RUSSELL SEPTEMBER GTD
From September 18 to 29, USS RUSSELL Sailors assisted in a ballistic missile defense Ground Test, Distributed (BMD GTD) exercise in San Diego, CA.
USS RUSSELL Shipboard Preservation
Throughout the duration of USS RUSSELL’s 2016-2017 Chief of Naval Operations Selected Restricted Availability, RUSSELL Sailors have diligently completed extensive preservation and repair work normally assigned to contracted tradesmen. .
USS Russell Hones Navigation Skills During Maintenance Period
Throughout the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell’s (DDG 59) 2016-2017 Extended Selected Restricted Availability, the ship’s navigation and bridge watch teams, led by the Navigator Lt. j.g. Leslie Beatrice, have gone to great lengths to maintain their technical proficiency.
Three hundred and fifteen USS Russell (DDG 59) crew members and guests gathered on December 7 to celebrate their annual holiday party in San Diego’s Gaslamp District.
RUSSELL’s Newest CPOs Excel in New Roles
Eight Sailors assigned to USS Russell (DDG 59) received their anchors of gold and became the newest members of the Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Mess during a pinning ceremony at Ruocco Park in downtown San Diego, Sept. 16.
RUSSELL BEGINS SHIPYARD AVAILABILITY
On July 25th USS RUSSELL berth shifted along the San Diego waterfront from Naval Base San Diego to Continental Marine San Diego to begin an extensive shipyard availability period.
USS Russell to Return from Deployment
The guided missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) is scheduled to return April 10, 2016 from a 214-day independent deployment to the Arabian Gulf, Indian Ocean, and Western Pacific.
USS Russell to Depart on Deployment
SAN DIEGO - USS Russell (DDG 59) is scheduled to depart Naval Base San Diego, on an independent deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean and Middle East.
USS Russell Holds Change of Command in San Diego
SAN DIEGO - Cmdr. James Harney (center), relinquishes command of the guided missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) to Cmdr. Gill McCarthy during the ship’s change of command ceremony at Naval Base San Diego.
USS Russell Hosts Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
SAN DIEGO - Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Dr. Amanda Sloat takes the helm of the guided missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) during a tour of Russell's robust ballistic missile defense capabilities at Naval Base San Diego.
Racking up Success
The story of Russell is really one of overcoming adversity to attain success. “Although the situation did not appear ideal to begin with,” stated Cmdr. James Harney, Commanding Officer of Russell, “by focusing on what we could do instead of what we couldn’t we were able to rack up successes throughout the drydock period, and continuing today.”
USS Russell Hosts Japanese Destroyer in San Diego
SAN DIEGO – The crew of USS Russell (DDG 59) hosted the crew of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Ship JS Teruzuki (DD 116) as the partner nation participated in exercises with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group off the coast of Southern California.
USS Russell Hosts Chinese Navy in San Diego
SAN DIEGO – The officers and crew of USS Russell (DDG 59) played a key role in supporting one of three People’s Liberation Army (Navy) ships visiting San Diego by hosting the crew of the frigate CNS Yueyang (FF 575).
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.
Honoring a Shipmate
The officers and crew of the guided missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) remembered the life of Dr. Barry Friedman, a World War II veteran, author and special friend of the crew during a special memorial service held on board the ship.
USS Russell Holds Change of Command Ceremony
SAN DIEGO – With the traditional exchange of salutes, Cmdr. Ann McCann turned over command of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) to Cmdr. James Harney during a change of command ceremony at the BAE Shipyard in San Diego.
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).
Reserve Sailors Make an Impact Aboard USS Russell
SAN DIEGO - Sailors assigned to the Reserve Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Yokosuka have made a name for themselves by helping ships stationed at Naval Base San Diego provide logistical support including running inventories, moving supplies and keeping up with supply administrative paperwork.
USS Russell Change of Command
SAN DIEGO - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) held a change of command ceremony on Naval Base San Diego March 22 where Cmdr. Mike Weeldreyer turned over command to Cmdr. Ann McCann.
USS Russell Returns Home to Hawaii
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - Families and friends welcomed back the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, April 23, following completion of a successful eight-month deployment to the western Pacific and Arabian Gulf.
US and Iraq Navy Cooperation Assists Injured Mariner
ARABIAN GULF - U.S. and Iraq navies assisted an injured mariner in the
northern Arabian Gulf, Oct. 19.
Indian-flagged and owned M/T Desh Garima contacted U.S. guided missile
destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59), which was operating in the area, for
assistance with an Indian mariner who had a hand injury requiring medical
Middle Pacific-based Koa Kai Exercise Saves Money and Time
PEARL HARBOR (NNS) -- 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.
USS Russell Arrives in Sendai
SENDAI, Japan (NNS) -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) arrived in Sendai, Japan, July 23 for a scheduled port visit. The visit is a continuation of U.S. – Japan joint port calls being conducted throughout the year to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the U.S. – Japan Mutual Security Treaty.
NMCRS Pearl Harbor Recognizes Hawaii-based Commands, USS Russell
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Robert Stirrup, Commander, Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs
PEARL HARBOR (NNS) -- The Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) Pearl Harbor Chapter held an awards ceremony to recognize Hawaii-based commands for their efforts during the 2010 NMCRS Fund Drive at the Hickam Memorial Theater on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam June 22
USS Russell entering Pearl Harbor
The Arleigh Burke class are among the largest and most powerful destroyers ever built, both larger and more heavily armed than many previous cruisers.