SECDEF VISITS MOBILE BAY
PACIFIC OCEAN- The Honorable James Mattis, Secretary of Defense (SECDEF), visited the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) Sept. 3 observe the ship preparing and training for potential deployment operations.
Mobile Bay SM-2 Missile Shoot
An SM-2 missile launches and destroys an airborne training target during a successful first test of the updated AEGIS Baseline 9 weapons system aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG-53).
Mobile bay sailor throws first pitch at Padres game
SAN DIEGO (May 18, 2017) Operations Specialist Seaman Derek Wiltz, from Guam, and USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) Bluejacket of the Quarter, throws the first pitch at an afternoon baseball game at the San Diego Padres' Petco Park
USS Mobile Bay Holds Change of Command
SAN DIEGO -- Capt. James L. Storm relieved Capt. Sean G. McLaren as commanding officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) during a change of command ceremony, Oct. 20.
Mobile Bay Returns to San Diego
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), the air and missile defense commander of the John C. Stennis Strike Group (JCSSG), returned to its homeport of San Diego following a regularly scheduled seven-month deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific, Aug. 11.
Mobile Bay Hand-in-Hand with JGSDF
SASEBO, Japan – Sixteen Sailors from the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) participated in a military-to-military engagement during Malabar 2016 with members of the 5th Sergeant Training Battalion, Japanese Ground Defense Force (JGSDF), at Camp Ainoura, June 10.
Three nations set sail for exercise Malabar 2016
SASEBO, Japan - Ships from the Indian Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and U.S. Navy departed U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo to conduct the at-sea phase of exercise Malabar 2016, June 14.
USS Mobile Bay Sailors Visit Singapore School
SINGAPORE (NNS) -- Thirteen Sailors from guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) participated in a community service project (COMSERV) at the Genesis School for Special Education in Singapore, April 20.
USS Mobile Bay Celebrates Women's History Month
WATERS SURROUNDING THE KOREAN PENINSULA (NNS) -- The crew of guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) celebrated Women's History Month with a presentation on the ship's mess decks, March 25.
Mobile Bay Building Relations in ROK
Sailors from the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) took part in a cultural tour to Myeongnyang Battle Park and Museum and Daehung Temple, March 15.
Deployments can be a time of urgency and stress, not only for Sailors, but for their families as well. Technology’s growing accessibility provides deployed service members more ability than ever before to communicate with their loved ones.
USS Mobile Bay Namesake
“Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!” Titled after a famous Civil War naval battle, the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) continues to uphold the war-fighting legacy of the Battle of Mobile Bay.
Commemorating Mobile Bay
PACIFIC OCEAN - An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Raptors of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 71, the USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), USS Chung Hoon (DDG 93), and USS Russell (DDG 59) take part in a show of force transit.
USS Mobile Bay Sailors Celebrate Easter
SAN DIEGO - Chief Fire Controlman John Trowbridge and Chief Gunner's Mate Morgan Beavers enjoy a musical performance by Bradley Brown during a special Easter Sunday service on board the guided missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53).
USS Mobile Bay - 2014 Sailor of the Year Finalist
Information Systems Technician 1st Class Petty Officer Angel B. Robinson is a native of Chicago, Ill. She graduated from Hyde Park Career Academy in June 2001 and immediately entered the United States Navy attending basic training in Great Lakes, Ill. in September 2001.
Breakthrough Capability Keeps Subs, Ships on Safe Track
ARLINGTON, Va. (NNS) -- Interactive software that can dramatically cut the time it takes to plan safe submarine missions is crossing over to the surface fleet and is being installed this month on the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), officials announced.
A Special Tribute
The crew of the guided missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) paid tribute to one of their own on Veterans Day this year, conducting a burial at sea for Master Chief Fire Controlman Mark Dinyar.
Mobile Bay Plays Hosts to Chinese Sailors in San Diego
SAN DIEGO - The officers and crew of the guided missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) played host to sailors from the Luhu-class destroyer CNS Haikou (DDG 171), one of three People's Liberation Army-Navy [PLA(N)] ships which visited Naval Base San Diego.
The Master Chief Anna Der-Vartanian Leadership Award was established in 1987 and is presented annually by senior Navy and DoD leadership during a special awards luncheon at the Sea Service Leadership Association (SSLA) Joint Women's Leadership Symposium (JWLS).
Mobile Bay Hosts Tiger Cruise
PACIFIC OCEAN – Lt. j.g. Sidney Gulledge, a search and rescue swimmer aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), from Raleigh, N.C., gives a presentation on man overboard equipment and techniques for tiger cruise participants.
USS Mobile Bay Auctions Sailors for NMCRS
USS MOBILE BAY, At Sea - Chief petty officers and junior officers aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) volunteered to be auctioned off for four hours of work, with all proceeds going to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS).
Change of command ceremony held on USS Mobile Bay
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY – Capt. Timothy Kott, right, relieves Capt. Thomas Halvorson, left, as commanding officer of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) during an at sea change of command ceremony.
Mobile Bay Sailors Celebrate African American History
.S. 5th Fleet AREA of RESPONSIBILITY - Sailors aboard Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) honored accomplishments of African-American leaders in the Navy during an at-sea presentation on the ship's mess decks.
Mobile Bay, Chevalier Paul Train at Sea
USS JOHN C. STENNIS, At Sea - Guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) conducted three weeks of integration training with French destroyer FS Chevalier Paul (D621).
Sailor paints a mural on board USS Mobile Bay
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY – Gunner’s Mate Seaman Daniel Hernandez, from San Antonio, paints a mural to represent the weapons department aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53).
Physical Training aboard USS Mobile Bay
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY – Sailors from the First Class Petty Officer Mess (FCPOM) and the Chief’s Mess run laps around the ship during physical training.
Replenishment at sea on USS Mobile Bay
ARABIAN SEA - Sailors hurry to slide a pallet of food away from the receiving area of the flight deck aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) during a vertical replenishment.
Sailor cleans weapons system on USS Mobile Bay
MINA SALMAN PIER, Bahrain – Fire Controlman 2nd Class Frederick Spivey, from Villa Rica, Ga., cleans the inside of a close-in weapons system (CIWS) during routine maintenance aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53).
Sailors Frocked in Ceremony at Sea
ARABIAN SEA - Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 2nd Class Daniel Carns, from Seattle, salutes Capt. Thomas Halvorson, commanding officer of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), after being frocked to 2nd class petty officer.
Mobile Bay Conducts Replenishment At Sea
ARABIAN SEA - An MH-60S Knighthawk from the "Sea Knights" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 prepares to pick up stores from the flight deck of the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) as the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) steams alongside during a replenishment-at-sea.
Mobile Bay Sailors Visit Bahrain Students
JUFFAIR, Bahrain – Sailors to USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) joined crewmembers from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) to visit Bahrain’s American Cultural and Educational Center (ACEC) during a community service (COMSERVE) project.
Replenishment at Sea on USS Mobile Bay
ARABIAN SEA - An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter of Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 flies past t USS Mobile Bay during a replenishment-at-sea.
EODMU 3 Visits Mobile Bay
ARABIAN SEA – Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians visited Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) to provide the crew information about special operating programs.
Mobile Bay Sailors Volunteer at Thailand Elementary School
PHANG NGA, Thailand - Sailors assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) and the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CV 74)participated in a community service project (COMSERV), at the Baan Klong Sai elementary school.
Mobile Bay Participates in Valiant Shield
WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN - Operating to ensure security and stability in the vital Asia-Pacific region, two of the U.S. Navy’s 11 global force aircraft carriers conducted readiness operations at the conclusion of exercise Valiant Shield.
USS Mobile Bay departs for deployment
SAN DIEGO - The Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser, USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), is scheduled to depart for an eight-month deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean and Arabian Gulf as part of the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Strike Group (JCSSG).
Miracles happen everyday. Sometimes you get lucky and lightning strikes twice. One USS MOBILE BAY Sailor had that kind of day recently and did something new and unexpected, at least for a ship at-sea, consummating a moment that is sometimes a bittersweet one for those deployed away from families
First Week of Deployment
The Officers, Chiefs, and Crew of USS MOBILE BAY said farewell to family and friends as they left sunny San Diego, deploying with JOHN C. STENNIS Strike Group.
The brave crew of the Aegis cruiser, USS Mobile Bay, have embarked on a challenging deployment to protect our nation’s interests and to defend freedom around the world.
USS Mobile Bay Changes Command In Port
SAN DIEGO - USS MOBILE BAY (CG 53) held a change of command ceremony at Naval Base San Diego on May 28, 2011. Capt. James J. Housinger turned over command of the guided missile cruiser to Capt. Thomas Halvorson.
USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) is at anchor in the port city of Monterey, Calif.
MONTEREY, Calif. (July 17, 2010) The guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) is at anchor in the port city of Monterey, Calif. Mobile bay is visiting Monterey to support the Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program established by the Department of Defense (DoD) and administered by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and the Naval Postgraduate School.
USS Mobile Bay Completes Extensive Modernization Upgrades
USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), the second cruiser to undergo the most comprehensive upgrade and modernization program in the history of the U.S. Navy, completed its 10-month shipyard availability April 19 and will soon be reintegrated back into the fleet.
USS Mobile Bay collage
Modern U.S. Navy guided missile cruisers perform primarily in a Battle Force role. These ships are multi-mission [Air Warfare (AW), Undersea Warfare (USW), Naval Surface Fire Support (NSFS) and Surface Warfare (SUW)] surface combatants capable of supporting carrier battle groups, amphibious forces, or of operating independently and as flagships of surface action groups.