|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.
Surface Fleet Welcomes Newest Integrated Air & Missile Defense Top Tacticians; Number of Surface WTI Grads Eclipses 300
190510-N-DD818-0002 NAVAL SUPPORT FACILITY DAHLGREN (May 10, 2019) Deputy Commander, U.S. Second Fleet and Deputy Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic, Rear Adm. John B. Mustin, center, poses for a photo with graduates of the Integrated Air Missile Defense (IAMD) Warfare Tactics Instructor (WTI) Course of Instruction at the AEGIS Training and Readiness Center onboard Naval Support Facility Dahlgren. 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Laurie Buchanan/Released)
USS Pioneer and Patriot arrive in Puerto Princesa
Avenger-class mine countermeasures ships USS Pioneer (MCM 9) and USS Patriot (MCM 7) arrived in Puerto Princesa, Philippines, for a port visit for resupply and routine maintenance purposes, May 9.
USS Coronado Change of Command
PORTLAND (May 3, 2019) – The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) held a change of command while in dry dock at Vigor Shipyard in Portland, Oregon, May 3.
EVERETT, Wash. -- The Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC) recently completed new installs on the Shiphandling trainer (Navigation Seamanship Shiphandling Trainer - NSST).
US Partner Navies Sail Together in South China Sea
SOUTH CHINA SEA (NNS) -- A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer joined ships from the Indian Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and Republic of Philippine Navy to sail through the South China Sea, May 2-8.
USS Tulsa Change of Command
SAN DIEGO (April 29, 2019) – The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) held a change of command on the ship’s flight deck while pierside at Naval Base San Diego, Apr. 29.
Stockdale Arrives in Suva, Fiji
SUVA, Fiji – The guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) arrived in Suva Fiji, April 30, for a scheduled port visit.
Miller takes command of USS New Orleans
Capt. Kenneth A. Strong turned over command of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship to Capt. P. Scott Miller during a ceremony held aboard the ship’s flight deck.
Command of amphibious assault ship USS Wasp changes hands
SUBIC BAY, Philippines - The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) held a change of command ceremony April 13 in Subic Bay. Capt. Christopher Herr relieved Capt. Colby Howard, who had previously taken command of Wasp on Dec. 13, 2017.
Preble Completes Cooperative Deployment with HMAS Melbourne
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88), completed a cooperative deployment with the Royal Australian Navy Adelaide-class guided-missile frigate HMAS Melbourne (FFG 05) in the Philippine Sea on Friday, April 19.
USS Fitzgerald Leaves Dry Dock Continues Repairs Pierside in Pascagoula
The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) took another step toward returning to the fleet as a fully ready, combat-capable ship. The ship achieved a milestone in its complex repair and restoration as it successfully launched and moored pier-side at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) - Ingalls Shipbuilding shipyard, April 16.
Stockdale Celebrates CPOs’ 126th Birthday
Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) celebrated the 126th birthday of the chief petty officer (CPO), April 1.Sailors gathered on the mess decks for a presentation on the history of chief petty officers followed by a cake cutting ceremony.
Thai Cuisine Spices Up Blue Ridge
A group of culinary specialists aboard U.S. 7th Fleet Flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) learned a little bit about Thai culture April 6, participating in a joint cooking seminar held with professional Thai chefs during a port call to Laem Chabang, Thailand.
CNSP Celebrates 126th Chief Petty Officer Birthday
NAVAL AMPHIBIOUS BASE CORONADO (April 2, 2019) -- The Chief’s Mess at Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S Pacific Fleet (CNSP) celebrated the 126th birthday of Navy chief petty officers (CPO), April 2.
HSC-25 evacuates cruise passenger fights fire on Nimitz Hill
ANDERSEN AIR BASE, Guam (March 29, 2019) – Sailors from the Guam-based “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 provided emergency medical lift for a cruise passenger in distress then assisted with firefighting efforts March 28.
Stockdale Celebrates Women’s History Month
ARABIAN GULF – Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) honored women throughout history with a presentation and cake cutting ceremony, March 30.
USS Decatur returns home from deployment
SAN DIEGO - The guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) returned to San Diego April 1, following a deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet and 5th Fleet areas of operation.
USS Mobile Bay Sailors Volunteer in UAE
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – U.S. Navy Sailors from the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) volunteered at the Al Noor Center for Children with Special Needs in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 26.
Women on the Waterfront
It’s 2019, and women are serving in every branch of the United States’ Armed Forces with no gender-specific restrictions imposed on them.
SAN DIEGO – Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) participated in a community relations (COMREL) event on the USS Midway Museum March 21.
USS Zumwalt Arrives in Ketchikan Alaska
KETCHIKAN, Alaska – The lead ship of the U.S. Navy’s newest class of guided-missile destroyer, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), arrived in Ketchikan, Alaska March 23.