USS New Orleans
Victory from the Sea
Command Master Chief (September 2010 - September 2012) 
CMDCM (SW/AW) James M. Honea
Command Master Chief (September 2010 - September 2012)

Master Chief Honea enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1987 and attended basic training at Recruit Training Command, San Diego, California. Upon completion of his training, he reported to USS JOHN A MOORE (FFG 19). Subsequently he served onboard USS JUNEAU (LPD 10), USS DUBUQUE (LPD 8), USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD 6) and USS GRIDLEY (DDG 101).

His shore assignments include Navy Reserve Readiness Command Oklahoma City, OK, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD and Commander Naval Region Southwest, San Diego, CA. He also completed an IA assignment as Command Master Chief, U.S. Navy Embedded Training Teams, Combined Joint Task Force PHOENIX, deployed to Afghanistan.

Currently serving as Command Master Chief, USS NEW ORLEANS (LPD 18). His personal awards include Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards) and numerous unit and campaign awards.
Master Chief Honea is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy and Command Master Chief Course.

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Academy Midshipmen Get Hands On Onboard New Orleans
New Orleans Successfully Completes Deperming
New Orleans Sailor is Reenlisted by Her Dad
Sea Trials 2011
USS NEW ORLEANS (LPD 18) Conducting Pre-Deployment Work-ups
USS New Orleans (LPD 18)
 Amphibious assault vehicles enter the well deck of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans
Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Kelley Soucy guides a Marine Corps AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter
Sailors and Marines line up for flight quarters aboard USS New Orleans (LPD 18).
Sailors and Marines aboard USS New Orleans (LPD 18) observe Sailors operating rigid-hull inflatable boats
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11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) embarks the USS New Orleans (LPD 18) Sept. 3
USS New Orleans (LPD 18) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Joshua Poole demonstrates proper flossing techniques during a Health Fair
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USS New Orleans (LPD 18)
Sailors Conduct Anti-Terrorism, Force Protection Drills
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A LCU assigned to ACU-5 enters the well deck of USS New Orleans
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Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Adam Sumner, leaves his warfare device as a sign of respect.
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Sailors release the anchor on forecastle of USS New Orleans (lpd18)
Fireman Apprentice Colby Jackson-King receives a bucket of wet cement from a member of the Royal Thai Navy
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