US Navy

USS Monterey Deploys as Surge Force

By Lt. j.g. Christian Kurowski, USS Monterey (CG 61) Public Affairs NORFOLK (NNS) -- The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) departed Naval Station Norfolk Oct. 16, for a surge deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet and U.S. 6th Fleet areas of operation.Monterey is deploying to support maritime security operations and to increase theater [...]

USS Monterey Deploys as Surge Force 2017-10-16T14:07:31+00:00

Comfort Welcomes Newest Arrival

By Petty Officer 1st Class Ernest Scott, Navy Public Affairs Support Element East CARIBBEAN SEA (NNS) -- The sound of two bells rang through the passageways of the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) as the announcement passed over the ship's one main circuit."Sara Victoria Llull Rodriguiz, born this day Oct. 14, [...]

Comfort Welcomes Newest Arrival 2017-10-16T14:07:33+00:00

Navy to Christen Submarine South Dakota

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy will christen its newest attack submarine, the future USS South Dakota (SSN 790), during a 10 a.m. EDT ceremony Saturday, Oct. 14, at General Dynamics Electric Boat Shipyard in Groton, Connecticut.Governor of South Dakota Dennis Daugaard will deliver the ceremony's principal address. The submarine's sponsor is Mrs. Deanie Dempsey, wife [...]

Navy to Christen Submarine South Dakota 2017-10-14T14:10:26+00:00

US Navy Completes USS John S McCain Transport Preparations

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- U.S. Navy ocean engineering specialists announced that they had completed preparations to transport USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) to Yokosuka, Japan, for repairs Oct. 11.The specialists, assigned to Naval Sea Systems Command's Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV), led preparations for ship transport by way of the Merchant Vessel (MV) Treasure [...]

US Navy Completes USS John S McCain Transport Preparations 2017-10-13T14:10:16+00:00

USS Cole Holds Remembrance Ceremony

By Lt. j.g. Travis Greenaway, SURFLANT public affairs NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) (NNS) -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) crew, families and guests gathered together at Naval Station Norfolk to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the ship's bombing, with a wreath-laying and "Roll Call of Heroes," Oct. 12.The remembrance ceremony honored and celebrated the [...]

USS Cole Holds Remembrance Ceremony 2017-10-13T14:10:17+00:00

USS John S McCain CO and XO Relieved

From U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- The commanding officer, Cmdr. Alfredo J. Sanchez, and executive officer, Cmdr. Jessie L. Sanchez, of the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) were relieved of their duties by Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer, commander, 7th Fleet, Oct. 11.Both were relieved due to a loss [...]

USS John S McCain CO and XO Relieved 2017-10-11T14:09:51+00:00

USS Washington Brought to Life, Commissioned at Naval Station Norfolk

NORFOLK, Virginia (NNS) -- The Navy with assistance from the submarine's sponsor Elisabeth Mabus, daughter of the 75th Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, commissioned and brought to life the newest Virginia class submarine, USS Washington (SSN 787), during a ceremony on board Naval Station Norfolk, Oct. 7.Washington, named in honor of the 42nd state, [...]

USS Washington Brought to Life, Commissioned at Naval Station Norfolk 2017-10-08T14:10:30+00:00

USNS Comfort Underway to Provide Aid from the Sea in Puerto Rico

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Danny Ray Nunez Jr. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (NNS) -- The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) got underway Oct. 5, to provide aid from the sea in Puerto Rico after completing a planning phase in San Juan with local and federal stakeholders to synchronize efforts [...]

USNS Comfort Underway to Provide Aid from the Sea in Puerto Rico 2017-10-06T14:10:32+00:00

USS John S. McCain Departs Changi Naval Base for Heavy Lift Preparations

171005-N-OU129-073 CHANGI, Singapore (Oct. 5, 2017) The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) is towed away from the pier at Changi Naval Base, Oct. 5, to meet heavy lift transport vessel MV Treasure. Treasure will transport McCain to Fleet Activities Yokosuka for repairs. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist [...]

USS John S. McCain Departs Changi Naval Base for Heavy Lift Preparations 2017-10-05T14:11:13+00:00

Fleet Activities Yokosuka Honors USS John S. McCain

YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- More than 2,000 service members, civilians and families lined the streets of Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka, Oct. 4, rendering salutes and showing support for the families and crew of USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) as they caravanned to an on-base memorial for their fallen shipmates.Sailors from the Japanese Maritime Self [...]

Fleet Activities Yokosuka Honors USS John S. McCain 2017-10-04T14:09:09+00:00