|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.
USS Patriot arrives in Darwin
DARWIN, Australia – The Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Patriot (MCM 7) arrived in Darwin, Australia, for a port visit, July 11.
USS Preble returns home from Indo-Pacific deployment
The guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88), along with the “Easyriders” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37, Det. 1, returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, June 13, following a deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.
USS Wasp arrives in Sydney, Australia
Sydney, Australia – The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) and the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Sydney, Australia, for a scheduled port visit June 18.
USS Green Bay USS Ashland arrive in Brisbane Australia
The forward-deployed San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay, Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland, and the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unitarrived in Brisbane, Australia, for a scheduled port visit June, 18.
Antietam Gets a Taste of Thailand
Sailors aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) experienced authentic Thai cuisine during a joint cooking engagement with local professional chefs during a port visit June 10, 2019.
Wasp, JMSDF ships sail in Philippine Sea
The Wasp Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force ships, led by Hyūga-class helicopter destroyer JS Ise, completed a transit through the Philippine Sea, June 16.
USS John P. Murtha, Indian Navy conduct maritime exercises
The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) with embarked elements from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) participated in maneuvering and communication drills with Indian navy ship, Rajput-class destroyer INS Ranvijay (D 55) in the Bay of Bengal, June 14.
Mine Warfare Takes Center Stage in BALTOPS 2019
TODENDORF, Germany (NNS) -- Vice Adm. Andrew “Woody” Lewis, Commander, U.S. Second Fleet, visited with forces from exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) Mine Warfare Task Group during the first day of operations during the exercise June 9.
USS John P. Murtha arrives in Visakhapatnam, India
VISAKHAPATNAM, India - The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) with embarked elements from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Visakhapatnam for a port call, June 11.
Boxer Arrives in Phuket Thailand for Port Visit
PHUKET, Thailand (June 8, 2019) The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) and the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Phuket, Thailand June 8 for a scheduled port visit.
ESG-3 Wraps Up 5th Annual Gator Week
SAN DIEGO- (May 23, 2019) – Sailors and Marines participated in the 5th annual Gator Week hosted by Expeditionary Strike Group THREE (ESG-3) at Admiral Baker Park May 21 - 23.
USS Antietam Holds Change of Command Ceremony in Guam
USS Antietam (CG 54) held a change of command ceremony at U.S. Naval Base Guam, May 30, 2019. During the ceremony, Capt. Tadd Gorman relieved Capt. George A. Kessler as the ship's Commanding Officer of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser.
BHR Sailors Enhance Skills Using NSST
Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) participated in a drill combining navigation and seamanship training with visual information training at the Navigation, Seamanship and Shiphandling Trainer (NSST) on Naval Base San Diego May 21.
USS Spruance USS Stockdale Return from Deployment
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Spruance and USS Stockdale, including detachments from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 71 “Raptors,” returned to their homeport of San Diego.
Amphibious Force 7th Fleet holds Change of Command
SASEBO, Japan (NNS) – Rear Adm. Fred Kacher assumed command of Amphibious Force 7th Fleet from Rear Adm. Brad Cooper during a change of command ceremony aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) May 17.