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  • 14 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The New Zealand Defence Force’s Littoral Warfare Unit (LWU) hosted the Commander of the US 3rd Fleet, Vice Admiral (VADM) Nora Tyson, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii on July 13. The LWU is the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) specialist unit comprising divers, hydrographers and mine counter measures. A detachment of the LWU is […]

  • 14 September 2015
    Authorities

    The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrived in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations Sept. 13 as Pacific Partnership 2015 nears its conclusion. Mercy, which departed Naval Base San Diego on May 17 for the beginning of PP15, served as the primary platform for the mission. The secondary platform for the mission was […]

  • 1 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy destroyers USS Sterett and USS Dewey arrived in Hong Kong on April 29 for their first foreign port visit on their Western Pacific deployment. The command staff of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 31 and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104), along with an embarked helicopter detachment from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron […]

  • 17 September 2017
    Authorities

    The first woman to ever command a carrier strike group retired from active US Navy duty in a ceremony held aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) on September 15. Retiring as the commander of the U.S. 3rd Fleet, Vice Adm. Nora W. Tyson was succeeded by Vice Adm. John D. Alexander at the ceremony […]

  • 1 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet completed biennial joint-training exercise Talisman Saber 2013 (TS13) July 28.  The two-week exercise is the second largest maritime exercise in the world jointly led by U.S. Pacific Command and the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Military assets from both nations conducted various types of training at sea, ashore and in the air […]

  • 15 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 returned to the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) May 11. Vinson is currently transiting to her homeport in San Diego following a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East areas supporting maritime theater […]

  • 30 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrived in Pearl Harbor on April 27, marking the ship’s first port visit since it entered US 3rd Fleet. Bonhomme Richard is stopping at Pearl Harbor as part of the ship’s transit from Sasebo, Japan, to San Diego, where the ship will be permanently homeported. […]

  • 18 May 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet participated in training exercise Ardent Sentry 15 (AS15), May 11-15. A Joint Exercise Program (JEP) led by North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), AS15 is conducted primarily as an exercise focused on defense support of civil authorities (DSCA). AS15 provides a highly complex, integrated training environment where […]

  • 14 August 2015
    Authorities

    Vice Adm. Nora Tyson, walked through eight rainbow sideboys Aug. 12, exiting USS John C. Stennis’ (CVN 74) flight deck and commencing her first visit to the ship as commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet. Tyson observed how the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCSCSG) crew was performing during composite training unit exercise/joint task force exercise […]

  • 31 January 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy ships assigned to the Carl Vinson carrier strike group arrived in Guam on January 30 and 31 for the first port call of their Western Pacific deployment. The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and guided-missile destroyers USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) and USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) arrived with nearly 6,000 […]

  • 17 January 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) left its homeport of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on January 15, to join the Carl Vinson carrier strike group on a Western Pacific deployment. Michael Murphy deployed with a crew of approximately 320 sailors and a detachment of MH-60R helicopters from Helicopter Maritime Squadron (HSM) 37, the […]

  • 4 July 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Brazilian Navy has cancelled its participation in the multinational naval drill Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2018 due to operational schedules. This is according to a report by USNI News, which said the Brazilian Navy’s withdrawal from the exercise was confirmed by the US 3rd Fleet. Brazil was expected to take part in the […]

  • 16 February 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) arrived in the Philippine Port of Manila together with guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) for a routine port visit on February 16. More than 5,500 sailors from both vessels are visiting the Philippine capital during their Western Pacific deployment. The strike group is operating in […]

  • 13 April 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) wrapped up a three-month deployment to the Indo-Pacifc returning to its homeport at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego on April 12. Over 5,000 crew from the aircraft carrier and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 deployed January 5 for routine operations in the […]

  • 21 November 2017
    Authorities

    US guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) got underway from San Diego on November 20 to start a regularly scheduled independent deployment to the US 7th Fleet and 5th Fleet areas of operation. Higgins has a crew of nearly 330 sailors, officers and enlisted, and is a multi-mission ship designed to operate independently or with […]

  • 4 September 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy and Marine Corps have deployed some 3,000 service members  for the Arctic Expeditionary Capabilities Exercise (AECE) 2019 in areas of the Aleutian Islands, Southcentral Alaska and Southern California from Sept. 1-28. AECE is one in a series of US Indo-Pacific Command exercises in 2019 that prepares joint forces to respond to crises […]

  • 22 February 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) arrived in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, for a port visit, Feb. 21. Wayne E. Meyer is on a regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment with the Carl Vinson strike group. While Wayne E. Meyer headed for Malaysia, USS Carl Vinson and destroyer USS Michael Murphy stopped in […]

  • 6 November 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG 77) got underway from its Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on November 3 to start an independent deployment to the Western Pacific. While deployed, the ship will conduct theater security cooperation and maritime presence operations with partner nations. Having steadily worked through a sustainment cycle, the ship’s commanding officer […]

  • 30 April 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8) became the first ship in its class to complete Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training in the US 3rd Fleet area of operation (AOR). The training, which concluded April 22, provided the crew of the Independence-class USS Montgomery (LCS 8) advanced level training to increase their tactical proficiency, lethality, […]

  • 5 January 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and its carrier strike group will be the first to deploy in 2018, getting underway from San Diego on January 5. The strike group’s 6,000 sailors will deploy aboard four ships, including aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer […]

  • 19 April 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) returned to Pearl Harbor on April 18, completing a three-month deployment to the Western Pacific with the Carl Vinson Strike Group. During the deployment, the strike group conducted routine operations in the Indo-Pacific that helped maintain security and stability in the region. After completing carrier strike group […]

  • 22 June 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) wrapped up a seven-month deployment to the 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation, returning to its homeport of San Diego on June 21. While deployed, Higgins conducted security, stability, and freedom of navigation operations, observed foreign military exercises, and participated in coalition operations. Higgins sailors were kept […]

  • 30 May 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    The US Navy’s newest amphibious transport dock ship, USS Portland (LPD 27), arrived in Pearl Harbor May 29 for combat systems ship qualification trials. During its time in the 3rd Fleet, the ship is also scheduled to take part in the large international exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC). Portland started the transit from San […]

  • 3 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Canadian Ships HMCS Ottawa, Regina and Protecteur sailed from Esquimalt Harbour, B.C. yesterday to take part in conventional maritime warfare training off the coast of Southern California from October 7 to 11. “This exercise provides another excellent opportunity for ships of the Pacific Fleet to train in partnership with ships of the US 3rd Fleet,” […]

  • 13 October 2017
    Authorities

    US Navy’s Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) completed her Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) deployment returning to its homeport Naval Base San Diego on October 12. Under the operational control of US 3rd Fleet, Rushmore departed San Diego August 14 to begin its transit to the South Pacific to conduct maritime security […]

  • 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 […]

  • 31 October 2018
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    US Navy’s San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) is underway for the seventh Underway Recovery Test (URT) off the coast of Southern California in preparation for NASA’s Orion. URT is part of a US government interagency effort to safely practice and evaluate recovery processes, procedures, hardware and personnel in an […]

  • 31 May 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The world’s largest international naval exercise – Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) – will be hosting 26 nations, 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel for maneuvers, the US Navy has announced. The exercise is scheduled to take place between June 27 and August 2, […]

  • 23 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Three days after the arrival of future littoral combat ship USS Omaha, naval base San Diego welcomed the future amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) to its new homeport on January 22. Portland’s arrival to her Southern California homeport concluded a six-week transit from her building site at Huntington Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula, […]