The four-day drills, which kicked off on Saturday, involve the USS Ronald Reagan, USS Theodore Roosevelt and USS Nimitz, and are aimed at demonstrating the Navy’s “unique capability to operate multiple carrier strike groups as a coordinated strike force effort.”
The four-day exercise involving the USS Ronald Reagan, USS Nimitz and USS Theodore Roosevelt strike groups will “demonstrate the U.S. Navy’s unique capability to operate multiple carrier strike groups as a coordinated strike force effort.”
The Sasebo, Japan-based amphibious ship USS Ashland rescued Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava, both of Honolulu, along with their dogs Zeus and Valentine after their adrift sailboat was spotted Wednesday about 900 miles southeast of Japan.
Some have speculated that the presence of three carrier groups in the Pacific is a direct response to North Korean aggression; however, Navy officials told Stars and Stripes on Thursday the timing is just a coincidence.
Seventh Fleet Commander Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal to 36 crew members “who distinguished themselves for their bravery and contributions to damage control efforts."
"Words are inadequate to express the grief we feel in losing 10 of our own,” said Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer during a ceremony Wednesday honoring USS John S. McCain sailors killed in an Aug. 21 collision near Singapore.
Vice. Adm. Tom Rowden has ordered ship captains to establish routines no later than Dec. 20 that will give sailors predictable watch schedules and sleep periods, according to a copy of the directive obtained by Stars and Stripes.
The service is trying to add new sailors and retain those already enlisted, allowing some to stay in uniform longer without being promoted. The Navy’s budget for the 2018 fiscal year aims to add 4,000 sailors, bringing its roll up to 327,900.
When a large unit like the Army’s 25th Infantry Division needs to ship enough helicopters, vehicles and equipment into Japan to support a 600-soldier exercise like Orient Shield, they look to subject-matter experts for help.
The first sailors to get the new uniforms will be at the Navy’s Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill., at Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I., and in the Southwest Region, the Navy said in its message.
More than 40 sailors and local American and Japanese civilians punched, wrestled, grappled and choked their way through a mixed martial arts clinic led Saturday by a retired Ultimate Fighting Championship competitor.
Marquise Hubbard developed the Sailors Mobile and Readily-Accessible Trainer over a two-year period. The app functions like flashcards, allowing sailors to study for and or take practice exams in preparation for their advancement exams.
The Navy’s Pacific commander warned sailors against complacency and urged a back-to-basics approach to their duties during an operational stand-down ordered after a U.S. warship collided with a commercial ship for the second time in two months.
Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, the head of the Navy’s 7th Fleet, was relieved of command Wednesday in the wake of a string of accidents across the Pacific involving Navy ships. The search for the missing USS John S. McCain sailors continued Wednesday.
The Navy has not released the names of the 10 missing USS John S. McCain sailors, but five among the missing have been identified by their families. The search continues aboard the ship and at sea, but already a number of bodies have been found.
Navy and Marine Corps divers from the America and Yokosuka have been searching the guided-missile destroyer for the missing sailors using surface-supplied air rigs to access sealed compartments in damaged areas of the ship.
Search-and-rescue efforts continued Monday evening for 10 sailors missing after the USS John S. McCain collided with a civilian oil tanker near Singapore, the second collision involving a Navy and civilian vessel in Asian waters since June.
An initial report into the USS Fitzgerald collision released by the Navy on Thursday details the terror sailors experienced in the moments after the collision along with the heroic efforts crew members undertook to save lives.
Strike Fighter Squadrons 115 and 195, along with Electronic Attack Squadron 141, will transfer from Naval Air Facility Atsugi to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni after the Reagan completes its fall patrol, the Navy announced Friday.
Adm. Bill Moran, the vice chief of Naval operations, said leadership aboard the guided-missile destroyer was at least partially at fault in the middle-of-the night collision that left seven sailors dead.
The former commanding officer of the USS Antietam was “ultimately responsible” for the cruiser running aground and spilling roughly 1,100 gallons of hydraulic fluid into Tokyo Bay in January, a Navy investigation concluded.
The Reeds, who wed in 2012 and have two children, met while both were stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni. Through careful coordination with their respective services, they managed to secure orders for both to be stationed at Yokosuka.
Yokosuka-based Naval Criminal Investigative Service special agent Tucker Axum III beat out thousands of other competitors in the James Patterson Co-Author Competition. The organization pairs participants with experts in their field, allowing them to learn from a “master.”
USS Milius, originally scheduled to arrive this summer, was rescheduled so the ship can undergo additional testing and certification. The announcement comes at a time when 7th Fleet is already down a destroyer.
The USS Shiloh sailor who was presumed lost at sea only to be later found in the ship’s engine room admitted to intentionally hiding from his fellow sailors and has been charged with abandoning watch and dereliction of duty, a spokesman said Tuesday.
Brig. Gen. Case Cunningham, who was recently promoted to brigadier general, took command of the 18th Wing — also known as the Shoguns. The force he leads includes nearly 18,000 Americans and more than 4,000 Japanese employees and contractors.
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