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  • 30 May 2013
    Industry news

    Bae Systems San Diego Ship Repair Inc., located in San Diego Calif., has received a USD 49.7 million  modification to previously awarded contract to definitize the USS Russell’s (DDG 59) extended dry-docking selected restricted availability. An extended dry-docking includes the planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications that will update and improve the […]

  • 22 September 2015

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR), Sept. 20 after departing from their homeport of San Diego, Sept. 9. Commanded by Cmdr. Gill McCarthy, Russell is a ballistic missile defense ship that departed her homeport as an independent deployer. She is scheduled to […]

  • 10 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The guided missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) is scheduled to depart Naval Base San Diego, Sept. 9 on an independent deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean and Middle East. Prior to proceeding on deployment Russell will participate in an independent deployer certification exercise (IDCERTEX). The exercise provides a multi-ship environment to train and certify […]

  • 7 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    After receiving four U.S. Navy ship maintenance contracts in May this year, BAE Systems has now been awarded a $53.43 million contract for work on the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Russel (DDG-59). Under the contract, the company will perform selected restricted availability (SRA) on the Flight I Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. An SRA includes the planning and […]

  • 11 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    USS Russell (DDG 59) is currently nearing completion of an $80 million Extended Dry Dock Selective Restrictive Availability (EDSRA) in San Diego, California. A significant part of the EDSRA consisted of livability improvements to the galley and berthings.   In addition to the upgraded galley, four of Russell’s seven berthing areas were completely gutted and […]

  • 15 June 2015

    The officers and crew of the guided missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) held a change of command ceremony on board Naval Base San Diego, June 11. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Gill McCarthy relieved Cmdr. James Harney as commanding officer. The guest speaker for the event was Capt. Paul H. Hogue, Commander, Destroyer Squadron 23. […]

  • 28 August 2014

    The officers and crew of USS Russell (DDG 59) played a key role in supporting one of three People’s Liberation Army (Navy) ships visiting San Diego by hosting the crew of the frigate CNS Yueyang (FF 575), Aug. 10-14.   Along with Yueyang, the destroyer CNS Haikou (DD 171) and supply ship CNS Qiandaohu (AO […]

  • 24 April 2015

    The officers and crew of the guided missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) provided a ship’s tour and brief on the Navy’s important role in ballistic missile defense (BMD) to a high ranking U.S. State Department official, April 17. Dr. Amanda Sloat, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, […]

  • 5 September 2011
    Training & Education

      The guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Sept. 1 for a seven-month independent deployment to the Western Pacific and US 5th Fleet area of operations. With a crew of approximately 300 Sailors and commanded by Cmdr. Joseph Carrigan, Russell will conduct ballistic-missile defense operations while on deployment, be under […]

  • 26 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Guided missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) recently completed installation of the Cooperative Afloat Networks Enterprise Services (CANES) program.   Leveraging lessons learned from the first few ships in the fleet to receive the upgrade, Russell was the first ship to complete installation in only seven days. Previous installations required over a month. The CANES […]

  • 6 February 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A group of 35 U.S. Navy reservists spent their drill weekend aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) Jan. 24-25, providing a welcome boost of manpower to the ship’s crew. The reservists assisted with crucial work on board Russell including repairing eight quick-acting, water-tight doors, and assisting with the troubleshooting of the ship’s fuel […]

  • 13 November 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    For the first time in nearly two years, USS Russell (DDG 59) departed Naval Base San Diego for an underway under her own power, Oct. 28, to conduct a week of contractor sea trials. The sea trials wrapped up an $84 million Extended Dry Dock Selective Restricted Availability (EDSRA) period. The schedule of events included […]

  • 25 April 2012
    Training & Education

      Families and friends welcomed back the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, April 23, following completion of a successful eight-month deployment to the western Pacific and Arabian Gulf. “I am exceptionally pleased and proud of the tremendous performance of every Sailor aboard Russell during this challenging deployment,” said Cmdr. […]

  • 30 January 2013
    Training & Education

    The crews of guided-missile destroyers USS Halsey (DDG 97) and USS Russell (DDG 59) finished swapping hulls at Naval Base San Diego Jan. 25. Russell arrived from its prior homeport of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to San Diego, Jan. 9, where it will be permanently stationed. Halsey and Russell then proceeded to turn over their […]

  • 30 January 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A group of 12 U.S. Naval Sea Cadets, ranging from 12 to 17 years old, joined the crew of USS Russell (DDG 59) to experience life aboard an active Navy warship, Nov. 14-17. Being escorted by Chief Hospital Corpsman (Retired) Kris Reyes of the Fresno Battalion of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets, the students started […]

  • 17 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The crew of USS Russell (DDG 59) hosted the crew of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Ship JS Teruzuki (DD 116), Oct. 15- Nov. 6 as the partner nation participated in exercises with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group off the coast of Southern California. This was the first time Teruzuki had visited the United States, […]

  • 3 February 2015
    Research & Development, Training & Education

    A group of 18 college students from around the country who are interested in the Navy’s Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate (NUPOC) program visited the guided missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) in San Diego, Jan. 15. The students have all shown interest in the Navy, but have not yet committed, and most had never stepped […]

  • 13 August 2015

    An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Raptors of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 71 prepares to land aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The vessel took part in a show of force transit with the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung Hoon (DDG 93), USS Russell (DDG 59) and the guided-missile […]

  • 11 June 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to the Reserve Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Yokosuka have made a name for themselves by helping ships stationed at Naval Base San Diego provide logistical support including running inventories, moving supplies and keeping up with supply administrative paperwork. This was just another weekend for an enthusiastic group of Navy Reservists showing their mettle […]

  • 13 July 2020

    On July 12, 2020, a fire broke out aboard the US Navy’s Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) while the ship was moored pier side at Naval Base San Diego.

  • 14 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Pacific Air Forces hosted exercise Northern Edge 2019 (NE19) kicked off on and above central Alaska ranges and the Gulf of Alaska on May 13. Personnel from US military units stationed in the continental United States and from US installations in the Indo-Pacific will participate with approximately 250 aircraft from all services, and […]

  • 19 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors from the U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Russel and U.S. Coast Guard cutter USCGC Monomoy worked with an Iraqi Navy Swift Boat (P-310) to conduct a surface warfare exercise in the Arabian Gulf, February 14-15. The exercise provided a surface warfare experience by exchanging subject matter experts (SME) and conducting live-fire exercises in a tactical environment. […]

  • 29 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and some ships from Carrier Strike Group Nine (CSG-9) wrapped up their participation Alaska’s largest biannual joint-military training exercise on may 24. US Navy assets were joined by US Air Force, US Army, and Marine Corps service members for the biannual exercise Northern Edge 2019 (NE19) […]

  • 8 May 2011
    Industry news

      Commander, Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific (CNSG MIDPAC) announced that all 11 of its Hawaii-based Navy surface ships received the 2010 Force Health and Wellness Award, or the Green “H”, May 6. “The Green H Award is a milestone we all can take pride in as it encompasses everything from Safety/Operational Risk Management to […]

  • 10 May 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Naval District Washington will be honoring the service and sacrifices of the Midway veterans during the 71st Battle of Midway Anniversary at the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., June 4, at 9 a.m. June 4, 1942, was a historical game-changing day for the United States military. On that day, the U.S. Fleet defeated the finest […]

  • 20 December 2011
    Equipment & technology

    USS Emory S. Land and USS Frank Cable Sailors loaded eleven live Capsule Launch System (CLS) Tomahawks for the first time aboard Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Oklahoma City’s (SSN 723) Vertical Launch System (VLS) Dec. 12-14. Oklahoma City was assigned to Commander, Submarine Squadron 15 (CSS 15) in March 2011, and is the […]

  • 9 December 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) held a ceremony in the ship’s hangar bay Dec. 7 to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. During the solemn ceremony, Rear Adm. Kevin Kovacich, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12 commander, Capt. Daniel Grieco, Theodore Roosevelt’s commanding officer, Command Master Chief […]

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

    Chief Gunner’s Mate Anthony Russell observes safety handling operations of a 40mm saluting battery with Sailors assigned to Weapons Department.   These ops were conducted during a 21-gun salute evolution aboard the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) before the ship anchored off the coast of Callao, Peru, for a scheduled port visit. […]

  • 8 December 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) participated in a bilateral passing exercise (PASSEX) with ships from the Romanian, Turkish and Ukrainian Navies, Dec. 6. The PASSEX was conducted in order to improve maritime capabilities between the U.S. and Black Sea naval forces. The cooperating nations participated in advanced ship maneuvering […]