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  • 9 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    In two separate operations conducted in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, the US Navy’s guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman (FFG 59), along with the U.S. Coast Guard, intercepted a large quantity of drugs and detained suspected narcotic-smugglers. The team seized 582 kilograms of cocaine, estimated to be worth approximately $11.6 million. Three suspected smugglers were detained in this operation. After spotting the suspected […]

  • 18 September 2015
    Authorities

    After nearly 28 years of Naval service, friends, family members, former and present crewmembers will gather at Naval Station Norfolk to decommission USS Kauffman (FFG 59), Norfolk’s last Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate, Sept. 18. In the 28 years of service, USS Kauffman gave its nation, the ship and its crews more than 20 deployments in […]

  • 14 May 2015
    Authorities

    In collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard, the guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman (FFG 59) recovered approximately 630 kg of cocaine, worth an estimated wholesale value of approximately $23 million in international waters in the drug transit zone of the Eastern Pacific, May 6. During a routine patrol of the Eastern Pacific in international waters off […]

  • 8 July 2015
    Authorities

    In collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard, the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman (FFG 59) recovered approximately 775 kilograms of cocaine, worth an estimated wholesale value of approximately $15.5 million in international waters in the Eastern Pacific, June 2. During a routine patrol of the Eastern Pacific in international waters in support of […]

  • 6 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    US Navy’s Oliver Hazard Perry Class Frigate USS Kauffman (FFG 59) is scheduled to deploy on its last mission on Wednesday, January 7. The vessel will join the 4th Fleet area of responsibility primarily in support of Operation Martillo which targets illicit trafficking in the waters off Central America. USS Kauffman will be retired from service in October, upon […]

  • 27 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    In collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard, the guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman (FFG 59) interdicted 1,775 kg of cocaine, worth an estimated wholesale value of approximately $59 million, in international waters of the Eastern Pacific, May 16. The suspected smuggling vessel was spotted during a routine patrol of Eastern Pacific international waters in support of […]

  • 21 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    With the U.S. Coast Guard, the guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman (FFG 59) interdicted 528 kg of cocaine, worth an estimated wholesale value of approximately $176-million, and detained four crew members of a suspected narcotic-trafficking vessel in international waters of the Eastern Pacific, June 17. The suspected smuggling vessel was spotted during a routine patrol of […]

  • 10 April 2015
    Authorities

    With the U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy, USS Kauffman (FFG 59) seized 1,017 kilograms of cocaine and detained eight crew members of a suspected narcotic-trafficking vessel in international waters in the Western Caribbean, Feb. 28. The cocaine was worth an estimated wholesale value of approximately $33.9 million. The suspected smuggling vessel was spotted […]

  • 13 July 2015
    Authorities

    The guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman (FFG 59) returned home to Norfolk, July 12, following a six-month deployment in support of Operation Martillo. In collaboration with three U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) law enforcement detachments (LEDET) and “The Immortals,” from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Light Squadron (HSL) 60, Kauffman intercepted 8,499 kg of narcotics and interdicted 13 smuggling vessels […]

  • 5 September 2014
    Authorities

    Guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman (FFG 59) held a change of command ceremony Sept. 2.   Cmdr. Michael Concannon relieved Cmdr. Jennifer Couture as commanding officer. Kauffman’s 17th commanding officer, Couture assumed command in February 2013. Her tour was highlighted by successful unit certifications in search and rescue, navigation, seamanship, aviation operations, damage control, and anti-terrorism […]

  • 11 January 2015
    Training & Education

    The guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman (FFG 59), departed Naval Station Norfolk today for the ship’s final deployment and will operate in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility. Kauffman’s final deployment also marks the last scheduled deployment by any Oliver Hazard Perry-Class frigate and in September the ship will be the last operationally-active frigate to […]

  • 27 February 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    An SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter landed aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman (FFG 59) during night flight operations. The helicopter, assigned to The Immortals of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (Light) (HSL) 60, conducted the operation on February 24, while it was in the Caribbean Sea. Kauffman is underway in support of Operation Martillo, a joint operation with the U.S. […]

  • 10 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships Goose Bay and Shawinigan, in collaboration with the U.S. Navy and in support of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), assisted in seizing more than 1000 kg of cocaine while patrolling in the Caribbean Sea, as part of Operation CARIBBE, on March 1, 2015. Following the initial search of a suspect vessel […]

  • 2 March 2015
    Authorities

    The guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman (FFG 59) rescued six stranded fishermen set adrift in the western Caribbean Sea when their ship experienced engine trouble on Feb. 21. The all-Colombian crew was stranded aboard their fishing vessel DELTA 1 when their diesel engine suffered a catastrophic failure 175 miles northwest of Cartagena, Colombia. Their safety was […]

  • 21 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman (FFG 59) conducted a detainee and evidence exchange with Ecuadorian government representatives off the northern coast of the Galapagos Islands, June 13. The exchange took place as part of a coordinated effort by Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF) South, Ecuadorian officials, and Kauffman, as the ship continues its participation in […]

  • 25 March 2013
    Training & Education

    U.S. Fleet Forces formally notified several Navy commands that the Secretary of Defense approved cancellations of their upcoming deployments. The April deployments of the Naval Station Norfolk-based USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), USS Kauffman (FFG 59) and the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-based USNS Grasp (T-ARS 51), along with their supporting units, have been cancelled due […]

  • 8 June 2011
    Training & Education

      Trident ballistic missile submarine USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735) Sailors visited the boat’s namesake state to participate in Philadelphia Fleet Week May 22-26. Five Pennsylvania Sailors, led by USS Pennsylvania Commanding Officer Cmdr. Gustavo Gutierrez, took part in various events in the region throughout the week. “It is a great way for the Navy and […]

  • 16 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Strike Group (HSTSG) began its composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) after departing Naval Station Norfolk Jan. 14. COMPTUEX is a series of training scenarios designed to certify HSTSG as a deployment-ready fighting force capable of completing operations in overseas theaters. The exercise will be evaluated and graded by Commander, Strike […]

  • 6 May 2013
    Training & Education

    The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) community hosted its 44th annual EOD Memorial Ceremony May 4 at the Kauffman EOD Training Complex on Eglin Air Force Base, where the names of 11 fallen EOD technicians from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force were added to the memorial wall. Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. […]

  • 3 May 2011

      Multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) departed Port Everglades, Fla., after successfully completing a week long fleet week May 1. This year South Florida welcomed more than 2,500 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen for Fleet Week Port Everglades 2011. The week-long celebration showcased the men and women of the sea services […]

  • 10 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Officials held a groundbreaking ceremony for a Military Construction (MILCON) project at the Naval School of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (NAVSCOLEOD), Dec. 5. MILCON P927 includes plans for two new structures to house the Ground Ordnance Division, Core Division and the Tools and Methods Division, as well as an expansion to the dining facility, which will […]

  • 30 June 2020
    Vessels

    Shipbuilder Austal USA has delivered USS Oakland (24), a new Independence-class littoral combat ship (LCS), to the US Navy, from the company’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.

  • 13 April 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Image of the Day: Artist Rendering of Electromagnetic Railgun aboard USNS Millinocket The Office of Naval Research-founded electromagnetic railgun, which is installed aboard the joint high-speed vessel USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3), shown by an artist rendering.   A long range weapon, railgun, can launch projectiles using electricity instead of chemical propellants and is under testing […]

  • 15 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The United States and Singapore navies are holding Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise from 15th to 26th of July in the South China Sea, channelnewsasia.com reported today. The exercise will focus on sharpening conventional maritime warfare capabilities, according to the Singapore Ministry of Defence. The Ministry of Defence also said that the exercise […]

  • 26 December 2016
    Authorities

    The U.S. Navy received USS Gabrielle Giffords, littoral combat ship number ten, during a ceremony held at Austal’s Mobile, Alabama shipyard. The future USS Gabrielle Giffords is the fifth Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) delivered to the USN since 2009 and the fourth naval vessel delivered to the USN by Austal USA in 2016. Austal […]

  • 2 February 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Future USS Coronado Leaves Austal Shipyard he US Navy’s newest littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Coronado, left the Austal USA Shipyard and headed to her commissioning site in Coronado, Calif.   LCS Program Manager, Capt. Tom Anderson, said that it was exciting to see the ship exiting the new construction yard en route […]

  • 24 June 2020
    Authorities, Research & Development, Vessels

    The US Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded Austal USA a modification to a previously awarded littoral combat ship (LCS) contract, the shipbuilder said.

  • 27 May 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The next US Navy ship to be commissioned and carry the Kansas City name arrived at its homeport in San Diego on May 24.

  • 26 May 2020
    Vessels

    The US Navy’s new littoral combat ship, the future USS Oakland (LCS 24), concluded acceptance trials on May 22 following a series of in-port and underway demonstrations in the Gulf of Mexico. During trials — the final milestone prior to the ship’s delivery — the navy conducts comprehensive tests of systems, including those essential to […]