honed their interoperability skills and demonstrated the close operational relationship enjoyed by the two NATO allies.
Setting the Standard
SOUTH CHINA SEA - U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) practiced the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea (CUES) with Japanese ship JS Kunisaki (LST 4003).
Sailors aboard USS Freedom (LCS 1) demonstrated the future concept of operations (CONOPS) for manned and unmanned helicopters aboard littoral combat ships during an underway off the coast of San Diego in preparation for an initial deployment of the aircraft later this year.
NSE Conducts Exercise Citadel Protect
EVERETT, Wash. (NNS) — Sailors assigned to Naval Station Everett (NSE) coordinated with tenant commands and local authorities for the anti-terrorism training exercise Citadel Protect.
America’s crash team earns perfect score
Flight operations are some of the most extensive and complex naval evolutions. The Navy flies aircraft not only from military bases on land, but also from virtually every type of ship in service while at sea. Just like civilian flight operations, the Navy has air traffic controllers, maintenance crews and ground crews to manage all aspects of flight operations around the globe.
7th Fleet Ships Emphasize CUES Training
YELLOW SEA - With the endorsement of CUES at the Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS) in April 2014, WPNS navies have affirmed their commitment to safety during unplanned encounters at sea.
USS Anchorage Achieves Training Goals, Returns Home
SAN DIEGO – San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) arrived in her homeport of San Diego, April 18, after disembarking Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF), ASEAN, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF).
USS Anchorage Departs Pearl Harbor, Leaves Impression
While in port, the crew was able to conduct training, strengthen community relations, and host the U.S. Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, and other defense ministers from the Association of Southeastern Asian Nations during part of their defense forum.
U.S. NAVY 7TH FLEET HOLDS SAPR TRAINING
SAPR training is designed to raise Sailors awareness about sexual assault and motivate them to intervene when they believe a sexual assault is taking place.
Up To Speed
Developing Surface Warfare tactics must be a core function, not an afterthought, and we must develop and assess these tactics at the individual level where specialized functions are executed that contribute to the combat effectiveness of the ship.
USS Harpers Ferry Provides Valuable Training Opportunities
INDIAN OCEAN — Four junior officers assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) embarked aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) to receive training, experience and exposure to amphibious operations.
APEX-38 Group visits USS Wayne E. Meyer
SAN DIEGO – A group of senior-level federal employees participating in the Adaptive Planning and Execution (APEX) training course visited the guided missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) for a pierside tour at Naval Base San Diego.
Gridley Powers through Damage Control Certification
SAN DIEGO - The crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS GRIDLEY (DDG 101) achieved success in yet another element of their intense, compressed Basic Phase training cycle by successfully completing a rigorous damage control assessment.
USS Essex: Tenacious in Motorcycle Safety
SAN DIEGO - There has been a lot of emphasis put toward motorcycle safety in recent years and as a result motorcycle injuries and deaths have been on a steady decline throughout the last five years.
COMLOG WESTPAC Holds All Hands Call Aboard Pinckney
SINGAPORE - Rear Adm. Cindy Thebuad, commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific conducted an all hands call aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) at Changi Naval Base in Singapore.
Fiscal Year 2014 Littoral Combat Ship Contract Awards Announced
WASHINGTON - Today, contract modifications were issued to Lockheed Martin Corporation and Austal USA under their respective Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) block buy contracts to add funding for construction of two fiscal year 2014 Littoral Combat Ships each.
Back In Action
The amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD 20) has water under the keel once again after successfully completing a dry dock period at the National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) in San Diego.
Shipmates Helping Shipmates
The Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) chapter aboard forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) is teaching Sailors how to make smart decisions on liberty and providing opportunities for junior Sailors to lead.
Here Comes the BOOM
The new Aegis Ashore Team Trainer (AATT) will be located onboard Naval Air Station Oceana's Dam Neck Annex. The trainer will house a mock-up of the shore-based Aegis Combat Information Centers (CICs) to be built in host nations in Europe.
BHR Sailors and 31st MEU Marines Train for NEO
EAST CHINA SEA - Sailors aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conducted a non-combatant evacuation operation (NEO) drill while underway off the coast of Okinawa.
Sailors and Marines Integrate During AIT
EAST CHINA SEA - Sailors assigned Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), and Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed the first evolution of Amphibious Integration Training (AIT).
Flight Operations aboard USS Ashland
EAST CHINA SEA - A V-22 Osprey takes off from the flight deck of Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) during flight operations.