|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.
USS SHOUP Holds Change of Command Ceremony
The crew of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) held a change of command ceremony on the flight deck while moored at Naval Base Guam Sept. 23, 2018.
Stethem Crew Visit Waterbury CT for Namesake Visit
The Commanding Officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) along with three other members of his crew, travelled to Waterbury, Connecticut, the birthplace of Steelwork 2nd Class Robert Stethem for whom the ship is named, for a visit Nov. 5.
Navy Sailor Awarded for Saving Coronado Man's Life
The Navy recognized a local Sailor for his quick thinking and actions to save the life of a man having a heart attack on Coronado Island.
Lt. Bryan Gordon, the homeport change coordinator at Commander, Naval Surface Force, U. S. Pacific Fleet (CNSP), was riding his bike near the Hotel Del Coronado, Oct. 10, when he saw the man lying on the ground with his wife trying to assist him.
Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Michael Pirtle observes Landing Craft Utility 1680, attached to Assault Craft Unit 1, depart the well deck of Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Rushmore during a regularly scheduled deployment of Essex Amphibious Ready Group and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit.
USS John P Murtha Underway for NASAs Orion Mission
SAN DIEGO - San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) is underway to conduct Underway Recovery Test (URT) 7 in conjunction with NASA off the coast of Southern California.
USS Shoup Departs Pago Pago American Samoa
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) visited the port of Pago Pago, American Samoa to pause from operations in the Western Pacific October 27–30.
San Diego Fleet Week Hosts STEM Day
San Diego Fleet Week hosted more than 2,500 elementary school students from the San Diego Unified School District at the “Innovation Zone” at Broadway Pier for science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) day, Oct. 25.