DESRON 31 Returns After Successful CARAT 2009 Deployment
PEARL HARBOR (NNS) -- The staff of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 31 returned home Sept. 4 after completing a successful four-month deployment aboard USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) May 12 to Aug. 28.
Led by Capt. Richard L. Clemmons Jr., DESRON 31 commodore, the deployment focused on the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in the Southeast Asia region.
Indonesia Welcomes Task Group for Naval Engagement Activity
SURABAYA, Indonesia (NNS) -- More than 100 officers and band members from Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Laut (TNI-AL) welcomed USS Tortuga (LSD 46), USS Vandegrift (FFG 48), USNS Salvor (T-ARS 52) and the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Mellon (WHEC 717) to Indonesia for the 16th annual Naval Engagement Activity (NEA) exercise May 26.
U.S., Philippine Navies Kick Off CARAT 2010 In Subic Bay
DIRITA, Philippines (Oct. 8, 2010) Lt. Cmdr. David R. Spencer calls out names of pharmacy customers during a Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines medical civic action project at Dirita Elementary School.
U.S., Cambodian Navies Participate in Final CARAT 2010 Exercise
GULF OF THAILAND (Oct. 28, 2010) The guided-missile frigate USS Commelin (FFG 37), center, and the Royal Cambodian Navy patrol craft PC 1141 and PC 1108 conduct joint maneuvers off southern Cambodia during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Cambodia 2010.
Hawaii ships "train as a force" in Koa Kai
The guided-missile destroyers USS Russell (DDG 59) and USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), the guided-missile frigate USS Reuben James (FFG 57), the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200) and the attack submarine USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) perform ship formations during exercise Koa Kai off the coast of the Oahu.
Middle Pacific-based Koa Kai Exercise saves money, time
Training exercise Koa Kai 11-1 concluded Nov. 17, saving the Navy both time and money by keeping participating surface combatants in the middle Pacific area of responsibility instead of training off the coast of San Diego.
Nevada Sailors remember Dec. 7 attack
Pearl Harbor survivors, families and friends gathered at the Nevada Memorial on Hospital Point, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Dec. 8, to remember the actions of USS Nevada (BB 36) and its crew during the Dec. 7, 1941 attack.
Nevada Sailors Remember Pearl Harbor Attack
PEARL HARBOR (NNS) -- Pearl Harbor survivors, families and friends gathered at the Nevada Memorial on Hospital Point at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Dec. 8 to remember the actions of USS Nevada (BB 36) and its crew during the Dec. 7, 1941, attack.
DESRON 31 Holds Change of Command Ceremony
PEARL HARBOR (Jan. 21, 2011) - Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 31 at a change of command ceremony at the DESRON 31 headquarters building on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Jan. 21.
JMSDF joins in Navy's Koa Kai exercise
PEARL HARBOR - The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) helicopter destroyer JS Kurama (DDH 144) will join U.S. Navy ships in exercise Koa Kai 12-1 beginning Nov. 10, marking the first time a JMSDF surface ship will participate in the semi-annual exercise in and around Hawaiian waters.
DESRON 31 Sponsors Navy Boot Camp Division
Senior leadership assigned to Commander Destroyer Squadron Three One (CDS-31), Pearl Harbor returned to Navy Boot Camp at Recruit Training Command (RTC) Great Lakes, Ill., Dec 15.
Multi-ship Exercise Koa Kai Gets Underway Near Hawaii
PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - Seven Hawaii-homeported surface ships and two San Diego-based surface ships will participate in the integrated maritime exercise Koa Kai 14-1 near Hawaii starting Jan. 24 and continuing through Jan. 31.