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  • 7 September 2015

    US Navy’s forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) held a change of command ceremony Sept. 1. Cmdr. Amy Graham relieved Cmdr. Hans De For as Curtis Wilbur’s commanding officer during a ceremony on board Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka. While De For was in command, Curtis Wilbur reached a milestone for sustained readiness […]

  • 28 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) launched a MK46 exercise torpedo (EXTORP) March 22, during a live-fire anti-submarine warfare event as part of Multi-Sail 2014.   Multi-Sail 2014 is an annually held Destroyer Squadron 15 (DESRON 15) exercise in the 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility that focuses on anti-air warfare, surface warfare, […]

  • 22 March 2015
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    USS Theodore Roosevelt on Its Way to Portsmouth More than 5,000 American sailors are heading for Portsmouth on board the giant aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt. USS Curtis Wilbur Ends Sea Trials After EDSRA The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) completed the sea trials, after conducting a DDG midlife overhaul extended […]

  • 8 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur departed Yokosuka, Japan on September 5 with carrier strike group 5 while the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville followed suit on September 7. The ships will be operating with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. Curtis Wilbur’s departure is following a one-month continuous maintenance availability (CMAV) period at Fleet Activities […]

  • 9 March 2015
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    Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) integrated a system of systems operability testing (SOT) capability for combatant ships onboard USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54), which just completed an availability and sea trial period utilizing the new SOT combat readiness testing, March 6. SOTs are part of ensuring interdependent command and control systems work seamlessly. […]

  • 19 May 2016

    Two Chinese warplanes have forced a U.S. Navy maritime patrol airplane to descend a couple hundred feet to avoid collision on Tuesday, May 17, the Pentagon said. The J-11 jets performed “unsafe” maneuvers to intercept a U.S. EP-3 Aries aircraft flying over the contested South China Sea. The incident is the latest in a series of […]

  • 17 March 2015
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    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) completed the sea trials, after conducting a DDG midlife overhaul extended dry dock shipboard repair availability (EDSRA). The EDSRA lasted 335 days and was the longest and most extensive DDG overhaul in Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) history. The availability was the first ever DDG EDSRA […]

  • 10 May 2016

    The U.S. Navy has once again challenged China in the South China Sea by sailing a destroyer near a Chinese disputed reef. The latest sail by is the third time a U.S. warship has exercised the ‘freedom of navigation’, a maritime principle the U.S. Navy calls upon when it sails in the disputed areas. USS William […]

  • 1 February 2016

    U.S. Navy destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur made an ‘incursion’ into waters China claims to be under their territorial jurisdiction on Saturday, January 30. Xinhua News Agency, the official press agency of the People’s Republic of China, reported that the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer sailed within 12 nautical miles of Zhongjian Dao, part of Xisha Islands […]

  • 14 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the United States Navy, the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy, and the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force are set to conduct a trilateral missile warning informational link exercise (LINKEX) March 14-15 in seas east of the Korean peninsula and north of Japan, the U.S. Navy announced. The exercise will employ tactical data link […]

  • 4 March 2016

    A full-blown aircraft carrier group with USS John C. Stennis at the helm transited the Luzon Strait March 1 and is now conducting patrols in the South China Sea. The news comes in the wake of U.S. Pacific Commander’s announcement that the U.S. Navy would increase its presence in the South China Sea. Admiral Harry B. […]

  • 6 February 2014
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyers USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) and USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) docked in Tomakomai, Japan, on February 4 for a taste of Japanese culture.   Namely, the ships’ staff, accompanied by Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and local citizens will take part in the annual Sapporo Ice Festival. […]

  • 29 April 2019

    The US Navy has sailed two Arleigh Burke-class destroyers through the Taiwan Strait on April 28. The maneuver was carried out by the USS Stethem and USS William P. Lawrence in what a US 7th Fleet spokesperson described as a “routine Taiwan Strait transit, in accordance with international law”. Sending ships in tandem through the […]

  • 19 March 2014
    Training & Education

    The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) along with other U.S. and Republic of Korea (ROK) navy ships concluded their participation in Exercise Foal Eagle 2014 (FE 14), March 15.   FE 14 is an umbrella of bi-lateral and joint exercises held annually that strengthens the interoperability and teamwork between U.S. and […]

  • 29 August 2011
    Training & Education

      U.S. and Singaporean Sailors completed the at-sea portion of the 17th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore 2011 Aug. 26 following six days of underway training. The guided missile destroyers USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54), the fast attack submarine USS Bremerton (SSN 698), and USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE […]

  • 29 October 2015

    Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) departed Singapore after a four-day port visit to the island nation, Oct. 28, and continues on its routine journey to its new homeport of San Diego. Concurrently, the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is operating off the east […]

  • 6 March 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) sailors and personnel are all set for seven days of bilateral exercises as part of exercise MultiSail 2018 which starts March 8. MultiSail is an annual bilateral training exercise that improves interoperability between US and Japanese forces. In 2018 the focus of the exercise will be on improving […]

  • 16 February 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) units got together on February 16 to start the exercise Resilient Shield 2018 at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. The annual computer-based Fleet Synthetic Training-Joint (FST-J) exercise will also be joined by US Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) assets for a week of training. Resilient Shield […]

  • 21 March 2016

    A heavily armed Chinese patrol vessel on March 19 ordered a smaller Indonesian Navy vessel to free a Chinese fishing boat caught fishing illegally in the Natuna Sea, which is in the Indonesian Exclusive Economic Zone. While Indonesian authorities were forced to escort the fishing boat outside their waters, local media reported that eight crew […]

  • 1 April 2014
    Training & Education

    The U.S. and Republic of Korea (ROK) navies enhanced their combined and joint maritime capabilities after completing a series of drills and exercises ashore and at sea from March 8-31 in support of exercise Foal Eagle 2014.   Exercise Foal Eagle in an umbrella of regularly scheduled, annual exercises that are the culmination of many […]

  • 14 June 2011

      George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG), centered around the Navy’s only full-time forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS George Washington (CVN 73), returned to sea to begin their summer patrol, June 12. “After a six month long maintenance period, George Washington is an [increasingly] modern, state-of-the-art warship,” said George Washington’s commanding officer, Capt. David A. Lausman. […]

  • 30 October 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the US Navy’s Ronald Reagan carrier strike group and the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JSMDF) Murasame-class destroyer JS Kirisame (DD 104) on October 28 concluded seven days of maritime operations during a cooperative deployment in the Philippine Sea. Ronald Reagan strike group units and Kirisame conducted multiple exercises including ship maneuvering, communications, […]

  • 13 August 2015

    Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7 held a change of command ceremony at Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific in Singapore, Aug. 12. Capt. Fred Kacher relinquished command of the DESRON to Capt. H.B. Le in a ceremony presided over by Rear Adm. Charlie Williams, commander, Task Force (CTF) 73. Kacher arrived at DESRON 7 in October of […]

  • 11 June 2013

     Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2013 exercise between the US Navy and several member nations of ASEAN in Southeast Asia has drawn to a close, according to the National News Bureau of Thailand. More than 1,200 Sailors and Marines participated in CARAT Thailand. The drill, featuring combat simulation, is aimed at forging naval ties […]

  • 6 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy began the sixth annual Naval Engagement Activity (NEA) with the Vietnam People’s Navy April 6, as both nations celebrate the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations in 2015. This five-day collaboration will focus on non-combatant events and skills exchanges in military medicine, search and rescue, and maritime security. These naval activities underscore the […]

  • 16 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships assigned to the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (BHR ESG), with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, joined the U.S. military exercise Valiant Shield 2016, on September 15. Valiant Shield is a biennial exercise held between the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force in an effort to establish joint integration in the event of conflict, contingency, […]

  • 7 February 2012
    Training & Education

    The owner and family members of a Japanese fishing vessel, found missing by the U.S. Navy during Operation Tomodachi, visited the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) to say “thank you,” in Tomakomai, Japan, Feb. 5. Shiho Orikasa and her family visited the crew to show their appreciation and gratitude for their […]

  • 26 March 2015
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    Personnel and ships from Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and U.S. Navy Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) from Japan led by Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 kicked off Multi-Sail 2015, March 22, in Guam. Multi-Sail is an annual DESRON 15 led exercise that is designed to assess combat systems, improve teamwork and increase warfighting capabilities in […]

  • 22 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Air and surface units from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force came together to conduct a concept of operations simulated exercise during Valiant Shield 2016, Sept. 17. The concept of operations simulation is designed to improve the interoperability and tactics between multiple U.S. military branches. Units participating in the exercise included carrier strike […]