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  • 12 May 2014
    Industry news

    The guided-missile frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) was decommissioned during a ceremony at Naval Base San Diego, May 9, with friends, family and service members in attendance to celebrate the ship’s 30 years of Naval service.   As Rentz Sailors manned the rails, retired Vice Adm. Martine Jules Mayer, the ship’s first commanding officer and […]

  • 5 May 2014
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) was awarded the 2014 Captain Edward F. Ney Memorial Award for Food Service Excellence (Small Afloat Category) April 29, marking the second time Rentz has won the prestigious award in the last three years.   The Ney Award is co-sponsored by the secretary of the U.S. Navy and the […]

  • 3 March 2014

    The U.S. Navy’s guided-missile frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) returned to San Diego from a seven-month deployment to the 4th Fleet Area of Operations (AOR), on February 28.   Deployed since July 25, 2013, the officers and crew of Rentz, in conjunction with Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 49 and U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement […]

  • 14 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. ships and aircraft used live fire munition to sink a decommissioned U.S. Navy guided missile frigate in waters 30,000 feet deep and 117 nautical miles northeast of Guam on September 13. The boat sank in five hours after sustaining 22 missile hits, finally succumbing to hellfire missiles shots by the “Golden Falcons” of HSC 12. The […]

  • 21 October 2013

    Less than a week after arriving on station following a port visit in Panama, USS Rentz (FFG 46) and embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) and helicopter squadron disrupted a shipment of 1,000 kg. of cocaine off the coast of Colombia in coordination with the Colombian navy Oct. 9. Rentz worked closely with […]

  • 14 January 2014

    The US Navy frigate USS Rentz seized about 313kg of cocaine in December last year, worth up to USD 10.4 million, KBPS news portal writes. USS Rentz, which was in counter drug operations in coastal waters off Central America sent her helicopter to detect and cut off a small vessel suspected of smuggling narcotics. Since […]

  • 22 October 2013

    Guided-missile frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) and embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) conducted a Safety-of-Life-at-Sea operation rescue Oct. 20-21 for a fishing vessel, 200 nautical miles off the coast of Ecuador in distress and stranded for 10 days. The crew of the 14 meter vessel and four other small crafts in tow, […]

  • 20 November 2013
    Training & Education

    What began as an isolated Safety-of-Life-at-Sea (SOLAS) operation quickly turned into a coordinated effort between the Canadian ship Edmonton (MM 703), a Kingston Class Mine Countermeasure Ship, and the USS RENTZ (FFG 46) in the U.S. 4th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR) During routine Counter Transnational Organized Crime (C-TOC) operations, Rentz and its embarked U.S. […]

  • 9 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors and an embarked U.S. Coast Guard Legal Detachment aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) arrived in 4th Fleets area of operations Aug. 7 to join the multinational interagency fight against transnational organized crime as part of Operation Martillo. Operation Martillo (Spanish for ‘hammer’) is a U.S., European, and Western Hemisphere […]

  • 13 September 2013
    Training & Education

    The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46), assigned to U.S. 4th Fleet during the annual UNITAS multinational maritime exercise, conducted replenishment at sea Sept. 11 with the Canadian supply ship HMCS Preserver (AOR 510). UNITAS 2013 includes partner nation forces from Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Peru, the United Kingdom […]

  • 19 August 2013

    Less than a week on station in the 4th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) the frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) and embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) seized 2,123 lbs. of cocaine from a fishing vessel north of the Galapagos Islands last week.  The seizure is worth an estimated street value of $78 […]

  • 18 September 2013

    The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Rentz (FFG-46) and its embarked Coast Guard law enforcement detachment transferred $78 Million in confiscated cocaine Sept. 15 to the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Forward (WMEC 911) in the Western Caribbean Sea while assigned to the U.S. 4th Fleet. The 2,123 pounds of cocaine were seized in early August […]

  • 12 September 2013
    Training & Education

    The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46), assigned to U.S. 4th Fleet during the annual UNITAS multinational maritime exercise, held a ceremony Sept. 11 in memory of the victims of the terror attacks of September 2011. The ship’s crew gathered on the mess decks for a special ceremony and discussion about the events […]

  • 11 September 2013
    Training & Education

    The San Diego-based frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) conducted live-fire training Sept 10, the second day of the UNITAS 2013 multinational maritime exercise, while assigned to U.S. 4th Fleet. The crew of Rentz fired its 76mm MK 75 main cannon battery and .50-caliber machine guns against a remote-controlled unmanned surface target simulating a small, fast […]

  • 17 September 2013
    Training & Education

    Naval forces from 15 partner nations concluded UNITAS 2013, the 54th annual multinational maritime exercise, Sept. 15 in Cartagena, Colombia. Hosted this year by the Colombian navy, UNITAS included naval forces from Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Peru, the United Kingdom and the United States, with observers from Belize, El Salvador, Germany, […]

  • 20 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command has recently shared a video of an F/A-18 E/F strike aircraft firing the newest Joint Standoff Weapon, JSOW C-1, to sink the decommissioned frigate USS Rentz. The F/A-18 E/F fighter jet from USS Ronald Reagan’s air wing deployed the weapon during the U.S. exercise Valiant Shield 117 nautical miles northeast of Guam on September 13. Sailors from Carrier […]

  • 25 March 2013
    Training & Education

    U.S. Pacific Fleet formally notified several Navy commands March that the Secretary of Defense approved cancellations of their upcoming deployments. The April deployments of the San Diego-based USS Rentz (FFG 46) and USS Jefferson City (SSN 759) have been cancelled due to budget limitations imposed by sequestration. Further, the San Diego-based USS Thach (FFG 43) […]

  • 23 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The 2016 iteration of the U.S.-only exercise Valiant Shield concluded on the U.S. island territory Guam, September 23. 18,000 personnel and more than 180 aircraft from the U.S. Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, and nine surface ships came together on Guam and around the Marianas Island Range Complex for the biennial field training exercise. […]

  • 20 September 2011
    Training & Education

    The guided-missile frigate USS Boone (FFG 28) returned to homeport at Naval Station (NS) Mayport, Fla. Sept. 18 following a six-month deployment in support of Southern Seas 2011 and counter illicit trafficking operations in the U.S. 4th Fleet (C4F) area of responsibility. Southern Seas is a U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM)-directed operation implemented by U.S. Naval […]

  • 11 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The crew of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Thach (FFG 43) returned to port, June 28 following five days at sea training and operating with U.S. Coast Guardsmen from the Coast Guard’s 11th District and the Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team (TACLET). Under Federal law, the Coast Guard is the only armed forces […]

  • 12 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US Navy’s first air-to-ground network-enabled weapon capable of attacking stationary land and moving maritime targets – the Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1  – has recently achieved full operational capability. As a result of this, all US squadrons are now outfitted with JSOW C-1, Naval Air Systems Command said in an announcement. “Formal declaration of full […]

  • 7 February 2012
    Training & Education

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the 2012 winners of the Navy Captain Edward F. Ney Memorial Awards for outstanding food service Feb. 3. “My personal congratulations to all the outstanding food service teams,” Mabus wrote in an ALNAV message. Captain Edward F. Ney Afloat results, representing the Navy’s undersea enterprise, surface warfare enterprise, […]

  • 3 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Sri Lanka Navy launched an extensive Search and Rescue Operation (SAR) in the seas off Panadura for the rescue of a foreigner and 3 Sri Lankans who had gone missing since yesterday morning. Eight Dvora craft and a 10-member SLN diving team were in deployment on the SAR operation. The 35-year old Diving Instructor, Olivenzo […]

  • 13 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After they concluded a six-month deployment in the Persian Gulf, two French Navy minehunters were loaded onto a heavy lift vessel and transported back to France. HHL Freemantle, a heavy load carrier operated by German company HANSA Heavy Lift, was in charge of transporting the 51-meter vessels both to and from their operation area. Éridan-class […]

  • 11 December 2012
    Training & Education

    The USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720) Family Readiness Group is spreading the warmth this December by collecting and donating winter clothing to a homeless center in Westerly, R.I., Dec. 10. Lindsay Bussick, USS Pittsburgh Family Readiness Group co-chair helped to spearhead this initiative to collect winter clothing to those who are most in need. The FRG […]

  • 16 September 2013

    Thirty-eight Sailors onboard aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) made the time-honored transition to chief petty officer (CPO), donning khaki uniforms, combination covers and gold anchors for the first time during a chief pinning ceremony, Sept. 13. This Navy tradition, which dates back to when the CPO pay-grade was created in 1893, was made […]

  • 25 April 2013
    Training & Education

    In recognition of Earth Day 2013, Naval Magazine Indian Island (NMII) is utilizing a herd of goats as an eco-friendly method of invasive vegetation control at NMII, April 15 through mid-June. More than 100 goats from more than nine different breeds are being employed to remove noxious weeds and shrubs without using heavy machinery or […]