|First Integrated Air & Missile Defense Trainer Opens in San Diego
Vice Adm. Rich Brown, Commander, Naval Surface Force U.S. Pacific Fleet, center, joins, from left to right, Capt. Frank X. Castellano, Commanding Officer, Center for Surface Combat Systems, Rear Adm. David A. Welch, Commander, Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center, Rear Adm. Ronald A. Boxall, Director, Surface Warfare (N96), Capt. Samuel E. Pennington, Surface Training Program Manager (PMS 339), during the Combined Integrated Air and Missile Trainer (CIAT) opening ceremony Dec. 6. CIAT is a state-of-the-art trainer that creates a culture of excellence within the Surface Force by Simulating high-end tactical training needed to build lethality, warfighting and tactical proficiency. This training will enhance warfighting skills and readiness across the waterfront.
Navy Welcomes Eight New ASW/SUW WTIs
Rear Adm. Dave Welch, commander of the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC), speaks with Anti-Submarine Warfare/ Surface Warfare (ASW/SUW) Warfare Tactics Instructor (WTI) Course students during the graduation ceremony. 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.
CNSP Encourages Bunker Hill Sailors to Commit to a Culture of Excellence
NAVAL BASE SAN DIEGO – Vice Adm. Rich Brown, Commander, Naval Surface Force U.S. Pacific Fleet, speaks with crewmembers, government employees and civilian contractors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) during a ship visit, Dec. 4. During the visit, Brown also met with Capt. Kurt Sellerberg, Bunker Hill’s commanding officer, toured the ship, and inspected progress of repairs and upgrades to the ship following a recent deployment.
USS Momsen Holds Change of Command Ceremony
SAN DIEGO, CA – On December 04 2018, the crew of USS MOMSEN (DDG 92) stood in formation on the flight deck to hold the change of command ceremony while pier side at Naval Base San Diego.
USS Chief completes 3JA with Japanese, Australian naval forces
Mineman 3rd Class Latron Jolly, from Hayward, California, removes safety lines in preparation to launch a mine neutralization vehicle aboard the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) during Mine Warfare Exercise 3JA. The U.S. Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and Royal Australian Navy are participating in the exercise to increase proficiency in mine countermeasure operations.
USS Barry Leaves Dry Dock Period
The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) is pulled towards a pier after departing from a dry dock at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka. Barry is departing the dock after an extensive maintenance period in order to sustain the ship’s ability to serve as a forward-deployed asset in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.
US Navy Ships Train with Western Hemisphere Partners
In support of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise Initiative, amphiibous transport dock USS Somerset (LPD 25) and guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer will conduct interoperability and partnership exercises in Ecuador, Peru and Chile.
Hopper Sailors recognized as EW Module of the Year
Cryptologic Technicians (Technical) Sailors from USS Hopper (DDG 70) Electronic Warfare (EW) Module attended the 7th annual Association of Old Crows (AOC) Pacific Conference to be recognized as the Association’s 2017 Outstanding Unit, Navy (Surface).
PCU Michael Monsoor Completes Crew Certification Phase II
Sailors from the Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit Michael Monsoor successfully completed crew certification phase two prior to departing Bath Iron Works (BIW) in Bath, Maine Nov. 9, certifying the crew ready for sea.
Spruance Stays United Through Reading
Sailors underway aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) are staying connected with family through the United Through Reading program.
USS Zumwalt Holds Change of Command
USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) hosted a change of command ceremony Nov. 27 at Naval Station San Diego.
Capt. Andrew Carlson relieved Capt. Scott Tait and assumed duties as the third commanding officer of USS Zumwalt in a ceremony attended by distinguished visitors, family, friends and crew.
CNSF Signs New Surface Warfare Watchstander Proficiency Requirements Instruction
CORONADO – Vice Adm. Rich Brown, Commander, Naval Surface Force (CNSF), approved the new Surface Warfare Watchstander Proficiency Requirements Instruction, Nov. 13.
The purpose of the instruction is to establish minimum requirements for individuals to maintain proficiency in the Tactical Action Officer (TAO), Officer of the Deck (OOD), Combat Information Center Watch Officer (CICWO), Engineering Officer of the Watch (EOOW), Junior Officer of the Deck (JOOD), Conning Officer (CONN), and Combat Systems Officer of the Watch (CSOOW) watchstations.
CNSP Hosts 2018 Senior Enlisted Leadership Symposium
NAVAL AMPHIBIOUS BASE CORONADO, Calif. – Commander, Naval Surface Force U.S. Pacific Fleet hosted the 2018 Command Senior Enlisted Leadership Symposium at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado Nov. 5-8.
The symposium afforded Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Russell Smith and more than 120 command senior enlisted leaders the opportunity to collaborate and share their experiences and concerns with regard to better meeting the needs of the fleet. As well, the event allowed MCPON to hear feedback directly from the senior enlisted leaders serving on the deckplates; each used their invaluable experiences to raise the collective operational knowledge for the group.
USS Shoup Returns from Deployment
EVERETT – Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) returned to its homeport of Naval Station Everett, Washington, November 21.
The Future USS Tulsa Arrives in San Diego
The Independence variant littoral combat ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Tulsa (LCS 16) arrived at Naval Base San Diego, Nov. 21, after completing the ship’s maiden voyage from the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.
USS Green Bay visits Cairns
CAIRNS, Australia (Nov. 21, 2018) - Sailors and Marines assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) pulled into Cairns, Australia for a port visit, November 21.
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), the guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) and guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis D. Wilbur (DDG 54) anchored in Hong Kong Harbor on Nov. 21.
Ashland says farewell to CNMI
The amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) departed the waters near Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) after assisting Task Force-West with Department of Defense support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and local authorities November 20.
RDML Pringle returns from ROTC and Recruiting Engagement Effort
Rear Adm. Cedric E. Pringle, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group THREE, has returned to his headquarters at Naval Base San Diego following the completion of a successful ROTC and Recruiting Engagement Effort (R2E2) tour throughout the southeast United States. Between Nov. 12 and Nov. 16, 2018
Green Bay departs Port Moresby after supporting APEC
The Navy and Marine Corps team on the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) departed Port Moresby Nov. 19 after supporting security efforts during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit.
Hoover Institute Visits Bonhomme Richard
SAN FRANCISCO – Fellows from the Hoover Institute visited the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) for a ship tour and round-table discussion , Oct. 8.
USS Sioux City (LCS 11) is “Brought to Life” at the U.S. Naval Academy
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Nov. 17, 2018) Over 5000 people attended the commissioning ceremony of USS Sioux City (LCS 11). Sioux City is the thirteenth littoral combat ship to enter the fleet and the sixth of the Freedom variant. It is the first ship named for Sioux City, the fourth-largest city in Iowa.
USS Blue Ridge Changes Command
YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) held a change of command ceremony on the ship’s main deck Nov. 16.
Navy Marine Corps Team Supports APEC
The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps team on amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) prepared to support security efforts during the APEC conference in Port Moresby Thursday.
Commodore DESRON 15 Visits Stockdale
PHILIPPINE SEA — Capt. Jon Duffy, commodore, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, visited the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106), Nov. 14.
NBU 7 JMSDF conduct integrated training
SASEBO, Japan (NNS) -- Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 conducted a landing craft, air cushion (LCAC) interoperability exchange with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force in Sasebo, Japan on November 8.
USS Ashland CLB 31 begin DSCA support
Amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) with embarked Marines from Combat Logistics Battalion (CLB) 31 arrived in vicinity of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) to provide Department of Defense support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and civil and local officials as part of the FEMA-supported Typhoon Yutu recovery effort Nov. 3.
CTF-75 Supports Task Force West in Joint DSCA Operations After Super Typhoon Yutu
SANTA RITA, Guam (Nov. 5, 2018) -- Commander, Navy Expeditionary Forces Command Pacific (CTF) 75 is executing crisis-response with Task Force West in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) efforts to rapidly assist residents of Tinian and Saipan, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, recover from Super Typhoon Yutu.
US Successfully Conducts SM-3 Block IIA Intercept Test
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), and U.S. Navy sailors aboard USS John Finn (DDG-113) successfully conducted an intercept of a medium-range ballistic missile target with a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missile during a flight test off the west coast of Hawaii.
The Spark of Ignition
The sound of wind passes by him with his cranial helmet on as he opens a compartment on the helicopter. His hands work quickly and skillfully to fix the small electrical problem.