USS Fort Worth Reaches Midpoint of 16-Month Deployment

LCS Crew 103 Rough Riders successfully completed the second quarter of the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth’s (LCS 3) maiden deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific following a crew swap with LCS Crew 102 Gold Crew May 26.
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USS Lassen Conducts Trilateral Exercises with Allied Navies

The Arleigh Burke—class guided—missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) and ships from the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) conducted separate one—day trilateral naval exercises with France and Turkey in the waters south of the Korean peninsula May 23 and 25.
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New York (May 24, 2015)


Sailors assigned to USS San Antonio (LPD 17) march in the Greenpoint Veterans Memorial Parade in Brooklyn as a part of Fleet Week New York. Now in its 27th year, Fleet Week New York is the city’s time-honored celebration of the sea services. It is an opportunity for the citizens of New York and the surrounding tri-state area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness firsthand the latest capabilities of today’s maritime services. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Andre N. McIntyre (Released) 150524-N-CD297-156
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Professionalism, Leader Development Key to Future

The following is an abridged version of the presentation on professionalism and leader development delivered at the Navy Flag Officer and Senior Executive Symposium in April 2015.
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Memorial Day observed at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum during Fleet Week

Veterans, service members and civilians gathered in the shadow of the World War II—era aircraft carrier USS Intrepid to pay tribute to fallen heroes during the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Memorial Day ceremony, May 25.
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PEARL HARBOR (May 21, 2015)


Cmdr. Todd Hutchison, commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), greets his daughter as the ship returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam from its first operational deployment. The ship and crew of more than 300 Sailors assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 31, conducted goodwill activities with partner nations and various presence operations such as Oceania Maritime Security Initiative in the western Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeff Troutman (Released) 150521-N-ON468-193
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The Night’s Watch: The blue and yellow ABHs

After sunset, the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) steams on into the night. The movement of aircraft never stops and Aviation Boatswain’s Mates (Handling) or “ABH” night-check crew make this possible.
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GW Receives Handmade Torah from Retired Rear Admiral

The Nimitz—class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) received a new handmade Torah from the Jewish Welfare Board (JWB) and the Jewish Communities Center Association headquartered in New York City.
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NEW YORK (May 23, 2015)


Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus throws the ceremonial first pitch before the New York Yankees play the Texas Rangers. Mabus is visiting the area to meet Sailors and Marines as a part of Fleet Week New York, the city’s celebration of the sea services. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales (Released) 150523-N-LV331-002
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Operation Smile Joins CP-15 Mission in Nicaragua

Volunteers from Operation Smile, alongside military and civilian medical personnel aboard Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), are providing medical care to citizens from Nicaragua during the Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15) mission stop May 17-25.

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