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  • 6 March 2014

    USS Mason (DDG 87) held a change of command ceremony on the ship’s flight deck, Feb. 28.   Cmdr. Mikal Phillips relieved Cmdr. Wilson Marks as the commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer. “Today is a bittersweet day as I will be joining my wife and children in Virginia while leaving my Mason family behind,” […]

  • 27 December 2019

    Norfolk-based shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO has been awarded a USD 96.9 million contract for the execution of the USS Mason (DDG-87) fiscal year 2020 depot modernization period. The contract covers a combination of maintenance, modernization and repair of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer. “This is a “long-term” availability and was solicited on a coast-wide (East and […]

  • 29 August 2018

    US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) aided in the transport of passengers from a damaged seaplane that was adrift at sea in the Western Atlantic Ocean August 25. Mason was on operations in the Atlantic with Carrier Strike Group 12, when the US Navy diverted the ship to rendezvous with the container ship […]

  • 12 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Mason, assigned to Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group, participated in a multiship warning shot/disabling fire exercise during a composite training unit exercise in the Atlantic Ocean, April 4. “The warning and disabling exercise simulates a scenario where Mason is faced with a potential MIO (maritime interdiction operation) vessel that refuses to […]

  • 18 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) returns Norfolk, Va. from a nine-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility (AOR), April 18.   “This deployment was the culmination of nearly 30 weeks of training, preparation and assessments,” said Cmdr. Mikal Phillips, Mason’s commanding officer. “This crew was extremely well prepared mentally, […]

  • 27 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile destroyer USS Mason’s (DDG 87) Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) committee is helping Sailors stay entertained by sponsoring activities both in port and at sea during the command’s 2013-2014 deployment. Mason MWR President Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 2nd Class Ramona Ross said his goal is to keep the crew’s morale at a high […]

  • 24 November 2016

    U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) is providing multi-warfare defense to the French Charles de Gaulle carrier strike group (CDG CSG) from the Eastern Mediterranean in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. The strike group centered around the French aircraft carrier supports the fight against ISIL with operations from the Mediterranean. USS Mason deployed […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 April 2014

    Guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) arrived in Palermo, Italy for a scheduled port visit, on March 31.   The port visit is designed to continue Naval Forces Europe-Africa’s efforts to strengthen maritime partnerships with European nations in order to improve maritime safety and security in the region. During the visit, Sailors will have the […]

  • 12 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    USS Mason (DDG-87) is a U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyer equipped with a range of combat systems providing it with capabilities for surface, anti-submarine and anti-aircraft warfare. The ship also features Raytheon’s anti-ship missile defense systems including the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) and Standard Missile-2 (SM-2). On Sunday, October 9, Mason was targeted by what appear […]

  • 7 June 2011
    Training & Education

      A U.S. Coast Guard Advanced Interdiction Team (AIT) participated in training exercises with the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team aboard guided missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87), May 30. The Coast Guard unit, embarked aboard Mason since May, regularly takes part in the ship’s VBSS training, including hand-to-hand combat, tactical maneuvering, physical […]

  • 15 December 2016

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87), part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (Ike CSG), and the embarked detachment from the Swamp Foxes of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 74 concluded a multi-day port visit to Naval Station (NAVSTA) Rota, Spain, Dec. 11. The port visit comes after Mason escorted the amphibious transport dock […]

  • 4 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Surface rescue swimmers from guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) and aviation rescue swimmers from the Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 74, “Swamp Foxes”, conducted a combined search and rescue (SAR) exercise in the Mediterranean Sea, Oct. 29. An MH-60R Seahawk helicopter from HSM 74 performed aerial searches and swimmer insertions while a rigid hull […]

  • 17 June 2016
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Photos: Italian Navy Italian and U.S. Navy have completed the first international replenishment at sea (RAS) to involve the transfer of alternative fuel, in this case a synthetic biodiesel (Green Diesel) produced in Italy. On June 16, Italian Navy auxiliary ship Etna replenished the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer and Great Green Fleet ship USS Mason on one […]

  • 16 February 2012
    Equipment & technology

      A new automated chemical warfare agent detection capability that successfully passed operational tests aboard USS Mason (DDG 87) will be installed on warships throughout the fleet, Navy officials announced Feb. 15. The Navy plans to install the new system – designed to quickly alert warfighters to the presence of chemical warfare agents – on […]

  • 13 October 2016

    Guided missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) has launched Tomahawk missiles against Yemen’s Houthi fighters in response to repeated anti-ship missile launches at U.S. Navy destroyer USS Mason. In the morning hours of October 13, USS Nitze struck and destroyed three radar sites in Houthi-controlled territory on Yemen’s Red Sea coast. The strikes were authorized by U.S. president Barack Obama […]

  • 29 December 2016

    U.S. Navy sailors from the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower carrier strike group will arrive at their homeports December 30 following a seven-month deployment to the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean. More than 6,000 sailors will return home just in time for New Year’s Eve celebrations. The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike), guided-missile cruiser USS […]

  • 17 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers recently took part in a bilateral Maritime Security Operation (MSO) exercise with a French Navy destroyer. USS Mason (DDG 87) and USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) together with the French Marine Nationale’s Horizon-class air defence destroyer FS Forbin (D 620) deployed their visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) teams to simulate compliant and non-compliant […]

  • 31 January 2017

    A Saudi Arabian Navy frigate was attacked by Houthi rebels off the coast of Yemen on January 30. Initial reports claimed the damage was inflicted by an anti-ship missile fired from land, similarly to what happened in October last year when UAE Navy vessel HSV Swift was hit by a modified C802 cruise missile in […]

  • 6 November 2019

    US Navy destroyers USS Mason (DDG 87), USS Nitze (DDG 94), and USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) returned to Norfolk Naval Station on November 5, completing a seven-month deployment to the US 6th and 5th Fleet areas of operation. The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyers deployed April 1 as part of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2 and Carrier […]

  • 3 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) departed US Naval Station Norfolk for a routine group sail with other ships from Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 26 on October 29. Stout will sail alongside the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers USS Mason (DDG 87), USS Nitze (DDG 94) and the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS […]

  • 10 October 2016

    A U.S. Navy destroyer has been targeted by missiles fired from Yemen on Sunday, according to reports. Two missiles were fired and both missed, impacting water before reaching the U.S. Navy ship. Another missile targeted a Saudi air base causing no damage, Al Jazeera reported citing Saudi and rebel media. USS Mason, the targeted destroyer, […]

  • 16 September 2011

      BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $17,062,566 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-4308) for the USS Mason (DDG 87) fiscal 2012 drydocking selected restricted availability (DSRA). A DSRA includes the planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications that will update and improve the ship’s military and technical […]

  • 30 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) commanders and French officials from the Charles de Gaulle Strike Group (CDGSG) met while operating together in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, Nov. 25, 2016. Having replaced the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71), Mason is deployed to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the […]

  • 2 April 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln got underway from Norfolk to start a deployment in which it will sail around the world before arriving at its new homeport in San Diego. The carrier will shift homeports after completing a mid-life overhaul at the Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Next in line for the […]

  • 26 May 2011
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) held an event celebrating the culture of the embarked Singaporean staff of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, May 14. Once a week while they are on board , CTF 151 staff members cook and serve traditional foods, and both the staff and Mason’s crew get a chance to relax, […]

  • 11 November 2015
    Research & Development, Training & Education

    China’s People Liberation Army Navy ships are joined by ships from U.S. Navy’s Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 26 group for a PASSEX off the coast of Florida, November 7. Pictured are the Chinese Luyang II-class guided missile destroyer Jinan (DDG 152), top, the Jiangkai-class frigate Yiyang (FFG 548), the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Mason […]

  • 9 June 2017

    The U.S. Navy has identified a sailor who went overboard from the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG-60) on June 6 as Fire Controlman 2nd Class Christopher W. Clavin. Sailors saw Clavin fall into the water while the ship was underway conducting training near Cherry Point, North Carolina and immediately started a massive search and rescue effort. The search took place 80 miles off the […]

  • 14 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The ships and air wing of the U.S. Navy’s Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group have completed a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) in preparation for their future deployment. COMPTUEX measured the carrier strike group’s ability to perform and respond as an integrated team during simulated scenarios the group may encounter while deployed. Ike CSG is comprised […]