Tag Archives: U.S. 7th Fleet

With Navy Struggling to Balance Training, Maintenance, Deployment Needs, Service Looking at Data Analysis to Warn of Readiness Problems

With Navy Struggling to Balance Training, Maintenance, Deployment Needs, Service Looking at Data Analysis to Warn of Readiness Problems

Adm. Phil Davidson gives a speech before promoting and reenlisting Sailors and Coastguardsmen during a joint ceremony at the Sept, 11 Memorial in NEW York City during Fleet Week New York 2017. US Navy Photo

NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, Va. — The Navy is eyeing ways to balance its training, maintaining and operating needs amid high global demand for naval forces, the commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command told surface community leaders last week following the release of the Comprehensive Review of Recent Surface Force Incidents. Read More

U.S. 7th Fleet Honors 36 USS Fitzgerald Sailors For Bravery, Damage Control Efforts

U.S. 7th Fleet Honors 36 USS Fitzgerald Sailors For Bravery, Damage Control Efforts

Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer, commander of U.S. 7th Fleet, awards the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal to 36 crew members of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) who distinguished themselves for their bravery and contributions to damage control efforts after a collision with a merchant vessel on June 17, 2017. US Navy photo.

The Navy awarded 36 USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) sailors for their bravery and successful damage-control efforts following a June 17 collision that killed seven of their shipmates. Read More

UPDATED: U.S. 7th Fleet Head Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin Removed from Command Early Following McCain Collision

UPDATED: U.S. 7th Fleet Head Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin Removed from Command Early Following McCain Collision

Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, commander, U.S. 7th Fleet on May 20, 2017. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated with a statement from U.S. 7th Fleet.

The head of the U.S. Pacific Fleet removed the commander of U.S. 7th Fleet from his position just days after the second deadly crash involving a U.S. warship this year, a U.S. official told USNI News late Tuesday. Read More

USS Shiloh Sailor Found Alive Onboard the Cruiser a Week After He Went Missing

USS Shiloh Sailor Found Alive Onboard the Cruiser a Week After He Went Missing

Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 3rd Class Peter Mims poses for a photo after being frocked to the rank of petty officer third class during a ceremony aboard the forward-deployed Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG-67) on May 25, 2017. US Navy Photo

The USS Shiloh (CG-67) sailor who had been missing since June 8 was found alive onboard the ship, the Navy announced this morning. Read More

Navy Identifies Missing USS Shiloh Sailor as Peter Mims

Navy Identifies Missing USS Shiloh Sailor as Peter Mims

Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 3rd Class Peter Mims poses for a photo after being frocked to the rank of petty officer third class during a ceremony aboard the forward-deployed Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG-67) on May 25, 2017. US Navy Photo

The Navy identified the sailor who went missing from the guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG-67) on Thursday as Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 3rd Class Peter Mims, according to an early Tuesday release from U.S. 7th Fleet. Read More

Search For Missing USS Shiloh Sailor Suspended After 50 Hours; Sailor Presumed Dead

Search For Missing USS Shiloh Sailor Suspended After 50 Hours; Sailor Presumed Dead

The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) returns to Fleet Activities Yokosuka after a routine patrol in January 2015. US Navy photo.

U.S. and Japanese ships and aircraft suspended their search for the missing USS Shiloh (CG-67) sailor after about 50 hours of “an exhaustive search” effort that covered about 5,500 square miles, the Navy announced. Read More

Rear Adm. Phillip Sawyer to Serve as Next U.S. 7th Fleet Commander

Rear Adm. Phillip Sawyer to Serve as Next U.S. 7th Fleet Commander

Rear Adm. Phillip Sawyer, outgoing Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC), walks through the side boys during the COMSUBPAC change of command ceremony on Sept. 3, 2015, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. US Navy photo.

Rear Adm. Phillip Sawyer was selected to serve as the next commander of U.S. 7th Fleet in the Pacific, the Pentagon announced on Wednesday. Read More

Makin Island ARG Joins Wasp ARG, Eisenhower CSG In U.S. 5th Fleet

Makin Island ARG Joins Wasp ARG, Eisenhower CSG In U.S. 5th Fleet

The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) underway in the western Pacific Ocean on Oct. 25, 2016. The Makin Island ARG is comprised of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) and the amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25), and is deployed with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. US Navy photo.

The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) underway in the western Pacific Ocean on Oct. 25, 2016. The Makin Island ARG is comprised of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) and the amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25), and is deployed with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. US Navy photo.

The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit passed from U.S. 7th Fleet to U.S. 5th Fleet today, putting all three of the Navy’s deployed battle groups in the Middle East. Read More