Naval Surface Forces Story Archive

Future USS Thomas Hudner to be Commissioned in Boston  (13 June 2018)
On June 12, Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced the newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, Pre-Commissioning Unit Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), will be commissioned during a ceremony Saturday, Dec. 1, in Boston.
Navy Chooses Port Everglades for Commissioning of the Future USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117)  (14 March 2019)
Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer has approved Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida as the site for the commissioning of the future guided missile destroyer USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117). The event will take place July 27, 2019.
Surface Force Pacific Commander Charges Fleet to Continue Push to Lethality, Mission Command, Culture of Excellence  (19 March 2019)
Vice Adm. Richard Brown, Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet says commodores, commanders, and surface fleet leaders need to prepare for the high-end fight to meet the challenge of renewed great power competition.
Navy's Newest Littoral Combat Ship USS Charleston Arrives in San Diego  (22 April 2019)
The newest littoral combat ship, USS Charleston (LCS 18), arrived at its San Diego homeport after completing its maiden voyage.
CNSP Welcomes New Instructors Who'll Train Crews to Win the High-End Fight  (29 April 2019)
Navy leaders welcomed the newest qualified Warfare Tactics Instructors (WTI) to the fleet during a graduation ceremony at CNSP headquarters in San Diego.
Navy's High-Speed, Mission-Focused Surface Combatant Completes Advanced Training  (29 April 2019)
For the first time in the littoral combat ship's class history, Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC) conducted Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area or operation (AOR).
Namesake's Legacy Provides Sweet Stop for Crew of Future Lyndon B. Johnson   (30 April 2019)
The crew of the future USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002) made a confection connection with their namesake, April 25, when they visited a Dairy Queen in Topsham, Maine.
CNSF Strengthens Outreach, Provides Update to San Diego Military Advisory Council  (17 May 2019)
The U.S. Navy is taking deliberate steps to build and sustain fleet readiness while preparing the surface force to win the high-end fight.
Navy Leadership Accelerates Lethality with Newly Designated Surface Development Squadron  (23 May 2019)
To encourage innovation, experimentation, and combat readiness, Vice Adm. Richard Brown, Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, announced the establishment of Surface Development Squadron ONE (SURFDEVRON ONE).
San Jose Native Wins Surface Warfare Officer of the Year Competition  (28 May 2019)
San Jose Native Lt. James Ballingall, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69), wins Surface Warfare Officer of the Year Competition.
SURFPAC Honors Junior Officer for Shiphandling Proficiency  (4 June 2019)
A native of Charlotte, Vermont, was named the 2018 CNSP Junior Officer Shiphandler of the Year (JOSH).
Navy Touts Navigation, Seamanship Proficiency in Shiphandling Award   (8 June 2019)
A Laurel, Md. native assigned to USS Monsoon (PC 4) was selected as the 2018 Naval Surface Force (SURFOR) Junior Officer Shiphandler of the Year (JOSH), June 5.
Fitzgerald Crew Unveils Commemorative Flag  (20 June 2019)
On June 17, the crew of the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) unveiled a commemorative flag honoring the Sailors who died in a collision in the Sea of Japan two years ago.
USS Lake Champlain Welcomes New Commanding Officer  (1 July 2019)
The guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) held a change of command ceremony June 28 at Naval Base San Diego. Joined on the ship by family, friends, and the ship's crew, Capt. Jennifer Ellinger turned over command to Capt. Allen Johnson.
Navy Announces Commissioning Date for the Future USS Indianapolis (LCS 17)  (18 July 2019)
The U.S. Navy will commission the littoral combat ship, the future USS Indianapolis (LCS 17), during a ceremony in Burns Harbor, Indiana, Oct. 26.

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