Adm. Scott Swift, commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, met with leaders at Afloat Training Group Pacific (ATGPAC), along with representatives from Afloat Training Group San Diego and Engineering Assessment Pacific, on Naval Base San Diego, Sept. 14.
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced October 18 the newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, PCU Little Rock (LCS 9), will be commissioned during a ceremony Saturday, December 16 at Canalside Buffalo.
On Oct. 19, Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced the newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, Pre-Commissioning Unit Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), will be commissioned during a ceremony Saturday, March 24, 2018 in Charleston, South Carolina.
As part of a fleet visit to the Pacific Northwest, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson spent three hours aboard USS Gridley (DDG 101) Nov. 15, where he told the crew, "I've got your back."
Twelve ensigns completed the first pilot Junior Officer of the Deck (JOOD) Course at Surface Warfare Officer Schools (SWOS) Command, Dec. 15. The course will be refined and informed by feedback received from the students and the fleet in the months ahead.
Vice Adm. Rich Brown, commander, Naval Surface Forces (CNSF) and commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CNSP), held a commander's call, March 9, aboard guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) at Naval Station (NAVSTA) Mayport to engage with the ship's leadership.
Vice Adm. Rich Brown, commander, Naval Surface Forces (CNSF) and commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CNSP), met with waterfront leadership in Norfolk, Virginia, and Mayport, Florida to discuss surface warfare, warfighting and his command philosophy.
Vice Adm. Rich Brown, commander, Naval Surface Forces (SURFOR), embarked Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) March 16, as the ship got underway from Naval Base San Diego for the final stage of Coastal Mine Reconnaissance (CMR) mission module testing.
Commander, Naval Surface Group Western Pacific (CNSG WP) was officially established in Japan to oversee the Forward Deployed Naval Force Japan (FDNF-J) surface ship maintenance, training, and certification on April 11, 2018.
The flying Squad from USS Boxer participated in a pilot program of the Shipboard Firefighting/Damage Control Emergency Team Trainer at the Surface Warfare Officer's School Learning Site San Diego on March 30.