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.
Bonhomme Richard CSADD Embodies 'Shipmates Helping Shipmates'
EAST CHINA SEA - 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.
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).
Gridley Ramps up for Integrated Training
USS GRIDLEY, At Sea - Sailors assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) successfully completed underway training in preparation for the ship's upcoming transition into the integrated/advanced training with the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group.
Denver Conducts Survivability Exercise
SOUTH CHINA SEA - Sailors aboard the Austin-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9) conducted a total ship survivability exercise (TSSE).
US, Republic of Korea Navies Strengthen Alliance
YOKOSUKA, Japan - Commander, Task Force (CTF) 70; Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15; and Republic of Korea navy (ROKN) Maritime Task Flotilla (MTF) 7 held a Composite Warfare Committee (CWC) to improve combined warfighting skills and strengthen the U.S. and ROKN alliance.
USS Benfold: The Athena Project Diversifies
SAN DIEGO - Meeting at the Ballast Point Brewery in the heart of San Diego’s Little Italy district Sailors from USS Benfold (DDG 65) and The Athena Project gathered to discuss methods for improving the Navy and incorporating developments from modern technology into warfighting systems.
Sailor Becomes Marine Martial Arts Instructor
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY – Religious Programs Specialist 2nd Class Armando Arias hunts down signatures to complete his long list of qualifications needed aboard USS New Orleans (LPD 18).
Boxer’s Creativity Fights Against Complacency
ARABIAN GULF- Deployments can bring many hazards to servicemembers. Danger is always present, whether it’s working on the flight deck, conducting well deck operations or working down in the engineering spaces, and one constant danger is becoming complacent.
Education Opportunities Soar At Sea
ARABIAN SEA — Taking college courses at sea can often be a challenge for service members because of the long hours and demanding schedule. Aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), a tutoring program has been established to help Sailors attending college courses succeed during deployment.
Harpers Ferry Sailors launch CSADD campaign
ARABIAN GULF – Sailors aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) attended a training stand-down geared towards raising awareness about alcohol and decision making.
Returning to Readiness USS Russell Completes Dry Dock Period
SAN DIEGO – After a long six-hour evolution, USS Russell (DDG 59) left dry dock Jan. 22 and safely moored pierside at the BAE Shipyard in San Diego to await the next step of its 11-month Extended Drydocking Selective Restrictive Availability (EDSRA).
Ammunition onload aboard USS McCampbell
SAGAMI BAY, Japan - Sailors from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) receive ordnance on the flight deck during an ammunition onload.
Tactical Paradigm Shift
No matter what the future surface force might look like, the Navy first needs to invest in educating its people. The best place to start is a Naval Surface and Expeditionary Warfare Command.
NAVSEA Completes Waterjet Seal and Evaluation on USS Fort Worth
WASHINGTON - Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (SWRMC) divers recently completed the first full underwater waterjet seal and evaluation on a littoral combat ship (LCS), USS Fort Worth (LCS 3), the Navy announced.
Midshipmen Train Aboard USS Sterett
SAN DIEGO – A group of six Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) midshipmen from several universities joined the crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) Dec. 13-23 to receive training and experience life at sea.
A Bagpipe Dentist Out to C# [sea]
According to pipes/drums, an online publication dedicated to bag piping news and information, there are roughly 30,000 bagpipe players across the United States.
Marines Aboard Boxer Complete Basic Life Saver Training
ARABIAN SEA — Would you know what to do if the person standing next to you took a bullet through the chest? That’s just the kind of scenario Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) are preparing for.
Training for PCU America Sailors Heats Up
During a three-week security training course ran by the instructors of ACADEMI from Nov. 6 to 22, 30 Sailors, including seven attached to America, learned physical defensive tactics, weapons handling, dynamic shipboard security procedures and an array of other fleet-concentrated skills.
21st Century Leaders
ARABIAN SEA - The Chief Petty Officer (CPO) 365 program, aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), is helping first class petty officers (FCPO) prepare for the next step in their careers to trade their crows for anchors.