Sailors Quest For ESWS Insignia On Board Harpers Ferry
SAN DIEGO – Obtaining the Navy’s Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) qualification is time consuming and a nerve racking experience under the best of circumstances, but when a ship is in a maintenance period, it becomes even more challenging.
From BMC To Chief Warrant Officer
SAN DIEGO – Chief Boatswain Mate Brian Randle assigned to dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) joined the ranks of the United States Naval Officers April 28 at Naval Base San Diego.
Vice Admiral Foggo Reenlists Chief Balogo
SAN DIEGO – Culinary Specialist Chief (CSC) George Martin Balogo assigned to dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) reenlisted in the United States Navy Feb. 22.
Building a Partnership aboard Harpers Ferry
JAVA SEA (NNS) -- Five inflatable boats carried 20 members of the Indonesian Marine Corps from the mountainous backdrop of southwest Indonesia to amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) to conduct a subject matter expert exchange with U.S. Sailors and Marines.
Harpers Ferry Helps Solidify U.S. Relationship with Jordan
GULF OF AQABA (NNS) -- During the month of May, around 3,000 U.S. military personnel who represent United States Central Command and its components, including the crew of dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), participated in exercise Eager Lion 16 with Jordanian Armed Forces.
NFL Players Touchdown on Harpers Ferry
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY – Three NFL players visited Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
USS Harpers Ferry Provides Valuable Training Opportunities
INDIAN OCEAN — Four junior officers assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) embarked aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) to receive training, experience and exposure to amphibious operations.
Sailor Strums Stress Away on Deployment
ARABIAN GULF – Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Kyle Hill, from Steeleville, Ill., is an imposing man, stone eyed and walks with a straight back. He plays his guitar dressed in all black; black beanie, black shorts, and a black Harley Davidson sleeveless shirt.
Super Bowl Football in the Gulf
ARABIAN GULF – Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) were awake early on the morning of, watching Super Bowl XLVIII live on TV while underway in the Arabian Gulf.
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.
Harpers Ferry Mentors and Tutors Bahraini Children
NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain - Sailors assigned to amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) participated in a community relations (COMREL) project at the Regional Institute for Active Learning (RIA) during a port visit to Bahrain.
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.
PHIBRON Deputy visits Harpers Ferry
ARABIAN SEA – Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) leadership visited the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) to tour the ship and gain insight from Sailors.
Chiefs Cook Up Navy Lessons
ARABIAN GULF - Sailors aboard USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) entered the mess decks much like they do every other day, but this day they received a rare and unique surprise. On this occasion their Command Master Chief, who also served pizza, other chiefs served dinner and the first class petty officers wiped tables and shuttled trays back and forth.
Harpers Ferry Hosts Professional Chef While Underway
USS HARPERS FERRY, At Sea – In an effort to teach the ship’s cooks innovative culinary skills, Sailors and Marines assigned to USS Harpers Ferry (LSD-49) hosted a professional chef through the Navy’s Adopt-a-Ship program.
Aircraft Crash Drill aboard USS Harper's Ferry
PACIFIC OCEAN - Chief Damage Controlman Rico Ibarra gives a wrap-up brief after an aircraft crash drill aboard the flight deck of amphibious dock landing ship USS Harper's Ferry (LSD 49).
USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) Vertical Replenishment
PHILIPPINE SEA (Oct. 21, 2010) Marine Lance Cpl. Steven Jones, left, assigned to the combat cargo department aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), and Boatswain's Mate Seaman Apprentice Ryan Bruning, run for safety.
General Quarters Drill Aboard USS Harpers Ferry
PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 5, 2010) - Operations Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Maloney applies a banding patch to a simulated ruptured pipe in main machinery room No. 2 during a general quarters drill aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49).
LSD 49 Participating in Valiant Shield 2010
Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) in combat rubber reconnaissance craft approach the stern gate of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49).
Harpers Ferry is on Patrol in the Western Pacific Ocean
EAST CHINA SEA (Sept. 8, 2010) Sailors direct a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter as it lands on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49). Harpers Ferry is on patrol in the western Pacific Ocean, and is part of the permanently forward-deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group
Heading To Hawaii for RIMPAC
PACIFIC OCEAN - The mine countermeasures ships USS Devastator (MCM 6) and USS Pioneer (MCM 9) and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) are underway near Hawaii to participate in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010. RIMPAC is a biennial, multinational exercise designed to strengthen regional partnerships and improve interoperability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin Stevens/Released)
Damage Control Olympics Firefighting Ensemble Relay on HF
SASEBO, Japan (July 9, 2010) Sailors cheer for a teammate carrying an aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) can during a damage control Olympics firefighting ensemble relay on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Richard Doolin/Released)
Harpers' Community Service Project at the Tsukumoen Home
SASEBO, Japan - Fire Controlman 1st Class John Morrison, assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), paints a railing during a community service project at the Tsukumoen home for the physically and mentally challenged
US Support to ROK Salvage Operations Changes Leadership
YELLOW SEA (NNS) -- Commander, Amphibious Force Seventh Fleet, Rear Adm. Rich Landolt, has assumed the duties as the senior naval officer in charge of U.S. Navy assistance to the Republic of Korea (ROK) in their salvage efforts for the ROKS Cheonan Apr. 5. His ship, USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), will serve as the U.S. Afloat Staging Base for this operation and he has brought with him portions of his staff and portions of Amphibious Squadron 11, commanded by Commodore Mark Weber.
Harpers Ferry’s Search for ‘Biggest Loser’ Ends
The Sailors and embarked Marines aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) competed in the finals of a “Biggest Loser” contest promoted by Ship’s Recreation Committee, Morale Welfare and Recreation, March 22.
Harpers Ferry Completes ISIC-led ULTRA-S
The dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 9) successfully completed a three-day evaluation, Unit Level Training Assessment-Sustainment (ULTRA-S) conducted by the Immediate Superior in Charge (ISIC) Sept. 3, while on a multi-month deployment in the Western Pacific