Navy Names Littoral Combat Ship
WICHITA, Kan. (NNS) --Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that the next Freedom-variant littoral combat ship will be named USS Wichita (LCS 13) during a naming ceremony at Wichita City Hall today.
Drone Detachment Brings the Fireworks to CARAT 2015
JAVA SEA, Indonesia - Sailors assigned to the Pacific Missile Range Facility-Far East Detachment prepare to launch a BQM-74E target drone on the flight deck of USS Germantown (LSD 42) during a bilateral missile exercise with the Indonesian Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Laut (TNI-AL), as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Indonesia 2015.
USS Lassen Conducts Multilateral Exercises with Allied Navies
WATERS TO THE SOUTH OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA - USS Lassen (DDG 82), front, conducts a trilateral naval exercise with the Turkish navy frigate FTCD Gediz (F-495) and the Republic of Korea navy destroyers Seoae Ryu Seong-ryong (DDG 993) and Gang Gam-chan (DDH 979) in support of theater security operations.
Blue Ridge Resumes Patrols to Engage Pacific Allies
YOKOSUKA, Japan - Sailors from the damage control and refueling teams aboard the the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) observe an MH-60S Seahawk from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 during flight operations.
Maintenance, Modernization, and Assessments
Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center
(FDRMC) Detachment Rota completed its first
selected restricted availability (SRA) on Arleigh Burkeclass
guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG
75) in Rota, Spain.
The BIG Move
In support of Navy ballistic missile defense
(BMD) efforts abroad, Sailors and families
from USS Porter (DDG 78) attended a series of
briefings Oct. 21 at Naval Station Norfolk, prior
to their impending move to Rota, Spain.
The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) departed the Black Sea Aug. 26, after a series of engagements in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. Here are five things you need to know about Vella Gulf's time in the Black Sea.
A Day in the Life
En route to Rota, Spain, Sailors on the USS Ross are balancing their time between executing the timeless routine of Sailors at sea and engaging in a unique array of language and culture classes to prepare them to be stationed in a new country.
Remembering The Fallen
Oscar Austin Sailors honored those service members who were lost during the largest one-day amphibious assault ever recorded. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion along Normandy's coastline June 6, 1944.
USS Ross (DDG 71) departed its Norfolk homeport June 3 on her way to Rota, Spain, as the second of four Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers to be forward deployed there.
13th MEU Completes Vehicle Wash Down
KUWAIT - Marines and Sailors from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) conducted a vehicle wash down operation.
Here Comes the BOOM
The new Aegis Ashore Team Trainer (AATT) will be located onboard Naval Air Station Oceana's Dam Neck Annex. The trainer will house a mock-up of the shore-based Aegis Combat Information Centers (CICs) to be built in host nations in Europe.
Boxer Visits Israel
EILAT, Israel — The amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), along with embarked Marines from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (13th MEU), stopped for a scheduled port visit in Eilat, Israel.
Education Opportunities Soar At Sea
ARABIAN SEA — Taking college courses at sea can often be a challenge for service members because of the long hours and demanding schedule. Aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), a tutoring program has been established to help Sailors attending college courses succeed during deployment.
Boxer’s A-gang Swaps Compressor in No Time
USS BOXER, At sea – On deployment, troops must prepare for the unexpected, but when Sailors step up to make things happen in record time, the mission gets accomplished and people come together as a team.
Expeditionary Marines Celebrate Corps’ Birthday at Sea
USS PELELIU – Marines around the world, from forward operating bases in Afghanistan to garrison units in the United States, took time to honor the history and legacy of their service in celebration of the 237th birthday of their illustrious corps.
USS Vandegrift Arrives in Vladivostok, Russia
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia – Oliver Hazard Perry-class Guided Missile Frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) arrived in Vladivostok, Russia Sept. 20 for a port visit during operations in the Western Pacific.
Cape St. George Concludes Malta Visit
VALLETTA, Malta - Deployed Sailors aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) concluded a four-day port visit in Valletta, Malta.
George Washington CSG Visits Busan
BUSAN, Republic of Korea - The George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) arrived in Busan, Republic of Korea (ROK) for a routine port visit and was welcomed by Rear Adm. Park Sung-bae, commander of Republic of Korea Flotilla 5 and several members of the Republic of Korea Navy.
Japanese Media Visits USS Essex
PHILIPPINE SEA (March 10, 2012) - Capt. David Fluker, commanding officer of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) answers questions for Japanese press during a media visit March 10. Essex, is the lead ship of the only forward-deployed amphibious ready group.
USS Makin Island Supports 11th MEU Theater Security Cooperation Missions
USS MAKIN ISLAND, At sea –- The Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship, USS Makin Island (LHD 8), played a major role in supporting theater security cooperation missions in the Asia-Pacific region by serving as the at-sea launching platform for U.S. Marine air and ground forces participating in Exercise Kilat Eagle, Dec. 14.
USS Denver (LPD 9) Well Gate Aproach by Landing Craft
SUBIC BAY, Philippines - A landing craft utility approaches the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9) in preparation for a stern gate marriage. USS Denver is part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and is participating in Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) with the Armed Forces of the Philippines.