Browsing: Deployment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Hi1VkNPJHA The aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman is cruising the Persian Gulf as we speak, launching strikes against ISIS in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, and a video posted to 360 Fly shows just what that looks like from the inside. The clip sent into the digital video gadget company shows an F/A-18F Super Hornet launch with one of the pilots from the Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia-based Strike Fighter Squadron 103 “Jolly Rogers.” VFA-103 is deployed on the Truman. The pilot recorded the take-off in 360 degrees, which means viewers can get a full view of what’s happening in the cockpit at…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EypzUduBqiQ It’s an event years in the making: No, not the new Star Wars movie. The aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower is out of the yards! The ship officially emerged in late August, and as it prepares for its first deployment next summer after two years in a Norfolk dry-dock, the public affairs department released an anticipation-building video parody entitled, “Sea Wars: The Ike Awakens.” The video mirrors the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” trailer, with a very startled petty officer third class on the flight deck, a rolling mop bucket beeping like R2-D2 and an F/A-18 Hornet battling an…

Just over a year ago, retired Vice Adm. Mike Miller collected $100 each from the chief of naval operations and the Navy secretary as he handed over command of the Naval Academy. In his remarks, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus told the crowd at Alumni Hall that he and Adm. Jon Greenert had made a bet four years earlier with Miller — a ’74 academy grad — that he wouldn’t last a second tour at the Naval Academy without getting in trouble. “… I think the main thing we share is the astonishment of his classmates and my shipmates from long ago…

For your daily dose of heartwarming videos, check out the two homecomings below. Though they happen across the country, they have expressions of pure joy in common. The first, from the Kitsap Sun. [HTML1] Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) (AW) David Templeton, Operations Specialist 1st Class (AW) Sean Shenefelt and Senior Chief Machinist’s Mate (SW) Jason Turner made a surprise visit to PineCrest Elementary School in Bremerton, Wash., on Tuesday afternoon. The three sailors, assigned to the carrier John C. Stennis, were scheduled to be home in early May. About 130 kids were at an assembly having a story read to…

Though Senior Chief Aviation Machinist’s Mate (AW/SW) David Janssen missed being with his daughter during past deployments, it won’t be a problem in his upcoming one. Janssen will deploy aboard the carrier Harry S. Truman with his daughter Breanna, a gunner’s mate 3rd class. It will be her first deployment, and the ninth and final deployment for her father. “While I may not be able to make up the time we’ve lost, at least I’ll be right beside her this time around,” said David Janssen, the leading chief petty officer of maintenance control for the “Seahawks” of Carrier Airborne Early…

They say it takes a village to raise a child, but how about a Navy cruiser raising six? Six sailors aboard cruiser Hué City have added a new member to the family, according to The Florida Times-Union. Four were born within two days of each other; the other two new additions followed shortly after. Technology has allowed the five proud fathers and one grandfather to show off photos of their bundles of joy on deck almost immediately. One was even able to hear his son’s first cries over the telephone. Scoop Deck got a hold of these first photos of…

With the “global force for good” in mind, some 400 military service members, many of them trained and skilled in the medical and health professions, boarded the hospital ship Mercy at San Diego Naval Base, Calif, on the morning of May 1 for a mission to Southeast Asia. Joining them that day were scores of civilians, volunteers of all ages from universities, nongovernmental organizations and charities who embarked on the ship for “Pacific Partnership 2012,” the seventh iteration of the U.S. Pacific Fleet’s humanitarian and civic action program that grew from the widespread disaster of the 2004 tsunami that struck…

U.S. Transportation Command wants reservists trained in the planning and execution of joint military operations to apply to work at its Joint Planning Support Element, headquartered in Norfolk, Va. The JPSE has recently expanded following the 2011 disestablishment of U.S. Joint Forces Command and its Standing Joint Force Headquarters and is expecting “an increase in operational tempo,” according to a March 5 press release. JPSE, which falls under TRANSCOM’s Joint Enabling Capabilities Command or JECC, provides “tailored, ready joint capability packages” aimed at rapidly establishing joint force headquarters. Personnel assigned to JPSE will deploy “to assist joint force commanders in…

The temperature would rise to near 60 in Hampton Roads Tuesday, but winds gusting to 37 mph made it feel 45ish — and it always feels colder down at the Naval Station Norfolk waterfront, where the frigate Nicholas left around 10 a.m. How windy was it? The line handlers had to go hatless: The chop also made for a tricky getaway: And off they went: Nicholas will be joining other U.S. and partner-nation ships in support of Navy Maritime Interception Operations, according to Naval Surface Force Atlantic.

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