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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.