|USS Boxer ARG 11th MEU Arrive in U.S. 5th Fleet
June 24, 2019 — The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations, June 23, relieving the Kearsarge ARG and 22nd MEU.
Tripoli Engineers Take Control
PASCAGOULA, Miss. - The engineering department of the future USS Tripoli (LHA 7) began their turnover aboard engineering operations from Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), Mar. 13.
USS Howard Holds a Burial at Sea
This Naval tradition committing the remains of the nation’s honored veterans to the deep is an opportunity to recognize and pay tribute to the deceased and their families.
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"Step Up" with 7-0 for Suicide Awareness
Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines “step up” as a means to succeed in meeting a challenge – the theme for USS HOPPER (DDG 70) Life Promotions Team’s first event of 2020.
Vietnamese Native Serves Proudly in U.S. Navy
A 2004 Park Field High School, Missouri, graduate and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52).
Chief Electrician’s Mate Tho Nguyen is the leading chief petty officer for the electrical engineering division aboard Bunker Hill
SWO Jackets Rolling Out
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) qualified officers can now stand bridge watches in a soon-to-be issued leather jacket per NAVADMIN 004/20 released Jan. 9.
CNSP celebrates African American heritage
Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet celebrated African American Heritage Month, themed “Honoring the Past, Securing the Future," in San Diego, Feb. 26.
USS Bunker Hill Visits Saipan
During the port visit, Bunker Hill Sailors will get the opportunity to experience the local culture, through events sponsored by Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR). One of those events is to a museum, where Sailors will learn about the historical significance of Saipan during WWII.
US Sailors, Marines Train Alongside Japanese Soldiers in Exercise Iron Fist
PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) -- Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) and amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) along with U.S. Marines welcomed aboard Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) Amphibious Rapid Deployment Regiment soldiers in support of Exercise Iron Fist 2020, Feb. 3 through Feb. 14.
Kidd Arrives in Guam for Port Visit
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) arrived in Guam for a port visit Feb. 14.
During the port visit, Kidd Sailors will participate in community service projects for various organizations in the area. The projects will give Kidd Sailors the opportunity to interact with local citizens while volunteering in the community.
Congratulations AT1 (AW/IW) Francis Conrad from ACU-5 as the ESG-3 Sea Sailor of the Year.
CTF 70 Holds Change of Command
SOUTH CHINA SEA – Commander, Task Force (CTF) 70 held a change of command ceremony, Sept. 29, in the hangar bay of America’s flagship, the forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).
USS Fitzgerald Returns to Sea
PASCAGOULA, Miss. – The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) is underway to conduct comprehensive at-sea testing, marking a significant step in her return to warfighting readiness.
CNSP Hosts 2020 Command Senior Enlisted Leadership Symposium
Force Master Chief James Osborne, the top enlisted Sailor for Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CNSP), hosted the annual CNSP Command Senior Enlisted Leadership Symposium for more than 120 senior enlisted leaders from the surface fleet at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, Jan. 27-30.
Navy's Newest Combat Simulator trains Paul Hamilton
Lt. Aaron Van Driessche, a warfare tactics instructor at the Center for Surface Combat Systems pilots the U.S. Navy’s virtual combat curriculum with Sailors from USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60). (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joseph Millar)
Young Sailor Forges Path
Aboard the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8), Culinary Specialist Seaman Dustin Fontenot’s fingerprints are everywhere.
Bonhomme Richard Sailors Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard’s (LHD 6) heritage committee hosted a celebration Jan. 15, celebrating the 25th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day.
The event included a cake cutting ceremony, informational displays and a speech by Chief Electronics Technician Donnielle Clay, a guest speaker of the Bonhomme Richard heritage committee.
US, India Launch Exercise Tiger TRIUMPH
VISAKHAPATNAM, India — Indian and U.S. armed forces kicked off the inaugural Exercise Tiger TRIUMPH here today with the arrival of USS Germantown (LSD 42). Tiger TRIUMPH, which stands for Tri-Services India U.S. Amphibious Exercise, is scheduled from November 13 to 21, near Visakhapatnam and Kakinada, India.
The Surface Force: Owning Tomorrow’s Fight Today
Jan. 14, 2020 On September 12th, 1962 at Rice University, President John F. Kennedy uttered the famous line “we choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.”
HM1 aboard USS Chief selected IDC of the Year
Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Edward Navarro, of Riverside, California, serving onboard Avenger-class Mine Countermeasures Ship USS Chief (MCM 14), was selected by the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) as the 2018 Surface Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC) of the Year.
Retail Services Specialists Embrace New Rate Name
7TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 19, 2019) Retail services specialists (RS) assigned to the amphibious transport ship USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) embrace their newly appointed rate name following its change, Sept. 30.
USS Germantown arrives in Phuket
PHUKET, Thailand – Sailors and Marines from the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) and embarked 3rd Marine Division arrived in Phuket, Thailand, Nov. 3.
USS Harpers Ferry Arrives In Brunei
BRUNEI – The amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) and the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Brunei for Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2019 exercise with the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF), Oct. 10.
Captain Craig C. Sicola Takes Command of the USS Blue Ridge
YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) – Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet (C7F) flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) held a change of command ceremony on the ship’s main deck, Dec. 12.
Capt. Craig C. Sicola relieved Capt. Eric J. Anduze as commanding officer in front of a crowd of distinguished visitors, guests and crew.
The Navy Nimitz VR Experience visits Jackson
The Navy “Nimitz” Virtual Reality Experience tour visited Jackson State University and Germantown High School, Nov. 12-15. About 900 students got a 360-degree virtual reality view of what it's like to be on a Special Warfare Combatant-Craft crewmen mission in America's Navy.
Family and Friends Day Cruise
The Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Pioneer (MCM 9) sailed around Sasebo harbor for their Family and Friends Day cruise in Sasebo, Japan, November 1.
Family and friends of the Pioneer crew had the opportunity to experience what life underway is like for their sailors.
USS Pioneer Arrives in Uki City, Japan
The Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Pioneer (MCM 9) arrived in Uki, Japan, for a port visit, October 18. The Pioneer crew received a welcoming ceremony presented by local kindergarteners giving a musical performance on “wadaiko,” a type of traditional Japanese drums.
Workout of the Day at Sea
Division, come together to enjoy a robust, “workout of the day” while deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet.
“The work out of the day is high-intensity workout training, that can range from solo workout to partner workout, or you can scale it depending on your physical level,” said Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Tiara Monroe, work out of the day coordinator.
USS Boxer and 11th MEU Arrive in Guam
GUAM (Oct. 30, 2019) - USS Boxer (LHD 4) and the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived at Naval Base Guam for a port visit, Oct. 30.
USS Wayne E. Meyer Returns from Deployment
USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), along with an embarked detachment from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37 “Easyriders,” returned to its homeport of Joint Base Pearl, Dec 23.
USS America Arrives in Sasebo Japan
SASEBO, Japan – Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) joined the U.S. 7th Fleet forward-deployed amphibious force in Sasebo, Dec. 6, after transiting the Pacific Ocean from its former homeport of San Diego.
Chiefs Break Bread with Junior Sailors
Making Chief Petty Officer comes with myriad duties and responsibilities. The Chiefs’ Mess is a vaunted place onboard where Chiefs typically go to discuss business as the ship’s front line leaders, or to simply relax and get reset in a demanding work environment.
USS Portland Change of Command
The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) held a change of command ceremony in San Diego, Dec. 19. Capt. Karrey Sanders relieved Capt. Jesus Rodriguez after his 15-month tour as commanding officer.
Change of Command
Capt. Richard Lebron relieved Capt. Jim McGovern as commodore of Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 11 during a change of command ceremony aboard amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), Dec. 11.
USS New Orleans arrives in Sasebo
SASEBO, Japan - San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) joined the U.S. 7th Fleet amphibious force in Sasebo, Dec. 1, after transiting the Pacific Ocean from its former homeport of San Diego.