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USS Houston Holds Change of Command Ceremony

USS Houston Holds Change of Command Ceremony

A time-honored change of command ceremony was held yesterday, July 31, 2014, for the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Houston (SSN 713) at the submarine piers on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.   Cmdr. Paul Davis was relieved by Cmdr. Scott McGinnis as commanding officer of USS Houston. Davis expressed how proud he is of […]

USS Ross Leaves Greece

USS Ross Leaves Greece

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) departed Souda Bay, Greece, following a scheduled port visit, July 29.   Ross was in Souda Bay for three days, while the ship refueled and met incoming personnel. The port visit allowed the crew an opportunity to experience some of the culture and sights the island of […]

UK Frigate Visits Naval Base in Ghana

UK Frigate Visits Naval Base in Ghana

The Type 23 frigate has paid a three-day visit to a naval base in Ghana building on the UK’s strong relations with the West African nation.   Portsmouth-based HMS Iron Duke arrived in Sekondi where she berthed alongside Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Black Rover and the two ships hosted an official reception. They were also […]

Royal Canadian Navy Welcomes NATO Fleet to Halifax

Royal Canadian Navy Welcomes NATO Fleet to Halifax

Rear Admiral John Newton, Commander of Canadian Maritime Forces Atlantic released following message on July 31st, 2014 :   “Today, the Royal Canadian Navy is proud to receive Rear Admiral Brad Williamson and three ships from Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG 2), as well as two American ships under Rear-Admiral Victorino Mercado, Commander Strike […]

USS George Washington Welcomes Japanese Guests on Board

USS George Washington Welcomes Japanese Guests on Board

The U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) hosted distinguished visitors from Japan and the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, July 31.   Among the visitors were Yoshihiko Fukuda, mayor of Iwakuni City; Takumi Shiiki, mayor of Suo-Oshima Town; and Masaaki Yonemoto, mayor of Waki town. “This visit is a great […]

NAVFAC EXWC Holds Oil Spill Response Training

NAVFAC EXWC Holds Oil Spill Response Training

The U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (NAVFAC EXWC) completed oil spill response training at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina, July 14-17.   The training was executed under the NAVFAC Oil Spill Response Program and provided Navy and Marine Corps Facility Response Team (FRT) personnel with the requisite skills to quickly […]

Australian Navy’s New LHD Demonstrate New Skills

Australian Navy’s New LHD Demonstrate New Skills

Australian Navy’s brand new Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Landing Craft have been out and about on Sydney Harbour and local waterways as NUSHIP Canberra personnel continue their training on this exciting new capability.   The LHD Landing Craft (LLC) are scheduled to be handed over to Canberra in the coming months. In the mean time, […]

Canadian Warships to Train with NATO Allies

Canadian Warships to Train with NATO Allies

Five Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) warships and four Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) aircraft will participate alongside NATO allies in a multinational fleet exercise that is taking place off the Atlantic Coast beginning August 5, and continuing throughout the month.   “This is an exciting opportunity for participating members of the RCN to work with […]

USS George Washington CSG Arrives in Japan

USS George Washington CSG Arrives in Japan

The George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) arrived in Sasebo, Japan, for a scheduled port visit, August 1.   More than 5,500 GWCSG Sailors will have the opportunity to volunteer their time and efforts to help make a difference in various Japanese communities by participating in community relations (COMREL) projects and attending a broad spectrum […]

US SECNAV Pays Visit to Singapore during CARAT 2014

US SECNAV Pays Visit to Singapore during CARAT 2014

Secretary of the U.S. Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus visited Sailors participating in the 20th annual exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) with the Republic of Singapore Navy at Changi Naval Base, July 30.   Mabus addressed the crews of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) and USS Halsey (DDG […]

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