|US, Malaysia Kick-Off Maritime Training Activity 2019
LUMUT NAVAL BASE, Malaysia (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) began Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Malaysia 2019 marked by an opening ceremony at Lumut Naval Base, Aug. 14.
Navy Band Celebrates 50 Years of the Civic Action Team
KOROR, Palau - The U.S. 7th Fleet Far East Brass Band played four concerts to celebrate 50 years of the Civic Action Team (CAT) and the partnership between the U.S. and Palau to more than 1,500 students at schools throughout Palau, starting Aug 12.
Surface Forces Host Staff Talks to Increase Readiness
NORFOLK (Aug. 8, 2019) – Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CNSP) and Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic (CNSL) participated in Surface Type Commander Staff Talks, Aug. 7-8, at Naval Station Norfolk.
Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group Arrives in Philippines
Manila, Philippines (August 7, 2019) – The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group arrived in Manila for a brief port call that highlights the strong community and military connections between Philippines and the United States on August 7.
Bunker Hill Leads the Way, Earns Battle “E”
Vice Adm. Richard Brown, Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, presented the Battle Effectiveness (Battle “E”) award to the crew of the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), July 31, while the ship was underway conducting operations in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
Talisman Sabre 2019 concludes aboard ESG flagship
Rear Adm. Fred Kacher, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 7, and Royal Australian Army Major Gen. Roger Noble, deputy chief, Joint Operations, Australian Defense Force, salute as the color guard
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.
USS Wasp arrives in Sydney, Australia
Sydney, Australia – The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) and the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Sydney, Australia, for a scheduled port visit June 18.
USS Green Bay USS Ashland arrive in Brisbane Australia
The forward-deployed San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay, Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland, and the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unitarrived in Brisbane, Australia, for a scheduled port visit June, 18.
Antietam Gets a Taste of Thailand
Sailors aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) experienced authentic Thai cuisine during a joint cooking engagement with local professional chefs during a port visit June 10, 2019.