|USS Freedom Change of Command
SAN DIEGO (July 26, 2019) -- The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) held a change of command ceremony on the ship’s flight deck at Naval Base San Diego, July 26.
USS PATRIOT ARRIVES IN CEBU
CEBU, Philippines – The Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Patriot (MCM 7) arrived in Cebu, Philippines for a port visit, July 22, 2019.
Japan, US, India practice Mine Warfare
OMINATO, Japan – The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), U.S. Navy and participants from the Indian Navy commenced Mine Warfare Exercise 2JA 2019 off the coast of northern Japan, July 18.
USS Rafael Peralta Change of Command
SAN DIEGO, CA. (NBSD) – The guided-missile destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) held a change of command ceremony at Naval Base San Diego on July 22, 2019, as Cmdr. Aaron DeMeyer turned over the role of Commanding Officer to Cmdr. Chad Trubilla.
DESRON 9 Change of Command
Capt. Todd E. Whalen relieved Capt. Kyle J. Colton as commander of Destroyer Squadron 9 during a change of command ceremony aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) at Naval Station Everett July 9.
ESG 3 hosts Shore Power 2019
SAN DIEGO (July 18, 2019) – Expeditionary Strike Group THREE (ESG 3) hosted Shore Power 2019 at the Naval Base San Diego theater July 18.
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.