|Los Angeles Fleet Week Begins
LOS ANGELES – The third annual Los Angeles Fleet week (LAFW) began as ships arrived at the Port of Los Angeles World Cruise Terminal followed by the event’s opening ceremony Aug. 28.
Fleet Week Hosts DSCA Seminar
Military and civilian leaders gathered at the start of Los Angeles Fleet Week (LAFW) for a Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) seminar.
USS Anchorage Conducts Exercise at Sea with Sri Lankan Navy
San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) assigned to the Essex Amphibious Ready Group, with attached 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, partnered with the Sri Lankan naval ship Suranimila to conduct an exercise at sea, Aug. 28.
WASP ARG Conducts PASSEX with JMSDF
Ships assigned to the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), with attached 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, partnered with Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) amphibious transport dock ship JS Osumi (LST 4001) to conduct a passing exercise (PASSEX), Aug. 26.
CNSF Implements Initiatives to Improve Safety and Reduce Operational Risk
From Force Safety Office, Commander, Naval Surface Forces/Commander of Naval Surface Force U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander, Naval Surface Forces/Commander of Naval Surface Force U.S. Pacific Fleet implemented training initiatives aimed at improving operational safety and reducing occurrences of the six common traits of surface ship mishaps.
The Truth about Leadership
When I was invited to write a review of a leadership book for this issue of Surface Warfare magazine, my mind raced through favorite titles that have inspired me, encouraged me, and challenged me over the years.
New Division Officers Graduate from SWOS
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- A crowd of over 150 friends, family and shipmates gathered to celebrate the graduation of 121 Surface Warfare Officers School (SWOS) Basic Division Officer Course (BDOC) San Diego students Aug. 24.
SMWDC Graduates Fleets Newest WTIs
Vice Adm. Richard Brown, Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CNSP), welcomed the newest qualified Warfare Tactics Instructors (WTI) to the fleet during a graduation ceremony at CNSP headquarters on August 28th.
Voices From the Fleet
Last summer surface warfare officers learned about an exciting new opportunity for small-unit leadership on a cutting-edge platform in the Navy's Coastal Riverine Force.
Greetings from Surface Forces’ headquarters in Coronado, Calif, where we are the proud owners of over 242 years of exceptional maritime service and strength.
USS Coronado Switching Gears
In June, littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) conducted underway operational testing of the Navy’s newest unmanned helicopter, the MQ-8C Fire Scout. The testing was a continuation of initial Fire Scout operational testing that began in April this year. The most recent phase tested the MQ-8C's ability to operate concurrently with other airborne assets and littoral combat ships, like Coronado. The enhanced capability will provide commanders an improved and integrated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance picture.
USS Oak Hill Completes BALTOPS 2018
The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of two Littoral Combat Ships (LCSs), the future USS Sioux City (LCS 11) and USS Wichita (LCS 13), during a ceremony at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard on August 22.
Kearsarge ARG Underway for First East Coast ARG SWATT
Sailors from the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) departed Morehead City, North Carolina, June 21, to participate in a first for the Navy on the East Coast – an ARG Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise.
Building Relationships RIMPAC 2018
The Rim of the Pacific Exercise, the world’s largest international maritime exercise, brought 25 nations, 46 ships, five submarines, 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel together from June 27 to Aug.
Surface Warfare A Running Fix
The U.S. Navy’s role in this dynamic and complex environment requires every officer and sailor who goes to sea to be a professional mariner and a skilled warfighter. Leadership within this environment demands thoughtful compliance with exacting standards, continuous improvement of processes, and brutally honest self-assessment.
Hawaii-based Ships Sortie ahead of Hurricane Lane
Rear Adm. Brian Fort, commander, Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, announced that U.S. Navy ships and submarines based in Hawaii not currently undergoing maintenance availabilities have begun to sortie as Hurricane Lane travels toward the Hawaiian Islands.
Not Your Average Success Story
The story of a 12-year-old with a passion for ice hockey ordinarily begins with a boy from Minnesota or Utah, and it usually ends with a professional hockey player chasing world championships.
USS Mustin Visits Busan
The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) arrived in Busan for a port visit 12 Aug.
USS Essex Concludes CARAT with Port Visit to Malaysia
The amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) and embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia for a port visit after participating in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Malaysia 2018, August 19.
37th Surface Line Week Pacific Concludes
SAN DIEGO-- The 37th Surface Line Week (SLW) competition concluded Aug. 17 after two weeks of professional and athletic events among San Diego’s Surface Warriors.
Ronald Reagan Strike Group Conducts Air Defense Exercise
The Ronald Reagan Strike Group, including Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54), participated in an air defense exercise (ADEX) while underway in the Philippine Sea, August 16.
U.S., Malaysia commence 24th CARAT exercise
The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, and Malaysian Armed Forces counterparts kicked off the 24th iteration of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Malaysia in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, August 10.
USS Sterett Change of Command
SAN DIEGO, CA. (NBSD) – The guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) held a Change of Command ceremony August 15th.
US Malaysia Commence 24th CARAT Exercise
KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia (NNS) -- The U.S. and Royal Malaysian Navy commenced the 24th iteration of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Malaysia in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, August 10.
CNSP Visits Sasebo Discusses Command Philosophy
Vice Adm. Rich Brown, commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CNSP), met with waterfront Sailors in Sasebo, Japan, in the hangar bay of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) Aug. 1 to discuss his command philosophy and vision for the Surface Force.
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