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  • 24 October 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert, and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens visited the crew of USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) to provide Sailors on board an opportunity to speak directly with the Navy’s most senior leadership, Oct. 23. Among the topics discussed during the all-hands […]

  • 19 September 2011
    Authorities

      The Commander of Task Force​ 465, Rear Admiral Thomas Jugel, met the commander of  Task Force 151 (CTF 151),Jim Captain Gilmour. He was received with military honours on the flagship USS Anzio. During a briefing the Admiral got an overview of the operational capabilities of the international Task Force. The commanding officer of CTF […]

  • 29 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) celebrated President Roosevelt’s birthday by touring the ship’s museum, Oct. 27. The museum’s design motif is derived from Roosevelt’s home in Sagamore Hill, N.Y., and is home to more than 30 artifacts. The artifacts depict the many facets of Roosevelt’s life, including his time as […]

  • 27 February 2014
    Industry news

    A fire broke out today onboard the Royal Australian Navy’s submarine, HMAS Waller, while sailing near the West Australian coast, according to the Australian Defence Magazine.   The accident passed without causalities due to timely emergency response actions, which were undertaken to extinguish the fire. The submarine was at sea as part of her return […]

  • 1 October 2014
    Authorities

    The commanding officer of USS Boxer (LHD 4), Capt. Wayne R. Brown, was relieved Sept. 29 by Rear Adm. Frank L. Ponds, Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 3, of his duties as commanding officer.   The relief stems from the results of a command investigation into Equal Opportunity concerns, and is not tied to a […]

  • 25 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    During June, five midshipmen – four from the U.S. Naval Academy and one from Georgia Tech – got a taste of what life is like as a part of FDNF. The midshipmen boarded USS Antietam (CG 54) in Yokosuka, Japan and sailed with the ship for two weeks while on patrol in the 7th Fleet […]

  • 10 December 2014
    Authorities

    After a challenging year bringing HMAS Arunta out of the Anti-Ship Missile Defence Upgrade and a deployment around Australia including participating as lead ship in the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event, Arunta’s Commanding Officer, Commander David Tietzel handed over command of the ship to Commander David Landon in a ceremony on the flight deck. The changing […]

  • 13 April 2015
    Authorities

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) conducted a change of command ceremony on the ship’s flight deck while transiting the eastern Mediterranean Sea on April 10, 2015. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Milciades “Tony” Then relieved Cmdr. Frank E. Brandon as Mitscher’s commanding officer. The ceremony marked the end of an 18 month […]

  • 16 March 2015
    Authorities

    Aviation Support Equipment Technician 3rd Class Gary Bone, assigned to amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), grinds a mount to create more work space in the aviation ground support equipment shop. America is conducting maritime training operations in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California. The ship is the first of its class […]

  • 11 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The command of USS Texas (SSN 775) was passed, Sept. 9, as Cmdr. Andrew Hertel was relieved by Cmdr. Todd Nethercott as commanding officer at a time-honored change of command ceremony held aboard the Virginia-class fast attack submarine at the submarine piers on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.   In command since Feb. 1, 2012, Hertel […]

  • 7 April 2015
    Authorities

    Capt. John Schmidt relieved Capt. Brad Cooper as commanding officer of Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) during a ceremony held at Naval Station Mayport, March 27. During Cooper’s tour, Gettysburg was deployed for nine months to the 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility as the Air and Missile Defense Commander for the […]

  • 29 June 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) are attending the first command indoctrination workshop of the ship’s maiden deployment. The command indoctrination workshop seeks to provide n newly reporting Sailors with a base-level of knowledge on the ship to allow for a successful and career-enhancing tour. Command Master Chief (SW/SS) Raymond Chamberlain […]

  • 7 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Air department Sailors conducts a salt water wash down to remove ice from the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).   Iwo Jima is conducting flight deck certification off the coast of Virginia. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew J. Sneeringer [mappress] Naval Today Staff, […]

  • 3 March 2014
    Industry news

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Protecteur was returning to its homeport of CFB Esquimalt, B.C., when a fire was extinguished in the ship’s engine room.   Sailors onboard the warship put out the fire and crew members are managing the situation. Personnel sustained minor injuries but are safe and they are being treated on board. […]

  • 28 August 2014
    Authorities

    USS Columbus (SSN 762) held a change of command ceremony Aug. 26 at the submarine piers on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.   Cmdr. Albert Alarcon relieved Cmdr. David Youtt as commanding officer. In command for more than two years, Youtt maintained his ship and crew to the highest level of combat readiness. During Youtt’s tenure […]

  • 30 April 2014
    Training & Education

    HMS Severn welcomed two Reservist personnel with open arms recently. The Fishery Protection vessel, newly awarded the Jersey Cup for operational effectiveness has embarked the personnel for a period to gain vital experience of Marine Enforcement Operations.   Acting Sub-Lieutenant Oli Holland RNR, 24, was embarked in Severn for 2 weeks as apart of his […]

  • 4 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Marine Corps tanks were loaded onto Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) during a port visit in Gwangyang Hang, South Korea, April 1.   Ashland pulled into Gwangyang Hang for an on-load of six M1A1 Abrams main battle tanks. “The reason for the port visit was to on-load M1A1 Abrams main […]

  • 27 August 2014
    Authorities

    Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Warrior (MCM 10) conducted a change of command ceremony July 25.   Lt. Cmdr. Robert Biggs relieved Lt. Cmdr. Kevin McCormick as commanding officer of Warrior, which is currently forward deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. The guest speaker for the ceremony was Rear Adm. Hugh Wetherald, […]

  • 19 August 2014
    Authorities

    Capt. Michael McKenna relieved Cmdr. Joel Stewart as commanding officer aboard San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) during a change of command ceremony, August 15.   Stewart, a plankowner of Anchorage, began his tour as Anchorage’s executive officer and commissioned the ship in Anchorage, Alaska May 13, 2013. During his tenure, […]

  • 28 August 2015
    Authorities

    The Royal Navy warship HMS Portland treated special guests to a day at sea off the SW coast. The exciting and informative event for the Plymouth-based frigate’s friends and primarily Dorset-based affiliated organisations demonstrated just the versatility and world-beating ability of the Royal Navy. Visitors were shown how the sailors live and work on board […]

  • 2 December 2014
    Authorities

    Commander Shea S. Thompson relieved Cmdr. Anthony Littmann as commanding officer of guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) during a change of command ceremony held pierside at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Nov. 25. Littmann served as the ship’s executive officer through a 7th Fleet deployment, participation in Operation Valiant Shield, and Koa Kai 2012 before […]

  • 20 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska (SSBN 739) held a change of command ceremony, Oct. 17, at Deterrent Park, Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor. Capt. Jason Geddes, a native of Indianapolis, assumed command of Nebraska’s combined Green crew from Capt. Jeffrey Joseph, who has led Nebraska’s Green crew since Nov. 2013 and Gold crew since July […]

  • 22 March 2012
    Training & Education

      Sailors aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) conducted an ammunition upload for multiple weapons systems used in shipboard defense March 15-17. Enterprise is equipped with two phalanx close-in weapons systems (CIWS), two NATO Sea Sparrow Missile Systems, and two rolling airframe missile (RAM) mounts. “Our primary responsibility, as Combat Systems, Weapons Division, is […]

  • 19 May 2014
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy Sailors aboard USS Freedom (LCS 1) demonstrated the future concept of operations (CONOPS) for manned and unmanned helicopters aboard littoral combat ships during an underway off the coast of San Diego April 25-May 16, in preparation for an initial deployment of the aircraft later this year.   U.S. 3rd Fleet and Commander, […]

  • 13 September 2012
    Training & Education

    The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) welcomed nearly 180 friends and family members aboard for a friends and family day cruise, Sept. 7. The crew held its annual one-day excursion to boost morale and give loved ones a chance to experience life aboard a Navy ship first-hand. “Bunker Hill has had a […]

  • 18 May 2011

      The navy will deploy armed guards aboard Thai cargo vessels travelling in the Gulf of Aden under its renewed anti-piracy mission set to star… (bangkokpost) [mappress] Source: bangkokpost, May 18, 2011;

  • 4 July 2012
    Training & Education

      U.S. service members assigned to Naval Station Rota, Spain raised the U.S. flag aboard the Spanish Naval Base July 4 by special permission of the Spanish base commander. U.S. Naval Station Rota is only permitted to fly the U.S. flag with specific permission from the Spanish base commander-in-chief due to the restrictions set in […]

  • 24 May 2012
    Industry news

    The USS Miami nuclear submarine (SSN 755) caught on fire on Wednesday night, around 6.p.m. while docked at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine, where it arrived in March for a major overhaul. Fortunately, the fire did not compromise the Los Angeles class submarine’s nuclear reactor, avoiding a big catastrophe, Reuters writes citing the Shipyard’s […]

  • 29 January 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors and embarked Marines aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) visited Lisbon, Portugal from Jan. 20 to Jan. 25, as the last port visit prior to their return home from a deployment which started Mar. 23, 2011. The crew explored the country’s capitol city of Lisbon, and experienced the culture of […]