USS Anchorage Departs for NASAs Orion Mission
San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) departed from Naval Base San Diego to conduct an Underway Recovery Test (URT) in conjunction with NASA off the coast of Southern California, Jan. 17.
Brown Assumes Command of Naval Surface Forces
San Diego (Jan. 18, 2018) -- Vice Adm. Richard A. Brown relieves Vice Adm. Thomas S. Rowden as Commander, Naval Surface Forces (SURFOR) and Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet today. The turnover was conducted at the SURFOR headquarters on Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. With the mission of warfighting and winning at sea, SURFOR provides Fleet Commanders with lethal, ready, well-trained, and logistically-supported Surface Forces to assure, deter and win at sea.
VCNO Meets with SMWDC WTIs
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) Adm. Bill Moran met with Warfare Tactics Instructors (WTIs) assigned to Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC) headquarters, Jan. 11.
USS Wasp Joins 7th Fleet
The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) entered U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations Jan. 6, after completing nearly two months of disaster relief efforts in the Caribbean Sea.
USS San Diego Arrives in Guam
NAVAL BASE GUAM (Jan. 9, 2018) – The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Guam for a scheduled port visit Jan. 9.
USS America and the 15th MEU Arrive in Guam
NAVAL BASE GUAM (Jan. 7, 2018) - The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Guam for a scheduled port visit, Jan. 7.
USS Essex Hosts Holiday Bowl and Tour
SAN DIEGO (NNS) – USS Essex (LHD 2) hosted the 2017 San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU) Holiday Bowl event and tour in the ship’s hangar bay Dec. 26.
Surface Forces Are Refocused
From U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings Magazine January 2018. -- Over the summer, two tragedies took the lives of 17 sailors on board the USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) and USS John S. McCain (DDG-56). These accidents were preceded by the grounding of the USS Antietam (CG-54) and the collision of the USS Lake Champlain (CG-57) with a South Korean fishing boat.
2017 COMMISSIONINGS and CHRISTENINGS
Commissioning ceremonies are public events during which the ship, having been crewed and taken through sea trials, is commissioned into active service.
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