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  • 11 November 2016
    Authorities

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Brandon seized an estimated 700 Kg of cocaine in cooperation with the U.S. Coast Guard on November 5. The cocaine, worth an estimated $28 million (USD), was recovered from the ocean in international waters off the Pacific Coast of Central America after being jettisoned by suspected smugglers in a panga-style fishing […]

  • 9 December 2015
    Authorities

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships Brandon and Whitehorse recently concluded their participation in Operation Caribbe 2015, a Canadian organized operation aimed at contributing to the multinational campaign against illicit trafficking in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Since leaving their home port of Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt on October 23, the Royal Canadian Navy ships assisted the U.S. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 October 2016
    Authorities

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Brandon, Edmonton and Kingston are set to join operation Caribbe, Canada’s contribution to the multinational campaign against illicit trafficking by transnational criminal organizations in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean. HMCS Brandon and Edmonton departed Esquimalt, B.C. on October 6 while HMCS Kingston is planned to depart Halifax on October 7 to […]

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

    More than 500 sailors from Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Calgary, Winnipeg, Brandon and Yellowknife have departed from their home port of Esquimalt, B.C., to take part in operations and exercises off the coast of Southern California. Supported by two CH-124 Sea King helicopters from 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron, the ships will participate in a […]

  • 3 December 2014
    Authorities

    Lt. Earl Wilson, from the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) places an unserviceable American flag into the fire during an American flag retirement ceremony at American Legion Post 434. New Orleans is homeported in San Diego while undergoing a planned incremental availability maintenance period at BAE Systems Ship Repair. Image: U.S. […]

  • 28 January 2016
    Authorities

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Moncton and Summerside departed Halifax, Canada, January 27 to participate in Operation Caribbe 2016. Their participation in the operation will mark the start of Canada’s 10th year of contributions to Op Martillo- the multinational campaign against transnational criminal organizations in the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean. HMC Ships Moncton and Summerside are […]

  • 9 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMC Ships) Brandon and Yellowknife ended their participation in Operation Caribbe 2014 on Thursday, December 4, concluding Canada’s annual contribution to the multinational campaign against illicit trafficking in the eastern Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean. The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have conducted Operation Caribbe since November 2006 and remain committed to […]

  • 15 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two Canadian Navy coastal defence vessels, Edmonton and Saskatoon departed Esquimalt, Canada on February 12 to participate in Operation Caribbe 2016. HMC Ships Edmonton and Saskatoon are the second pair of several Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) ships that will participate on Operation Caribbe 2016. Before them, HMCS Moncton and HMCS Summerside headed for Op Caribbe on January 27. […]

  • 14 May 2014
    Training & Education

    The United States and Canadian personnel began a three-day joint maritime exercise Tuesday near Juneau.   The crews of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa, a U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and the Canadian Royal Navy vessels HMCS Brandon and HMCS Whitehorse tested search and rescue planning efforts and the coordination […]

  • 28 July 2016
    Training & Education

    The chief of the boat (COB) of the Guam-based Los Angeles-class submarine USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723) was relieved of his duties July 27, 2016 due to a pattern of ineffective leadership. Master Chief Machinist’s Mate (Weapons) Joseph H. Decker III was removed from his position by Cmdr. Patrick Friedman, commanding officer of Oklahoma City. […]

  • 7 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) will depart the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO) after a very successful five months operating in the Central Arabian Gulf. Mitscher, commanded by Cmdr. Frank E. Brandon, deployed Sept. 22 as a ballistic missile defense ship in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts […]

  • 29 June 2015
    Authorities

    The officers and crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) took part in a burial at sea ceremony on the ship’s fantail to honor veterans, June 21. The services were conducted by Cmdr. Brandon Burkett, William P. Lawrence’s executive officer, and the committal and benediction were given by Lt. Russ Hamilton, […]

  • 18 February 2015
    Authorities

    Several of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships from the Royal Canadian Navy’s Pacific Fleet were “dressed overall” from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, February 15, to commemorate National Flag of Canada Day, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The official ceremony inaugurating the new Canadian flag was held on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on […]

  • 10 September 2013
    Training & Education

    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed Darwin, Australia Sept. 10. Bonhomme Richard is concluding Exercise Koolendong 2013 (KD13), a bilateral exercise that took place at the Bradshaw Field Training Area (BFTA) in Australia’s Northern Territory. While in port, Bonhomme Richard Sailors and Marines […]

  • 29 May 2014

    Sailors aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) participated in the 147th annual Memorial Day parade held at the Gettysburg National Cemetery May 25.   The ship’s ceremonial color guard traveled from their homeport in Florida to their namesake city in Pennsylvania to carry the colors for the parade. The event, hosted by the Gettysburg […]

  • 7 September 2016
    Authorities

    Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) held a change-of-command ceremony at Naval Base San Diego, September 1. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Brandon J. Burkett relieved Cmdr. Walter C. Mainor as commanding officer. Mainor assumed command of William P. Lawrence Jun 11, 2015, and led the ship through integrated training and […]

  • 26 August 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) welcomed 19 , from various ROTC programs as well as the U.S. Naval Academy, on board the ship the first part of August as part of their summer training cruise.   The midshipmen stood watches on the bridge, were given tours of the ship, sat in […]

  • 23 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) departed Naval Station Norfolk for deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).   Led by Cmdr. Frank Brandon, commanding officer, Mitscher will conduct maritime security operations and ballistic missile defense as well as continue to strengthen coalition partnerships. Before deploying, Mitscher participated in […]

  • 7 October 2014
    Authorities

    The Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) arrived in Ibiza, Spain for a port visit on Oct. 4th, 2014. This port visit serves to continue U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet’s efforts to strengthen maritime partnerships in order to enhance regional stability. “We are excited for our visit to Ibiza, Spain and […]

  • 4 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Guided missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) headed west Oct. 31 to begin an independent deployment to the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans following participation in a 10-day Task Group Exercise (TGEX) off the coast of Southern California. Officers and crew members of Milius said their goodbyes to friends and family Oct. 20 as the […]

  • 20 October 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Canadian Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and U.S. Navy ships will participate in a Task Group Exercise (TGEX) off the coast of Southern California, Oct. 20-31. Participating units from the Royal Canadian Navy include Canadian Fleet Pacific, Halifax-class frigates HMCS Calgary (FFH 335) and HMCS Winnipeg (FFH 338), and Kingston-class coastal defence vessels HMCS […]

  • 11 April 2016
    Authorities

    The U.S. Navy has fired the commanding officer, former executive officer and command master chief of USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) after an investigation found commercial fireworks were stored on board the ship. Leaders of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, based at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia were relieved by the Commander of the Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 28, Capt. […]

  • 26 May 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) successfully engaged incoming aerial threats with its NATO Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) system during a Combat System Ship Qualification Trial (CSSQT), May 21.   TR launched multiple ESSMs to verify the defensive capabilities of the missile system are functional and effective. “The ESSM is the ship’s […]

  • 10 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723) visited Australia’s largest navy base HMAS Stirling on March 7. Oklahoma City visited the Fleet Base West, Western Australia, during its regular Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment. With a crew of approximately 150, the submarine will conduct a multitude of missions and maintain proficiencies of the latest capabilities of […]

  • 22 January 2013

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) departed its homeport San Diego for her maiden deployment Jan 14. While underway, Lawrence will focus on maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts, which help establish conditions for regional stability.  “We’ve had very rigorous training and certification to prepare us to execute […]

  • 28 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Winnipeg is patroling in the Eastern Pacific as part of Operation CARIBBE 2015, Canada’s contribution to the multinational campaign against transnational criminal organizations in the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean. HMCS Winnipeg’s deployment marks the beginning of several naval and air deployments under Operation CARIBBE scheduled for 2015.The Canadian Armed Forces […]

  • 12 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Players from the University of Florida Gators and Georgetown University Hoyas men’s basketball team toured the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), Nov. 8. The teams will play in the Navy Marine Corps Classic basketball game held on the ship’s flight deck, Nov. 9, during the City of Jacksonville’s Week of Valor while […]

  • 17 December 2012
    Training & Education

    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visited the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Dec. 13 as part of a USO Holiday Tour. Gen. Martin Dempsey met with Stennis leadership, observed daily operations, and addressed the crew during an all-hands call in the hangar bay about the importance of Stennis’ […]