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  • 22 December 2011

    The Los Angeles-class submarine USS Chicago (SSN 721) celebrated its 25th anniversary this week at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam with events which include a visit to the submarine by members of the 721 Club of Chicago. “It is a great honor to have the 721 Club here for our 25th anniversary and to be able […]

  • 27 April 2012
    Training & Education

    USS Chicago (SSN 721) arrived in Guam April 19 where it is assigned to Commander, Submarine Squadron 15 as one of three forward-deployed submarines. Chicago replaces USS Houston (SSN 713), a fast-attack submarine that transferred to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in January. Cmdr. Nick Tilbrook, Chicago’s commanding officer, thanked attendees for the warm welcome and the […]

  • 1 July 2012
    Training & Education

    The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Chicago (SSN 721) arrived at Fleet Activitites Yokosuka June 29 for its first port visit as part of its Western Pacific deployment. With a crew of approximately 135 Sailors, Chicago will conduct a multitude of missions and showcase the latest capabilities of the submarine fleet. “We are excited […]

  • 2 September 2013

    The Los Angeles class fast attack submarine USS Chicago (SSN 721) arrived at HMAS Stirling for a visit as part of its deployment to the Western Pacific Aug. 21. With a crew of approximately 135 Sailors, Chicago has been conducting a multitude of missions to showcase the latest capabilities of the submarine fleet.  “Chicago’s visit […]

  • 13 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    USS Chicago became the first submarine in four years to transfer retrievable exercise torpedoes (EXTORPs) to a submarine tender at Naval Base Guam, February 10. The Los Angeles-class submarine transferred two EXTORPs to USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) during a three-hour evolution in preparation for a planned maintenance period. “Conducting this weapons move outboard a […]

  • 29 September 2017
    Authorities

    US Navy’s Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Chicago (SSN 721) has completed her homeport change, arriving to Hawaii from Guam on September 28. “The crew and I were sad to leave Guam, but at the same time we’re excited to see our new home and start the next chapter for Chicago,” said Cmdr. Brian Turney, commanding […]

  • 14 December 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy submarine USS Asheville (SSN 758) completed her homeport shift from Pearl Harbor arriving at Naval Base Guam on December 14. Asheville replaced USS Chicago (SSN 721) as Guam’s fourth forward-deployed Los Angeles-class attack submarine. Chicago shifted homeport to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in September 2017. “It’s great to be reunited with family and friends on […]

  • 11 February 2014
    Authorities

    The San Diego-based Los Angeles-class submarine USS Topeka (SSN 754) will adopt Naval Base Guam as its new homeport, the U.S. Navy said yesterday.   The decision comes as the U.S.Navy strives for rejuvenation of its forward-deployed fleet with more advanced and capable units, making USS Topeka the fourth Los Angeles-class submarine to be dispatched to Guam. […]

  • 31 May 2013
    Authorities

    Representatives from Japan, the United States, New Zealand, Britain, the Netherlands and Australia attended a commemorative service at Garden Island, Sydney today to mark the 71st anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Kuttabul. Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Senator David Feeney joined attendees to honor the memory of the 19 Royal Australian Navy and two Royal […]

  • 20 December 2011
    Equipment & technology

    USS Emory S. Land and USS Frank Cable Sailors loaded eleven live Capsule Launch System (CLS) Tomahawks for the first time aboard Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Oklahoma City’s (SSN 723) Vertical Launch System (VLS) Dec. 12-14. Oklahoma City was assigned to Commander, Submarine Squadron 15 (CSS 15) in March 2011, and is the […]

  • 14 January 2013
    Training & Education

    After five-and-a-half years as a forward-deployed submarine stationed in Guam, the Los Angeles-class submarine USS Buffalo (SSN 715) departed for her new homeport of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Jan. 11. Buffalo and its crew now head to Hawaii for a scheduled extended maintenance period and mission availabilities. “I am extremely proud of my crew’s sustained readiness […]

  • 8 January 2015
    Authorities

    US Navy’s Rear Adm. Phil Sawyer, commander of Submarine Force Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC), has announced the winners of the 2014 Battle Efficiency (Battle “E”) competition. These awards recognize commands which were evaluated during the past year to have attained the highest overall or departmental readiness to carry out their wartime tasks. The Battle E competition […]

  • 15 August 2012
    Training & Education

    The Chicago Navy Week 2012 portion of the commemoration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812 officially kicked off Aug. 13 with a noon performance by the Navy Band Midwest Brass Quintet in downtown Chicago. According to organizers, the War of 1812 event is a salute to all Sailors and Marines who fought in […]

  • 11 June 2012
    Training & Education

    Three veterans of the Battle of Midway were honored at Midway Airport during a ceremony sponsored by Naval Station Great Lakes (NSGL), the Chicago Department of Aviation, and the Chicago Marine Heritage Society, June 7. Midway veterans retired Navy aviator Capt. Grant C. “Jack” Young, Navy veteran Jack Coombe and Marine Corps veteran Thomas Tobin […]

  • 26 January 2015
    Authorities

    The commanding officer of the dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) announced the 2014 Sailor of the Year (SOY), Junior Sailor of the Year (JSOY), and Bluejacket of the Year (BJOY) award recipients during the ship’s holiday party in San Diego, Dec. 12. Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Ronald Swift, a native of Chicago, […]

  • 18 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Midshipmen from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and Northwestern University (NU) Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) units welcomed crew members from the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730), March 12-13.   Jackson’s Gold Crew Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Edward Robledo, was joined by his chief of the boat (COB), Senior […]

  • 19 March 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US 5th Fleet’s Task Force 55 and commercial shipping industry representatives joined forces recently to complete exercise Lucky Mariner 19. The annual exercise concluded March 15 and was led by the task force’s Naval Cooperation and Guidance for Shipping (NCAGS) detachment designed to exercise command and control and provide standardized direction during contingency and crisis […]

  • 22 June 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will host a ship naming ceremony in honor of USS Illinois, June 22, at 2 p.m. CDT at the Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, Ill. Illinois, a Virginia-class submarine designated SSN 786, is the second Navy vessel to bear the “Prairie State’s” name. The previous Illinois, a […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24 February 2014
    Training & Education

    Capt. Doug Stuffle relieved Capt. Michael L. Elliott as Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 1 during a change of command ceremony aboard the guided missile frigate USS McClusky (FFG 41), Feb. 21.   Elliott, who assumed command of DESRON 1 Oct. 12, 2012, guided the squadron through a successful Western Pacific (WESTPAC) and Arabian Gulf deployment […]

  • 18 November 2011
    Training & Education

    USS Hurricane (PC 3) and USS Monsoon (PC 4) arrived in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor Nov. 16 for the launch of Maryland’s Star-Spangled Bicentennial, a War of 1812 commemoration event that will be held here in June 2012. With Sailors manning the rails, the ships will join Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Department […]

  • 24 September 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Strike Force Training, Atlantic held a change of command ceremony in Norfolk Sept. 23. Rear Adm. Scott A. Stearney relieved Rear Adm. Scott T. Craig as commander. Commander, Strike Force Training, Atlantic (CSFTL), is responsible for training all East Coast-based carrier strike groups, amphibious ready groups, and independent deploying ships, and for coordinating and conducting […]

  • 26 January 2012
    Training & Education

    From Boston to Sacramento, America’s Navy will come home to 15 cities across the country in 2012 to show Americans why having a strong Navy is critical to the American way of life and to help commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. Since 2005, the Navy Week program has served as the Navy’s […]

  • 30 July 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Department of the Navy (DoN) and City of Chicago this month kicked off a unique collaboration to give high school and community college students an intense, hands-on experience in naval-relevant science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. Critical MASS (Midwest Association for Science and Service) is a five-year, $2 million investment that will bring enrichment programs […]

  • 2 September 2016
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87), part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (Ike CSG), concluded bilateral anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercises with the Royal Australian navy and the United Kingdom’s Royal navy, Aug. 29. Mason, recently the recipient of the U.S. Navy’s prestigious ASW Bloodhound Award, led the Ship Anti-Submarine Warfare […]

  • 26 July 2018
    Authorities

    Retired US Navy Rear Adm. Alene B. Duerk, the service’s first female admiral, passed away July 21, the US Navy announced. “It took 197 years and a forward-looking Chief of Naval Operations, Elmo Zumwalt, to break with tradition before Alene Duerk became the first woman admiral in the US Navy,” said Naval History and Heritage […]

  • 31 October 2012
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) departed Manila Bay, Republic of the Philippines after a five-day, goodwill port visit Oct. 29. George Washington Sailors were able to enjoy some well-deserved liberty, and also had the opportunity to participate in community engagement projects and other events to strengthen the relations between […]

  • 7 December 2012
    Authorities

    Naval Service Training Command (NSTC) held a change of command ceremony in the USS Midway Ceremonial Drill Hall aboard Recruit Training Command Dec. 4. Capt. Dee L. Mewbourne relieved Rear Adm. David F. Steindl as commanding officer. “Rear Adm. Steindl’s legacy from his tour as the NSTC Commander will be Sailors who are prepared and […]

  • 25 November 2014
    Training & Education

    Rear Adm. Margaret Grun Kibben, chief of US Navy chaplains, visited Rickover Naval Academy, Nov. 20. Kibben, who was in the area to celebrate the birthday of the Navy Chaplain Corps, took the opportunity to visit the school, tour the facilities and speak with cadets and staff. In speaking with a group of more than […]