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  • 29 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68) participated in Regional Security Education Program (RSEP) classes April 21 – 25. The RSEP classes were taught by four instructors from major universities and military campuses. The classes are part of an outreach program during Nimitz’ current deployment to teach Sailors about historical, cultural, diplomatic and political-military issues they […]

  • 23 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) departed Naval Station Everett for a deployment to the Western Pacific April 22. While deployed, Momsen is scheduled to participate in Cooperation and Readiness Afloat Training (CARAT), a series of bilateral exercises conducted with the naval and armed forces of participating southeastern Asian countries to enhance […]

  • 22 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The “Liu Gators”, a basketball team of Sailors from the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5), participated in a basketball game April 18, during a Hong Kong port visit, with the students and faculty of Chong Gene Hang College (CGHC). CGHC, a co-ed government aided east district Hong Kong secondary school, hosted the match […]

  • 18 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) is scheduled to depart April 19 for deployment to the 7th Fleet Area of Operations (AOR). While deployed, Preble will conduct integrated operations with allies and partners in the Western Pacific. “The crew has trained hard over the past year and is very much looking […]

  • 18 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) will return to San Diego from a ballistic missile defense deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean and U.S. Central Command Areas of Responsibility (AOR) April 19. While operating in the Arabian Gulf, the ship’s boarding team conducted 88 “approach-and-visit” operations that helped strengthen U.S. Navy […]

  • 16 April 2013
    Industry news

    The US Navy has removed a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens from the list of ships that will be decommissioned this year. What is more, instead of being scrapped, the ship may receive an upgrade in a local shipyard, according to U-T San Diego. The USS Cowpens is named after the Battle of Cowpens, […]

  • 15 April 2013
    Industry news

    The U.S. Navy will name the next San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship the USS Portland, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) announced on friday. “Oregon has a long history with the U.S. Navy going back to the construction of hundreds of World War II Liberty and Victory ships at three Portland-area shipyards,” Wyden said. “I want […]

  • 14 April 2013
    Authorities

    Command of the Blue Crew of the Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Michigan (SSGN 727) changed hands on April 12 during a ceremony at the Naval Undersea Museum. Capt. Erik A. Burian relieved Capt. James E. Horten. “It’s the captain that spreads the accolades for the ship’s successes, but bears the burdens of the problems we […]

  • 12 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The guided-missile frigate USS Thach (FFG 43) will return to San Diego from its deployment to the 4th Fleet Area of Operations (AOR), April 12. Due to budget limitations imposed by sequestration, the Secretary of Defense decided on March 21 that Thach would return to homeport earlier than expected. Thach departed San Diego on deployment […]

  • 8 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) is scheduled to return from the Seventh Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR) April 8 after completing its forward-deployed mission and a hull swap with USS Antietam (CG 54). Cowpens has been forward deployed to Yokosuka since 2000 and recently participated in the widely-lauded Operation Tomodachi, assisting Japan following […]

  • 7 April 2013
    Industry news

    With an estimated crowd of more than 5,000 on hand, USS Arlington (LPD 24) was commissioned and officially joined the U.S. Navy’s fleet. The ship is named for the county of Arlington, Va. and honors the first responders and the 184 victims who died when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon Sept. 11, […]

  • 5 April 2013

    The Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit departed the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) April 4, completing a regularly scheduled five-months of operations supporting maritime security operations and security cooperation objectives with partner nations in the region. Peleliu ARG entered the AOR Oct. 30, relieving the Iwo Jima ARG […]

  • 5 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) will return from her six-month, independent deployment conducting counter transnational organized crime (C-TOC) operations in the 4th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR), April 5. Gary was deployed to Central and South America in support of Operation Martillo and U.S. Fourth Fleet’s mission, Southern Seas 2012. Operation […]

  • 3 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser, USS Princeton (CG 59), is scheduled to depart April 3 for a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean and U.S. Central Command areas of responsibility in support of USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Carrier Strike Group (NIMCSG). Princeton will join NIMCSG off the coast of Southern California to participate in […]

  • 29 March 2013
    Training & Education

    USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) returned to Naval Station Norfolk March 28, after a nine-month deployment to the 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. Churchill travelled more than 56,000 nautical miles under the leadership of Cmdr. Chris Stone, commanding officer, while safely conducting 41 underway replenishments, 35 weapons exercises and more than 1,000 […]

  • 25 March 2013
    Training & Education

    The submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) arrived in the Republic of the Philippines for a scheduled port visit March 22. “Any chance we have to engage with our partners in the region is important,” said Capt. Pete Hildreth, Frank Cable’s commanding officer. “A good, productive relationship between our countries contributes to regional stability.” […]

  • 25 March 2013
    Training & Education

    The Ohio class submarine USS Ohio (SSGN 726) arrived at Subic Bay March 22 for a visit as part of its deployment to the Western Pacific. With its crew of approximately 150, Ohio is conducting missions and showcasing the latest capabilities of the U.S. Navy’s submarine fleet during this deployment. “We are very excited to […]

  • 25 March 2013
    Training & Education

    After nearly 30 years of Naval service, friends, family and service members gathered at Naval Station Mayport to bid farewell to the Oliver Perry class Frigate USS Klakring (FFG 42) March 22nd, during a decommissioning ceremony at Naval Station Mayport. With the ships’ company manning the rails, Capt. Paul Flood, Commander, Destroyer Squadron 14, talked […]

  • 21 March 2013
    Training & Education

    USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) had eight sailors from the Italian Marina Militare set sail with the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (KSGARG) March 11. The Italian team is accompanying their AV-8B Harrier II to Italy after completing a scheduled Preventative Maintenance Inspection (PMI) at Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, N.C. “This is the first time […]

  • 19 March 2013
    Training & Education

    The amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) conducted a burial-at-sea for eight former military members March 18. Military funerals at sea are a long tradition conducted in honor of the deceased’s dedication and faithful service to our country. “Today, we bury the dead,” said Cmdr. Greg Blyden, commanding officer of Carter Hall. […]

  • 19 March 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conducted a noncombatant evacuation operation (NEO) drill while underway off the coast of Okinawa March 15. NEO is the safe evacuation of American civilians and embassy officials in the event an emergency situation arises in […]

  • 15 March 2013
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) transited the Suez Canal and entered the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR), March 8. Winston S. Churchill’s passage through the 120-mile long canal marks the end of a 234-day tour in U.S. 5th Fleet AOR, where she first served as part of the Dwight D. […]

  • 14 March 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry, has supplied Medium Voltage 15 KV and optical fibre cables for the new Aircraft Carrier Gerald R. Ford. The Company has signed a series of contracts with different customers, such as General Atomics, the designer and manufacturer of the Electro-Magnetic Aircraft Launching […]

  • 14 March 2013
    Training & Education

    Five Filipino-American Sailors assigned to U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) took advantage of a port visit in Manila, Republic of the Philippines to reenlist in their birth country. The Sailors who reenlisted include Chief Personnel Specialist Achilles Amante, Chief Boatswain’s Mate Bryan Barcena, Ship’s Serviceman 1st Class Michel Tolentino, and brothers, […]

  • 11 March 2013
    Training & Education

    The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Albany (SSN 753) will return to Naval Station Norfolk from a regularly scheduled deployment on Friday, March 8. Under the command of Cmdr. David S. Soldow, the submarine is returning from the European Command area of responsibility (EUCOM AOR) where it executed the Chief of Naval Operation’s Maritime Strategy […]

  • 11 March 2013
    Training & Education

    The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) kicked off its version of the “Ultimate Loser Challenge,” March 3. The nearly three-month Ultimate Loser Challenge consists of a variety of physical fitness exercise courses sponsored in part by Morale, Welfare, and Recreation. “The Ultimate Loser competition promotes physical fitness, a healthy lifestyle and a better […]