U.S. Naval Forces, Marianas Story Archive
The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) arrived in Saipan on Aug. 8 and is providing disaster relief in the wake of Typhoon Soudelor.
The amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) is making preparations to get underway from Saipan Harbor Aug. 14 as the potential builds for a tropical cyclone within the next 24 hours.
Over the past week the United States Coast Guard has been working with local crane operators and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to assist in cleanup following Typhoon Soudelor.
Sailors from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) and Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) worked together during a community service project to clear debris from the grounds of William S. Reyes Elementary School Aug. 14, after Typhoon Soudelor.
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and federal officials announced that the Department of Defense disaster relief mission on Saipan is coming to a close.
Federal and local officials announced that the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) embarked aboard the dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) completed its disaster relief mission in Saipan.
It was a standing ovation as members of the U.S. Army Civic Action Team (CAT) 84-03 were recognized for their efforts during a change of charge ceremony in the Republic of Palau Aug. 21.
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Marianas held a change of command ceremony Aug. 28 in the gymnasium of the former Cmdr. William C. McCool Elementary/Middle School on Naval Base Guam.
The Seabees' motto "We Build, We Fight," lives on today as it did in 1944 when they transformed the war-ravaged island of Guam into an advanced military center.
Memories of corpsmen administering care to his injured body filled Michael Lammey's mind as he toured U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Guam in Agana Heights, Oct. 21.
U.S. Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 Det. 1 and Det. 6 returned to Guam Dec. 7 and 8 after completing seven month deployments, respectively.
Crystal Gingras, dressed in a tan deer skin dress, her braided hair landing on either shoulder, balanced an elk skin powwow drum on a forearm as she sang a measured cadence with each strike of the drumstick she held.
Lt. Alyson Brinker, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25, recently won the Richard E. Luehrs Memorial Award as the 2015 top junior operational flight surgeon of the year for the Navy and Marine Corps.
Three U.S. Navy commands in Guam were recognized for their volunteerism by winning Navy Community Service Program (NCSP) Flagship Awards for 2015.
A representative from Healing Hearts Crisis Center spoke to service members from Joint Region Marianas during a Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month event April 18 at JRM Headquarters.