|Republic of Korea Officials Visit USS Barry
Senior Republic of Korea (ROK) officials visited the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) Jan. 15 as part of a United Nations Command (Rear) tour while at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka naval base.
CNSF: Drive to Culture of Excellence, Reinvigorate Mission Command, Turn Readiness into Lethality
ARLINGTON, Va. (Jan. 15, 2019) – Calling it “the most important task before us in Surface Warfare,” Vice Adm. Rich Brown, Commander, Naval Surface Forces, urged the Surface Warfare community to drive toward a culture of excellence, reinvigorate mission command, and prepare to transition readiness into lethality to meet the challenges of a renewed Great Power Competition.
Porter Sailor Honored as Navy Missile Defender of the Year
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (NNS) -- Lt. j.g. McKenzie Anderson, USS Porter (DDG 78) training officer, was honored as the Navy's Missile Defender of the Year (MDOY) at the annual Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA) awards banquet held in Alexandria, Va., Jan. 11.
Navy commissions USS Wichita
MAYPORT, Fla.--USS Wichita (LCS 13), the Navy’s seventh Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, was brought to life during a commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Mayport on Jan. 12.
Littoral Combat Group One Returns from South America
Sailors and Marines from Littoral Combat Group One (LCG-1) returned home to Naval Base San Diego and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after participating in the International Maritime and Naval Exhibition for South America, known as EXPONAVAL.
Supplying food, parts, equipment, and managing logistics for a ship out to sea is a full time job.
First WTI Takes Command of Naval Warship
MAYPORT, Fla. (NNS) -- Cmdr. Lenard Mitchell became the first Warfare Tactics Instructor (WTI) to take command of a Navy warship during a recent ceremony here aboard Freedom Class littoral combat ship USS Little Rock (LCS 9).
IW Community First NIWDC Warfare Tactics Instructor Patched at SMWDC
Rear Adm. Dave Welch, commander of Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center presented Lt. Jeremy Blanchette a Warfare Tactics Instructor patch from the Naval Information Warfighting Development Center during a recent ceremony here to recognize his achievement.
Navy Lays Keel of Future USS Mobile
MOBILE, Ala. (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy held a keel laying and authentication ceremony for the future USS Mobile (LCS 26) at Austal USA's shipyard on Dec. 14.
First Integrated Air & Missile Defense Trainer Opens in San Diego
Vice Adm. Rich Brown, Commander, Naval Surface Force U.S. Pacific Fleet, center, joins, from left to right, Capt. Frank X. Castellano, Commanding Officer, Center for Surface Combat Systems, Rear Adm. David A. Welch, Commander, Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center, Rear Adm. Ronald A. Boxall, Director, Surface Warfare (N96), Capt. Samuel E. Pennington, Surface Training Program Manager (PMS 339), during the Combined Integrated Air and Missile Trainer (CIAT) opening ceremony Dec. 6. CIAT is a state-of-the-art trainer that creates a culture of excellence within the Surface Force by Simulating high-end tactical training needed to build lethality, warfighting and tactical proficiency. This training will enhance warfighting skills and readiness across the waterfront.
Navy Welcomes Eight New ASW/SUW WTIs
Rear Adm. Dave Welch, commander of the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC), speaks with Anti-Submarine Warfare/ Surface Warfare (ASW/SUW) Warfare Tactics Instructor (WTI) Course students during the graduation ceremony. SMWDC is one of the Navy's five Warfighting Development Centers and its mission is to increase the lethality and tactical proficiency of the surface force across all domains.
CNSP Encourages Bunker Hill Sailors to Commit to a Culture of Excellence
NAVAL BASE SAN DIEGO – Vice Adm. Rich Brown, Commander, Naval Surface Force U.S. Pacific Fleet, speaks with crewmembers, government employees and civilian contractors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) during a ship visit, Dec. 4. During the visit, Brown also met with Capt. Kurt Sellerberg, Bunker Hill’s commanding officer, toured the ship, and inspected progress of repairs and upgrades to the ship following a recent deployment.
USS Momsen Holds Change of Command Ceremony
SAN DIEGO, CA – On December 04 2018, the crew of USS MOMSEN (DDG 92) stood in formation on the flight deck to hold the change of command ceremony while pier side at Naval Base San Diego.
USS Chief completes 3JA with Japanese, Australian naval forces
Mineman 3rd Class Latron Jolly, from Hayward, California, removes safety lines in preparation to launch a mine neutralization vehicle aboard the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) during Mine Warfare Exercise 3JA. The U.S. Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and Royal Australian Navy are participating in the exercise to increase proficiency in mine countermeasure operations.
USS Barry Leaves Dry Dock Period
The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) is pulled towards a pier after departing from a dry dock at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka. Barry is departing the dock after an extensive maintenance period in order to sustain the ship’s ability to serve as a forward-deployed asset in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.
US Navy Ships Train with Western Hemisphere Partners
In support of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise Initiative, amphiibous transport dock USS Somerset (LPD 25) and guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer will conduct interoperability and partnership exercises in Ecuador, Peru and Chile.
Hopper Sailors recognized as EW Module of the Year
Cryptologic Technicians (Technical) Sailors from USS Hopper (DDG 70) Electronic Warfare (EW) Module attended the 7th annual Association of Old Crows (AOC) Pacific Conference to be recognized as the Association’s 2017 Outstanding Unit, Navy (Surface).
PCU Michael Monsoor Completes Crew Certification Phase II
Sailors from the Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit Michael Monsoor successfully completed crew certification phase two prior to departing Bath Iron Works (BIW) in Bath, Maine Nov. 9, certifying the crew ready for sea.
Spruance Stays United Through Reading
Sailors underway aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) are staying connected with family through the United Through Reading program.
USS Zumwalt Holds Change of Command
USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) hosted a change of command ceremony Nov. 27 at Naval Station San Diego.
Capt. Andrew Carlson relieved Capt. Scott Tait and assumed duties as the third commanding officer of USS Zumwalt in a ceremony attended by distinguished visitors, family, friends and crew.
CNSF Signs New Surface Warfare Watchstander Proficiency Requirements Instruction
CORONADO – Vice Adm. Rich Brown, Commander, Naval Surface Force (CNSF), approved the new Surface Warfare Watchstander Proficiency Requirements Instruction, Nov. 13.
The purpose of the instruction is to establish minimum requirements for individuals to maintain proficiency in the Tactical Action Officer (TAO), Officer of the Deck (OOD), Combat Information Center Watch Officer (CICWO), Engineering Officer of the Watch (EOOW), Junior Officer of the Deck (JOOD), Conning Officer (CONN), and Combat Systems Officer of the Watch (CSOOW) watchstations.
CNSP Hosts 2018 Senior Enlisted Leadership Symposium
NAVAL AMPHIBIOUS BASE CORONADO, Calif. – Commander, Naval Surface Force U.S. Pacific Fleet hosted the 2018 Command Senior Enlisted Leadership Symposium at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado Nov. 5-8.
The symposium afforded Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Russell Smith and more than 120 command senior enlisted leaders the opportunity to collaborate and share their experiences and concerns with regard to better meeting the needs of the fleet. As well, the event allowed MCPON to hear feedback directly from the senior enlisted leaders serving on the deckplates; each used their invaluable experiences to raise the collective operational knowledge for the group.
USS Shoup Returns from Deployment
EVERETT – Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) returned to its homeport of Naval Station Everett, Washington, November 21.
The Future USS Tulsa Arrives in San Diego
The Independence variant littoral combat ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Tulsa (LCS 16) arrived at Naval Base San Diego, Nov. 21, after completing the ship’s maiden voyage from the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.
USS Green Bay visits Cairns
CAIRNS, Australia (Nov. 21, 2018) - Sailors and Marines assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) pulled into Cairns, Australia for a port visit, November 21.