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  • 10 September 2015
    Authorities

    The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Houston (SSN 713) arrived in Sasebo, Japan, for a visit as part of its deployment to the Western Pacific, Sept. 10. The visit strengthens the already positive alliance between the U.S. and Japan through the crews’ interaction with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. It also demonstrates the U.S. Navy’s […]

  • 14 November 2014
    Authorities

    The forward deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) returned to Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo (CFAS), Nov. 14, following a scheduled three-month patrol. While on patrol, the ship operated with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the Japanese Self Defense Force (JSDF), Naval Beach Unit 7, the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), […]

  • 20 January 2012
    Training & Education

    USS Essex (LHD 2) hosted a lunch for over 100 personnel assigned to the Japan Regional Maintenance Center (JRMC) detachment Sasebo, Jan. 18. The lunch was held to thank the team for their services to Essex during more than 11 forward-deployed years to Sasebo, Japan. Essex Commanding Officer Capt. David Fluker, greeted the JRMC detachment […]

  • 6 June 2014
    Authorities

    The Avenger-class mine countermeasure ships USS Pioneer (MCM 9) and USS Chief (MCM 14) were loaded onto an ocean-going heavy lift ship as final preparations were made to get underway for their new homeport in Sasebo, Japan May 31.   Pioneer and Chief will be part of forward deployed naval forces (FDNF) assigned to Mine […]

  • 26 February 2013
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy announced Feb. 26 (Japan Standard Time) that USS Warrior (MCM 10) will deploy to U.S. 7th Fleet Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) in Sasebo, Japan, to replace USS Guardian (MCM 5). Guardian, which ran aground on Tubbataha Reef in the Philippines on Jan. 17, is beyond economical repair and will be dismantled. […]

  • 25 January 2017
    Authorities

    U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) set sail from its base of Sasebo, Japan on January 25 for a routine patrol in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. While on patrol, Green Bay and Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) will participate in exercises and training meant to increase combat readiness […]

  • 11 February 2015
    Authorities

    A UH-1Y Venom helicopter attached to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 367 prepares to land aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) while in the Pacific Ocean, February 4. Green Bay is transiting to Sasebo, Japan, to join the U.S. 7th Fleet’s forward deployed Naval forces. Green Bay […]

  • 8 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Bremerton arrived at Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan for a visit. The April 6 visit is a part of the submarine’s deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Commander Wes Bringham, commanding officer, said: “My crew is excited to visit Sasebo.” “Our partnership with Japan is very important to security in the […]

  • 1 August 2014
    Training & Education

    The George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) arrived in Sasebo, Japan, for a scheduled port visit, August 1.   More than 5,500 GWCSG Sailors will have the opportunity to volunteer their time and efforts to help make a difference in various Japanese communities by participating in community relations (COMREL) projects and attending a broad spectrum […]

  • 19 June 2013
    Training & Education

    Forward deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), departed Sasebo, Japan June 13 for a regularly scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR). While deployed, the Bonhomme Richard ARG is scheduled to take part in a comprehensive, complex training evolution […]

  • 9 November 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) returned to her forward-deployed base in Sasebo, Japan, November 8, after completing a five-month deployment in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Ashland departed Sasebo, May 26, and during five months at sea, completed multiple exercises, assessments and certifications, as well as several port visits. “What a great […]

  • 9 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrived at its new homeport in San Diego on May 8, concluding a homeport change from Sasebo, Japan. Bonhomme Richard departed San Diego in April 2012 for Sasebo, Japan, to replace USS Essex (LHD 2) as the Navy’s only forward-deployed amphibious assault ship and flagship […]

  • 4 June 2012
    Training & Education

    The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18), and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Sasebo, Japan for a scheduled port visit, June 1. The ship pulled into Sasebo Naval Base for the crew’s third port visit since departing the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility May […]

  • 8 June 2011
    Industry news

      The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) returned to its forward-deployed port of Yokosuka, Japan, June 4. Initially conducting extensive maintenance and upgrade in Yokosuka, Lassen relocated to Sasebo Naval Base following the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck northeastern Japan. After spending nearly 10 weeks at Sasebo Naval Base, […]

  • 4 August 2014
    Authorities

    The U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), hosted a “welcome” reception for local guests while anchored in Sasebo harbor, August 1.   During the reception, Rear Adm. Mark Montgomery, commander, Battle Force U.S. 7th Fleet, and Capt. Greg Fenton, George Washington’s commanding officer, welcomed Vice Adm. Ikeda Tokuhiro, commander-in-chief of Japan […]

  • 6 March 2012
    Training & Education

      Forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) returned to Sasebo after participating in Cobra Gold 2012 (CG12), March 5. Germantown departed Sasebo Jan. 30 to onload Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) in White Beach, Okinawa, Feb. 1 prior to beginning CG12, an exercise designed to promote regional peace and […]

  • 22 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Alexandria (SSN 757) made a port call in Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan while on her Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment, February 19. “The crew of Alexandria is looking forward to another opportunity for liberty in Sasebo,” said Cmdr. Todd Santala, commanding officer of Alexandria. “They take great pride in their ability to operate […]

  • 2 January 2012
    Authorities

    The Republic of Korea consulate general and the principal officer U.S. Consulate Fukuoka visited forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), Dec. 29. ROK Consulate General Cho Jung-Won and Principle Officer U.S. Consulate Fukuoka Jason R. Cubas toured Command Fleet Activities Sasebo (CFAS) and later toured Essex after expressing an interest in seeing the […]

  • 18 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) arrived in Sasebo, Japan, March 18, marking the first time an LCS has visited Japan. The ship is in port to work with Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force counterparts and conduct routine maintenance. Cmdr. Matt Kawas, Fort Worth Crew 103 commanding officer, said: The Japanese are a […]

  • 9 November 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Sailors assigned to U.S. Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) began the at-sea evaluation phase of the ship’s Mid-Cycle Inspection (MCI) today, November 9. Similarly to the INSURV, The MCI is a detailed material condition readiness examination of U.S. Navy vessels and is scheduled mid-way between the three to five year Boards of Inspection […]

  • 21 January 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s Virginia-class attack submarine USS Texas (SSN 773) visited Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan as part of its Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment. The visit is aimed at strengthening the alliance between the U.S. and Japan through the crews’ interaction with the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force. Commander Todd Nethercott, commanding officer, said: “The ship and crew have performed exceedingly […]

  • 8 July 2011
    Training & Education

      A “maintenance issue” forced the USS Essex back into port Thursday, meaning the ship, its crew and members of the 31st Marine Expeditionary… By Matthew M. Burke (stripes) [mappress] Source: stripes, July 8, 2011;

  • 27 March 2015
    Authorities

    A Marine, assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) was medically evacuated (medevac) from the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) by an MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, assigned to Marine Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262 (reinforced). Though the Marine’s life was not in immediate danger, Bonhomme Richard’s medical team took every medical […]

  • 5 March 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    US Navy amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) got underway from her new homeport in Sasebo, Japan, to complete a pre-deployment readiness assessment before switching to operations as part of the ship’s first patrol in the Indo-Pacific region. Wasp is undergoing a Naval Surface Forces-led ready for sea assessment (RFSA), led by the Type […]

  • 6 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) lower the ship’s port side anchor during an anchoring evolution. The operation was conducted on March 2, in Sasebo, Japan. Green Bay is replacing the decommissioned Austin-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9). [mappress mapid=”15318″] Image: US Navy

  • 18 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrived in Sasebo, Japan, April 17, for the ship’s final visit to the city it called home since 2012. Bonhomme Richard is preparing for a homeport shift to San Diego after serving as the flagship of Expeditionary Strike Group 7 for the past six years. “We […]

  • 22 August 2014
    Authorities

    The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) pulled into Sasebo Naval Base, Japan, Aug. 22, for a scheduled port visit.   Peleliu has been transiting the 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) after departing Naval Base Guam and participating in support of the nation’s maritime strategy, while promoting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific […]

  • 11 March 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) finished repair support on multiple U.S. naval assets while in port Sasebo, Japan, March 11. Frank Cable conducted repairs and maintenance on the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20), the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), the Avenger-class […]

  • 31 August 2017
    Authorities

    US amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) got underway from Norfolk on August 30 heading for Sasebo, Japan, where she will become the forward-deployed flagship of the amphibious force of the U.S. 7th Fleet. The shift will introduce an F-35B Joint Strike Fighter-capable amphibious assault ship to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, pairing it with the […]