|How One Sailor Rides to Help Veterans
Sweeping across the dusty San Bernardino Mountains, USS Makin Island (LHD 8) Sailor, Damage Controlman 1st Class Patrick Butters cut through the canyon, leading a pack of 42 motorcycles roaring and rumbling through 40 miles of Ortega Highway like a stampede.
USS Lake Champlain Change of Command
Capt. Jen Ellinger, the incoming commanding officer of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), salutes Rear Adm. John Fuller, commander, Carrier Strike Group 1, during a change of command ceremony on the ship.
USS John Finn Takes Leaders to Sea
PACIFIC OCEAN (September 21, 2017) – Eight business and community leaders from across the nation recently embarked on the guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn (DDG 113) to experience life at sea on a Navy destroyer.
Boxer Passes FSO-M Ahead of Schedule
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Sailors aboard amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) passed the Fleet Support Operations-Medical (FSO-M) 1.3 assessment with an overall score of 96, Sept. 22.
USS Fitzgerald Receives Commanding Officer
YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) during a change of command ceremony at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Aug. 25.
USS Lake Erie Advances 5 New Chiefs
Five Sailors assigned to the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) advanced to the rank of chief petty officer (CPO) during a promotion ceremony on the ship's flight deck, September 16.
Navy to Christen Amphibious Assault Ship Tripoli
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy will christen its newest America-class amphibious assault ship, the future USS Tripoli (LHA 7), during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony, Sept. 16, in Pascagoula, Mississippi.
Commander's Corner (Vol 56 - Fall 2017)
Surface Warriors, since our last magazine release, the success we have enjoyed through sustained operations at sea and advances in warfighting and tactics has remained steadfast...
VADM Rowden Visits Yokosuka
170920-N-ZL062-011 YOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 20, 2017) Vice Adm. Tom Rowden, Commander Naval Surface Forces, receives a tour from the crew of the forward-deployed Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) before an all hands call on the pier. Rowden is visiting Fleet Activities Yokosuka, where most of the forward-deployed 7th Fleet ships are stationed, to better understand forward-deployed readiness challenges and to discuss the role of the new Naval Surface Group Western Pacific organization. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sarah Myers/Released)
Princeton Welcomes 5 New Chiefs to the Mess
ARABIAN GULF (NNS) -- Five Sailors advanced to the rank of chief petty officer (CPO) aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) during a CPO pinning ceremony on the ship's forecastle Sept. 16.
Ashland Sailors and Marines Volunteer in Guam
NAVAL BASE GUAM – Thirteen Marines and ten Sailors assigned to the amphibious; dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) participated in two community services projects on Sept. 9 during a port visit in Guam.
USS Puller Participates in Alligator Dagger 2017
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS – U.S. Marines assigned to the 15th Marine expeditionary unit (MEU) and Fleet Anti-terrorist Security Team Central Command, along with the Sailors aboard the expeditionary support ship USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB-3), completed combat rehearsals for Alligator Dagger 2017 Sept. 16.
San Diego, 15th MEU Participate in Alligator Dagger 2017
170908-N-UK248-616 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Sept. 8, 2017) A Maine with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force stands security during a visit, board, search, and seizure mission aboard USS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB 3) part of combat rehearsal Alligator Dagger 2017.
Pearl Harbor Concludes Alligator Dagger Support
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Sept. 20, 2017) — The amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) successfully completed Alligator Dagger, Sept. 20.
USS America Completes Alligator Dagger 2017
GULF OF ADEN - Marines and Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) rehearsed amphibious operations and combat sustainment in the vicinity of Djibouti during Alligator Dagger 2017 Sept. 4-20.
Red Sea Combat Generates High-Velocity Learning
On three separate dates in October 2016, the USS Mason (DDG-87), USS Nitze (DDG-94), USS San Antonio (LPD-17), and USS Ponce (AFSB[I]-15) came under attack while operating off the western coast of Yemen, near the Strait of Bab-el-Mandeb.
Pacific Fleet commander meets with afloat training and assessment leaders
SAN DIEGO (Sept. 14, 2017) Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, speaks with the staff at Afloat Training Group Pacific (ATGPAC) on Naval Base San Diego during and all-hands call. Swift and Naval Surface Force Commander Vice Adm. Tom Rowden visited ATGPAC to discuss standards of training and certification of the Surface Force.
Sea Combat Division Supports 7th Fleet SHAREM
PHILLIPINE SEA (Aug. 27, 2017) Lt. Lloyd Mustin, center, Lt. Mor Rosenberg, left, and Lt. j.g. Sarah Brown, participate in an anti-submarine warfare exercise inside the combat information center aboard the USS Benfold (DDG 65) during Pacific Griffin 2017.
MCPON Visits Sasebo Meets with CTF 76 CFAS personnel
SASEBO, Japan – Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Steven Giordano met with Sailors and Marines assigned to Commander, Task Force 76 and Commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo (CFAS) as part of the regional tour to hear feedback from the Fleet, Sept. 12.
USS Rushmore Visits American Samoa
Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47), with embarked U.S. Coast Guard maritime law enforcement personnel, departed American Samoa after a scheduled two-day port visit, Sept. 5.
USS Green Bay completes patrol in Indo-Asia-Pacific
SASEBO, Japan - The amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD 20) returned to its forward-deployed base in Sasebo, Japan, Sept. 7, culminating three-plus months of operations in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
Rushmore visits American Samoa during OMSI mission
PACIFIC OCEAN - Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47), with embarked U.S. Coast Guard maritime law enforcement personnel, departed American Samoa after a scheduled two-day port visit, Sept. 5.
Alligator dagger tests warfighting capabilities
In the early morning hours, two miles off the coast of Djibouti, sits an Amphibious Readiness Group/Marine Expeditionary Unit (ARG/MEU) preparing to come ashore in what will prove to be a visually breathtaking experience.
USS Makin Island (LHD 8) Enters Dry Dock
SAN DIEGO (Sep. 7, 2017) – The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) entered a floating dry dock at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), Aug. 25.