|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.
USS Chief sails with Philippine Navy
SOUTH CHINA SEA – The Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) conducted a maritime cooperative activity with Philippine Navy (PN) vessel BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF 16) March 21.
USS Pioneer arrives in Subic Bay
SUBIC BAY, Republic of the Philippines (NNS) – The Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Pioneer (MCM 9) arrived in Subic Bay, Philippines, for a port visit, March 21.
Medal of Honor Recipient Visits USS Paul Hamilton
Retired Master Chief Special Warfare Operator Britt Slabinski, the Navy’s most recent Medal of Honor recipient, visited the Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) Feb. 21.
Surface Force Pacific Commander Charges Fleet to Continue Push to Lethality, Mission Command, and Culture of Excellence
SAN DIEGO (March 14, 2019) – Commodores, Commanders, and Surface Fleet leaders need to prepare for the high-end fight to meet the challenge of renewed Great Power Competition. That was the message from Vice Adm. Richard Brown, Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CNSP), during the Commander’s Training Symposium (CTS), March 14.
US, Philippine Navies Sail from Manila Bay
SOUTH CHINA SEA – U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) conducted a maritime cooperative activity with Philippine Navy (PN) vessel BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF 16), March 19.
USS Chief Arrives in Manila
MANILA, Philippines - Mineman Seaman Logan Hardy, from Millbrook, Alabama, throws a messenger line to the pier to moor the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) as the ship arrives in Manila, Philippines, for a port visit. Chief is visiting Manila while operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to work with their Philippine Navy counterparts to strengthen regional security and stability, and enhance interoperability.
New CO Takes Command Of USS Scout
SAN DIEGO – The Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Scout (MCM 8) conducted a change of command ceremony at Naval Base San Diego, March 8. Lt. Cmdr. Eric J. Blomberg was relieved by Lt. Cmdr. Shawn R. Callihan as Scout’s commanding officer during the ceremony. Rear Adm. David A. Welch, Commander, Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center officiated over the change of command.
Seal Beach Clean-Up
While in port at Naval Weapons Stations Seal Beach, 21 Sailors assigned to the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill, volunteered for a Community Relations project to clear litter and debris from Seal Beach's waterfront, March 5.
USS Zumwalt arrives in British Columbia
ESQUIMALT, British Columbia – The namesake of the U.S. Navy’s newest class of guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), arrived in Esquimalt, British Columbia, March 11.