|Commander Carrier Air Wing Five 1000th Landing on Carrier
Capt. Michael Rovenolt, the commander of Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW 5), joined an elite group of Naval Aviators Aug. 17th when he executed his 1,000th arrested carrier landing aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).
DESRON 21 Welcomes New Commander
The “Rampant Lions” of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 21 performed a change of command ceremony aboard USS Stockdale (DDG 106) at Naval Base San Diego Sept. 12.
USS WASP (LHD 1) departs 7th Fleet
OKINAWA, Japan (Sept. 4, 2019) – The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) departed U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations as part of a scheduled homeport shift Sept. 4.
4th Annual Los Angeles Fleet Week Concludes
SAN PEDRO, CA – The fourth annual Los Angeles Fleet Week (LAFW) wrapped up Sept. 2, with more than 1,200 Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen from six ships experiencing the hospitality of "The City of Angels" and the city of San Pedro.
USS John Finn Change of Command
SAN DIEGO – The guided-missile destroyer, USS John Finn (DDG 113) held a change of command ceremony at Naval Base San Diego August 15 as Cmdr. Courtney Minetree turned over the role of commanding officer to Cmdr. T. Peter Abbott.
U.S., Allied Forces Kick-off EOD Exercise HYDRACRAB
SANTA RITA, Guam (NNS) –Expeditionary forces from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States conducted the opening ceremony for Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) training exercise HYDRACRAB, Aug. 19.
US, Malaysia Kick-Off Maritime Training Activity 2019
LUMUT NAVAL BASE, Malaysia (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) began Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Malaysia 2019 marked by an opening ceremony at Lumut Naval Base, Aug. 14.
Navy Band Celebrates 50 Years of the Civic Action Team
KOROR, Palau - The U.S. 7th Fleet Far East Brass Band played four concerts to celebrate 50 years of the Civic Action Team (CAT) and the partnership between the U.S. and Palau to more than 1,500 students at schools throughout Palau, starting Aug 12.
Surface Forces Host Staff Talks to Increase Readiness
NORFOLK (Aug. 8, 2019) – Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CNSP) and Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic (CNSL) participated in Surface Type Commander Staff Talks, Aug. 7-8, at Naval Station Norfolk.
Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group Arrives in Philippines
Manila, Philippines (August 7, 2019) – The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group arrived in Manila for a brief port call that highlights the strong community and military connections between Philippines and the United States on August 7.
Bunker Hill Leads the Way, Earns Battle “E”
Vice Adm. Richard Brown, Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, presented the Battle Effectiveness (Battle “E”) award to the crew of the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), July 31, while the ship was underway conducting operations in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
Talisman Sabre 2019 concludes aboard ESG flagship
Rear Adm. Fred Kacher, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 7, and Royal Australian Army Major Gen. Roger Noble, deputy chief, Joint Operations, Australian Defense Force, salute as the color guard
USS Freedom Change of Command
SAN DIEGO (July 26, 2019) -- The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) held a change of command ceremony on the ship’s flight deck at Naval Base San Diego, July 26.
USS PATRIOT ARRIVES IN CEBU
CEBU, Philippines – The Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Patriot (MCM 7) arrived in Cebu, Philippines for a port visit, July 22, 2019.
Japan, US, India practice Mine Warfare
OMINATO, Japan – The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), U.S. Navy and participants from the Indian Navy commenced Mine Warfare Exercise 2JA 2019 off the coast of northern Japan, July 18.
USS Rafael Peralta Change of Command
SAN DIEGO, CA. (NBSD) – The guided-missile destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) held a change of command ceremony at Naval Base San Diego on July 22, 2019, as Cmdr. Aaron DeMeyer turned over the role of Commanding Officer to Cmdr. Chad Trubilla.
DESRON 9 Change of Command
Capt. Todd E. Whalen relieved Capt. Kyle J. Colton as commander of Destroyer Squadron 9 during a change of command ceremony aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) at Naval Station Everett July 9.
ESG 3 hosts Shore Power 2019
SAN DIEGO (July 18, 2019) – Expeditionary Strike Group THREE (ESG 3) hosted Shore Power 2019 at the Naval Base San Diego theater July 18.
USS Stethem Arrives at New Homeport
SAN DIEGO - The guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) arrived at its new homeport, Naval Base San Diego, July 18, following 14 years of forward-deployed service in the Indo-Pacific region operating from Japan.
Ships converge for Talisman Sabre ’19
CORAL SEA (July 11, 2019) – Seventeen ships from the United States, Australia, Canada and Japan sailed together in formation for a massive photo exercise July 10, to signify the beginning of naval maneuvers as part of Exercise Talisman Sabre 2019.