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  • 15 December 2017
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    HMAS Canberra, one of the two biggest ships in the Royal Australian Navy, on Friday hosted a grand ceremony which saw 1,500 officers and sailors take part in the Australian Fleet’s 2017 Ceremonial Divisions. Sydney Harbour provided the backdrop as personnel from East based ships and shore establishments gathered in their summer uniform. The divisions were […]

  • 13 June 2013
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    HMAS Toowoomba will receive a warm welcome home when she sails into Fleet Base West, HMAS Stirling tomorrow, Friday, 14 June 2013 following her six month deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations. The homecoming will be marked by a ceremony attended by Minister for Defence, the Honourable Stephen Smith MP, Shadow Minister for […]

  • 13 September 2012
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    Adm. John C. Harvey, Jr., will be relieved by Adm. William E. Gortney as Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF) in a ceremony on board USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept 14. Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations, will be guest speaker for the event. Harvey, a surface […]

  • 27 July 2012
    Training & Education

    The Australia Shield is awarded annually to the most Operationally Capable squadron in the Fleet Air Arm. During the period 2011-2012, 847 NAS deployed on Op Herrick in Afghanistan, Op Ellamy off the coast of Libya, and supported numerous exercises, both in the UK and Norway. During early 2012, one third of the squadron engineering […]

  • 1 May 2017
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    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding on April 29 hosted the christening ceremony of Indiana (SSN 789), the U.S. Navy’s 16th Virginia-class submarine. With a single swing, ship’s sponsor Diane Donald performed the traditional honor of breaking a bottle of American sparkling wine across the submarine’s hull. Donald is the wife of Adm. Kirkland Donald […]

  • 24 July 2013
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    The crew of amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) held a change of command ceremony in Norfolk, July 18. Capt. Brian Teets relieved Capt. Gary Boardman as the commanding officer of Wasp in a time honored ceremony held in the hangar bay.  “I would like to thank the crew for their outstanding hard work […]

  • 31 July 2015
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    Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Far East welcomed a new commanding officer during a change of command ceremony on board Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, July 31. Capt. Kevin Bartoe, CEC, USN, relieved Capt. Michelle La Duca as NAVFAC Far East commanding officer and regional engineer for Commander, Navy Region Japan, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea […]

  • 24 May 2012
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    On 21st  May the German Secretary of State, Mr. Thomas Kossendey, visited the German detachment for Operation Atalanta in Djibouti where he witnessed the handover of German frigate FGS Berlin to FGS Bremen as an EU Naval Force frigate.    Before he witnessed the handover ceremony on board FGS Bremen Mr. Kossendey used his stay […]

  • 3 August 2012
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    Naval Station Norfolk (NNS) held a change of command ceremony aboard the installation, Aug. 2. Capt. David Culler relieved Capt. Mary Jackson as the installion’s commanding officer. “He is well versed in the up-tempo, diversity and volume of this installation,” said Jackson. “He is leagues better than me, and will take our processes and mission […]

  • 9 December 2013
    Training & Education

    The crew of USS Mahan (DDG 72) held a memorial ceremony December 6th in honor of the 69th anniversary of the Battle of Ormoc Bay in which USS Mahan (DD-364) lost 6 crewmembers. One officer and five enlisted Sailors were mortally wounded on December 7th, 1944, during the battle off the coast of Leyte, Philippines. […]

  • 25 November 2011
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    The Minister for Defence and Member for Perth, Stephen Smith MP and the Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator David Feeney, congratulated seven West Australian employers and their Australian Defence Force (ADF) Reservists for their outstanding service to the ADF during 2011. A ceremony recognising the employers and their Reservist employees was held last night on […]

  • 2 October 2013
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    Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) and directorship of the National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NMIO) held a change of command ceremony at the National Maritime Intelligence Center Sept. 30. Rear Adm. Elizabeth L. Train is the second Navy flag officer to lead both ONI and the NMIO. She previously served as director for Intelligence (J2) U.S. […]

  • 2 July 2012
    Training & Education

    On 28 Jun, a promotion ceremony for Defence Executive Officers (DXO) was held at the MINDEF Auditorium. The Guest of Honour for the event was the Permanent Secretary for Defence, Mr Chiang Chie Foo. 16 DXOs from the Navy who was recognized at the ceremony. Ms Aveline Chiok, Staff Officer (Publicity) in the Navy Recruitment […]

  • 21 February 2014
    Training & Education

    The crew of the guided missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) held a remembrance ceremony, Feb. 18, for Marine Corps Col. William Richard Higgins, the ship’s namesake, to recognize the 26th anniversary of his capture.   The ship’s First Class Petty Officers Association (FCPOA) organized the event that included a brief biography of Higgins and […]

  • 26 November 2013
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    Navy Expeditionary Intelligence Command (NEIC) held a change of command ceremony at Naval Air Station Oceana Nov. 22. Cmdr. Benjamin Snell relieved Capt. Joe J. Johnson as commanding officer of NEIC. “Today we recognize your (NEIC’s) outstanding achievements over the last few years as your new leader takes the helm,” said Adm. Bill Gortney, commander, […]

  • 4 February 2013
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    A Change of Command ceremony for the frigate HMNZS TE KAHA was held on 1 February at Devonport Naval Base. Commander David McEwan RNZN assumed Command and Commander Jon Beadsmore relinquished Command. Chief of Navy Rear Admiral Jack Steer presided. TE KAHA is built to the German MEKO 200 Class design. Sections of the ship […]

  • 4 December 2012

    Amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony held on the ship’s flight deck, Dec. 1. Cmdr. Tate Robinson relieved Cmdr. Brian Finman as commanding officer. “My relief, Cmdr. Tate Robinson, is a very accomplished surface warfare officer,” said Finman. “I will leave the ship […]

  • 20 February 2012
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    A time-honored change of command ceremony was held for the Los Angeles-class submarine USS Houston (SSN 713) aboard the former U.S. Navy Iowa-class battleship USS Missouri (BB 63) at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Feb.17. Cmdr. David Schappert, commanding officer of Houston, was relieved by Cmdr. Paul Davis. Guest speaker, Capt. John Russ, Commodore, Commander, Submarine […]

  • 3 December 2014
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    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. […]

  • 22 October 2013
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    Commander, Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command (NMAWC) held a change of command ceremony at Naval Base Point Loma aboard the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Asheville (SSN 758) Oct 18. Rear Adm. William Merz relieved Rear Adm. Robert M. Hennegan, who retired following 33 years of honorable service. “Robert, you have invested your […]

  • 30 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Twenty-two Sailors aboard the amphibious command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) were advanced to the next pay grade of petty officer first, second, and third class during a frocking ceremony, May 23. A frocked Sailor is authorized to wear the rate of the next higher pay grade. Following advancement, Sailors will receive pay for […]

  • 18 June 2014
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    Friday 13th June saw the hand over of the Commandant General Royal Marines from Major General Ed Davis, CBE to Major General Martin Smith, MBE.   The handover ceremony took place in the Commandant Generals Courtyard at Commando Training Centre Royal Marines and was witnessed by Commanding Officers and Regimental Sergeant Majors from across the […]

  • 25 May 2015
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    Dozens paid tribute to honor the legacy and sacrifice of the more than 300,000 lives lost in World War II, during the Veteran’s Wreath Remembrance Ceremony held aboard the USS Midway. The event, hosted by the USS Midway Museum, kicked-off the Midway Legacy Week held May 23 to 25. The museum, housed on the former […]

  • 22 October 2014
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    The “Golden Falcons” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 held a change of command ceremony aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), Oct. 21. The squadron’s personnel fell into formation on the ship’s flight deck to witness Cmdr. Jason Young assume command of HSC-12 from Cmdr. Jeffrey Holzer. Holzer assumed command of […]

  • 27 November 2014
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    Capt. Timothy R. Trampenau transferred leadership of the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) to Capt. Brian K. Sorenson during a change of command ceremony held aboard the ship in Norfolk, Nov. 25. Rear Adm. DeWolfe H. Miller III, commander, Carrier Strike Group Two, presided over the ceremony. During Trampenau’s tenure as commanding officer, the […]

  • 5 March 2013
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    The warrior spear was passed to a new commanding officer at a change of command ceremony for the Virginia-class submarine USS Hawaii (SSN 776) at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, March 1. Cmdr. Stephen G. Mack, commanding officer of Hawaii, was relieved by Cmdr. William A. Patterson. The ceremony’s guest speaker, former governor of Hawaii and […]

  • 25 December 2012
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    Amphibious Squadron (COMPHIBRON) 3 held a change of command ceremony in the forecastle of amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5), Dec. 20. Capt. Shawn Lobree relieved Capt. Mark Sakaguchi as commodore. Sakaguchi will report next as commander, Afloat Training Group Pacific in San Diego. The ceremony included remarks from Sakaguchi, Lobree and Col. Scott […]

  • 30 March 2012
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      USS Nimitz (CVN 68) held a change of command ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier March 29. Capt. Jeffrey S. Ruth relieved Capt. Paul O. Monger. Monger assumed command of Nimitz Aug. 24, 2009. Since then, the ship completed a deployment to the 5th Fleet area of operations, Board of Inspection and Survey assessment and […]

  • 28 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to coastal patrol craft USS Firebolt (PC 10) held a remembrance ceremony and rededicated a memorial, onboard Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain, on the tenth anniversary of the attack on Firebolt, April 24.   On April 24, 2004, an attack claimed the lives of Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Michael Pernaselli, Signalman 2nd Class […]