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  • 18 February 2014
    Industry news

    Norfolk- based shipyard, BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, has received a USD 56.97 million contract modification for extended dry-docking selected restricted availability for USS Monterey (CG 61).   The extended dry-docking selected restricted availability includes modifications, which will update and improve the ship’s military and technical capabilities. USS Monterey is a Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser of […]

  • 17 October 2017
    Authorities

    The US Navy has deployed Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) and will deploy another destroyer to make up lost ballistic missile defense capability after two guided missile destroyers were severely damaged in recent collisions. USS Monterey departed Naval Station Norfolk October 16, for a surge deployment to the US 5th Fleet and US 6th […]

  • 22 March 2011
    Authorities

      Earlier this month, the cruiser USS Monterey entered the Mediterranean Sea on a new mission. The Monterey was built three decades ago at the… by Loren Thompson Read More [mappress] Source: forbes, March 22, 2011;

  • 12 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Midshipmen from various Naval ROTC programs completed their 33rd day of underway training aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) as part of a five-week summer training cruise, Aug. 10. Midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy and other universities have been attending training all summer across the fleet on various ships, both deployed and stateside. […]

  • 10 June 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) commemorated the Battle of Midway with a ceremony on the ship’s mess decks on June 7. The ceremony completed four days of commemorative events by members of the ship’s First Class Petty Officer Association (FCPOA). From 4-7 June, various First Class Petty Officers took turns reading […]

  • 16 June 2011
    Authorities

      US State Department considers the Sea Breeze 2011 exercise a display of close cooperation between the US and Ukraine, and welcomes Moscow to hold by its own opinion, said Mark Toner, spokesman for US State Department at the briefing on June 13. Russian Foreign Ministry earlier stated that Aegis-carrying missile cruiser USS Monterey entering […]

  • 26 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) returned to her mission of supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations after completing a scheduled port visit in Limassol, Nov. 21. The first day in port, Monterey conducted a change of command ceremony where Capt. Rick Cheeseman relieved […]

  • 3 November 2011
    Training & Education

      Guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) returned to her Norfolk Va., homeport today, after an eight-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea as the initial platform for the ballistic missile defense of Europe under President Barack Obama’s European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA). While deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet, Monterey’s principal duties as the first […]

  • 16 December 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Secretary of Defense Ash Carter visited the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) pier side in Bahrain Dec. 10, to thank Sailors for their service during their seven-and-a-half month deployment. Carter announced liberty call for the crew, presented challenge coins to Sailors and had lunch with Sailors on duty. The secretary was in Bahrain to […]

  • 3 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two U.S. Navy destroyers and a guided missile cruiser visited ports in three European cities on December 30 and 31. Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) arrived in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, while Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) arrived in Split, Croatia on December 31. USS Porter (DDG 78) pulled into Venice, Italy, on […]

  • 30 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) conducted exercises with the Albanian navy in Porto Palermo, Albania, April 28. The exercise is part of a continuing effort between the U.S. and Albania to improve Albanian maritime surveillance capabilities. “The purpose of our exercise is to provide the Albanian authorities a chance to exercise their coastal […]

  • 2 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) conducted an air operations for maritime surface warfare exercise in the Persian Gulf, July 17. The exercise was a joint operation between Monterey and aircraft from U.S. Air Force, Central Command. “This was an excellent opportunity for Monterey to improve interoperability with U.S. Air Force assets deployed to the […]

  • 15 May 2013
    Training & Education

    The First Class Petty Officer Association (FCPOA) aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey celebrated Mother’s Day with a special brunch and poetry, May 12. Machinist’s Mate 1st Class David Paez, vice president of the FCPOA, kicked off the event by reading a special poem for his mother over the ship’s general announcing system. “Some roses […]

  • 20 June 2011
    Training & Education

      Sailors from multinational navies participated in several training evolutions during a maritime joint operations evolution aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61), as part of exercise Sea Breeze 2011, June 15. The two-day voyage aboard Monterey included exercises for air defense and antisubmarine warfare, and provided all involved an opportunity to work with and […]

  • 30 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) departed Livorno, Italy April 26, after a three-day port visit. While in port, Monterey hosted a luncheon and tour for Italian Rear Adm. Giuseppe Cavo Dragone, superintendent of the Italian naval academy, and members of his staff. Midshipmen from the naval academy also toured the ship and met […]

  • 17 June 2013
    Training & Education

    The crew of the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) celebrated Father’s Day while underway in the Persian Gulf (also known as the Arabian Gulf), June 14. Preparations for the event began over a month earlier when Monterey’s Family Readiness Group (FRG) met to create a banner to send to the ship. On the banner, […]

  • 31 May 2013

    Sailors assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) successfully conducted their first Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) mission, May 19. After determining that the unidentified radar contact was a dhow, the VBSS team was called to perform an approach and assist mission. The purpose of the visit is establish friendly relationships with local […]

  • 21 June 2011
    Training & Education

    American Aegis-carrying USS Monterey called at Georgian port Batumi in the morning of June 20, reports Trend news agency referring to sources in Georgian frontier police. Chairman of the Government of Adjara (Georgia) Levan Varshalomidze attended the welcome ceremony, reports Trend. Monterrey‘s command held a meeting with Georgian Coast Guard officers with the view to […]

  • 9 June 2011
    Authorities

      Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61), arrived in Constanta for a scheduled three-day port visit as part of the European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA), June 6. During the visit, U.S. and Romanian dignitaries were given the opportunity to learn about Monterey’s ballistic missile defense (BMD) capabilities and how it integrates into the EPAA. […]

  • 21 May 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, visited Sailors aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) while the ship was moored at Khalifa Bin Salman, Bahrain, for a scheduled port visit, May 16. Secretary Mabus visited Bahrain to visit Sailors and Marines stationed or deployed to the region. He also met with U.S. and Bahraini leaders […]

  • 22 October 2013
    Training & Education

    The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and her escort, guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61), conducted a northbound transit of the Suez Canal, Oct. 20. USS Nimitz was most recently operating in the Red Sea to provide the U.S. options for responding to crisis situations. USS Nimitz will operate in the Mediterranean Sea […]

  • 10 October 2011
    Training & Education

      US Navy’s Aegis-carrying ships will be stationed in the Mediterranean Sea off Spain under US plan of missile defense deployment in Europe, said American officials on Oct 5. According to their statements, that decision was made by the US Administration and agreed with Spanish government, reports ITAR-TASS. The plan will provide permanent presence of […]

  • 23 June 2011
    Authorities

      The Russian Foreign Ministry has condemned arrival of the U.S. guided-missile cruiser Monterey, in the Georgian port of Batumi, saying that… (civil) [mappress] Source: civil, June 23, 2011;

  • 31 May 2013

    Guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) provided local mariners with food, water and fuel during an approach and assist visit to a dhow (a sailing vessels usually lateen-rigged on two or three masts) in the Arabian Gulf, May 22. The dhow encountered bad weather, which pushed it further out to sea than intended. The boat […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) paid a four day visit to Naples, Italy and returned to regular tasks June 21. San Jacinto arrived in Naples following several days of at-sea operations with Italian naval vessels during a combined Flotta Verde/Great Green Fleet passing exercise with ships assigned to the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group. […]

  • 13 July 2016
    Authorities

    U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), together with its carrier strike group (Ike CSG), entered the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations, July 8. The carrier, accompanied by embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3, guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) and guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56), concluded operations in the […]

  • 7 December 2016
    Authorities

    U.S. Navy’s Dwight D. Eisenhower carrier strike group (Ike CSG) has continued airstrikes against ISIL under operation Inherent Resolve, launching sorties from the Eastern Mediterranean on December 6. At the same time, elements of the 22nd marine expeditionary unit (MEU) continued conducting precision air strikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant targets in Sirte, […]