Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet Story Archive

USS Ponce Decommissioned after 46 Years of Service  (14 October 2017)
Following more than 46 years of honorable naval service, the afloat forward staging base (interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) was decommissioned during a time-honored ceremony, Oct. 14.
USS Cole Holds Fourteenth Change of Command  (16 October 2017)
Cmdr. James Von St. Paul relieved Cmdr. David P. Wroe as commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) today in front of friends, family, special guests, and crewmembers during a change of command ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk.
USS Oscar Austin Holds Change of Command Ceremony  (16 October 2017)
The guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) held a change of command ceremony Oct. 11, during a port visit to Brest, France.
USS Monterey Deploys as Surge Force  (16 October 2017)
The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) departed Naval Station Norfolk Oct. 16, for a surge deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet and U.S. 6th Fleet areas of operation.
SURFLANT Holds Active Shooter Drill  (26 October 2017)
Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic (SURFLANT) military and civilian personnel are participating in a training exercise, Oct. 23-27, to ensure that if an active shooter scenario were to occur, personnel would be ready to actively counter that threat here at SURFLANT headquarters building.
Warfare Tactics Instructor Program Continues to Grow  (26 October 2017)
Fourteen service members earned their red Warfare Tactics Instructor (WTI) patches from Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC) in a ceremony held at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Oct. 20.
Battenberg Cup Presented to USS Mason  (26 October 2017)
Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic Rear Adm. Jesse A. Wilson Jr., presented the 2016 Battenberg Cup to the crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) during a ceremony aboard the ship Oct. 17.
Littoral Combat Ship Squadron Celebrates 3rd Birthday  (8 November 2017)
Personnel assigned to Littoral Combat Ship Squadron 2 (COMLCSRON 2) celebrated the command's third birthday at the squadron's headquarters on Naval Station Mayport, Nov. 7.
Crew of Future USS Sioux City to Visit Namesake City  (8 November 2017)
Crew members of the Navy's future USS Sioux City (LCS 11) will arrive in Sioux City, Iowa Nov. 8, to participate in Veteran's Day events around the city.
A Veteran Namesake  (13 November 2017)
Veteran's Day is a distinctive moment for many Americans who served their country during times of war and times of peace.
Littoral Combat Ship Sioux City Blue Crew Commander Speaks at Veterans Day Tribute  (13 November 2017)
A Veteran's Day remembrance event was held Nov. 11 in Jacksonville, Florida at Fleet Landing retirement community.
Honoring the Vanguard  (13 November 2017)
It was an unbearably hot and humid day in the hangar bay of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) in the summer of 2015

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