|Young Sailor Forges Path
Aboard the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8), Culinary Specialist Seaman Dustin Fontenot’s fingerprints are everywhere.
USS Cincinnati Change of Command
The Independence-variant littoral combat ship known as the future USS Cincinnati (LCS 20) held a change of command on the ship’s flight deck at Port of Gulfport’s West Pier, October 3.
4th Annual Los Angeles Fleet Week Concludes
SAN PEDRO, CA – The fourth annual Los Angeles Fleet Week (LAFW) wrapped up Sept. 2, with more than 1,200 Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen from six ships experiencing the hospitality of "The City of Angels" and the city of San Pedro.
USS Freedom Change of Command
SAN DIEGO (July 26, 2019) -- The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) held a change of command ceremony on the ship’s flight deck at Naval Base San Diego, July 26.
190625-N-BP278-1002 (SAN DIEGO) – Senior Chief Damage Controlman Ellis Pargo, from Detroit Michigan, instructs proper donning techniques of a fire fighting ensemble to Midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy aboard USS Jackson (LCS 6).
Tour USS Charleston
Tour USS Charleston (LCS 18) at 1000 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101 on June 28th, 29th, and 30th .
USS Coronado Change of Command
PORTLAND (May 3, 2019) – The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) held a change of command while in dry dock at Vigor Shipyard in Portland, Oregon, May 3.
USS Tulsa Change of Command
SAN DIEGO (April 29, 2019) – The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) held a change of command on the ship’s flight deck while pierside at Naval Base San Diego, Apr. 29.
Future USS Charleston (LCS 18) Set For Namesake City Commissioning
The Navy’s newest Independence variant littoral combat ship, the future USS Charleston (LCS 18), will be commissioned at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 2 at Charleston, South Carolina’s Columbus Street Terminal. This event is open to the public, but tickets are required.
Future USS Tulsa (LCS 16) Set For San Francisco Commissioning
SAN DIEGO – The Navy’s newest Independence variant littoral combat ship, the future USS Tulsa (LCS 16), will be commissioned at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 at San Francisco’s Embarcadero Pier 30/32. This event is open to the public, but tickets are required.
Independence Change of Command
SAN DIEGO (January 18, 2019) – USS Independence (LCS 2) held a change of command on the ship’s flight deck while pierside at Naval Base San Diego, Jan. 11.
First WTI Takes Command of Naval Warship
MAYPORT, Fla. (NNS) -- Cmdr. Lenard Mitchell became the first Warfare Tactics Instructor (WTI) to take command of a Navy warship during a recent ceremony here aboard Freedom Class littoral combat ship USS Little Rock (LCS 9).
Navy Lays Keel of Future USS Mobile
MOBILE, Ala. (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy held a keel laying and authentication ceremony for the future USS Mobile (LCS 26) at Austal USA's shipyard on Dec. 14.
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 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.
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.
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.
Los Angeles Fleet Week Begins
LOS ANGELES – The third annual Los Angeles Fleet week (LAFW) began as ships arrived at the Port of Los Angeles World Cruise Terminal followed by the event’s opening ceremony Aug. 28.
USS Coronado Switching Gears
In June, littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) conducted underway operational testing of the Navy’s newest unmanned helicopter, the MQ-8C Fire Scout. The testing was a continuation of initial Fire Scout operational testing that began in April this year. The most recent phase tested the MQ-8C's ability to operate concurrently with other airborne assets and littoral combat ships, like Coronado. The enhanced capability will provide commanders an improved and integrated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance picture.
37th Surface Line Week Pacific Concludes
SAN DIEGO-- The 37th Surface Line Week (SLW) competition concluded Aug. 17 after two weeks of professional and athletic events among San Diego’s Surface Warriors.