US and Republic of Korea Navies Increase Combined Capabilities During Clear Horizon 2014

The U.S. and Republic of Korea navies completed a successful mine countermeasures exercise Oct. 24, in waters south of the Korean peninsula.

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CNIC Holds Change of Command

More than 500 military and civilian personnel attended the change of command ceremony for Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) on Friday, Oct. 24 at Admiral Leutze Park on the Washington Navy Yard.
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WEST SEA OF THE PHILIPPINES (Oct. 22, 2014)


The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) transits in formation with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Sazanami (DD 113), middle, and the Republic of the Philippines frigate Gregorio Del Pilar (PF 15). Antietam is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility in support of stability and security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman David Flewellyn (Released) 141022-N-ZZ786-130
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Department of Energy Awards NDW Energy Program

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Federal Interagency Energy Policy Committee have selected the Naval District Washington (NDW) and Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Washington energy program for a 2014 Federal Energy and Water Management Award.
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USS Michael Murphy Arrives in 7th Fleet AOR

Guided—missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) Oct. 23.

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RED SEA (Oct. 21, 2014)


Electronics Technician 2nd Class Nathaniel Merrill passes Damage Controlman Erik Green as he aims during a visit, board, search and seizure training aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher, homeported, in Norfolk, Va., is deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anthony R. Martinez (Released) 141021-N-RB546-001
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Navy and Marine Corps Honored with Popular Mechanics’ Breakthrough Award for Innovation

A Navy civilian engineer and two of his Marine Austere Patrolling System (MAPS) colleagues received a Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award at a New York ceremony, the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) announced Oct. 22.
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MCPON Kicks Off Leadership Mess Symposium with Senior Navy Leaders

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens began his annual Leadership Mess Symposium in Suffolk, Virginia, Oct. 21, which included more than 100 fleet, force, and flag—level command master chiefs.
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SOUTH CHINA SEA (Oct. 21, 2014)


Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Joshua Dingman, from Lorraine, N.Y., drives a rigid-hull inflatable boat during a man overboard drill aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Everett Allen (Released) 141021-N-GT589-262
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NEXCOM Breaks Ground For Headquarters Building Expansion

The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) held a groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 21, for a 33,000 sq. ft. addition to its headquarters building located in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
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