The inaugural class of the Junior Officer of the Deck (JOOD) course graduated during a ceremony at Naval Base San Diego, July 17. The four-week course includes training in a broad range of integrated bridge fundamentals to prepare junior officers to drive ships and lead Sailors.
The guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) arrived at its new homeport, Naval Base San Diego, July 18, following 14 years of forward-deployed service in the Indo-Pacific region operating from Japan.
The Navy will commission the future littoral combat ship USS Cincinnati, Oct. 5, 2019 in Gulfport, Mississippi. The commissioning ceremony signifies the acceptance for service and the entrance of a ship into the active fleet of the U. S. Navy.
Vice Adm. Richard A. Brown, Commander, Naval Surface Forces, delivered the keynote address at the Surface Navy Association's (SNA) 21st annual West Coast symposium on board Naval Base San Diego, Aug. 22.