USS Higgins to Depart for Deployment
Guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) will depart San Diego for a regularly scheduled independent deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility on Nov. 20.
USS Higgins Returns from Deployment
SAN DIEGO - The guided missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) returned home February 11 from a 225-day independent deployment to the Arabian Gulf, Western Pacific, and Indian Oceans.
USS Higgins Departs on Deployment
SAN DIEGO -- The guided missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) departs for an independent deployment to the Western Pacific, Indian Ocean and Middle East.
COMNAVSURFOR Visits USS Higgins
SAN DIEGO - Vice Adm. Thomas S. Rowden, Commander, Naval Surface Forces, talks with officers and enlisted Sailors during his visit to the guided- missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76).
USS Higgins, Essex Simulate Replenishment-at-sea
SAN DIEGO - Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) simulate a replenishment-at-sea with the guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) while moored at Naval Station San Diego.
USS Higgins Hosts Alabama Congressman
SAN DIEGO – The crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) welcomed U.S. Congressman Bradly Byrne (R-Ala.) for a tour of the ship to help gain a greater understanding of the operational capabilities of some of the Navy’s platforms.
Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence Officials Visit USS Higgins
SAN DIEGO - Rear Adm. Christian Becker, the Program Executive Officer for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) along with Dr. John Zangardi, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Information Operations, and Space visited USS Higgins (DDG 76) for a tour of the ship’s recent Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) installation.
USS Higgins Honors Namesake with Remembrance Ceremony
SAN DIEGO - The crew of the guided missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) held a remembrance ceremony for Marine Corps Col. William Richard Higgins, the ship's namesake, to recognize the 26th anniversary of his capture.
USS Higgins Mentors Guam Students
AGAT, Guam - Forward-deployed Sailors from the destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) volunteered their time to talk with and mentor Guam public school students at Oceanview Middle School in Agat, Guam.
Higgins Sailors Assist Angeles Orphanage
NAGOYA, Japan - The Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) visited the Holy Angeles Orphanage in Nagoya for a community service project.
USS Higgins Visits Nagoya, Japan
NAGOYA, Japan - The guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) pulled into Nagoya providing its Sailors the opportunity to tour cultural sites and interact with the local community.
VCNO Visits USS Higgins
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY - Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) held an all-hands call with Sailors stationed aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76).
USS Higgins Hosts Midshipmen Summer Training
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY – Six Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) midshipmen are currently embarked on the guided- missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) to experience life on board a ship as part of their midshipmen summer training.
Higgins Celebrates Change of Command
MANAMA, Bahrain – Guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) held a change-of-command ceremony in port Bahrain, May 28. Cmdr. Nicole Shue relieved Cmdr. Andrew Carlson as commanding officer.
Higgins Conducts Anti-Terrorism Drills
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY – Guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) Sailors completed a series of anti-terrorism force protection drills in the Arabian Gulf.
USS Higgins Participates in Multi-Force Exercise
AT SEA - Guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) participated in a joint air and surface exercise with Destroyer Squadron 50, USS Green Bay (LPD-20), USS Whirlwind (PC-11), USS Sirocco (PC-6), USS Chinook (PC-9) and several United States air assets.
Corpsman Receives Surface Force Award
SAN DIEGO - A hospital corpsman was recognized with the Surface Force Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC) of the Year Award aboard USS Higgins (DDG 76).
CSADD Program Kicks Off Onboard Higgins
At Sea - Higgins junior sailors have given a whole new meaning to the ship’s motto “First to Fight” as they recently established their own chapter of CSADD.
USS Higgins SM2 Missile Launch
Hawaii - While on station in the Pacific Missile Range Facility off the coast of Hawaii, at 0938 local, USS Higgins successfully fired one SM2 missile.
USS Higgins Hosts Canadian warship
San Diego, CA - The Canadian warship HMCS VANCOUVER (FFH 331) was welcomed Sunday, February 12 by its host ship USS HIGGINS (DDG 76) as it moored to pier 2 on Naval Base San Diego.
USS Higgins (DDG 76) Hosts Job Fair for Junior Officers
SAN DIEGO – The Arleigh-Burke Guided Missile Destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) held a job fair for the first time for junior officers (JO) to provide them information about different division officer jobs available on board, Tuesday, Jan. 31.
USS HIGGINS (DDG 76) Returns to Home Port
SAN DIEGO – The guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) returns to its homeport of San Diego after an independent eight-month deployment to the Western Pacific and U.S. Central Command area of responsibility (AOR).
Missile Defender of the Month
Fire Controlman Chief Petty Officer (Surface Warfare) Anthony A. Belbeck, United States Navy, of the USS Higgins (DDG 76) was selected as Missile Defender of the Month by the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA).
Midshipmen Train Aboard USS Higgins
SAN DIEGO – Five Reserve Officer Training Corps midshipmen from various universities reported aboard USS Higgins (DDG 76) for training, June 4.
Promotion Ceremony Onboard USS Higgins
ARABIAN GULF (May 22, 2011) Commander Rome Ruiz, Commanding Officer onboard USS Higgins (DDG 76) promotes ENS Samantha Carnahan, ENS Gregory Franklin, ENS Anthony Formosa, and ENS Patrick Shannon to the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade.
USS Higgins Makes Port Call to Maldives
MALDIVES (Feb. 25, 2011) - USS Higgins (DDG 76) anchors off the coast of the Maldives as Sailors gather on the starboard bridge wing with Higgins Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Rome Ruiz. This port visit provides the crew with cultural and professional exchanges with the people of the Maldives. (U.S Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Alex T. Mabini)
Higgins to Deploy to Fifth Fleet Area
SAN DIEGO (Jan. 20, 2011) - The guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) will depart San Diego Jan. 20 on a six-month independent deployment to the 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR).
Gates Thanks Sailors for Mediterranean-Haiti Deployment
SAN DIEGO (Aug. 12, 2010) U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates meets with crew members aboard the destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76). Higgins recently returned from an around-the-world deployment and was the first ship to arrive in Haiti, following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in January 2010
Higgins Crew Makes A Difference In Haiti
On their way home to San Diego from a scheduled deployment in the 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility, Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) crew members were diverted to Haiti in the wake of a devastating earthquake.