|USS William P. Lawrence Holds Change of Command in San Diego
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) held a change-of-command ceremony at Naval Base San Diego, Sep 1. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Brandon J. Burkett relieved Cmdr. Walter C. Mainor as commanding officer.
USS Pioneer Visits Busan
BUSAN, Republic of Korea (NNS) -- The Avenger-class mine countermeasure ship USS Pioneer (MCM 9) arrived in Busan, Republic of Korea (ROK), Aug. 26, 2016.
USS Montgomery comissioning
MOBILE, Ala. -- The crew of USS Montgomery (LCS 8) ushered in a new era in naval warfare, Sept. 10, as they brought the ship to life before a crowd of nearly 5,000 Alabamians.
USS Curtis Wilbur Remembers 9 11
PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 11, 2016) – The crew of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) held a Sept. 11 memorial observance on the mess decks.
SINKEX Conducted During Valiant Shield 2016
PHILIPPINE SEA (NNS) – Live fire from ships and aircraft participating in Valiant Shield 2016 sank the decommissioned USS Rentz (FFG 46) in waters 30,000 feet deep and 117 nautical miles northeast of Guam Sept. 13.
Navy and Marines Demonstrate Integrated Fire Control
Earlier this week at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, a new frontier in Navy Integrated Fire Control-Counter Air (NIFC-CA) was achieved. A simulated AEGIS Baseline 9 configured ship engaged a low flying cruise missile target with an SM-6 missile, based solely on targeting data provided to the ship by the sophisticated sensors carried by a Marine Corps F-35B. This test is yet another example of how the Surface Force and its Marine Corps partners are extending operational horizons, distributing lethality, and increasing offensive fire power.
My First Gator Exercise as a Warfare Tactics Instructor
I have always had an interest in Amphibious Warfare- it is so dynamic and interdependent. It is arguably the most complex warfare area in the Navy as you work with Sailors and Marines. When I heard about the Amphibious Warfare Tactics Instructor (WTI) program, I didn’t hesitate to apply.
USS Somerset Holds Pinning Ceremony
PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) -- After weeks of being mentored, tested and challenged, four Sailors aboard amphibious transport dock USS Somerset (LPD 25)...
Bonhomme Richard Launches NATO Missile
PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) -- Amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) successfully engaged a target drone with a NATO Sea Sparrow surface-to-air missile during a fleet firing exercise off the coast of the U.S.
USS Jackson to Arrive in San Diego
SAN DIEGO - The littoral combat ship USS Jackson (LCS 6) is scheduled to arrive in San Diego September 22, completing the ship's maiden voyage to her new homeport.
USS Fort Worth Enters US 3rd Fleet Area of Operations
PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) -- Littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) sailed across the international date line Sept. 21, officially marking its transition into the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations as it transits to its homeport of San Diego.
USS Jackson Arrives at New Homeport
SAN DIEGO (Sept. 22, 2016) Families wait on the pier as littoral combat ship USS Jackson (LCS 6) arrives in its homeport of San Diego for the first time.
Amphibious Squadron 11 completes Valiant Shield 2016
PACIFIC OCEAN – The ships of Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 11, part of the USS Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG), completed their participation in the joint U.S. forces training exercise, Valiant Shield 2016 (VS16).
USS Chancellorsville Arrives in Guam
The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) arrived in Guam for a routine port visit Sept. 24. While in Guam, Chancellorsville Sailors have the opportunity to experience the culture and take part in Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) events. The crew will also get the chance to interact with the local citizens through a community relation project.
Boxer Holds Chief Pinning Ceremony
SAN DIEGO -- Sixteen Sailors from amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) earned the title of "chief" during a chief petty officer (CPO) pinning ceremony on the flight deck, Sept. 16.
USS McCampbell Enhances Tactical Readiness
PHILIPPINE SEA (NNS) – Warfare Tactics Instructors (WTI) embarked the forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) during a U.S. only, biennial field training exercise Valiant Shield 2016 (VS16) Sept. 23.
Momsen Arrives in Saipan
SAIPAN (NNS) -- Guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) arrived in Saipan for a regularly scheduled port call, Sept. 24.
Bonhomme Richard Arrives in Hong Kong
HONG KONG— Amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Hong Kong for a scheduled port visit, Sept. 29.
Shiloh Holds Chief Pinning Ceremony Underway
WATERS OFF THE COAST OF JAPAN (Sept. 16, 2016) – Two newly selected Chief Petty Officers (CPO) were pinned in a ceremony held on the flight deck of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) Sept. 16.
Bonhomme Richard's New Mental Health Team
PHILIPPINE SEA (NNS) -- Amphibious assault ships, such as USS Bonhomme Richard's (LHD 6) medical department support a secondary mission and can provide the capabilities of a small hospital.
First MIDPAC tactical conference held at JBPHH
The event provided an opportunity for Navy leaders from different commands to discuss the profession of arms and how the ships in Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific factor into the operational through tactical plans in the Pacific theater of operations.