|Surface Warfare Leadership Recognizes Value of Corporate Knowledge Through the Years
Lt. Preston Chaffee explains a simulator interface to retired Rear Adm. James Murdoch during a tour of the Littoral Combat Ship Training Facility at Naval Base San Diego, Feb. 12, 2019. The visit is part of Commander, Naval Surface Forces' Retired Surface Warfare Flag Officers Training Symposium (RSWFOTS), which allows Surface Force leaders to provide updates to the retired surface leaders. In addition, the retirees provide candid feedback and mentorship to help continue improvements to the fleet.
Future USS Tulsa (LCS 16) Set For San Francisco Commissioning
SAN DIEGO – The Navy’s newest Independence variant littoral combat ship, the future USS Tulsa (LCS 16), will be commissioned at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 at San Francisco’s Embarcadero Pier 30/32. This event is open to the public, but tickets are required.
USS Antietam Arrives in Ishikari Japan
ISHIKARI, Japan (NNS) – The forward-deployed Ticonderoga-class guided-missile destroyer USS Antietam (CG 54) arrived for a port visit to Ishikari, Japan, Feb. 3.
CNSP/CNSL Host Staff Talks to Better Align Process and Help Commanders ‘Own The Fight’
NAVAL AMPHIBIOUS BASE CORONADO - Commanders, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CNSP) and U.S. Atlantic Fleet (CNSL) Vice Adm. Richard Brown and Rear Adm. Jesse Wilson conduct the second coordinated staff talks Jan. 24. Staff talks are an effort to align staff processes and policies between Pacific and Atlantic staffs in order to continue driving the Surface Force toward a culture of excellence and prepare it to transition readiness into lethality in an era of a renewed Great Power Competition.
Volunteering for Veterans
SAN DIEGO - Sailors from Pre-Commissioning Detachment Tripoli (LHA 7) in San Diego took a few hours out of their day to assist past service members at Veterans Village of San Diego (VVSD) on Jan. 17, 2019.
USS Anchorage Arrives in Singapore
The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) and embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Singapore for a scheduled port visit, Jan. 26.
Essex Arrives in Phuket
PHUKET, Thailand (NNS) – The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) and the embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Phuket, Thailand, for a port visit, Jan. 24.
USS Michael Monsoor commissioning ceremony honors legacy of Navy SEAL
SAN DIEGO (Jan. 26, 2019) Former members of SEAL Team Three join the ship's crew to bring the Navy's newest Zumwalt-class destroyer, USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), to life during its commissioning ceremony. DDG 1001 is the second Zumwalt destroyer ship to enter the fleet. It is the first Navy combat ship named for fallen Master-at-Arms 2nd Class (SEAL) Michael Monsoor, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions while serving in Ramadi, Iraq, in 2006.
Chung-Hoon Celebrates MLK Day
GULF OF ADEN– Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 21.
U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Visits Yokosuka
YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- Adm. John C. Aquilino, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet conducted an all-hands call for service members at Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka, Jan. 23.
USS Mobile Bay Participates In Intrepid Sentinel
ARABIAN GULF – The guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), as part of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 3, joined with maritime forces from France, United Kingdom, and Australia to complete exercise Intrepid Sentinel in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 17.
Spruance Completes MDVR in Jebel Ali
JEBEL ALI, United Arab Emirates – The guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) departed Jebel Ali, after completing a mid-deployment voyage repair (MDVR), Jan. 13.
Independence Change of Command
SAN DIEGO (January 18, 2019) – USS Independence (LCS 2) held a change of command on the ship’s flight deck while pierside at Naval Base San Diego, Jan. 11.
Republic of Korea Officials Visit USS Barry
Senior Republic of Korea (ROK) officials visited the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) Jan. 15 as part of a United Nations Command (Rear) tour while at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka naval base.
CNSF: Drive to Culture of Excellence, Reinvigorate Mission Command, Turn Readiness into Lethality
ARLINGTON, Va. (Jan. 15, 2019) – Calling it “the most important task before us in Surface Warfare,” Vice Adm. Rich Brown, Commander, Naval Surface Forces, urged the Surface Warfare community to drive toward a culture of excellence, reinvigorate mission command, and prepare to transition readiness into lethality to meet the challenges of a renewed Great Power Competition.
Porter Sailor Honored as Navy Missile Defender of the Year
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (NNS) -- Lt. j.g. McKenzie Anderson, USS Porter (DDG 78) training officer, was honored as the Navy's Missile Defender of the Year (MDOY) at the annual Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA) awards banquet held in Alexandria, Va., Jan. 11.
Navy commissions USS Wichita
MAYPORT, Fla.--USS Wichita (LCS 13), the Navy’s seventh Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, was brought to life during a commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Mayport on Jan. 12.
Littoral Combat Group One Returns from South America
Sailors and Marines from Littoral Combat Group One (LCG-1) returned home to Naval Base San Diego and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after participating in the International Maritime and Naval Exhibition for South America, known as EXPONAVAL.
Supplying food, parts, equipment, and managing logistics for a ship out to sea is a full time job.
First WTI Takes Command of Naval Warship
MAYPORT, Fla. (NNS) -- Cmdr. Lenard Mitchell became the first Warfare Tactics Instructor (WTI) to take command of a Navy warship during a recent ceremony here aboard Freedom Class littoral combat ship USS Little Rock (LCS 9).
IW Community First NIWDC Warfare Tactics Instructor Patched at SMWDC
Rear Adm. Dave Welch, commander of Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center presented Lt. Jeremy Blanchette a Warfare Tactics Instructor patch from the Naval Information Warfighting Development Center during a recent ceremony here to recognize his achievement.
Navy Lays Keel of Future USS Mobile
MOBILE, Ala. (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy held a keel laying and authentication ceremony for the future USS Mobile (LCS 26) at Austal USA's shipyard on Dec. 14.