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  • 19 February 2015

    The guided-missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) is scheduled to be decommissioned after more than 30 years of service in a ceremony on Naval Base San Diego, Feb. 19. Commissioned on Nov. 24, 1984, Vandegrift was named after Gen. Alexander A. Vandegrift, the 18th commandant of the Marine Corps. Maj. Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson, commander […]

  • 1 August 2011
    Training & Education

    As the week-long Navy Week comes to a close in Los Angeles, many of its sailors who live in the Southland are once again saying goodbye to t… (bhcourier) [mappress] Source: bhcourier, August 1, 2011;

  • 4 October 2011
    Authorities, Industry news

      USS Cleveland (LPD-7) was decommissioned Sept. 30 as Sailors, former crew members, family and friends gathered at Naval Base San Diego to celebrate the ship’s 44 years of service. Cleveland was commissioned April 21, 1967 in Norfolk, Va. The ship became a member of the Pacific Fleet’s amphibious force when it transited to San […]

  • 12 June 2015

    The Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) departed Manado, Indonesia, after a four-day port visit, June 9. During the visit, Sailors and Marines were welcomed to a variety of activities through Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) tours. Cmdr. Thomas Stephens, Rushmore’s commanding officer, said: The port visit in Manado certainly assisted […]

  • 9 October 2015

    Royal Navy’s HMS Daring (D32) has departed the Channel Islands following a port visit to her affiliated island of Guernsey. The visit marked the first time in over four years that Daring had visited Guernsey and included a busy programme including a Reception Capability Demonstration and Ship’s tours for local cadets. Nine members of the […]

  • 29 January 2015

    Yaroslav Mudry (727), the Russian Navy’s Neustrashimy class frigate, departed the port of Tartus, Syria, and is now on its way to a designated area in the Mediterranean Sea. During the port call in Tartus, the Russian Navy’s sailors took the opportunity to replenish the ship’s needed supplies. The vessel started its journey on August 9, 2014, when […]

  • 9 November 2015

    HMAS Sydney was officially decommissioned at a ceremony at her homeport of Garden Island, Sydney, on Saturday, November 7. The city of Sydney’s namesake ship was farewelled from the Royal Australian Navy by her Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander David Murphy, along with 130 crew members and nearly 800 guests, including the Governor‑General and Minister for Defence. The […]

  • 20 January 2015

    The US Coast Guard Cutter Sherman waved goodbye to San Diego for the final time as it sailed to its new home port on Friday, January 16, 2015. The cutter, along with its crew, will now be stationed in Hawaii. Sherman and crew will transfer to Honolulu and take the Coast Guard Cutter Rush’s duties, as Rush is scheduled to […]

  • 18 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Spanish Navy’s Meteoro class Offshore patrol vessel Rayo P42 waved goodbye to its Las Palmas Naval Base yesterday morning. The vessel started its journey to the Indian Ocean where it will participate in EU NAVFOR’s Operation Atalanta, joining a fight against piracy off the Horn of Africa. This is Rayo’s second deployment to the counter-piracy operation, one which is […]

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

    Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) departed Kusadasi, Turkey, Oct. 7, after a scheduled port visit. Bataan’s presence in Turkey reaffirms the United States commitment to strengthening ties with NATO allies and partners, while working toward mutual goals of promoting peace and stability in the region. While in Turkey, […]

  • 4 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Royal Navy survey ship has helped out Her Majesty’s Coastguard helicopter by offering up her deck for winch training at sea. Returning to the UK after a recent North Sea survey, HMS Echo received a call for assistance from a Coastguard helicopter Agusta Westland AW139 as it was looking for a suitable platform to practise […]

  • 28 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy’s Serviola-class patrol boat Centinela (P-72) conducted a six-day training evolution with the members of Ghana Navy. The training was undertaken just off Ghana’s Sekondi-Takoradi naval base and included various activities ranging from visit and search operations to first aid and damage control. After the training completed, ESPS Centinela said goodbye to her Ghana counterparts and deployed to […]

  • 1 October 2014

    The US Navy’s Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) departed Singapore Sept. 28 following a weeklong port visit.   While moored in Singapore, the ship’s crew held a “Halfway Party” to mark the mid-point of the ship’s final deployment. Sailors also had a chance to explore Singapore and participate in […]

  • 8 January 2015

    The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), embarked with Amphibious Squadron Five and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) concluded a seven-day port visit in Duqm, Oman Jan. 5, 2015. The visit provided Sailors and Marines the opportunity to experience the culture and hospitality of Oman after 115 days at sea. During the port […]

  • 29 March 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) was decommissioned during a ceremony held at Naval Station Norfolk, Va on March 13. In 27 years, she deployed 13 times and traveled as far north as the Arctic Circle, south to the Equator, east to the Indian Ocean, and west to the Eastern Pacific. USS Carr (FFG […]

  • 21 October 2014

    Guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) departed Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 13, following a scheduled four-day port visit. During the visit, Sailors experienced the local culture and took advantage of tours provided by Morale Welfare and Recreation. One of the tours offered during the visit was to the local amusement park Ferrari World, […]

  • 3 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Whilst departing from the port of Salalah, Oman, after a brief logistic stop, the EU’s counter-piracy flagship, ESPS Méndez Núñez enjoyed a brief rendezvous with fellow EU Naval Force warship HNLMS De Ruyter, who was about to enter the Omani port. ESPS Méndez Núñez did a ‘pass-by’ on the port side of the Dutch warship, […]

  • 17 March 2015

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) departed Bar, Montenegro, after a three-day scheduled port visit March 16. Jason Dunham’s presence in Montenegro reaffirmed that the U.S. Navy shares a commitment to strengthen ties with allies while working toward mutual goals of promoting peace and stability in the Mediterranean. Margaret Uyehara, U.S. […]

  • 16 February 2015

    Australian Navy’s Fleet Support Unit–West at HMAS Stirling said goodbye to a stalwart and welcomed a new face on 17 December. After an illustrious forty year career Lieutenant Commander Greg Church retired from the Permanent Naval Force which initiated the change in management. Lieutenant Commander Church served on several HMA Ships including Westralia, Swan, Torrens, […]

  • 6 October 2014

    The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) departed Guam after a four-day goodwill port visit, Oct. 5. The visit provided Sailors well-deserved liberty and opportunities to engage with Guam citizens, and culminated with the Commander, Task Force 70 change of command ceremony. The port visit set the stage for the CTF-70 change of […]

  • 5 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Guided missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) departed the southern French port of Villefranche following a routine port visit to Villefranche, France, Nov. 4. While in port, Truxtun sailors participated in a variety of recreational activities. Truxtun’s Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Drew Bates, said: The port visit was an outstanding opportunity for our Sailors and a […]

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

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) departed the Black Sea after a series of engagements promoting peace and stability in the region, Oct. 30. The purpose behind Cole’s presence in the Black Sea was to work with the U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), along with […]

  • 15 December 2014

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) departed Salalah after a four-day port visit, Dec. 3. While in port, Sailors from Dewey were able to enjoy liberty and partake in various Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) sponsored events. There were many tours offered in Salalah during which the Sailors also got to interact with […]

  • 26 October 2015

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) departed Marseille, France Oct. 26, 2015 after the completion of a scheduled port visit. During the port visit, Farragut Sailors spent time with French dignitaries, the Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) Mess “Ganteaume”, and provided shipboard tours to various supporting organizations in France. Farragut previously operated with the […]

  • 13 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    US Navy’s USS Ross (DDG 71) departed Istanbul, Turkey on schedule, and continued its deployment within the U.S. Navy’s 6th Fleet area of operations Nov. 13, 2014. Prior to the port visit, the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer had operated in the Black Sea with the Romanian navy. The bilateral engagement was aimed at improving […]

  • 4 October 2016

    French frigate La Fayette joined the EU Naval Forces’ counter-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean on September 28. Two days later, Italian frigate, ITS Euro said goodbye to the mission after 190 days of operations. In addition to carrying out a number of counter-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean, […]

  • 27 March 2012
    Industry news

    On a bright spring morning, the veteran destroyer flew her long decommissioning pennant, passing the Round Tower and coming alongside in Portsmouth for the last time. Her swansong will be her decommissioning ceremony at the end of this week – a poignant and moving occasion as crew members past and present will say goodbye to […]

  • 13 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose waved goodbye to its Search and Rescue Sea King helicopters for the last time on April 11. During the late morning, the final three aircraft flew from the Helston base to HMS Sultan. The red and grey aircraft have flown from RNAS Culdrose since 1988. After 42 years of rescue […]

  • 16 October 2014

    Royal New Zealand Navy’s frigate HMNZS TE KAHA waved goodbye to Queens Wharf, Wellington today. The frigate, which is headed for Albany, Western Australia, was saluted with a tug spray to mark the 100th anniversary of the departure of the first WWI troop ships to Albany, this day in 1914.     Two CentrePort tugboats, TIAKI […]