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  • 10 February 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    U.S. Navy’s Southwest Regional Maintenance Center has awarded BAE Systems a $52,125,928 contract for modification work on USS Rushmore. This contract is an action modification to a previously awarded contract for fiscal 2016 phased maintenance availability which includes the planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications that will update and improve USS Rushmore’s military and technical capabilities. […]

  • 23 January 2019
    Authorities

    US Navy’s Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) and embarked Marines with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Chennai, India, for a port visit on January 23. While in port, Rushmore will refuel and host Indian Navy personnel, while its embarked sailors and marines will have opportunities to tour the […]

  • 4 March 2016
    Authorities

    Sailors onboard the U.S. Navy dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) held a change of command ceremony at Naval Base San Diego, March 1. With the traditional exchange of salutes, Cmdr. Thomas S. Stephens turned over command of Rushmore to Cmdr. Sarah H. DeGroot, who had previously served as the ship’s executive officer. During Stephens’ […]

  • 17 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Damage Control Training Team aboard the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) conducted chemical, biological, radiological (CBR) training for the ship’s two repair locker teams Aug. 12. The training, conducted in preparation for an upcoming damage control drill, was part of a damage control training schedule intended to keep Rushmore […]

  • 12 June 2015
    Authorities

    The Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) departed Manado, Indonesia, after a four-day port visit, June 9. During the visit, Sailors and Marines were welcomed to a variety of activities through Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) tours. Cmdr. Thomas Stephens, Rushmore’s commanding officer, said: The port visit in Manado certainly assisted […]

  • 15 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy’s Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) got underway from San Diego on August 14 to contribute to the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI). OMSI is a US secretary of defense program aimed to diminish transnational illegal activity on the high seas in the Pacific Island Nations of Oceania’s […]

  • 17 September 2015
    Authorities

    The amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47), along with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), arrived at port Mina Salman, Manama, Bahrain, for a scheduled port visit Sept. 14. This second port visit to Bahrain will provide Sailors and Marines the opportunities for finishing up in-port repairs while providing them time to […]

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

    USS Rushmore (LSD 47) and USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) participated in the Citadel Protect force protection exercise on Naval Base San Diego Sept. 25.   The exercise simulated a small boat attack and showcased the new Hailing Acoustic Laser and Light Tactical System (HALLTS) technology that requires only one person to operate the controller. […]

  • 12 November 2015
    Authorities

    Ships from the U.S. Navy’s Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) transited the Straits of Malacca and conducted routine operations in the South China Sea from November 7-10. The ARG’s flagship, the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), conducted the patrol as the amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) and the amphibious dock landing […]

  • 26 August 2015
    Authorities

    The amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) arrived in Abu Dhabi for a scheduled port visit, Aug. 25. The visit, Rushmore’s second to Abu Dhabi, will provide Sailors and Marines with the opportunity to go on tours through Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), and the chance to experience the local culture and a […]

  • 13 December 2017
    Training & Education

    US Navy dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) joined the 1st Marine Division (MARDIV) for the at-sea amphibious portion of exercise Steel Knight which concluded on December 11. Steel Knight is a scenario-driven exercise designed to enhance the command and control, interoperability, and fundamental warfighting competencies within the 1st MARDIV, its adjacent units, and […]

  • 11 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    US Navy’s USS Rushmore (LSD 47) rendered assistance to 65 people on makeshift bamboo rafts in the waters between the Indonesian islands of Kalimantan and Sulawesi June 10. Shipboard lookouts spotted the distressed persons waving orange and white flags. Rushmore’s commanding officer, Cmdr. Thomas Stephens, ordered the launch of a small boat with two search […]

  • 13 October 2017
    Authorities

    US Navy’s Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) completed her Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) deployment returning to its homeport Naval Base San Diego on October 12. Under the operational control of US 3rd Fleet, Rushmore departed San Diego August 14 to begin its transit to the South Pacific to conduct maritime security […]

  • 8 February 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Marines and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force concluded exercise Iron Fist 2018 off the coast of Southern California, February 7. US Navy’s Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) Rushmore provided both an amphibious and air platform for US Marine Corps and Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force members to train and conduct operations. The […]

  • 30 January 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Assault amphibious vehicles from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU) depart dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47). Rushmore has entered the sustainment phase in preparation for future deployments. The Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship of the United States Navy is the seventh ship in her class of dock landing ships and the fourth […]

  • 22 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert and his wife Darleen visited Sailors and Marines aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47), Nov. 20, while underway in the Arabian Gulf. Greenert, the 30th CNO, enjoyed dinner with Rushmore’s leadership, toured the ship’s engineering spaces, and addressed Rushmore’s crew during an all-hands […]

  • 4 December 2012

    Amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony held on the ship’s flight deck, Dec. 1. Cmdr. Tate Robinson relieved Cmdr. Brian Finman as commanding officer. “My relief, Cmdr. Tate Robinson, is a very accomplished surface warfare officer,” said Finman. “I will leave the ship […]

  • 5 June 2015
    Authorities

    The amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) anchored in Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong, for a scheduled port visit June 5. More than 3,000 Sailors and Marines embarked on Essex will represent the U.S. Navy as ambassadors, as they create friendships and goodwill with the people of Hong Kong. USS Essex is part of the […]

  • 14 July 2014
    Authorities

    A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 departs the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) during the at-sea phase of exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014.   Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel […]

  • 19 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The officers and crew of USS Rushmore (LSD 47) welcomed elements of the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion and amphibious assault vehicles (AAV) of the 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion during Exercise Steel Knight 2015 off the coast of Camp Pendleton, California, Dec. 8-11. Steel Knight is an annual […]

  • 16 September 2011
    Training & Education

      The commandant of the Colombian Marine Corps, toured USS Rushmore (LSD 47) Sept. 13 to learn about the amphibious missions and capabilities of the U.S. Navy. Brig. Gen. Luis Gomez was joined by Rear Adm. Gerard Hueber, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 3, along with 43 Colombian officers from the Colombian Joint War College. “I […]

  • 12 June 2015
    Authorities

    The amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) and the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed Hong Kong after completing a five-day port visit, June 10. The visit served as the first port call for Essex, which departed San Diego May 11 for a regularly-scheduled deployment. Essex is currently on a regularly-scheduled deployment with […]

  • 1 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111), front, pulls away as the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) approaches the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7), center.   The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) is conducting a replenishment-at-sea with Rainier. The ships are en […]

  • 19 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    US Navy’s vessel USS Green Bay (LPD 20) rendered assistance to distressed mariners in the waters between the Indonesian islands of Kalimantan and Sulawesi on June 19. Shipboard lookouts first spotted the distressed mariners waving a black flag approximately three to five nautical miles from the ship. Once Green Bay was in proximity to the […]

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

    The Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) successfully completed a two-week Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) April 1 off the coast of Southern California. COMPTUEX is the second of three integrated-training events within the Essex ARG and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) training cycle. The ARG/MEU team completed the first phase known as PHIBRON-MEU Integrated Training […]

  • 5 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) completed a massive 10-day firearms qualification course June 2. More than 150 Sailors attended the small-arms fire courses held by shipboard gunner’s mates. The training course consisted of an eight-hour classroom session in addition to regular three-hour sessions throughout the week. According to Chief […]

  • 11 May 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    More than 4,500 Sailors and Marines from the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are scheduled to depart San Diego today, May 11, for a deployment in support of the Navy’s maritime strategy. The Essex ARG is comprised of the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), the command ship […]

  • 10 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) direct an MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 onto the flight deck for a personnel transfer during the at-sea phase of exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014.   Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than […]

  • 11 March 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Sailors and Marines of Commander, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 3 and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU) returned to San Diego March 10, following a twelve day at-sea PHIBRON-MEU Integrated Training (PMINT) off the coast of Southern California. During the nearly two-week underway period, the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), the […]