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  • 2 August 2017
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    A U.S. Navy sailor from the guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem went missing on Augist 1 during routine operations in the South China Sea and the search is still ongoing, the U.S. Navy said. Ships and aircraft from the U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force are taking part in search and rescue efforts. Stethem reported […]

  • 14 August 2016
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    U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) arrived in Sydney August 14 for a port visit as part of her deployment in the 7th Fleet area of operations. The port visit supports the Great Green Fleet, an initiative created to promote energy efficient systems and alternative resources. The program is designed to increase the […]

  • 31 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) returned to its forward-deployed base at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, on May 28. Stethem departed Yokosuka in January to begin its 2017 patrol in the Western Pacific. “Over the past four months, our operations provided maritime presence in the Indo-Asia Pacific region and strengthened our […]

  • 11 July 2014
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    Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) celebrated Independence Day while underway in the Philippine Sea.   The combined efforts of Morale, Welfare, and Recreation committee (MWR) and the First Class Petty Officer Association (FCPOA), made July 4th anything but a normal workday by helping Sailors feel a little closer to […]

  • 19 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) has returned to the US after spending 14 years forward-deployed to Japan as part of the US 7th Fleet. The destroyer arrived at its new homeport of Naval Base San Diego on July 18. Stethem traded Fleet Activities Yokosuka with San Diego as its new homeport to […]

  • 6 August 2017
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    After suspending search efforts, the U.S. Navy identified the missing USS Stethem (DDG 63) sailor as Lt. Steven D. Hopkins. Hopkins was reported missing and assumed overboard on August 1, during what the navy described as routine operations in the South China Sea. USS Stethem was 140 miles of Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines, […]

  • 4 August 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s Arleigh-Burke class destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) conducted a port visit in Qingdao, July 28-30, to promote maritime cooperation and reinforce a positive naval relationship with the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLA(N)). During the visit to Qingdao, Stethem welcomed Chinese military aboard for reciprocal guided tours and shipboard receptions with their host ship PLA(N) […]

  • 22 May 2014
    Training & Education

    The officers and crew of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) held a change of command ceremony on the ship’s flight deck while in port Fleet Activities Yokosuka, May 20.   During the ceremony, Cmdr. John Bradford assumed command of Stethem from Cmdr. Chris Adams, marking the end of 18 months of […]

  • 27 October 2014
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    The commanding officer of the forward-deployed guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63), Cmdr. John Bradford, was relieved by Capt. Shan Byrne, commander, Destroyer Squadron (CDS) 15, Oct. 24, due to loss of confidence in Bradford’s ability to command. The decision to relieve Bradford came after a recent incident involving a 19-foot wooden vessel reportedly hit […]

  • 5 July 2017
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    On July 2nd, 2017, US Navy’s destroyer, USS Stethem, sailed within 12 nautical miles of Triton Island, a disputed island claimed by China in the South China Sea, according to Fox News. China has treated the USS Stethem’s entry into their territorial waters off the Xisha Islands as a provocation. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson,Geng Shuang, […]

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

    Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) are maintaining weapons qualifications and proficiency on a temporary small-arms range constructed on the ship’s flight deck during this patrol. The Navy requires Sailors to demonstrate understanding and proficiency with the use of weapons prior to standing armed watches for their afloat and ashore […]

  • 2 July 2019
    Vessels

    The US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) returned to the US 3rd Fleet area of operations on June 30, following 14 years of forward-deployed service in the Indo-Pacific region operating from Japan. The destroyer is en route to San Diego, where she will be homeported and undergo her midlife modernization, the […]

  • 24 March 2017
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    U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) is set to become the first U.S. Navy ship to visit the new ROK Joint Civil-Military Complex which opened on Jeju-do island February 26, 2016. The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer is scheduled to arrive on Saturday, March 25. Rear Adm. Brad Cooper, the commander of U.S. Naval Forces […]

  • 26 September 2014
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    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) celebrated the pinning of four chief petty officers (CPO) with a ceremony on the mess decks Sept. 16.   Stethem’s Commanding Officer, Cmdr. John Bradford, spoke about the creation of the rank of chief petty officer and how its creation was integral to the development of […]

  • 24 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s destroyer USS Stethem teamed with People’s Liberation Army-Navy PLA(N) guided-missile frigate Xuzhou (FFG 530) to practice the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea (CUES) and conduct a search-and-rescue (SAR) exercise on November 20. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile ship, Stethem (DDG 63) concluded a scheduled port visit to PLA(N) East Sea Fleet of […]

  • 18 September 2019
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    BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair has received two contracts totaling over $170 million for the repairs and modernization of two San Diego-based Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. The shipyard received $86.1 million to carry out the extended dry-docking selected restricted availability (EDSRA) on USS Decatur. The destroyer returned to naval base San Diego in April 2019 […]

  • 30 November 2011
    Training & Education

    The crew of guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) hosted an informal reception for senior military and civil officials from the United States, Timor-Leste and other foreign nations Nov. 27. Cmdr. Michael DeVore, commanding officer of Stethem, welcomed Brig. Gen. Filomeno da Paixao de Jesus, deputy chief of Defense Force and Judith Fergin, U.S. ambassador […]

  • 29 April 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) and landing platform dock USS New Orleans (LPD 18) will be permanently stationed at Sasebo, Japan, as two US Navy ships already in Japan are returning to their US homeports for overhauls. According to an announcement from April 26, guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) will shift its […]

  • 6 August 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63), foreground, participates in a photo exercise with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Ashigara (DDG 178), the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), an unidentified naval vessel and the guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) during Malabar 2014.   Malabar is a U.S. Navy, Indian navy […]

  • 30 November 2011
    Training & Education

    Sailors from guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) provided two days of training in maintenance and repair procedures for the Timor-Leste Defense Force, Nov. 28, during their port visit in Dili. Stethem engineers and combat systems technicians conducted an assessment of three Timor-Leste navy vessels to determine upgrades and maintenance needed, while providing hands on […]

  • 27 October 2014
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    The George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) arrived in Manila, Philippines on 23rd of October for a Goodwill Visit. GWCSG is composed of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) with embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, Arleigh Burke-class destroyers USS Stethem (DDG-63) and USS Mustin (DDG-89) and Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruisers USS Antietam […]

  • 25 May 2014
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    More Ukrainian Ships Pull Out from Crimea The evacuation operation of the Ukrainian Navy ships from the Crimea region resumes as more ships redeploy to other naval bases.   Yesterday, May 20th saw the departure of several ships and vessels under the agreed arrangements of the Joint Commission of the Representatives of the Ukrainian and […]

  • 28 November 2011
    Training & Education

      Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) arrived in Dili, Timor Leste Nov. 27, for a port visit during their tour of the western Pacific. The visit to Dili will provide Stethem Sailors an opportunity to participate in several cultural and professional exchanges with the Timor Leste Defense Force (F-FDTL) counterparts and the […]

  • 10 August 2017
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    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS John S. McCain sailed within 12 miles of a Chinese artificial reef in the South China Sea on Thursday, according to Reuters. Citing unidentified officials, Reuters wrote that the USS John S. McCain sailed close to the disputed Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands where China has built airstrips […]

  • 22 November 2011
    Training & Education

      Amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) and guided missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) arrived in Bali, Indonesia, Nov. 20, for a port visit during their deployment to the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean. The visit to Bali will provide Essex and Stethem Sailors and Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit​ (MEU) […]

  • 25 September 2014
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    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) conducted a navy security force sentry course Sept. 19.   The course covers concepts related to appropriate use of force in protection of U.S. government property and military personnel, weapons familiarization, and basic hand-to-hand combat. These skills provide armed sentries the knowledge and know how to […]

  • 29 April 2019
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    The US Navy has sailed two Arleigh Burke-class destroyers through the Taiwan Strait on April 28. The maneuver was carried out by the USS Stethem and USS William P. Lawrence in what a US 7th Fleet spokesperson described as a “routine Taiwan Strait transit, in accordance with international law”. Sending ships in tandem through the […]

  • 11 October 2017
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    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Chafee has become the latest US warship to carry out a freedom of navigation operation in the South China Sea. US defense officials said that the destroyer operated near the Paracel Islands on Tuesday. Known as Xisha in Chinese, the group of islands is also claimed by Taiwan and Vietnam. […]

  • 16 November 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the US Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) on November 16 started the 2017 edition of their bilateral maritime field training exercise simply dubbed ‘Annual Exercise’. During the ten days of evolutions, Japanese and American forces will increase the defensive readiness and interoperability of through training in air and sea operations. Training will take […]