|USS Chief sails with Philippine Navy
SOUTH CHINA SEA – The Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) conducted a maritime cooperative activity with Philippine Navy (PN) vessel BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF 16) March 21.
USS Pioneer arrives in Subic Bay
SUBIC BAY, Republic of the Philippines (NNS) – The Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Pioneer (MCM 9) arrived in Subic Bay, Philippines, for a port visit, March 21.
Medal of Honor Recipient Visits USS Paul Hamilton
Retired Master Chief Special Warfare Operator Britt Slabinski, the Navy’s most recent Medal of Honor recipient, visited the Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) Feb. 21.
Surface Force Pacific Commander Charges Fleet to Continue Push to Lethality, Mission Command, and Culture of Excellence
SAN DIEGO (March 14, 2019) – Commodores, Commanders, and Surface Fleet leaders need to prepare for the high-end fight to meet the challenge of renewed Great Power Competition. That was the message from Vice Adm. Richard Brown, Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CNSP), during the Commander’s Training Symposium (CTS), March 14.
US, Philippine Navies Sail from Manila Bay
SOUTH CHINA SEA – U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) conducted a maritime cooperative activity with Philippine Navy (PN) vessel BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF 16), March 19.
USS Chief Arrives in Manila
MANILA, Philippines - Mineman Seaman Logan Hardy, from Millbrook, Alabama, throws a messenger line to the pier to moor the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) as the ship arrives in Manila, Philippines, for a port visit. Chief is visiting Manila while operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to work with their Philippine Navy counterparts to strengthen regional security and stability, and enhance interoperability.
New CO Takes Command Of USS Scout
SAN DIEGO – The Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Scout (MCM 8) conducted a change of command ceremony at Naval Base San Diego, March 8. Lt. Cmdr. Eric J. Blomberg was relieved by Lt. Cmdr. Shawn R. Callihan as Scout’s commanding officer during the ceremony. Rear Adm. David A. Welch, Commander, Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center officiated over the change of command.
Seal Beach Clean-Up
While in port at Naval Weapons Stations Seal Beach, 21 Sailors assigned to the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill, volunteered for a Community Relations project to clear litter and debris from Seal Beach's waterfront, March 5.
USS Zumwalt arrives in British Columbia
ESQUIMALT, British Columbia – The namesake of the U.S. Navy’s newest class of guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), arrived in Esquimalt, British Columbia, March 11.
Tripoli Sailor Sets GOLD Standard
On Feb. 8, 2019, Electronics Technician 2nd Class Jeffrey Herms was selected as one of two recipients for the Chief of Naval Operations’ Gold Disk Awards Program during the 3rd Quarter of Fiscal Year 2018.
Michael Monsoor Welcomes New Skipper
Zumwalt-class destroyer USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) held a change of command ceremony aboard ship, March 4, welcoming the crew’s second commanding officer after the ship was commissioned in January.
CNSP Hosts Women's Symposium 2019
Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CNSP) hosts the 2019 Women’s Waterfront Symposium, Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Naval Base San Diego Theater from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Essex Amphibious Ready Group returns home from deployment
The Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) participates in a simulated straits transit. The Essex ARG consists of Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), San Antonio-class transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23), and Whidbey Island-class amphibious landing dock ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47). Essex is currently underway conducting a PHIBRON/MEU Integration (PMINT) training exercise with Amphibious Squadron THREE and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) in preparation for an upcoming deployment.
USS Michael Murphy Holds 5th Change of Command
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (JBPHH), Hawaii — Cmdr. Christopher J. Forch relieved Cmdr. Kevin T. Louis as commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) in a ceremony held at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, March 1.
Essex Amphibious Ready Group Returns from Deployment
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Sailors and Marines of the Essex (LHD 2) Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) returned to their homeport of San Diego, following a successful deployment to the Indo-Pacific, Middle East, Mediterranean, and Horn of Africa regions, March 1.
USS HIGGINS Change of Command
On Friday, January 18th, the crew of USS Higgins assembled aboard USS MIDWAY (CV 41) to witness an age old Navy tradition; the Changing of Command. With both crew and museum visitors alike watching, CDR David N. Taft relieved CDR Victor J. Garza of command of USS Higgins.
Essex ARG Visits Hawaii
The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), other ships of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), and embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) visited Pearl Harbor Feb. 18-20.
USS ASHLAND ARRIVES IN KOTA KINABALU
KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia (NNS) – The amphibious assault ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) arrived in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia for a port visit, Feb. 23 as they continue working to strengthen regional partnerships.
USS Chief visits Jakarta
JAKARTA, Indonesia – The Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) arrived in Jakarta, Indonesia, Feb. 26, for a port visit.
Chief is visiting Jakarta while operating in U.S. 7th Fleet to work with their Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) counterparts to strengthen regional security and stability, and enhance interoperability.
Future USS Charleston (LCS 18) Set For Namesake City Commissioning
The Navy’s newest Independence variant littoral combat ship, the future USS Charleston (LCS 18), will be commissioned at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 2 at Charleston, South Carolina’s Columbus Street Terminal. This event is open to the public, but tickets are required.
Surface Warfare Leadership Recognizes Value of Corporate Knowledge Through the Years
Lt. Preston Chaffee explains a simulator interface to retired Rear Adm. James Murdoch during a tour of the Littoral Combat Ship Training Facility at Naval Base San Diego, Feb. 12, 2019. The visit is part of Commander, Naval Surface Forces' Retired Surface Warfare Flag Officers Training Symposium (RSWFOTS), which allows Surface Force leaders to provide updates to the retired surface leaders. In addition, the retirees provide candid feedback and mentorship to help continue improvements to the fleet.
Future USS Tulsa (LCS 16) Set For San Francisco Commissioning
SAN DIEGO – The Navy’s newest Independence variant littoral combat ship, the future USS Tulsa (LCS 16), will be commissioned at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 at San Francisco’s Embarcadero Pier 30/32. This event is open to the public, but tickets are required.
USS Antietam Arrives in Ishikari Japan
ISHIKARI, Japan (NNS) – The forward-deployed Ticonderoga-class guided-missile destroyer USS Antietam (CG 54) arrived for a port visit to Ishikari, Japan, Feb. 3.