CENTCOM Commander Visits CVN 77

Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, commander, U.S. Central Command, spoke to the crew of the aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77), provided an update on current events and thanked them for their service July 26.
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Allied Joint Force Command, Naples/U.S. Naval Forces Europe—Africa Bids Farewell to Outgoing Commander, Welcomes New Leader

U.S. Navy Adm. Mark Ferguson assumed command as Commander Allied Joint Force Command (JFC) Naples/Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe—Africa, relieving Adm. Bruce W. Clingan in a ceremony, July 22.
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ARABIAN GULF (July 22, 2014)


An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Tomcatters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is 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 3rd Class Ryan Seelbach (Released) 140722-N-XI307-231
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George Washington Embarks FASTPAC Marines For ADIUTRIX SPEAR

Twenty-two Marines assigned to Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Pacific (FASTPAC) embarked the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as part of ADIUTRIX SPEAR 14-2, July 23-25.
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SECNAV Announces Contract for Navy Photovoltaic Array Project

SECNAV Announces Contract for the Navy’s Largest Photovoltaic Array Project in the Pacific

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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 24, 2014)


The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) is underway during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. Twenty-two nations, 49 ships and six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 26 to Aug. 1 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales (Released) 140724-N-LV331-007
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Sexual Assault Reports: Week of July 14 – 20, 2014

This week’s overview of alleged sexual assaults was compiled based on 17 initial reports across the Navy from July 14 – 20.
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USS Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit Deploy

Nearly 4,000 Sailors and Marines from the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed San Diego on July 25 for a deployment in support of the Navy’s maritime strategy.

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WASHINGTON (July 22, 2014)


Members of the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard practice parading the flags before the U.S. Navy Band Concerts on the Avenue series at the U.S. Navy Memorial. Concerts on the Avenue is a free event open to the public where the U.S. Navy Band performs a set of various traditional military tunes as well as popular songs. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Pankau (Released) 140722-N-CV877-019
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NSWC Indian Head EOD Technology Division Exercise Provides Canine Explosive Detection Training

Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division and Charles County Maryland Sheriff’s Office concluded their final canine homemade explosive detection training event, July 23.

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