Tag Archives: U.S. Pacific Fleet

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

PACOM: Carl Vinson CSG Can Defend Itself Against Anything North Korea Fires At It

PACOM: Carl Vinson CSG Can Defend Itself Against Anything North Korea Fires At It

USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) transits the Philippine Sea while conducting a bilateral exercise with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. US Navy Photo

U.S. Pacific Command commander Adm. Harry Harris said the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group can “absolutely” defend itself against anything North Korea could shoot at it, despite media reports to the contrary. Read More

Navy Directs 30-Day Review of F-18, T-45 Physiological Episodes

Navy Directs 30-Day Review of F-18, T-45 Physiological Episodes

A T-45C Goshawk training aircraft assigned to Carrier Training Wing (CTW) 2 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) on Feb. 9, 2017. US Navy photo.

U.S. Pacific Fleet commander Adm. Scott Swift will lead a 30-day review on “the facts, circumstances and processes surrounding the recent physiological episodes involving T-45 and F/A-18 aircrew,” the Navy announced today. Read More

Next PAC SAG May Be Multinational; Vinson Strike Group To Continue '3rd Fleet Forward' Ops

Next PAC SAG May Be Multinational; Vinson Strike Group To Continue ‘3rd Fleet Forward’ Ops

Cmdr. Garrett Miller, commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) greets the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE 11) as it conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (BHR ESG) as part of interoperability drills between the Pacific Surface Action Group (PAC SAG) and BHR ESG. The drills are meant to enhance readiness of cruiser-destroyer ships to rapidly integrate with an amphibious task force to provide increased capability for amphibious operations in support of crisis response or disaster relief. US Navy photo.

Cmdr. Garrett Miller, commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) greets the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE 11) as it conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (BHR ESG) as part of interoperability drills between the Pacific Surface Action Group (PAC SAG) and BHR ESG. The drills are meant to enhance readiness of cruiser-destroyer ships to rapidly integrate with an amphibious task force to provide increased capability for amphibious operations in support of crisis response or disaster relief. US Navy Photo

The Navy will take lessons learned from the 2016 deployment of a three-destroyer Pacific Fleet Surface Action Group (PAC SAG) that remained under U.S. 3rd Fleet command and stretch itself further, deploying a full carrier strike group under 3rd Fleet command and potentially forming a multinational “PAC SAG 2” this summer. Read More