|Princeton Excels, Earns Distinguished Spokane Trophy
SAN DIEGO (Oct 19, 2018) Ivan Urnovitz, president of the Spokane Navy League, presents a plaque to commanding officer Capt. Justin A. Kubu and the crew USS Princeton (CG 59) in recognition of their selection as the 2017 Spokane Trophy Award winner during a ceremony on board the ship Oct. 19. The ship was selected for being the most combat proficient ship in the Fleet for excellence in ship combat system readiness and demonstrated effectiveness during warfare operations.
Ronald Reagan Resumes Flight Operations Following Helicopter Crash
The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) resumed flight operations after an MH-60R Seahawk assigned to the “Saberhawks” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77 made an emergency landing and crashed on the ship’s flight deck shortly after takeoff at approximately 9:00 a.m., Oct. 19.
Warrior Sailor Awarded Mineman of the Year
SASEBO, Japan (NNS) -- A Sailor assigned to USS Warrior (MCM 10) in Sasebo, Japan, was recently named the Association of Minemen's (AOM) 2018-2019 Mineman of the Year (Sea).
MCM Photo page
Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Armonte Galloway, right, and Seaman Marques Upshaw remove chock and chains from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25, on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48).
USS Shoup Departs Suva Fiji
SUVA, Fiji - Guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) departed from Suva, Fiji, October 17 following a port visit that celebrated decades of Fiji-American naval partnership.
USS Shoup Holds Flight Deck Reception in Suva Fiji
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) hosted more than 150 military and civilian dignitaries from the United States, Fiji, Australia, United Kingdom, Spain, New Zealand and Japan during a reception on the flight deck October 15.
USS Anchorage Lends a Helping Hand in Sicily
Sailors assigned to the USS Anchorage and embarked Marines assigned to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit participated in two community relations projects, while the ship visited Augusta Bay, Italy, Oct. 3, 2018.
Chancellorsville Benfold Arrive to Busan
The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) arrived to Busan, South Korea, Oct. 12.
Decatur Renders Assistance to Sri Lankan Fishermen
The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) rendered assistance to seven distressed mariners, Oct. 7 - 8, whose fishing boat had suffered an engine malfunction, rendering the vessel inoperable.
ESG-3 Hosts Waterfront Suicide Awareness Walk
Expeditionary Strike Group THREE (ESG-3)’s Diversity Committee hosted a Waterfront Suicide Awareness Walk at Naval Base San Diego’s Bainbridge Park, Sept. 28 as part of National Suicide Awareness Month.
Ronald Reagan Strike Group Participates in International Fleet Review
The Ronald Reagan Strike Group, to include the Nimitzclass aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) and USS Benfold (DDG 65) participated in the Republic of Korea 2018 International Fleet Review near Jeju Island, Republic of Korea (ROK) Oct. 11.
Mine Countermeasures Squadron 3 Holds Change of Command
The officers, crew, and friends of Mine Countermeasures Squadron 3 and attached ships gathered in front of the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Ardent for a change of command ceremony and retirement onboard Naval Base San Diego, Oct. 12.
NBC Nightly News Broadcasts Live From USS Portland
USS Portland's (LPD 27) crew welcomes Lester Holt prior to an NBC Nightly News episode broadcast live from the flight deck at Naval Base San Diego on Oct. 12. The broadcast from the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship capped off Holt's Across America tour where he visited five cities in five days including Houston; Montgomery, Alabama; Tampa, Florida; and Kansas City, Missouri.
Tripoli Sailors Meritoriously Advanced
Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Tripoli’s (LHA 7) commanding officer Capt. Kevin P. Meyers and Command Master Chief Robyn Pierce meritoriously promote Electrician’s Mate 1st Class Matthew Ballman during a surprise ceremony August 27, 2018.
USS Michael Murphy Visits Papua New Guinea Ahead of APEC 2018
Boatswain's Mate Seaman Josh Saunders prepares to hoist the Union Jack aboard Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) as it arrives in Papua New Guinea. As the first U.S. Navy ship to visit Port Moresby since USS Comstock (LSD 45) in 2017, Michael Murphy arrives as the nation prepares to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Summit for the first time in Nov. 2018. Michael Murphy is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.
US-Japan Advance New Amphibious Capability
The amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) became the first U.S. Navy ship in the 7th Fleet to conduct amphibious operations with the newly established Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARDB) troops and their equipment Oct. 2.
San Francisco Fleet Week kicks off with ship arrivals
The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Manchester (LCS 14) transits under the Golden Gate Bridge in the annual parade of ships event during San Francisco Fleet Week 2018. During fleet week, service members participate in various community service events, showcase capabilities and equipment to the community, and enjoy the hospitality of San Francisco and its surrounding areas.
USS Pioneer Holds Change of Command Ceremony
SASEBO, Japan - Lt. Cmdr. Bobby Wayland (left) and Lt. Cmdr. Brett Jasionowski (center right) salute the ensign during the national anthem for a change of command ceremony. Wayland relieved Jasionowski as commanding officer of the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Pioneer (MCM 9) during the ceremony.
During the first underway following the one-year anniversary, USS RAFAEL PERALTA proudly flew a customized flag to honor Sgt. Rafael Peralta (IMG_Ship in Harbor).
USS Michael Murphy Completes Kakadu Exercise
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), along with a P-8 Poseidon maritime-surveillance aircraft assigned to the "Pelicans" of Patrol Squadron (VP)
Allied Maritime Warfighters Strengthen Partnerships and Capabilities in San Diego
Maritime leaders from the “Five Eyes” alliance – the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand – discuss interoperability and combat effectiveness during the 2018 Maritime Warfare Working Group (MWWG) at Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center’s (SMWDC) Headquarters. The MWWG is an annual event of the Five Eyes alliance, which will be hosted by Australia in 2019. SMWDC is one of the Navy's five Warfighting Development Centers and its mission is to increase the lethality and tactical proficiency of the Surface Force across all domains.
Decatur Hosts Chilean Warship Almirante Lynch
SAN DIEGO – After three weeks underway, the Chilean Frigate Almirante Lynch (FF 07) pulled into Naval Base San Diego for a port visit prior to their participation in the 2018 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise.
SECDEF Visits Mobile Bay
PACIFIC OCEAN- The Honorable James Mattis, Secretary of Defense (SECDEF), visited the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) Sept. 3 observe the ship preparing and training for potential deployment operations.
Makin Island Surface Warriors Win Big
The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) earned first place in the large command category during the 37th Surface Line Week (SLW) competition, hosted by Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (SURFPAC) at Naval Base San Diego.
Makin Island Sailors Attend Firefighting Course
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Air Department Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) attended aviation firefighting training at Naval Base San Diego's Surface Warfare Officers School Command, April 3.
First Stop I Div
For some Sailors, coming aboard a new ship can be intimidating, especially if it’s their first command. Walking down the pier and seeing the great floating city that will be their home for the next few years is enough to widen eyes and turn stomachs.
Makin Island Announces Eight CPO Selectees
Capt. David Oden, commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) announced the names of eight petty officers first class selected for advancement to the rank of chief petty officer during an all hands call, Aug. 7.