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  • 1 August 2013
    Training & Education

    USS Freedom’s “Blue” Crew arrived in Singapore July 31 to conduct the first crew swap of a littoral combat ship during an overseas deployment. An advance Blue team is already on board Freedom conducting familiarization evolutions at sea. Following nearly five months of extensive training, the Blue Crew is ready and excited to assume the […]

  • 16 December 2013
    Training & Education

    Cmdr. Roger D. Heinken assumed command of USS Freedom (LCS 1), the U.S. Navy’s first Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), during a change of command at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Dec 15. “We set out to deploy USS Freedom to the Western Pacific” Heinken relieved Cmdr. Patrick C. Thien as Freedom’s “Crew 101” commanding officer as […]

  • 12 December 2017
    Authorities

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt on December 7 launched combat sorties into Afghanistan as part of Pentagon’s operation Freedom’s Sentinel, the US Navy announced. Worth noting is the fact that the Roosevelt’s carrier air wing flew two different mission on the same day, one into Afghanistan and the other into Iraq and Syria as […]

  • 2 April 2013
    Training & Education

    USS Freedom is enjoying the island life. Following its first stop in Hawaii, the nation’s first Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), built by a Lockheed Martin-led team, stopped in Guam March 28 as part of its eight-month deployment to Southeast Asia. The visit marked Freedom’s first to a port in the U.S. 7th Fleet’s area of […]

  • 7 July 2016
    Authorities

    Proudly bearing the name “Darwin”, more than 200 officers and sailors from the Royal Australian Navy have marched through the City of Darwin, exercising their Freedom of Entry. The time honoured tradition coincides with the first port visit in Australia after a six month deployment to the Middle-East. Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin Commander Phillip Henry […]

  • 22 August 2013
    Training & Education

    USS Freedom’s (LCS 1) LCS Crew 101 completed its first underway period since the mid-deployment crew swap, Aug. 19.  The two-week workup gave crew members an opportunity to integrate and conduct operational checks in communications, weapons and damage control. Crew 101 also conducted focused training events integrating the embarked maritime security module and aviation detachments. […]

  • 13 March 2013
    Training & Education

    As USS Freedom (LCS 1) pulled in for its first port call in Hawaii March 11, Sailors and civilians assigned to Navy Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) San Diego were standing by to provide the ship with critical, innovative logistics support. NAVSUP FLC San Diego’s Logistics Support Team (LST) serves as the […]

  • 4 September 2013
    Training & Education

    The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) got underway Sept. 2 to participate in the 11th annual Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) exercise with several regional navies, including Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.  SEACAT highlights the value of information sharing and multilateral cooperation in scenarios that give participating navies hands-on practice in maritime […]

  • 24 December 2013
    Training & Education

    The American ship USS Freedom has returned home from its maiden deployment to 7th Fleet AOR. The ship deployed on March 1 and took part in a number of operations with partner nations in the region. The ship’s crew 102 swapped with the crew 101 in August, which brought the warship home. Crew 101 participated […]

  • 23 September 2015
    Authorities

    Submariners from one of the Royal Navy’s newest super-subs paraded through the streets of the Wirral on Sunday, September 20, when they were granted the Freedom of the Borough. The parade, which was organised by Wirral Borough Council, was in honour of the 98-strong crew of HMS Astute and to celebrate the close links between […]

  • 6 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy has ordered an engineering stand down during which every littoral combat ship crew will have to undergo retraining following the breakdown of USS Freedom and subsequently USS Coronado which brought the number of LCS to suffer an engineering casualty to four. Earlier, USS Fort Worth broke down in Singapore while USS Milwaukee was towed to port after metallic debris was […]

  • 20 November 2013
    Training & Education

    USS Freedom (LCS 1) arrived at Brunei’s port of Muara Nov. 18 to take on fuel and supplies in preparation to support humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts in the Philippines. The port visit occurs during the annual bilateral exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Brunei with the U.S. Navy and the Royal Brunei […]

  • 10 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The Navy’s first littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) arrived in Manila April 9, marking her first port visit in Southeast Asia. While the crew will have time for rest and relaxation, work will continue as Freedom receives fuel and supplies for the next underway period of her eight-month deployment. “Though this port visit […]

  • 2 December 2013
    Training & Education

    The littoral combat ship, USS Freedom (LCS 1), arrived in Guam, the furthest western U.S. territory, as part of her return transit across the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 29. While the crew will have time to rest, relax and reset, Freedom will receive fuel and supplies for the next underway period as the ship wraps up […]

  • 12 May 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus visited the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) May 11, commemorating her recent arrival in Singapore and maiden overseas deployment to Southeast Asia. Mabus, the 75th SECNAV, delivered remarks on the flight deck of Freedom to more than 200 foreign dignitaries and representatives from 26 countries, U.S. […]

  • 6 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy is progressing armament testing for its newly developed littoral combat ships. Norwegian Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace has been contracted for the equipment and flight test support services for the second phase of the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) foreign comparative testing (FCT) demonstration test. Back in September 2014, USS Coronado (LCS 4) performed a live-fire demonstration […]

  • 17 September 2015
    Authorities

    US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that the next Freedom-variant littoral combat ship will be named USS Wichita (LCS 13) during a naming ceremony at Wichita City Hall. The selection of Wichita honors Kansas’ largest city and will be the third ship to bear the name. The first Wichita was commissioned right before […]

  • 13 March 2013
    Training & Education

    The Navy’s first littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam March 11. The ultra- modern U.S. Navy ship, bearing a four-color camouflage combination of flat black, haze gray, haze white and ocean gray, arrived at Pearl Harbor after departing her homeport of San Diego to deploy to the Asia-Pacific […]

  • 29 August 2016
    Training & Education

    The US Navy’s first littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) experienced a casualty to one of the ship’s main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) on July 11 caused by a leak from the attached seawater pump mechanical seal that resulted in seawater entering the engine lube oil system. The crew took action to address the […]

  • 26 June 2015
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Northumberland sailed into North Shields on Wednesday 24 June for a busy six-day visit. The vessel is berthed at Northumbrian Quay North Shields and will remain alongside until Monday 29 June. During her stay the ship and her crew will play host to a wide range of visitors and take part […]

  • 2 June 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) had the unique opportunity of interacting with the nation’s highest ranking military advisor when Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visited the ship, June 2. Hagel, who was in Singapore for the 2013 Shangri-La Dialogue, made a special detour to Changi Naval Base to tour the Navy’s […]

  • 28 February 2013
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Pacific Fleet announced yesterday that the Navy’s first littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) will depart her homeport of San Diego on March 1 and deploy to the Asia-Pacific region. Making good on a pledge made initially by former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates at the 2011 Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, Freedom […]

  • 26 November 2013
    Training & Education

    USS Freedom (LCS 1) delivered 10 pallets of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief supplies to officials from the Armed Forces of the Philippines Nov. 24. The delivery was part of Operation Damayan and occurred in Tacloban – one of the areas hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. Supported by U.S. Joint Task Force 505, the Armed […]

  • 10 October 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Work on building the US Navy’s 27th littoral combat ship have kicked off with an official ceremony at Fincantieri Marinette Marine’s shipyard. The future USS Nantucket is the 14th Freedom-variant LCS. It is one of six ships in various stages of construction and test at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard. The ceremony saw a shipyard […]

  • 31 May 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    US Navy littoral combat ship Sioux City (LCS 11) completed its acceptance Trials in the waters of Lake Michigan, Lockheed Martin has annonced. The future USS Sioux City is the sixth Freedom-variant LCS designed and built by the Lockheed Martin-led industry team, and is slated for delivery to the US Navy later this summer. “LCS […]

  • 4 November 2019
    Authorities

    USS Detroit’s is the first deployment of an LCS in support of operation MARTILLO.

  • 13 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy is set to christen its 11th Freedom-variant littoral combat ship Minneapolis-Saint Paul (LCS 21) in a June 15 ceremony in Marinette, Wisconsin. “The christening of the future USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul marks an important step toward this great ship’s entry into the fleet,” said Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer. The future […]

  • 16 January 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    After completing contract negotiations with Austal for the construction of two fiscal year 2019 (FY 2019) littoral combat ships in December last year, the US Navy announced it is exercising a contract option with Lockheed Martin Corporation to purchase the third FY2019 LCS. In an announcement on January 15, the navy said the third ship, to be […]

  • 24 June 2016
    Authorities

    More than 300 Australian Defence Force members assigned to HMAS Adelaide have marched through the City of Adelaide, exercising their Freedom of Entry. The time honoured tradition coincides with the first port visit to Adelaide by the Navy’s latest and largest warship, the amphibious ship, HMAS Adelaide III. Commanding Officer Captain Paul Mandziy said the […]