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Midshipmen Board USS Kearsarge for Training

Midshipmen Board USS Kearsarge for Training

Fifty Midshipmen from the United States Naval Academy and the United States Merchant Marine Academy embarked with the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) on a seven-day underway as part of a three-week summer training program August 4.   Throughout the seven day sea trial period for Kearsarge, midshipmen participated in damage control training […]

NUSHIP Canberra Ends Final Sea Trials

NUSHIP Canberra Ends Final Sea Trials

With final contractor sea trials now completed, plans are well underway for the majority of NUSHIP Canberra’s ship’s company to move down to the ship, which is currently berthed at Williamstown, Victoria.   Two-hundred out of the 380 strong Canberra team will move from Sydney to Williamstown on a RAAF KC-30 in the coming weeks, […]

Makin Island ARG Joins 5th Fleet AOR

Makin Island ARG Joins 5th Fleet AOR

More than 4,000 Sailors and Marines with the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR), Sept. 12, after participating in a joint exercise with the Malaysian military and conducting a patrol of the U.S. 7th Fleet.   The […]

USS Rodney M. Davis Leaves Yokosuka

Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka Sept. 11 following a 12-day port visit.   The ship arrived in Yokosuka Aug. 30 for voyage repairs and embarkation of Warlords of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 51, Detachment 1, operating from Atsugi, Japan. “I think it’s great that […]

New Commander aboard USS Cheyenne

New Commander aboard USS Cheyenne

The command of USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) was passed on, Sept. 12, as Cmdr. Noel Gonzalez was relieved by Cmdr. John Stafford as commanding officer at a change of command ceremony held aboard the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine at the submarine piers on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.   In command since May 11, 2012, […]

F/A-18C Hornet Missing Pilot Identified

F/A-18C Hornet Missing Pilot Identified

The US Navy has identified Lt. Nathan Poloski, a 26 year old native of Lake Arrowhead, Calif., as the pilot who was declared presumed deceased, Sept. 15.   Poloski was declared presumed deceased following an apparent collision between the F/A-18C Hornet he was flying and another Hornet aircraft during routine flight operations. A 2009 graduate […]

USS New York Sailor Rescued

USS New York Sailor Rescued

A MH-60R Seahawk helicopter crew embarked aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), performed the at-sea rescue of an USS New York (LPD 21) Sailor Sept. 11.   The amphibious transport dock USS New York initiated the successful search and rescue mission after the Sailor failed to report for muster. USS New […]

Search for Missing Pilot Suspended

Search for Missing Pilot Suspended

After an extensive search, the US Navy has ended search and rescue efforts at 5:15 a.m. (+11L) Sept. 14 for the pilot of one of the F/A-18C Hornet aircraft that crashed Sept. 12 approximately 250 nautical miles off the coast of Wake Island.   The pilot assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 94 has been […]

Top News of the Week of Sep 08 – 14, 2014

Top News of the Week of Sep 08 – 14, 2014

Abbott Government to Spend $20 Bln on Japanese Submarines The next generation of Australian submarines could be the Japanese-built Soryu Class submarines which will replace the Collins Class vessels.   Keel Laying Held for Singapore Navy’s First Littoral Mission Vessel The keel laying ceremony for the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)’s first Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV) […]

JMSDF Training Squadron Ships Dock in Sydney

JMSDF Training Squadron Ships Dock in Sydney

Three Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force Ships, JDS Kashima, JDS Setoyuki and JDS Asagiri have arrived at Garden Island, Sydney, for a three-day port visit.   The ships are part of the JMSDF Training Squadron. Since 1956, the Squadron has been conducting annual overseas training cruises to develop the knowledge and skills of Junior Officers, who […]

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