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  • 21 April 2015
    Authorities

    The “Scorpions” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 49 hosted a welcome home ceremony for Detachment 4 at Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI) April 17 following the detachment’s seven-month deployment aboard USS Gary (FFG 51) to the U.S. 4th and 3rd Fleet areas of operation. HSM-49 Detachment 4’s two SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopters and […]

  • 25 November 2013
    Training & Education

    The guided missile frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) conducted a change of command ceremony while in homeport at Naval Base San Diego, Nov. 22. Cmdr. Steven R. McDowell, a native of Millbrook, N.Y., relived Cmdr. James E. Brown, a Las Vegas native, as commanding officer of Gary during a ceremony on the pier. During Brown’s […]

  • 22 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Working alongside multinational naval forces during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014, the Oliver Hazard Perry-Class guided-missile frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) demonstrated her proficiency in gunnery, maritime interdiction operations, helicopter operations, small boat operations, navigation, communication, and ship handling.   Gary began her involvement transiting the Pacific Ocean during a group sail including […]

  • 23 December 2014
    Authorities

    USS Gary (FFG 51), with embarked Helicopter Squadron Light (HSL) 49, Det. 4, and U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) seized approximately 580 kilograms of cocaine in international waters off the coast of Central America, Nov. 17. Gary and embarked units are conducting operations in support of Operation Martillo. A Navy maritime patrol aircraft […]

  • 19 April 2015
    Authorities

    U.S. Navy frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) returned to Naval Base San Diego, April 17 from its final deployment, where it operated in the U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet and U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. During the seven-month deployment, Gary, the embarked “Scorpions” of Helicopter Maritime Strike (HSM) 49 Detachment 4 and […]

  • 22 July 2015
    Authorities

    US Navy’s guided-missile frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) is scheduled to be decommissioned after more than 30 years of service in a ceremony on Naval Base San Diego, July 23. Commissioned on Nov. 17, 1984, Gary was named after Cmdr. Donald Arthur Gary, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions to help save […]

  • 11 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    USS Gary (FFG 51), her embarked helicopter squadron (HSL 49 Detachment 4) and embarked U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement detachment (LEDET) seized approximately 320 kilograms of cocaine after intercepting a suspected narcotic-trafficking vessel in international waters off the coast of Central America, Jan. 11. After being alerted by a maritime patrol aircraft of a suspicious […]

  • 23 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) is scheduled to depart on an independent deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility, Sept. 24.   Gary will deploy with its crew of 240 Sailors. The ship is expected to play an integral part in the counter illicit trafficking mission Operation […]

  • 5 February 2013
    Authorities

    The executive officer of the guided missile frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) was temporarily relieved Feb. 3 due to loss of confidence because of offensive comments and behavior towards the crew. Cmdr. James Pickens was relieved by the Commander of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 1, Capt. Mike Elliot. Lt. Andrew J. Greenlees, the ship’s operations officer, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 January 2013

    Guided-missile frigate USS GARY (FFG 51) and its embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment Team (LEDET), TACLET South, turned a routine boarding into a display of joint proficiency and while conducting maritime interception operations in the 4th Fleet Area of Responsibility Jan. 8. While on patrol in the Eastern Pacific in support of Operation […]

  • 22 December 2014
    Authorities

    USS Gary (FFG 51), with its embarked helicopter squadron and U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET), seized more than 590 kilos of cocaine after intercepting a “Go Fast” vessel in international waters off the coast of Central America, Nov. 9. The operation was conducted in support of Operation Martillo. A U.S. Navy maritime patrol […]

  • 14 February 2013
    Training & Education

    Crew members of guided-missile frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) cleaned, prepped and painted a neighborhood Community Center to support the Fundacion Calicanto (Calicanto Foundation) during a recent port visit to Panama, Feb. 10 while deployed to U.S. 4th Fleet. The day-long project involved the sustained support of nearly 50 Gary Sailors. “I had a good […]

  • 14 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) is scheduled to return to Naval Base San Diego April 17 from its final deployment, where it operated in the U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet and U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. During the seven-month deployment, Gary, the embarked “Scorpions” of Helicopter Maritime Strike (HSM) 49 […]

  • 24 July 2015
    Authorities

    Past and current crew, plank owners, former and current commanding officers, namesake relatives and friends and family gathered at Naval Base San Diego July 23 to bid farewell to USS Gary (FFG 51), the last remaining Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate on the West coast after 31 years of service. Gary’s keel was laid down […]

  • 10 February 2013
    Training & Education

    The Philippines: AGHAM Calls for Naval, Ship-Building Self-Reliance In light of the recent Tubbataha incident, activist scientist group AGHAM or Advocates of Science and Technology for the People called on the Philippine government to build a national ship-building industry that will strengthen the country’s capacity to protect its own territory and marine resources.   VIDEO: […]

  • 22 May 2015
    Authorities

    The guided-missile frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) departed Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach for the last time May 21 after conducting her final ammunition offload. She is the last of the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet frigates and is due to decommission later this year. The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates were designed originally as a cost […]

  • 31 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Navy frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) participated in a community engagement project playing soccer with local children and painting two classrooms for a local school during a port visit Oct. 28 while supporting Operation Martillo. “It was a great opportunity to work with the Costa Rican students and teachers at the Urenas school,” said Cmdr. […]

  • 26 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    US Navy’s Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Gary (FFG 51), her embarked helicopter squadron and a U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement detachment (LEDET) operating in support of Operation Martillo seized more than 1644 kilograms of cocaine and rescued four people adrift at sea in December in international waters off the coast of Central America. […]

  • 18 January 2013

    The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) and its embarked U.S. Coast Guard team leveraged the capabilities of partner nations and the interagency to intercept a small drug trafficking vessel and confiscated more than 600 pounds of cocaine while on patrol in U.S. 4th Fleet while conducting Operation Martillo Jan. 4. The estimated […]

  • 16 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    USS Gary (FFG 51), her embarked Helicopter Squadron (HSL 49 Det. 4) and embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment intercepted over 143 kilograms of cocaine Feb. 10 after intercepting a suspected narcotic-trafficking vessel in international waters off the coast of Central America. The ship was on routine patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean while […]

  • 4 September 2013
    Training & Education

    U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment Team (LEDET) 101 embarked and integrated with Sailors on the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) for training and anti-drug smuggling operations off the California coast, Aug. 26 – 29.  “We are currently supporting counter-smuggling operations by providing law enforcement capabilities to Third Fleet Navy platforms […]

  • 10 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Two former U.S. Navy Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates, ex-USS Taylor (FFG 50) and ex-USS Gary (FFG 51), are expected to arrive in Taiwan this week, according to local media reports. The frigates are expected to arrive at Zuoying Military Harbor in southern Taiwan’s Kaohsiung May 13, and later join the Navy’s 146th fleet, which is tasked […]

  • 11 May 2015
    Authorities

    Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing Pacific is scheduled to host a Sundown Ceremony for the SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter at Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado, California, May 11 at 3:30 p.m. The Sundown Ceremony will commemorate 30 years of active service for the SH-60B. The SH-60B joined the operational fleet in 1985 when the […]

  • 22 July 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded VSE Corporation a contract worth up to $74 million to reactivate two former U.S. frigates prior to their delivery to the Taiwan Navy. Under this contract, VSE will manage the industrial work, logistics and crew training for two Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates, the ex-USS Taylor (FFG 50) and ex-USS Gary (FFG […]

  • 8 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Taiwan Navy commissioned today two Cheng Kung-class frigates at the Zuoying base in Kaohsiung. The vessels in question are ex-USS Taylor and ex-USS Gary, bought by Taiwan from the US in 2016. They have been renamed Ming Chuan and Feng Chia. The former US Navy Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates were commissioned by Tsai Ing-wen, President of […]

  • 16 October 2013
    Training & Education

    U.S. and Canadian Sailors completed a Task Group Exercise (TGEX), off the coast of Southern California, Oct. 7-11. TGEX is a U.S. and Canadian, multi-warfare exercise designed to train independent deploying ships in various mission areas including air defense, anti-submarine warfare, surface warfare and maritime interdiction operations. “This exercise was a great training opportunity in […]

  • 20 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Officials from the U.S. and Canada welcomed back a U.S. Coast Guard cutter with more than 28,000 pounds of cocaine on Thursday as allied forces set record drug seizure rates in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy and Royal Canadian Navy ships have seized more cocaine in the last six months than in […]

  • 23 January 2017
    Authorities

    USS North Carolina (SSN 777), the U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class, fast attack submarine held a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, January 20. Cmdr. Gary Montalvo, commanding officer of North Carolina, was relieved by Cmdr. Matthew Lewis. Capt. Robert Roncska, commander, Submarine Squadron Seven was the guest speaker for the ceremony and shared stories […]