Naval Surface Forces Story Archive

Princeton, WTIs Launch Live Missiles during SWATT Exercise  (6 October 2016)
Guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) fired a Standard Missile 2 (SM-2) at a target Sept. 29 in a live missile-fire event as part of the Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT).
Future USS Zumwalt to Depart Norfolk for Baltimore   (6 October 2016)
The future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) is scheduled to depart Naval Station Norfolk Oct. 7 and complete a one-day transit to Baltimore, Md., where it will be commissioned into active service on Oct. 15, during Fleet Week Maryland.
LCS Crew 111 Returns USS Fort Worth to San Diego  (7 October 2016)
The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) and LCS Crew 111 returned to their homeport of San Diego Oct. 7, following a 23-month rotational deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific area of operation.
LCS Crew 106 Commanding Officer Relieved  (14 October 2016)
The commanding officer of Crew 106 for the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) was relieved of his duties Oct. 13.
USS Detroit Makes Historic Inaugural Port Visit in Canada  (27 October 2016)
Littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) traveled across the Detroit River for the ship's inaugural port visit and received a warm welcome from the city of Windsor, Ontario, Oct. 24.
CNSP Hosts Three-Day Cybersecurity Event  (14 November 2016)
Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, hosted a three-day Cyber Symposium at Naval Base Point Loma, Nov. 8-10.
USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) Arrives in San Diego  (8 December 2016)
The Navy's most technologically advanced surface combatant, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), completed her journey to San Diego Thursday, Dec. 8.
USS Zumwalt Holds Change of Command  (20 December 2016)
Capt. Scott A. Tait relieved Capt. James A. Kirk as commanding officer of USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) during a change of command ceremony held on Naval Base San Diego, Dec. 20, 2016.
SURFPAC Welcomes 2016 SOY Finalists  (24 January 2017)
Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (SURFPAC) welcomed eight Sailors and their spouses for the annual Sea and Shore Sailor of the Year (SOY) Week in San Diego, Jan. 22-27.
F-35B Operations, Sustainment Exercise Brings Experts Together  (20 March 2017)
Nearly 200 Navy, Marine Corps, and civilian personnel concluded a weeklong exercise aiming to successfully integrate the new F-35B Joint Strike Fighter into the fleet.
'Trailblazing' Naval Officer Shares Experience as Female SWO  (31 March 2017)
In 1979, the Navy qualified its first group of female officers to serve in the surface warfare officer (SWO) community, beginning a trend that would eventually allow women to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Navy.
The Ultimate Sacrifice So We Can Live Free: Surface Force Commander Leads Memorial Day Service, Thanks Coronado Residents  (30 May 2017)
Vice Adm. Tom Rowden, commander, Naval Surface Forces delivered remarks at the Coronado Memorial Day Commemoration at Star Park, Coronado, California, May 29.
USS Rafael Peralta Commissioned in San Diego  (30 July 2017)
The Navy's newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) was commissioned in a ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island, July 29.
Surface Warriors and Industry Experts Convene, Discuss Warfighting Innovation  (17 August 2017)
Subject matter experts from military, industry and civilian organizations affiliated with the surface warfare community gathered to discuss various emergent surface warfare areas at Naval Base Point Loma's Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center, August 15-17.
Naval Maintenance Community Recognizes Gold Disk Developers   (17 August 2017)
Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet Vice Adm. Tom Rowden presented three Sailors with the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Gold Disk Awards at the American Society of Naval Engineers' Fleet Maintenance and Modernization Symposium (FMMS) at the San Diego Convention Center, Aug. 16.

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