Category archives for: Americas

Ammo Loaded onto USS Peleliu

The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5), in coordination with Naval Munitions Command Detachment Sasebo, conducted a three-day ammunition onload while anchored near Command Fleet Activities Sasebo, Aug. 27-29.   While anchored, Peleliu safely took on more than 1,200 pallets of conventional ordnance in support of its mission with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit […]

GA‑ASI’s Lynx Radar Detects Small Maritime Targets

During the U.S. Navy Exercise Spearhead IIA held off the coast of Key West, Fla., in June, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) proved that its Lynx® Multi-mode Radar successfully demonstrated the ability to support maritime operations in a littoral environment.   Integrated aboard a Predator® B/MQ-9 Reaper surrogate (King Air 350), Lynx’s Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Maritime […]

USS Blue Ridge Opens 2014 Combined Federal Campaign

U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and embarked 7th Fleet staff opened the 2014 Combined Federal Campaign Overseas (CFC-O) with a cake-cutting ceremony Aug. 30.   The Combined Federal Campaign was created by President John F. Kennedy in 1961 to promote awareness for various nonprofit organizations and federations and provide federal employees […]

Peru Welcomes USS America

Peru Welcomes USS America

The future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) payed a visit to Callao, Peru, on August 31. This was the final scheduled port visit of her maiden transit, “America Visits the Americas”.   During the visit, Sailors and Marines assigned to America and Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) South conducted bilateral exercises with the Peruvian […]

New Commander aboard USS Carl Vinson

New Commander aboard USS Carl Vinson

Capt. Kent D. Whalen was relieved by Capt. Karl O. Thomas as commanding officer of aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during a change of command ceremony Sept. 1 off the coast of Hawaii.   Rear Adm. Christopher Grady, Commander, Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group, presided over the ceremony. Before being relieved of command, […]

USS Peleliu to Embark Okinawa’s 31st MEU

USS Peleliu to Embark Okinawa’s 31st MEU

The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5), arrived in Okinawa, Japan, to embark the Okinawa-based 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) after embarking Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 11 while in Sasebo, Japan Aug. 31.   Peleliu recently participated in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014, as the flag ship for the RIMPAC Amphibious Task Force […]

Image of the Day: Hornets Fly in Formation

An F/A-18C Hornet from the Stingers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113 and an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Fighting Redcocks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22 fly in formation over the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).   Carl Vinson is underway off the coast of Southern California conducting […]

F-35 Lightening II Deal Awarded

United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney, Military Engines, East Hartford, Connecticut, is being awarded a $9,4 million modification to the previously awarded F-35 Lightening II Lot VI Low Rate Initial Production cost-plus incentive fee contract.   This modification provides for support equipment for the F135 propulsion systems to include handling, testing, and maintenance equipment and parts required […]

USCG Cutter Terrapin Returns from Counter Drug Patrol

The crew of US Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin, homeported in Bellingham, returned Monday after a Pacific patrol to support counter drug operations off Southern California.   Terrapin crewmembers conducted a 42-day patrol totaling nearly 600 operational hours, completing 20 recreational safety boardings and interrupting the illegal flow of narcotics into the U.S. While working jointly […]

USS George Washington Returns to Sea

USS George Washington Returns to Sea

The U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan to patrol the Indo-Asia-Pacific region as the flagship for the George Washington Carrier Stike Group (GWCSG), Sept. 2.   George Washington spent the last month in port conducting a scheduled maintenance period after spending more than two months at […]

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