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  • 5 December 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    An expedition team aboard the research vessel R/V Petrel recently documented the famous World War II destroyer USS Ward (Destroyer No. 139) in its final resting place ahead of the Pearl Harbor attack anniversary on December 7. Funded by Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul G. Allen, the expedition crew sent a remotely operated vehicle to the wreck […]

  • 6 December 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will live-stream a dive on two Japanese mini submarines sunk during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. 75 years later, a team of maritime archaeologists and scientists from NOAA’s office of national marine sanctuaries and office of ocean exploration and research will live-stream the dive. A remotely operated […]

  • 6 March 2018
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The wreck of one of the first US Navy aircraft carriers has been located on the floor of the Coral Sea, 500 miles off the eastern coast of Australia. The USS Lexington was discovered 3,000 meters (about two miles) below the surface by the expedition crew of research vessel (R/V) Petrel on March 4 – 76 years […]

  • 14 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The wreck of another historic WWII aircraft carrier has been found by the expedition crew aboard research vessel (R/V) Petrel who discovered wreckage of USS Wasp (CV 7) on January 14. The ship was found in the Coral Sea, 4,200 meters (nearly 14,000 feet) below the surface. USS Hornet, another sunken US Navy aircraft carrier, […]

  • 20 March 2018
    Research & Development, Vessels

    US Navy’s World War II Atlanta-class light cruiser USS Juneau (CL-52) was located off the coast of the Solomon Islands in South Pacific by the crew research vessel (R/V) Petrel. R/V Petrel, which was acquired by Microsoft co-founder and investor Paul Allen and fitted with subsea equipment capable of diving to 6,000 meters, located the cruiser on March […]

  • 23 June 2014
    Authorities

    U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) held a change of command ceremony at the Tango/Uniform wharf at the base in Santa Rita June 20.   Capt. Andy Anderson relieved Capt. Mike Ward as NBG’s commanding officer (CO). Retired Navy Cmdr. Matt Miller was the events guest speaker and commended Ward for his dedication and excellence he […]

  • 6 August 2012
    Authorities

    Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720) held a change of command ceremony at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton Aug. 3. Cmdr. Michael Ward relieved Cmdr. Michael Savageaux during the time-honored ceremony. Capt. Emil Casciano, commanding officer, Submarine Learning Center, spoke at the ceremony and reflected on the pivotal role commanding officers […]

  • 7 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard commissioned its 30th fast response cutter (FRC), in a ceremony in San Francisco, California, on March 2. The USCGC Robert Ward is the second of four planned FRCs to be stationed in San Pedro. Robert Ward, the namesake of the cutter, served as a seaman 1st class on USS Joseph T. […]

  • 27 April 2015
    Authorities

    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) held a change of command ceremony on the flight deck of the ship April 24. Capt. Jeffrey A. Ward relieved Capt. Murray J. Tynch at the ceremony. Since assuming command of Bonhomme Richard in Oct. 2013, Tynch led the crew through two deployments in the […]

  • 23 August 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard has accepted delivery of its 30th fast response cutter, the future USCGC Robert Ward. The FRC was accepted by the Coast Guard in Key West, Florida, on Aug. 21, and will be the second FRC stationed in San Pedro, California. The cutter’s namesake, Robert Ward, was a seaman first class on […]

  • 19 January 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus, presented the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device to a former Sailor during a ceremony on Moffett Field in Mountain View, Calif., Jan. 17. Mabus presented the long-awaited medal to Carl E. Clark, a 95-year-old African-American for his actions during World War II. “Mr. […]

  • 6 July 2015
    Authorities

    Cmdr. Kenneth P. Ward relieved Cmdr. Lonnie L. Appleget as commanding officer of the “Saberhawks” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77 during an airborne change of command ceremony with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), July 4. Appleget, a plankowner of George Washington, completed his command tour not only on the […]

  • 9 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Sixteen Sailors and Marines from USS Makin Island (LHD 8), along with a few Coast Guardsmen from the high endurance cutter Sherman (WHEC 720), visited the children’s ward at San Francisco General Hospital, Oct. 5, as part of the 31st annual San Francisco Fleet Week (SFFW) celebration. The group, sharply dressed in their military service […]

  • 31 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors from guided-destroyer, USS Higgins (DDG-65) donated gifts and food to Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) pediatric hematology and oncology in-patient ward making the holidays a little brighter for the special group of patients Dec. 21. Higgins’ Yeoman 1st Class Jaime Saenz’s daughter, Isabella, is currently a patient in NMCSD’s hematology and oncology in-patient […]

  • 7 August 2016
    Authorities

    The U.S. Navy’s Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7 flagship, USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), departed Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan for a scheduled patrol on August 6. Bonhomme Richard recently competed a four-month selective restricted availability (SRA) period, during which time the ship made renovations and repairs to combat systems, engineering systems and berthings. The upgrades […]

  • 11 April 2017
    Authorities

    U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrived in Sasebo, Japan, on April 10, completing its regularly-scheduled patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations. Bonhomme Richard previously stopped in White Beach, Okinawa, to disembark personnel, vehicles and equipment of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), April 8. “We completed some valuable […]

  • 20 January 2016
    Authorities

    The U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), departed Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan on January 18 for its patrol of the 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility. Bonhomme Richard is the flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship is conducting routine maintenance and making preparations to embark the […]

  • 2 May 2014
    Training & Education

    The crew of guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) was named winner of the 2014 Captain Edward F. Ney Memorial Award for Food Service Excellence, April 29.   Secretary of the U.S. Navy, Ray Mabus, announced the winners via official naval message in ALNAV 031/14 where John Paul Jones beat the forward-deployed USS […]

  • 27 October 2014
    Authorities

    Representatives from California and Florida Congressional delegates experienced air operations while on a distinguished visitor (DV) embark aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Oct. 22. The representatives toured the ship and interacted with crewmembers while visiting the ship’s bridge, ‘vultures row’ (the highest vantage point on the ship’s tower from which to view flight operations […]

  • 7 April 2017
    Training & Education

    The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrived in White Beach, Okinawa, to disembark 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) equipment, vehicles and personnel on April 6th. Bonhomme Richard departed Sasebo, Japan, for a regularly-scheduled patrol in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR), Feb. 27. During the patrol, Bonhomme Richard (BHR) and the […]

  • 26 January 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors and Marines aboard USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) provided assistance to ten Morrocan mariners whose vessel had capsized three days earlier in the Mediterranean Sea, Jan. 24. The mariners’ vessel had capsized in rough seas leaving them without food or water for three days until members from Mesa Verde rescued them via a rigid […]

  • 18 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) made a port visit to White Beach, Okinawa, August 17. During the visit, Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) will join the Bonhomme Richard (BHR) crew for a scheduled deployment. BHR is conducting a fall deployment in the 7th Fleet area of operations […]

  • 26 July 2018
    Authorities

    Retired US Navy Rear Adm. Alene B. Duerk, the service’s first female admiral, passed away July 21, the US Navy announced. “It took 197 years and a forward-looking Chief of Naval Operations, Elmo Zumwalt, to break with tradition before Alene Duerk became the first woman admiral in the US Navy,” said Naval History and Heritage […]

  • 17 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) completed a port call in Suva, Fiji, February 14, and thereby became the first U.S. Navy ship to visit Fiji in 10 years. While in port Suva, the crew of more than 300 sailors actively integrated with the local community. Sailors visited Samabula Senior Citizens Home, […]

  • 17 February 2014
    Training & Education

    Friends and families gathered at the submarine piers on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to welcome home the crew of the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Houston (SSN 713) as she returned to Pearl Harbor from a deployment to the Western Pacific Region, Feb. 14.   “After a change of homeport and an arduous shipyard […]

  • 31 July 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Commander of U.S. Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 4 Rear Adm. Richard W. Butler visited the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) while the ship was underway for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group’s (ARG) composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX), July 28. During the course of his visit, crew members provided Butler a thorough tour […]

  • 30 June 2011
    Training & Education

      Preparing for the worst of all possible scenarios, hundreds of Sailors from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) were put through a life-like mass casualty drill as the ship transited across the waters of the western Pacific Ocean, June 28. The drill was an all-hands effort involving Sailors from George Washington’s […]

  • 8 May 2013
    Training & Education

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) arrived in Vladivostok May 7, as part of building ties and fostering relationships with the Russian Navy on areas of mutual interest. “Our goal is to continue building friendship and respect between the people of the United States and Russia while marking an important moment in […]

  • 27 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed amphibious assault ship, departed Sasebo, Japan for a regularly-scheduled patrol in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility on February 27. Bonhomme Richard is scheduled to finalize shipboard certifications and conduct joint force operations with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Units (MEU) as they perform amphibious integration training […]