|Mine Countermeasures Exercise Dynamic Move Wraps Up in Belgium
OSTEND, Belgium (NNS) -- San Diego-based Mine Countermeasures Division (MCMDIV) 31, the tactical planning staff attached to Commander, Mine Countermeasures Squadron (COMCMRON) 3, successfully completed the annual multinational exercise Dynamic Move March 29.
Deployed Surface Forces Benefitting from SMWDC Training and Technologies
PACIFIC OCEAN (May 5, 2017) Lt. Joven Ernani Dinglasan, center, Warfare Tactics Instructors (WTI) of the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC), monitors; Lt.Ryan Kelly and Lt. Beux Wedderburen as they operate as tactical actions officer and force tactical actions officer during a missile exercise rehearsal aboard USS Bunker Hill. Thirteen WTIs were underway with the USS Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group (CSG), May 2-11, leading advanced tactical training events in support of the Theodore Roosevelt Group Sail. WTIs are an elite cadre of young surface warfare officers (SWO) selected by SMWDC to become the best of the best in tactics and doctrine development. These new generation surface warriors are charged with increasing the tactical proficiency of surface ships in support of sea control and maintaining maritime superiority. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ignacio D. Perez/Released)
Blue Ridge Earns FSO-M Certification
YOKOSUKA (NNS) – The crew of U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) successfully completed their Fleet Support Operations-Medical (FSO-M) assessments conducted Feb 20-March 26.
ESSEX ARG 13th MEU LAUNCH PMINT
Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) commenced PHIBRON-MEU Integration Exercise (PMINT) Mar. 23.
Readying the Fleet to Own the Fight
This blog originally appeared on Navy Live. (http://navylive.dodlive.mil/2018/03/23/readying-the-fleet-to-own-the-fight/)
Our Navy’s enduring mission is to protect and defend America and its national interests worldwide. As the largest contingent of the Nation’s maritime warfighting force, it is critical our surface ships continue to “own the fight” by being the best, the fastest, the toughest and the smartest warships operating around the globe.
Vice Adm. Brown Gets Underway on LCS; impressed with capabilities, Sailors
PACIFIC OCEAN (March 16, 2018) Cmdr. Karl McCarthy, commanding officer of USS Coronado (LCS 4) (left), and Vice Adm. Rich Brown, Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (center), watch as Lt. Anthony Grayson performs the shipping officer watch duties on the bridge of the Independence-class littoral combat ship Coronado. Coronado is one of eight LCS homeported in San Diego.
Hopper: Innovation, Transformation, Inspiration
During last month’s historic first visit of the voyaging canoe Hokule‘a to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), Master Navigator Nainoa Thompson spoke about his father, Myron “Pinky” Thompson, who was 15 years old at the time of the attack on Oahu Dec. 7, 1941.
USS Ashland Arrives in Okinawa to Embark 31st MEU Marines
OKINAWA, Japan (NNS) -- The amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) arrived at White Beach, Okinawa, March 15 to embark the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) as part of a regularly scheduled patrol in the Indo-Pacific.
Blue Ridge Undergoes FSO-M Certification
YOKOSUKA (NNS) – The crew of U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) successfully completed Fleet Support Operations-Medical (FSO-M) 1.1 and 1.2 assessments conducted Feb 20-March 12.
Rear Admiral conducts All Hands call
Rear Admiral Marc Dalton, Commander, Task Force 70, conducts an All-Hands call on the U.S. Navy barge (APL 40) with the crew of the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52).
Munising Michigan native serves aboard USS Mustin
March 13, 2018 – A Munising, Michigan native and 1996 Munising High School graduate, Chief Gunner’s Mate Justin Hoffman, is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the Arleigh burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) forward-deployed to Yokosuka Japan.
Commander's Corner (Vol 58 - Spring 2018)
I am honored and humbled to have assumed responsibilities of our naval surface forces as the commander, Naval Surface Forces and Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet. It goes without saying:
Surface Force Commander Talks with Waterfront Leadership
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (March 9, 2018) Vice Adm. Rich Brown, commander, Naval Surface Forces (CNSF) and commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CNSP), speaks with commanding officers during a commanders call at Littoral Combat Ship Squadron (LCSRON) 2 onboard Naval Station Mayport. Brown initiated the face-to- face dialogue with the leaders to discuss the future of the surface warfare community, the importance of command, and his command philosophy on how the force remains the best, the fastest, the toughest and the smartest Naval Surface Force in the world. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Lopez/Released)
Curtis Wilbur Slideshow
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) fires the 50 caliber Machine in support of their recent highly successful Surface Warfare 2.4 certification event.
Junior Officers Gain Valuable Experiences on MSC Bridge
YOKOSUKA (NNS) – Junior officers from U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) recently gained valuable experience aboard USNS Walter S. Diehl (TA-O 193) as part of an effort to qualify watchstanders while Blue Ridge continues a vital maintenance and upkeep period pier-side in Yokosuka.
Surface Force Commander Engages Leadership Aboard USS The Sullivans
Vice Adm. Rich Brown, commander, Naval Surface Forces (CNSF) and commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CNSP), held a commander’s call March 9 aboard guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) at Naval Station (NAVSTA) Mayport to engage with the ship’s leadership.
Bonhomme Richard Departs Manila Continues Patrol
MANILA BAY, Philippines – The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), with embarked 3d Marine Division (MARDIV) Marines, departed Manila to continue a patrol in the Indo-Pacific region following a scheduled port visit, March 8.
Antietam Leads Surface To Air Missile Exercise in MultiSail 18
PHILIPPINE SEA – The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) led Surface to Air Missile Exercise (SAMEX) during MultiSail 18 with U.S. Naval Forces and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Forces (JMSDF) March 10, 2018 in the Philippine Sea.
Sterett Crosses into 7th Fleet
PACIFIC OCEAN – San Diego-based Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) entered the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations on March 3.
USS Antietam Sailors Visits Guam High School
AGANA HEIGHTS, Guam - Sailors assigned to the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) visited Guam High School to speak to the Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) Panther Company students during class March 5.
F-35Bs join Wasp for historic Indo-Pacific deployment
EAST CHINA SEA — F-35B Lightning II's with Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA-121) aboard amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), the first time the aircraft has deployed aboard a U.S. Navy ship and with a Marine Expeditionary Unit in the Indo-Pacific.
America Returns to Sea for Ammunition Offload
PACIFIC OCEAN - The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) completed a weeklong underway period March 2-9 to offload ammunition off the coast of southern California following a seven-month deployment to the 3rd, 5th, and 7th fleet areas of operation.
Honolulu Native Serves Aboard USS Antietam
PHILIPPINE SEA (NNS) -- A Honolulu native and 2005 Wallace Ryder Farrington High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam.
Tripoli Sailors Volunteer at Chula Vista Veterans Home
Sailors from future USS Tripoli (LHA 7) Pre-Commissioning Detachment (PCD) San Diego offered their time and assistance to veterans living in the Chula Vista Veterans Home on Jan. 31, engaging in both physical tasks and simple interactions.
SHOUP WARRIORS EARN THEIR EAWS PIN
ABOARD USS SHOUP, At Sea – The Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist (EAWS) insignia recognizes enlisted Sailor’s professional knowledge and military experience in Naval Aviation.