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  • 9 July 2014
    Authorities

    Afloat Training Group (ATG) San Diego held a change of command and retirement ceremony on board the guided missile destroyer USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG 53), June 27.   During the ceremony, Cmdr. James L. Storm relieved Capt. Thomas P. Shaw as commanding officer of ATG San Diego. Shaw assumed command of ATG San Diego […]

  • 23 June 2011
    Training & Education

      The Afloat Training Group (ATG), Commander Task Force (CTF) 70, and Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF) began drills aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) for the ship’s annual Command Assessment Readiness and Training (CART) II, June 21. The ATG group, flown in from San Diego and Norfolk, evaluates evolutions such as general quarters, toxic […]

  • 23 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) successfully completed the Mobility Damage Control Warfare (MOB-D) assessment, June 12. Afloat Training Group (ATG) Pacific assessed the New Orleans’ proficiency in responding to casualties and keeping the ship afloat in simulated emergency situations. The “Big Easy” conducted 34 drills from June 8-12 covering fires, […]

  • 14 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    From August 31 to September 4, 2015, Exercise Joint Strike, the inaugural Amphibious Task Group (ATG) joint fires exercise, was conducted at the Beecroft Weapons Range, in the Jervis Bay area, New South Wales. Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force personnel from within the ATG conducted a week of joint fires […]

  • 8 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) completed Core Training I (CT I), July 7. CT I is intended to train and assess the carrier’s training teams and watch standers in requisite warfare areas with emphasis on competencies such as damage control, navigation and training teams. “[CT I] ensures that the […]

  • 27 July 2016
    Training & Education

    Aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) recently departed its homeport of San Diego to begin the Tailored Ship’s Training Availability/Final Evaluation Problem (TSTA/FEP) certification period. TSTA/FEP, which is evaluated by Afloat Training Group (ATG), prepares the ship and crew for full integration into a carrier strike group through a wide range of mission-critical operations. […]

  • 5 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) returned to Norfolk after completing tailored ship’s training availability/final evaluation problem (TSTA/FEP), October 3. TSTA/FEP is designed to train the crew in preparation for deployment, as well as integrate ship’s company with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8. This was the ship’s first time out […]

  • 21 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) completed the Command Assessment of Readiness and Training Phase Two (CART II) certification, Sept. 16. CART II, part of the basic phase in the optimized fleet response plan (OFRP), is the second of four phases that comprise Ike’s training cycle and an opportunity for the crew […]

  • 12 February 2013
    Training & Education

    The Engineering Department aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) is preparing for an Afloat Training Group (ATG) light off assessment (LOA) for its two main boilers scheduled to take place at the end of April 2013. ATG will assess both propulsion plants, checking everything from fuel quality management to the 3M system […]

  • 18 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) arrived at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, May 17, wrapping up a 35-day patrol and the successful completion of the Mobility Damage Control Warfare (MOB-D) assessment. The final leg of MOB-D began once Blue Ridge departed The Republic of Singapore, May 8, and continued throughout the […]

  • 29 July 2015
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Rolls-Royce has delivered the twin fixed pitch propellers to Bath Iron Works for installation on the US Navy’s most modern surface combatant, the future USS Zumwalt, the first ship of the DDG 1000 multi-mission destroyer class. The provision of the twin fixed pitch propellers marks the completion of the power and propulsion system delivery from […]

  • 21 August 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Afloat Training Group (ATG), along with Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), conducted training August 4-8 during the in-port portion of Tailored Ship’s Training Availability (TSTA).   “The main reason we are undergoing the in-port TSTA process is for us to correct CART II (Command Assessment of Readiness and Training) […]

  • 13 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) completed its unit-level training in record time and returned to Sasebo, Japan,on February 13. “Out at sea, ship’s readiness and operability are the responsibility of all hands,” said Capt. Jeffrey Ward, USS Bonhomme Richard, commanding officer. “During this short underway, our sailors have completed monumental […]

  • 23 February 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) conducts its Force Protection Exercises (FPEX) at Naval Station Norfolk, Feb. 19, as part of the ship’s certification process. Lt. j.g. Billy C. Newell, Kearsarge’s security officer, said: FPEX is an exercise of evolutions designed to test the effectiveness of our anti-terrorism plan, preplanned responses (PPRs) and […]

  • 5 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) completed a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) certification, Sept. 3.   The bi-annual certification, conducted by Afloat Training Group (ATG) Western Pacific, evaluated the VBSS team’s ability to properly perform a search for contraband and illegal activity aboard suspect ships in scenarios showcasing both compliant […]

  • 10 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (TR) (CVN 71) successfully completed Tailored Ship’s Training Availability (TSTA) and the Final Evaluation Problem (FEP) Oct. 8. TSTA/FEP is a three-week training and evaluation period that prepares the ship and crew for integrated training with carrier strike group (CSG) assets through a wide range of drills, exercises, and […]

  • 30 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) completed the in-port phase of Carl Vinson’s Tailored Ship’s Training Availability on June 24. TSTA is the first combined training event of the inter-deployment training cycle. During TSTA, training drills and real-world scenarios placed an emphasis on damage control, flight deck operations and […]

  • 10 September 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The underway was accelerated by Hurricane Dorian.

  • 30 July 2014
    Training & Education

    From its RIMPAC 2014 headquarters, onboard the United States Navy Amphibious Assault Ship USS Peleliu, the Australian Amphibious Task Group (ATG) has commanded an Expeditionary Strike Group made up of 13 warships and a combined landing force of soldiers and marines from Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, the Republic of South Korea, […]

  • 24 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Afloat Training Group (ATG) Atlantic, from Naval Station Norfolk, came aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Sept. 16, to conduct 25 days of training underway for Tailored Ship’s Training Availability (TSTA) and Final Evaluation Problem (FEP).   ATG conducts TSTA and FEP aboard every carrier prior to deployment. These evolutions test […]

  • 4 August 2013
    Training & Education

    The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) departed its homeport of Norfolk to begin the Tailored Ship’s Training Availability/Final Evaluation Problem (TSTA/FEP) process, July 30. TSTA/FEP prepares the ship and crew for full integration into a carrier strike group through a wide range of mission-critical operations, and is assessed by Afloat Training […]

  • 5 February 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to the Pre-Commissioning Unit Arlington (LPD 24) successfully completed the four-day Afloat Training Group (ATG) Atlantic’s Antiterrorism Basic Phase Verification 1.3 and 1.4 Jan. 31.  “We tested armed watchstanders’ responses to terrorist threats on the pier, on the ship and from the water, including penetration from vehicle-borne IEDs, personnel carrying explosive devices, active […]

  • 1 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Helicopters and AV-8B Harrier jets roared to life on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) June 24-27 as crew members went to work qualifying and passing the Afloat Training Group (ATG) Atlantic Aviation Certification (AVCERT) 1.4 Bravo. A large portion of the crew tasked with major parts of the […]

  • 14 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy has concluded the amphibious exercise Sea Explorer off the coast of Queensland. The exercise was held over the anniversary of the D-Day landings, which took place on the 6th June 1944 on the coast of France. Commander of the Amphibious Task Group, Captain Paul O’Grady, acknowledged both the historic significance of […]

  • 12 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The crew of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), emerging from Refueling and Complex Overhaul, completed Phase I of the Crew Certification Process (Crew Cert) April 5 in preparation for returning to the Navy’s operational fleet. Crew Cert is a mandatory assessment of the crew’s ability to take the ship to sea and […]

  • 12 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) completed Unit Level Training Sustainment (ULTRA-S), Sept. 10.   Thirty-one Afloat Training Group (ATG) personnel came aboard the ship to evaluate the ship’s training teams and watch standers by conducting a thorough review of the ship’s material and administrative readiness to conduct […]

  • 15 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The crew of the amphibious transport dock USS Arlington (LPD 24) completed a biennial Supply Management Certification (SMC) Oct. 8 while moored at its homeport at Naval Base Norfolk, Va. Inspectors from Afloat Training Group Mid-Atlantic (ATG) visited Arlington to conduct the assessment and grade the ship on its inventory, sanitization and proper equipment operation. […]

  • 24 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Marine-aviation optimized amphibious assault ship USS America departed its homeport of San Diego for flight deck recertifications on May 16. This was done to prepare the ship for its future role as part of Amphibious Squadron 3 and Expeditionary Strike Group 3. Just short of 36 hours after going to sea, the flight […]

  • 22 November 2011
    Training & Education

    Amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) successfully completed its Light Off Assessment (LOA) Nov. 18, taking one step closer to finishing its four-month Phased Maintenance Availability (PMA) at BAE Systems Shipyard in Norfolk. The assessment was conducted by Afloat Training Group Atlantic (ATG) and the Navy’s Inspection Team. The two teams were aboard for […]