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Naval Surface and Mine
Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC)
UIC: 4005Y
4170 Norman Scott Road, Suite 4
San Diego, California 92136-5519

Surface Warfare Technical Division (SWTD)
UIC: 57091
Mailing Address:
Surface Warfare Technical Division (SWTD)
5280 4th Street Suite 162
Dahlgren, VA 22448-5300
(540) 653-9964
SDO: (540) 684-8259

Fleet Training Atlantic (FT-L)
UIC: 53202
Mailing Address:
Fleet Training Atlantic (FT-L)
2200 Amphibious Drive Bldg. 112
Virginia Beach, VA 23459-289
(757) 462-1484

Surface Advanced Warfighting School (SAWS)
UIC: 53203
Mailing Address:
Surface Advanced Warfighting School (SAWS)
4170 Norman Scott Road Suite 4
San Diego, CA 92136
(619) 767-6026

Mine Countermeasure Technical Division (MCMTD)
UIC: 38301
Mailing Address:
Mine Countermeasure Technical Division (MCMTD)
3244 Echo Lane Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92147-5119
(619) 524-0448

Fleet Training Pacific (FT-P)
UIC: 4005Y
Mailing Address:
Fleet Training Pacific (FT-P)
170 Norman Scott Road, Suite 4
San Diego, CA 92136-5519
(619) 767-6037
 
Personnel and Administration
(619) 767-6824extension 19569
Intelligence and Cryptology
(619) 767-6144
Networks, Communications, & Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations
(619) 767-6045
Front Office
(619) 767-6040
Public Affairs - email
(619) 767-6099
Ombudsman
(619)309-7897
To request a sponsor please contact smwdc_sponsor@navy.mil or call (619) 556-3614

Congratulations on your new assignment to Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting
Development Center (SMWDC). I am super excited to have you become a member
of our team! We are all ahead flank on our mission to enhance the tactical proficiency
and lethality of the Surface Force across all domains. Your expertise and
dedication will play a vital role in achieving our objectives and driving Surface and
driving Surface Force warfighting excellence.

Our mission encompasses multiple lines of effort, including Warfare Tactics Instructor
(WTI) Production, Advanced Tactical Training, Doctrine and Tactical Guidance
Development, Operational Support to Naval Component Commanders, Numbered
Fleet Commanders, and Combatant Commanders, as well as Capability Assessments,
Experimentation, and Requirements Support. Each aspect contributes to our
overarching goal of ensuring the readiness and effectiveness of our naval forces.

At SMWDC, our vision is clear: to build lethality, generate combat readiness, and foster
tactical innovation. We aim to elevate individual and unit proficiency, preparing our
Surface Force for high-end combat operations against our adversaries. We are
committed to promoting creativity, critical thinking, and bold innovation to develop
the tactics, techniques, and procedures necessary to overcome the toughest
challenges.

Guided by our principles, we strive for excellence in all that we do. Whether it is
enhancing fleet capabilities, taking ownership of our responsibilities, or fostering a
culture of trust, respect, and professionalism. We embody the values of leadership,
agility, and continuous improvement and approach challenges with a can-do
attitude, emphasizing humility, hard work, and high standards, all while ensuring a
supportive and enjoyable work environment (i.e. have some fun)!

As you integrate into our team, I encourage you to embrace our guiding principles
and contribute your unique talents and perspectives. Together, we will continue to
push the boundaries of innovation and excellence in service to our nation.

Once again, welcome aboard to SMWDC! We look forward to your contributions
and the journey ahead.

                                                                                    Sincerely,

                                                                                    D. W. MARKS
                                                                                    RDML USN

 Download Mission, Vision, and Statement pdf

Naval Surface and Mine
Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC)
UIC: 4005Y
4170 Norman Scott Road, Suite 4
San Diego, California 92136-5519

Surface Warfare Technical Division (SWTD)
UIC: 57091
Mailing Address:
Surface Warfare Technical Division (SWTD)
5280 4th Street Suite 162
Dahlgren, VA 22448-5300
(540) 653-9964
SDO: (540) 684-8259

Fleet Training Atlantic (FT-L)
UIC: 53202
Mailing Address:
Fleet Training Atlantic (FT-L)
2200 Amphibious Drive Bldg. 112
Virginia Beach, VA 23459-289
(757) 462-1484

Surface Advanced Warfighting School (SAWS)
UIC: 53203
Mailing Address:
Surface Advanced Warfighting School (SAWS)
4170 Norman Scott Road Suite 4
San Diego, CA 92136
(619) 767-6026

Mine Countermeasure Technical Division (MCMTD)
UIC: 38301
Mailing Address:
Mine Countermeasure Technical Division (MCMTD)
3244 Echo Lane Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92147-5119
(619) 524-0448

Fleet Training Pacific (FT-P)
UIC: 4005Y
Mailing Address:
Fleet Training Pacific (FT-P)
170 Norman Scott Road, Suite 4
San Diego, CA 92136-5519
(619) 767-6037
 
Personnel and Administration
(619) 767-6824extension 19569
Intelligence and Cryptology
(619) 767-6144
Networks, Communications, & Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations
(619) 767-6045
Front Office
(619) 767-6040
Public Affairs - email
(619) 767-6099
Ombudsman
(619)309-7897
To request a sponsor please contact smwdc_sponsor@navy.mil or call (619) 556-3614

Congratulations on your new assignment to Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting
Development Center (SMWDC). I am super excited to have you become a member
of our team! We are all ahead flank on our mission to enhance the tactical proficiency
and lethality of the Surface Force across all domains. Your expertise and
dedication will play a vital role in achieving our objectives and driving Surface and
driving Surface Force warfighting excellence.

Our mission encompasses multiple lines of effort, including Warfare Tactics Instructor
(WTI) Production, Advanced Tactical Training, Doctrine and Tactical Guidance
Development, Operational Support to Naval Component Commanders, Numbered
Fleet Commanders, and Combatant Commanders, as well as Capability Assessments,
Experimentation, and Requirements Support. Each aspect contributes to our
overarching goal of ensuring the readiness and effectiveness of our naval forces.

At SMWDC, our vision is clear: to build lethality, generate combat readiness, and foster
tactical innovation. We aim to elevate individual and unit proficiency, preparing our
Surface Force for high-end combat operations against our adversaries. We are
committed to promoting creativity, critical thinking, and bold innovation to develop
the tactics, techniques, and procedures necessary to overcome the toughest
challenges.

Guided by our principles, we strive for excellence in all that we do. Whether it is
enhancing fleet capabilities, taking ownership of our responsibilities, or fostering a
culture of trust, respect, and professionalism. We embody the values of leadership,
agility, and continuous improvement and approach challenges with a can-do
attitude, emphasizing humility, hard work, and high standards, all while ensuring a
supportive and enjoyable work environment (i.e. have some fun)!

As you integrate into our team, I encourage you to embrace our guiding principles
and contribute your unique talents and perspectives. Together, we will continue to
push the boundaries of innovation and excellence in service to our nation.

Once again, welcome aboard to SMWDC! We look forward to your contributions
and the journey ahead.

                                                                                    Sincerely,

                                                                                    D. W. MARKS
                                                                                    RDML USN

 Download Mission, Vision, and Statement pdf
 ​

Naval Surface and Mine
Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC)
UIC: 4005Y
4170 Norman Scott Road, Suite 4
San Diego, California 92136-5519

Surface Warfare Technical Division (SWTD)
UIC: 57091
Mailing Address:
Surface Warfare Technical Division (SWTD)
5280 4th Street Suite 162
Dahlgren, VA 22448-5300
(540) 653-9964
SDO: (540) 684-8259

Fleet Training Atlantic (FT-L)
UIC: 53202
Mailing Address:
Fleet Training Atlantic (FT-L)
2200 Amphibious Drive Bldg. 112
Virginia Beach, VA 23459-289
(757) 462-1484

Surface Advanced Warfighting School (SAWS)
UIC: 53203
Mailing Address:
Surface Advanced Warfighting School (SAWS)
4170 Norman Scott Road Suite 4
San Diego, CA 92136
(619) 767-6026

Mine Countermeasure Technical Division (MCMTD)
UIC: 38301
Mailing Address:
Mine Countermeasure Technical Division (MCMTD)
3244 Echo Lane Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92147-5119
(619) 524-0448

Fleet Training Pacific (FT-P)
UIC: 4005Y
Mailing Address:
Fleet Training Pacific (FT-P)
170 Norman Scott Road, Suite 4
San Diego, CA 92136-5519
(619) 767-6037
 
Personnel and Administration
(619) 767-6824 extension 19569
Intelligence and Cryptology
(619) 767-6144
Networks, Communications, & Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations
(619) 767-6045
Front Office
(619) 767-6040
Public Affairs - email
(619) 767-6099
Ombudsman
(619) 309-7897
To request a sponsor please contact smwdc_sponsor@navy.mil or call (619) 767-6047
 
Congratulations on your new assignment to Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC). I am super excited to have you become a member of our team! We are all ahead flank on our mission to enhance the tactical proficiency and lethality of the Surface Force across all domains. Your expertise and dedication will play a vital role in achieving our objectives and driving Surface Force warfighting excellence.

Our mission encompasses multiple lines of effort, including Warfare Tactics Instructor (WTI) Production, Advanced Tactical Training, Doctrine and Tactical Guidance Development, Operational Support to Naval Component Commanders, Numbered Fleet Commanders, and Combatant Commanders, as well as Capability Assessments, Experimentation, and Requirements Support. Each aspect contributes to our overarching goal of ensuring the readiness and effectiveness of our naval forces.

At SMWDC, our vision is clear: to build lethality, generate combat readiness, and foster tactical innovation. We aim to elevate individual and unit proficiency, preparing our Surface Force for high-end combat operations against our adversaries. We are committed to promoting creativity, critical thinking, and bold innovation to develop the tactics, techniques, and procedures necessary to overcome the toughest challenges.

Guided by our principles, we strive for excellence in all that we do. Whether it is enhancing fleet capabilities, taking ownership of our responsibilities, or fostering a culture of trust, respect, and professionalism. We embody the values of leadership, agility, and continuous improvement and approach challenges with a can-do attitude, emphasizing humility, hard work, and high standards, all while ensuring a supportive and enjoyable work environment (i.e. have some fun)!

As you integrate into our team, I encourage you to embrace our guiding principles and contribute your unique talents and perspectives. Together, we will continue to push the boundaries of innovation and excellence in service to our nation.

Once again, welcome aboard to SMWDC! We look forward to your contributions and the journey ahead.


          Sincerely,

                 D. W. MARKS
              RDML USN

 

 Download Mission, Vision, and Statement pdf
 


Naval Surface and Mine
Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC)
UIC: 4005Y
4170 Norman Scott Road, Suite 4
San Diego, California 92136-5519

Surface Warfare Technical Division (SWTD)
UIC: 57091
Mailing Address:
Surface Warfare Technical Division (SWTD)
5280 4th Street Suite 162
Dahlgren, VA 22448-5300
(540) 653-9964
SDO: (540) 684-8259

Fleet Training Atlantic (FT-L)
UIC: 53202
Mailing Address:
Fleet Training Atlantic (FT-L)
2200 Amphibious Drive Bldg. 112
Virginia Beach, VA 23459-289
(757) 462-1484

Surface Advanced Warfighting School (SAWS)
UIC: 53203
Mailing Address:
Surface Advanced Warfighting School (SAWS)
4170 Norman Scott Road Suite 4
San Diego, CA 92136
(619) 767-6026

Mine Countermeasure Technical Division (MCMTD)
UIC: 38301
Mailing Address:
Mine Countermeasure Technical Division (MCMTD)
3244 Echo Lane Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92147-5119
(619) 524-0448

Fleet Training Pacific (FT-P)
UIC: 4005Y
Mailing Address:
Fleet Training Pacific (FT-P)
170 Norman Scott Road, Suite 4
San Diego, CA 92136-5519
(619) 767-6037
 
Personnel and Administration
(619) 767-6824 extension 19569
Intelligence and Cryptology
(619) 767-6144
Networks, Communications, & Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations
(619) 767-6045
Front Office
(619) 767-6040
Public Affairs - email
(619) 767-6099
Ombudsman
(619) 309-7897
To request a sponsor please contact smwdc_sponsor@navy.mil or call (619) 767-6047
 
Congratulations on your new assignment to Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC). I am super excited to have you become a member of our team! We are all ahead flank on our mission to enhance the tactical proficiency and lethality of the Surface Force across all domains. Your expertise and dedication will play a vital role in achieving our objectives and driving Surface Force warfighting excellence.

Our mission encompasses multiple lines of effort, including Warfare Tactics Instructor (WTI) Production, Advanced Tactical Training, Doctrine and Tactical Guidance Development, Operational Support to Naval Component Commanders, Numbered Fleet Commanders, and Combatant Commanders, as well as Capability Assessments, Experimentation, and Requirements Support. Each aspect contributes to our overarching goal of ensuring the readiness and effectiveness of our naval forces.

At SMWDC, our vision is clear: to build lethality, generate combat readiness, and foster tactical innovation. We aim to elevate individual and unit proficiency, preparing our Surface Force for high-end combat operations against our adversaries. We are committed to promoting creativity, critical thinking, and bold innovation to develop the tactics, techniques, and procedures necessary to overcome the toughest challenges.

Guided by our principles, we strive for excellence in all that we do. Whether it is enhancing fleet capabilities, taking ownership of our responsibilities, or fostering a culture of trust, respect, and professionalism. We embody the values of leadership, agility, and continuous improvement and approach challenges with a can-do attitude, emphasizing humility, hard work, and high standards, all while ensuring a supportive and enjoyable work environment (i.e. have some fun)!

As you integrate into our team, I encourage you to embrace our guiding principles and contribute your unique talents and perspectives. Together, we will continue to push the boundaries of innovation and excellence in service to our nation.

Once again, welcome aboard to SMWDC! We look forward to your contributions and the journey ahead.


          Sincerely,

                 D. W. MARKS
              RDML USN

 

 Download Mission, Vision, and Statement pdf
 







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CoS


Shipmates! On behalf of the Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, I’d like to extend a warm welcome to our staff. You will soon be part of a dedicated group of military and civilian professionals who are performing a mission of vital importance to our nation.

Our key missions are to deliver and sustain full-spectrum naval power in support of fleet and operational commanders; to lead Surface Warfare policy and standardization issues with a fleet focused perspective; and to develop the professional expertise of our surface warriors.

The SURFPAC team is dedicated to supporting the fleet and our Sailors. We are making an impact on the waterfront each and every day. You will find your tour here to be challenging and rewarding. We need the very best from every member of our staff to preserve the Surface Force competitive edge. Your contributions to our mission will ensure the Surface Force remains the vanguard of our Navy’s combat power, ready at a moment’s notice, 24/7, around the world.

CAPT T.J. Zerr
Chief of Staff


CMC

CNSP Command Master Chief Charles Smith welcomes the newest Sailors to the command and what they can expect during their time at CNSP.
CNSP Command Master Chief's Welcome Aboard Message video


Ombudsman

CNSP Command Ombudsman Seira De Veau welcomes the newest Sailors and their families to the command and the support the ombudsmen provide.
CNSP Command Ombudsman's Welcome Aboard Message video
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The Little Beavers

DESTROYER SQUADRON 23
 

 

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November 2023 



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June 2023 



May 2023 - A Foundation of Excellence 

May 2023 



Apr 2023 - BRM Training 

April 2023 

 

Mar 2023 - Surface Force Embedded Mental Health 

March 2023 

 

Winter 2023 - SNA Edition 

Winter 2023 

 

October 2022 - Surface Warfare of the Year 

October 2022 

 

July 2022 - The War On Rust 

July 2022 

 

May 2022 - Maintenance Execution Teams 

May 2022 

 

April 2022 - Stars Guide Essex Home 

April 2022 

 

Winter 2022 - SNA The Competitve Edge 

Winter 2022 

 

September 2021 - SWO Virtual Learning 

September 2021

 

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July 2021

 

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June 2021

 

 

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June 2023 - Why the Navy Loves to SWATT – What You Should Know 

June 2023 



May 2023 - A Foundation of Excellence 

May 2023 

 

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October 2022 

 

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April 2022 - Stars Guide Essex Home 

April 2022 

 

Winter 2022 - SNA The Competitve Edge 

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Ships
 

John Henry Sr. and John Henry Jr.

SHIP’S CREST COMMISSIONED: 20 MAY 1995

LOCATION: Pascagoula, MS

SHIELD. Dark blue and gold are the colors traditionally associated with the Navy. Gold is emblematic of excellence and red denotes valor and sacrifice. The red wedge and the trident symbolize DDG 59’s modern warfare capabilities: Aegis and Vertical Launch Systems. The three tines represent submarine surface, and air warfare. The wedge superimposed on the wave alludes to General Russell’s leadership and vision in the development of the Fleet Marine Forces and amphibious doctrine. The two gauntlets symbolize the two RUSSELLS and highlight teamwork and cooperation. The wavy divisions of the shield represent a river and underscore Rear Admiral Russell’s service in coastal and river campaigns during the Mexican War and Civil War. The sun and light blue reflect the tropical climate of the Gulf Coast and Caribbean, referring to both Russell’s service in the Gulf of Mexico and General Russell’s extended service in Haiti. The sun and light blue also highlight the south and west pacific service of the first USS RUSSELL (DD 414) in World War II.

CREST. The sixteen-sided shield and star commemorate the first USS RUSSELL’s sixteen battle stars earned during World War II. The gold star also demotes command and authority. The stylized Oriental dragon symbolizes strength, vigilance, and service in the Orient and Pacific.

SUPPORTERS. The crossed naval officer sword and mameluke signify the special relationship between the Navy and Marine Corps in projecting power from the sea. The unique character of naval service embodied in the Russell family where two distinguished Officers, father and son, served their respective services and their country with honor on land and sea.

MOTTO. “STRENGTH AND FREEDOM.” The real strength of our country is that, for over 200 years, Americans have fought and died for the ideals of freedom and democracy; Hence, “Strength in Freedom.”

COMMISSIONED: 20 MAY 1995 LOCATION: Pascagoula, MS


 

John Henry Sr. and John Henry Jr.

SHIP NAMESAKE

Named for John Henry Russell Sr. and John Henry Russell Jr.

Rear Admiral John Henry Russell Sr. (July 4 1827 - April 1 1897), served during the Mexican-American War and the American Civil War. John Henry Russell, Jr. (November 14 1872 - March 6 1947), was the 16th Commandant of the Marine Corps.

 
 
   
 
Command Senior Chief Julius C. Green
Command Senior Chief Julius C. Green
Command Senior Chief Julius C. Green
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CMDCS Julius C. Green

USS TRIPOLI (LHA 7)

 

BLAZON

SHIELD: Azure (Dark Blue), a pall inverted Gules, fimbriated Or between in dexter chief a sun in glory above a pictorial of sand dunes, all Proper, in sinister a demi-trident with the center tine as a lightning bolt of the third, and in base three bars wavy Celeste fimbriated Argent (Silver Gray) surmounted by a magnolia flower Proper; all within a diminished bordure of the third.

CREST: From a wreath Or and Azure (Dark Blue), three anchors Argent (Silver Gray) below a pair of Kentucky long rifles in saltire Proper, between five plates bendwise and five plates bendwise sinister; overall an eagle, wings inverted, Proper bearing the arms of the United States perched upon an arrow fasces fesswise Or to sinister, interlaced with an olive wreath Vert.

MOTTO: A tri-partite scroll Azure doubled Or inscribed “IN ÆRE TERRAM MARIQUE” Or. SUPPORTERS: Behind the shield, a USN Officer sword in dexter chief, a USMC Officer Mameluke sword in sinister chief, a USN cutlass in dexter base, and a USMC NCO sword in sinister base saltirewise points downward, all Proper.
 

SYMBOLISM

SHIELD: The colors of the shield--dark blue, red and gold--are associated with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. These specific colors represent both the current crew as well as the Marines and Sailors who fought in the Battle of Derne at Tripoli. The inverted pall partitions the shield into thirds, signifying LHA 7 as the third ship to bear the name USS TRIPOLI. The sun in glory above sand dunes depicts the 600-mile desert journey from Alexandria, Egypt to Derne, Tripoli led by General William Eaton, USA, and First Lieutenant Presley O’Bannon, USMC. The trident, featuring a lightning bolt, depicts the three prongs of USS TRIPOLI’s capabilities--air, land and sea. The lightning bolt also represents the F-35B “Lightning II” which USS TRIPOLI can fully support. The three bars wavy represent USS TRIPOLI’s ability to navigate across the oceans in defense of our national interests. The magnolia flower pays homage to the State of Mississippi, where USS TRIPOLI was built. All three venues--land, air and sea--are referenced in the shield to reflect and reinforce the ship’s motto.

CREST: The three anchors represent the USS ARGUS, USS HORNET and USS NAUTILUS that provided necessary support, supplies and money to Eaton and O’Bannon along the trek to Tripoli. Additionally, the ships aided Eaton and O’Bannon during the battle with cannon fire upon the enemy’s strongholds. The two Kentucky long rifles are in honor of O’Bannon serving in the Kentucky State Legislature and Senate after his military career as well as denoting his final resting place. Further, the rifles are angled to signify O’Bannon as the first person to raise the American flag in victory on foreign soil. The ten musket balls pay homage to the eight Marines and two Sailors who were engaged in the Battle of Derna. The eagle, bearing the arms of the United States, is emblematic of Eaton’s appointed position as a Consul of Tunis. The fasces, symbolic of leadership and authority, emphasizes Eaton’s diplomatic role. The arrow within the fasces conveys direction, as well as serves to imply a backing of military force. The olive wreath is associated with peace and compliments the conciliatory efforts made by Eaton prior to the Battle of Derna.

MOTTO:IN ÆRE TERRAM MARIQUE“ translates to “IN THE AIR, ON LAND, AND SEA.“ This personifies the capabilities of USS TRIPOLI as an amphibious warfare vessel and echoes a verse in the Marine Corps Hymn.

SUPPORTERS: The Navy Officer sword and Marine Corps Mameluke sword signify leadership and teamwork. The Marine Corps’ adoption of the Mameluke stems from O’Bannon being awarded the sword by Hamet Karamanli for his leadership and bravery in the decisive victory at Derne. This honor is further commemorated in the Marine Corps Hymn with “To the shores of Tripoli.” The Navy cutlass and Marine Corps NCO sword pay tribute to the enlisted team on the ship.

SEAL: The coat of arms as blazoned in full color on a white oval, edged gold, enclosed by a dark blue border edged on the outside with a gold rope and inscribed “USS TRIPOLI” above and “LHA 7” below in gold.

USS TRIPOLI (LHA 7)

 

BLAZON

SHIELD: Azure (Dark Blue), a pall inverted Gules, fimbriated Or between in dexter chief a sun in glory above a pictorial of sand dunes, all Proper, in sinister a demi-trident with the center tine as a lightning bolt of the third, and in base three bars wavy Celeste fimbriated Argent (Silver Gray) surmounted by a magnolia flower Proper; all within a diminished bordure of the third.

CREST: From a wreath Or and Azure (Dark Blue), three anchors Argent (Silver Gray) below a pair of Kentucky long rifles in saltire Proper, between five plates bendwise and five plates bendwise sinister; overall an eagle, wings inverted, Proper bearing the arms of the United States perched upon an arrow fasces fesswise Or to sinister, interlaced with an olive wreath Vert.

MOTTO: A tri-partite scroll Azure doubled Or inscribed “IN ÆRE TERRAM MARIQUE” Or. SUPPORTERS: Behind the shield, a USN Officer sword in dexter chief, a USMC Officer Mameluke sword in sinister chief, a USN cutlass in dexter base, and a USMC NCO sword in sinister base saltirewise points downward, all Proper.
 

SYMBOLISM

SHIELD: The colors of the shield--dark blue, red and gold--are associated with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. These specific colors represent both the current crew as well as the Marines and Sailors who fought in the Battle of Derne at Tripoli. The inverted pall partitions the shield into thirds, signifying LHA 7 as the third ship to bear the name USS TRIPOLI. The sun in glory above sand dunes depicts the 600-mile desert journey from Alexandria, Egypt to Derne, Tripoli led by General William Eaton, USA, and First Lieutenant Presley O’Bannon, USMC. The trident, featuring a lightning bolt, depicts the three prongs of USS TRIPOLI’s capabilities--air, land and sea. The lightning bolt also represents the F-35B “Lightning II” which USS TRIPOLI can fully support. The three bars wavy represent USS TRIPOLI’s ability to navigate across the oceans in defense of our national interests. The magnolia flower pays homage to the State of Mississippi, where USS TRIPOLI was built. All three venues--land, air and sea--are referenced in the shield to reflect and reinforce the ship’s motto.

CREST: The three anchors represent the USS ARGUS, USS HORNET and USS NAUTILUS that provided necessary support, supplies and money to Eaton and O’Bannon along the trek to Tripoli. Additionally, the ships aided Eaton and O’Bannon during the battle with cannon fire upon the enemy’s strongholds. The two Kentucky long rifles are in honor of O’Bannon serving in the Kentucky State Legislature and Senate after his military career as well as denoting his final resting place. Further, the rifles are angled to signify O’Bannon as the first person to raise the American flag in victory on foreign soil. The ten musket balls pay homage to the eight Marines and two Sailors who were engaged in the Battle of Derna. The eagle, bearing the arms of the United States, is emblematic of Eaton’s appointed position as a Consul of Tunis. The fasces, symbolic of leadership and authority, emphasizes Eaton’s diplomatic role. The arrow within the fasces conveys direction, as well as serves to imply a backing of military force. The olive wreath is associated with peace and compliments the conciliatory efforts made by Eaton prior to the Battle of Derna.

MOTTO:IN ÆRE TERRAM MARIQUE“ translates to “IN THE AIR, ON LAND, AND SEA.“ This personifies the capabilities of USS TRIPOLI as an amphibious warfare vessel and echoes a verse in the Marine Corps Hymn.

SUPPORTERS: The Navy Officer sword and Marine Corps Mameluke sword signify leadership and teamwork. The Marine Corps’ adoption of the Mameluke stems from O’Bannon being awarded the sword by Hamet Karamanli for his leadership and bravery in the decisive victory at Derne. This honor is further commemorated in the Marine Corps Hymn with “To the shores of Tripoli.” The Navy cutlass and Marine Corps NCO sword pay tribute to the enlisted team on the ship.

SEAL: The coat of arms as blazoned in full color on a white oval, edged gold, enclosed by a dark blue border edged on the outside with a gold rope and inscribed “USS TRIPOLI” above and “LHA 7” below in gold.







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USS Daniel Inouye

Shield.  Blue and gold are traditional colors associated with the U.S. Navy.  The dark blue pile reversed is a stylized characterization of Diamond Head, Hawaii’s most recognized monument and former home to the first United States military reservation in Hawaii, Fort Ruger.  The landmark is located in Honolulu, the birthplace of Daniel Inouye as well as where he conducted much of his life’s work.  Diamond Head sits on the coast of the island of Oahu, the ocean represented here by the waves.  Present on the Honolulu flag and Hawaii state seal, the sun is emblematic of a new day and, therefore, the birth of a new state.  Forming the sun, the green triangles are the Hawaiian symbol for `Aina or land. They reflect Senator Inouye’s commitment to indigenous peoples, specifically his service as Chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee and his work which led to the inauguration of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.  The green coloring of the triangles is a reference to Inouye’s service in the U.S. Army.  The two sugar cane plants at base highlight the fact that Senator Inouye’s father and grandparents came to the United States as laborers in the sugar cane fields.  This further reflects the gratitude Inouye often expressed for living in a democracy with boundless opportunities. The red border suggests Inouye’s Japanese ancestry.

Crest.  The wreath adopts the first named metal and color from the shield and blazon. The eagle is adapted from the U.S. Senate seal and is indicative of Inouye’s tenure as a Senator where he rose to become President Pro Tem and third in succession to the presidency.  He was elected to the Senate in 1962 where he served for 49 accomplished years until his death in 2012. The lightning bolts are expressive of the speed and sophistication of our warship.  Their arched position is an allusion to the flanking maneuver Inouye, while a Second Lieutenant, led his platoon in during the Assault on Colle Musatello in Italy in 1945.  Inouye’s exceptional leadership, valor, and devotion to duty during this assault resulted in his being awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.  In 2000, his award was upgraded to the Medal of Honor after an official review found that many Japanese-American servicemen had been denied proper recognition of their bravery due to their race.  The neck pad in chief represents the Medal of Honor awarded to Senator Inouye.  It is placed higher than everything else within the coat of arms, denoting it as the nation’s highest honor for valor in combat.

Supporters.  The torches represent guidance and leadership through strength and are derived from the 442nd Infantry Regiment insignia.  At the base of each torch, a silver coin is attached, referencing the two silver dollars Inouye kept as good luck charms in his breast pocket during his service with the Regiment.  During an attack in a battle to relieve the Lost Battalion in 1944, the silver dollars deflected a bullet from hitting his heart, thereby saving his life.

Seal.  The coat of arms as blazoned in full color on a white oblong disc within a dark blue designation band, edged with a gold roped border and bearing the name “USS DANIEL INOUYE” at the top and “DDG 118” at the base.
 

 

Lieutenant Commander Philip Cox
Lieutenant Commander Philip Cox
Lieutenant Commander Philip Cox
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VIRIN: 240312-N-N0831-0004

LCDR Philip Cox

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USS SOMERSET
(LPD 25)

 

USS Tripoli

BLAZON

SHIELD: Within a bordure Azure charged with forty mullets Argent, a sky Proper arrayed with nine piles meeting in nombril Celeste, issuant from base a horizon embowed to chief Vert, charged with three piles emanating from nombril arrayed to base Light Green issuing from the horizon a row of maple trees Proper, and in flight above a bald eagle contourné Proper.

CREST: Issuing from a torse Argent and Azure behind a corn stalk to dexter and olive branch to sinister Vert, a Black keystone framed image of the frigate USS UNITED STATES in full sail Proper

SUPPORTERS:  To dexter a Navy officer sword and enlisted cutlass; in sinister a Marine officer sword and noncommissioned officer sword saltirewise.

MOTTO: A Scarlet scroll triparted and inscribed “VIRTUS PER ADVERSA in White letters translated “COURAGE THROUGH ADVERSITY.”

SEAL

The coat of arms as blazoned in full color upon a white oval enclosed by a dark blue collar edged on the outside with a gold anchor chain and bearing the inscription “USS SOMERSET” at top and “LPD 25” in base, all in gold.

SYMBOLISM

SHIELD:  The shield shape is taken from the shield on the Somerset County seal; the background is sky blue horizoned by an embowed green landscape in lower base.  The upper area is charged with nine light blue piles and the lower area has three piles in lighter green, signifying Flight 93.  The five trees represent the present day honored National Park Memorial site which is ringed by trees and signify that this is the fifth ship to bear the name SOMERSET.  Around the edge of the shield on a blue border are forty white stars, one for each of the forty passengers and crew who perished at this crash site.  Above the trees is an American bald eagle flying towards sinister to show that the passengers turned the flight of the airliner and bravely changed the outcome of the conspirators’ intent.

CREST: The cornstalk and olive branch are taken from the Pennsylvania state seal, and the keystone frame further identifies the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  The image shows the USS UNITED STATES, the first ship of the United States Navy, built and launched in Philadelphia in 1797, symbolizing our proud naval heritage and long standing ties with Pennsylvania.

SUPPORTERS:  The Navy and Marine Corps officer swords and the Navy cutlass and Marine Corps noncommissioned officer sword represent the officers, crew and embarked Marines of the USS SOMERSET.
 

 
 

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ATG proudly employs the best Sailors in the Navy and keeps their warfare expertise sharp by maintaining technical in-rate currency of professional knowledge and skills through a robust training program of formal Navy schools, installation and factory training, technical symposiums, informal training and self study.
 

Fleet Resources

The ATG Toolbox contains Afloat Self-Assessment (ASA) checksheets, Notional Schedules and other valuable files and information to support continuous training for Navy ships. The ATG Portal contains applications such as End of Mission Reports, Fleet Status Board, Fleet View, Ships in Training (SITs), Stoplights and TORIS/TFOM.

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Contact Us

General: W_SDNS_ATGPAC_STAFF_US@navy.mil | 619-556-0934
Training Officer Course: W_SDNS_ATGPAC_N3@navy.mil
Staff Duty Officer: 619-861-3555

 

Location

Building 58 Suite 1
3455 Sturtevant Street
Naval Base San Diego
San Diego, CA 92136-5069


 

Afloat Training Group Commands

Afloat Training Group Middle Pacific
Afloat Training Group Pacific Northwest
Afloat Training Group San Diego
Afloat Training Group West Pacific
Engineering Assessments Pacific

 
 
 
 
 

SEAL

 
BLAZON
Shield.  On a disc per chevron embattled Gules and Argent, below fess point a lozenge and a mullet one point down Celeste, in chief a chevronnel Or; all within a bordure of the last.

Crest.  From a wreath of the colors Argent and Gules, a large paved stone Argent (Silver Gray), surmounted by a Ky Lan passant regardant Brün (Bronze), langued of the second, pupils and nostrils Sable, eyed, armed, and chest Argent (Eggshell), mane, whiskers, fins, and flames on tail and upper legs Azure, hooved Gris, charged above each hoof a small wispy cloud Celeste.

Supporters. On either side three bamboo stalks entwined by the ends of the scroll Proper, inner bamboo stalk slightly arched inwards, and nine more in between behind the shield.

Motto.  A scroll Gules, striped at the top and bottom Or, bearing the inscription “COURAGE UNDER FIRE” of the last.

SYMBOLISM

Shield.  Gold symbolizes honor and achievement, while red signifies valor and sacrifice.  The embattled chevron alludes to Hue, Vietnam, where Gunnery Sergeant John L. Canley and his Marines fought heroically to relieve and defend friendly forces from enemy attack.  The chevron further suggests the bow of the USS JOHN L. CANLEY as seen from above, moving forward or rising up as an Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) class ship.  The lozenge is from the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines insignia, honoring the unit and the Marines who served with Gunnery Sergeant Canley during the battle for Hue City.  The reversed blue star represents the Medal of Honor, awarded to Gunnery Sergeant Canley for his gallantry, bold determination, and devotion to his country and Marines.  The star also pays tribute to the Navy vessel USS GONZALEZ (DDG 66), named after Sergeant Alfredo Gonzalez, a Marine comrade of Gunnery Sergeant Canley, who also received the Medal of Honor for heroism during the same battle.  The chevronnel is a symbol of leadership, in which Gunnery Sergeant Canley assumed command and led the company into Hue City when his commanding officer was wounded.  The shield is also reminiscent of that employed by the 300 Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae, and Sergeant Major Canley is the 300th Marine to receive the Medal of Honor.

Crest.  The wreath adopts the first named metal and color from the shield and blazon; white and scarlet.  The Ky Lan is a sacred mythological beast native to Vietnam, also known as the Asian unicorn.  It signifies good fortune and peace, guarding temples and places of worship.  The Ky Lan stands on a paved stone as the protector of Hue City.

Supporters.  Bamboo is a symbol of vitality and resilience.  It’s a resourceful plant that carries the spirit and culture of Vietnam.  Grouped together, the bamboo suggests unity and strength in numbers.  The flexibility of the bamboo further alludes to the broad range of military operations the ESB ship class is capable of, acting as a mobile rotary-wing base, drone ops, mine-hunting, special warfare command and control platform.

Motto.  The ship’s motto, “COURAGE UNDER FIRE,” refers to Gunnery Sergeant John Canley’s brave and heroic acts of rushing into enemy fire to carry his wounded Marines to safety.    
 
Seal.  The coat of arms as blazoned in full color on a white oval within a Navy blue designation band, edged with a gold chain border and bearing the name “USS JOHN L. CANLEY” at the top and “ESB 6” at the base in gold.

Shipmate,

     Welcome aboard! Congratulations on your assignment to USS PREBLE (DDG 88). We are looking forward to you joining our team on one of the most technologically advanced Destroyers in the world. In an effort to ensure your transfer is as smooth as possible for you and your family (if applicable), I am providing you with important points of contact to assist every stage of your Permanent Change of Station (PCS).

     USS Preble was commissioned in 2002. We are the sixth warship to be named in honor of Commodore Edward Preble –a United States Naval Officer who served in the Revolutionary War, the Quasi Wars, and the first Barbary War. Today, USS PREBLE (DDG 88) is one of a kind as the first destroyer in the world to be equipped with a high-energy laser.

     If you don’t have a sponsor, please send an email to sponsorship@ddg88.navy.mil, and one will be assigned to you right away. Please provide your name, rank, e-mail, and phone number. Once your sponsor is assigned, feel free to join our USS PREBLE (DDG 88) Family and Crew Facebook group. Your sponsor will provide the password to access that page upon request.

     Another essential resource is our Command Ombudsman—a professionally trained information & referral specialist for our families. Our Command Ombudsman can be reached via email at prebleombudsman@gmail.com.

     USS PREBLE is currently homeported in San Diego, CA; however, we will perform a homeport change to Yokosuka, Japan in 2024. This is an exciting time! Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) are the tip of the spear and offer a unique experience for Sailors and their families. Even so, I am sensitive to the fact that being stationed overseas for the first time may make some people anxious or uneasy. Have no fear - - you will not make this journey alone. Please contact homeportshift@ddg88.navy.mil with your questions and concerns. I have a team of professionals waiting to answer your questions. We will have a detachment of Sailors pre-staged in Yokosuka and ready to receive our families from the moment they arrive at the airport.

     In closing, I hope that you feel a sense of pride and are looking forward to joining THE BEST crew in the Navy! On behalf of the Wardroom, Chief’s Mess, and Crew, I congratulate you on your orders. We look forward to your arrival and wish you safe travels.

N. J. CHASE
Commanding Officer
USS PREBLE (DDG 88)

READY TO FIGHT! READY TO WIN!
 


 

Welcome aboard!

You can contact the ship directly by clicking on one of the links on our home page for the Command, the Command Master Chief, the Command Ombudsman, the Public Affairs Officer and the Sponsorship Coordinator.

We are homeport shifting to Yokosuka, Japan in the summer of 2024! Please send an email to homeportshift@ddg88.navy.mil with any questions! Our homeport shift information guide is available here: Preble Homeport Shift Guide

If you need a sponsor, please send an email to our sponsor coordinator at sponsorship@ddg88.navy.mil

Frequently Used Phone Numbers:

Inport QD: 619-556-3937

At Sea: 619-545-8844/8793

USS Preble MFLC: (619)-707-2308

Naval Base San Diego: (619) 556-1011

Naval Medical Center San Diego - Balboa: (619) 532-8225

Family Advocacy Center: (619) 556-8809

Fleet and Family Support Center: (619) 556-7404

NBSD Duty SAPR VA: (619) 279-2904

DoD SafeHelpline: (887) 995-5247

PREBLE Ombudsman

Ombudsmen serve as a liaison between the command and families. They are available to assist and advise all family members of USS PREBLE sailors. Ombudsmen communicate with the command's families by newsletter, e-mail, telephone and via the USS PREBLE’s Care Line. The Ombudsmen can be reached at prebleombudsman@gmail.com

USS PREBLE Ombudsman Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a liaison between command families and the command.
  • Keep the commanding officer informed regarding the general morale, health and welfare of command families.
  • Communicate regularly with the Command and Command family members.
  • Establish and maintain an up-to-date and timely telephone tree to rapidly distribute and gather information. (This is especially useful during emergency situations or when a natural disaster or crisis strikes.)
  • Aware of services provided and contact information of the Fleet and Family Support Centers and other support organizations available to Navy Families (i.e. Tricare, PSD, and Housing).
  • Serve as a source of emergency and crisis information.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Establish, maintain, or contribute to the Yahoo! Russell Families Online Group providing information to families.

Confidentiality:

Every phone call and conversation is kept confidential, with the exception of the following topics:

1. Spouse abuse.

2. Child abuse or neglect.

3. Drug and/or Alcohol abuse.

4. Suicide, potential or attempted.

5. Threat of physical harm to yourself or another person.

Family Readiness Group (FRG)
REBLE’s FRG is a family networking group that provides support and camaraderie among its members. The FRG is a valuable way for family members to gain information about resources, policies and events that may impact families of PREBLE sailors or families of service members as a whole.

The group has an active social media presence. Please contact the command Ombudsmen for access to the Facebook group.

American Red Cross Emergency Communications Services:

If there is a family emergency (i.e. death or serious illness of a family member) or other important event (i.e. birth of a child) and you need to contact a sailor onboard the USS PREBLE, you will need to contact the ship’s Ombudsman as well as the American Red Cross. The Red Cross will assist in verifying the emergency with local agencies (hospitals, police, etc.). Such verification is both essential and mandatory if a service member is to be able to receive emergency leave and financial assistance to assist in getting home.

Examples of family emergencies include (but are not limited to):

  • Injury, hospitalization or death of someone in the service member’s immediate family.
  • A disaster or event (such as hurricane, flood, fire, earthquake, etc.) that affects the family and which disrupts normal communication between the service member and their family.

How to Contact the Red Cross to send an Emergency message:

  • Active duty service members stationed in the United States and their immediate family members may call the Red Cross Armed Forces Emergency Service Centers for help seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The toll-free telephone number (877) 272-7337.
  • Other family members who do not reside in the service members’ household, members of the National Guard and Reserves, retirees and civilians may access Red Cross services through their local Red Cross chapter, which is listed in the local telephone directory and at American Red Cross online at www.redcross.org/where/where.html.
  • Overseas personnel stationed on military installations should call base or installation operators or the on-base Red Cross offices.
  • At overseas deployment sites, contact the American Red Cross deployed staff.

When calling the Red Cross to send an emergency message to a service member, it is helpful to have the following information: Service Members:

  • Full Name (Last, First and Middle Initial)
  • Rank/Rating
  • Branch of Service (US Navy)
  • Social Security Number
  • Military Address: (USS PREBLE DDG-88, FPO AP 96675)
  • Information about the deployed unit and the home base unit (for deployed service members only. USS RPREBLE DDG-88 Homeport: San Diego, CA)

 

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SHIP'S CREST

 
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BLAZON

SHIELD: Per chevron Argent and Azure, in base a demi-trident bendwise issuing from sinister base Proper, on a chief Gules a cross patee convexed of the second fimbriated of the first charged with a mullet of the like. 

 

CREST: From a wreath Argent and Azure a palm wreath Proper superimposed by an anchor of the second, overall a stylized Hawaiian warrior helmet Proper garnished Gules and Or. 

 

MOTTO: A scroll Azure edged Gules doubled and inscribed " Imua e na Koa Kai" (Hawaiian for "Go Forward Sea Warriors") Azure. SUPPORTERS: A United States Naval sword and a cutlass saltirewise points up Proper. 

 

SEAL:The coat of arms as blazoned in full color upon a white oval enclosed by a dark blue collar edged on the outside with a gold rope and bearing the inscription "USS CHUNG-HOON" at top and "DDG 93" in base all in gold.

 
 
 

SYMBOLISM

 

SHIELD: Dark blue and gold are colors traditionally used by the Navy and recall the sea and excellence. Red is the color of zeal, courage and sacrifice. The trident and three tines represent maritime dominance from the combination of air, surface and undersea warfare technologies into a single AEGIS platform. The octagon shield shape alludes to the AEGIS configuration on a DDG. The ship's namesake honors Navy Rear Admiral Gordon P. Chung-Hoon, recipient of the Navy Cross and Silver Star, for his conspicuous gallantry and extraordinary heroism as Commanding Officer of the Sigsbee, DD 502. He valiantly kept his antiaircraft batteries delivering effective fire in the face of catastrophic damage by a Kamikaze.

 

CREST: The Hawaiian warrior helmet refers to Hawaii, Rear Admiral Chung-Hoon's birthplace, and emphasizes the fighting spirit. The anchor commemorates his distinguished Navy career. The palm wreath symbolizes victory and the triumph of the human spirit

 

SUPPORTERS: The crossed officer sword and enlisted cutlass represent the leadership, professional excellence, and teamwork in the face of great challenges that beget honor and virtue.

 
General Characteristics, Arleigh Burke class
 
 

Builder: Bath Iron Works, Northrop Grumman Ship Systems

SPY-1 Radar and Combat System Integrator: Lockheed Martin

Date Deployed: July 4, 1991 (USS Arleigh Burke)

Propulsion: Four General Electric LM 2500-30 gas turbines; two shafts, 100,000 total shaft horsepower

Length: Flights I and II (DDG 51-78): 505 feet (153.92 meters), Flight IIA (DDG 79 AF): 509½ feet (155.29 meters)

Beam: 59 feet (18 meters)

Displacement: DDG 51 through 71: 8,230 L tons (8,362.06 metric tons) full load DDG 72 through 78: 8,637 L tons (8,775.6 metric tons) full load DDG 79 and Follow: 9,496 L tons (9,648.40 metric tons) full load

Speed: In excess of 30 knots.

Crew: DDG 79-84; 278 (24 officers); DDG 85-102 276 (24 officers)

Armament: Standard Missile (SM-2MR); Vertical Launch ASROC (VLA) missiles; Tomahawk®; six Mk-46 torpedoes (from two triple tube mounts); Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) (DDG 79 AF)

Aircraft: Two LAMPS Mk III MH-60 B/R helicopters with Penguin/Hellfire missiles and Mk 46/Mk 50 torpedoes. 

 
 

US Navy fact file   

 

Any Day on the USS Chung-Hoon  

The avergae age of a Chung-Hoon Sailor is 28 years old

Our Culinary Specialists cook 750 meals a day

We serve nearly 31 dozen eggs a day

On average the Chung-Hoon will carry 45 days worth of food

Our hungry Sailors consume 15 loaves of bread a day

The hard working Ships Serviceman clean 2200 lbs of laundry a month

Da Kine Barber shop will cut 250 heads of hair a month

The ships store makes $40,000 of sales a month 

 

CHUNG-HOON (DDG 93) is the 43rd ship in the ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG 51) Class of Aegis guided missile destroyers - the U.S. Navy's most powerful destroyer fleet. DDG 93 is also the 20th Aegis destroyer to be launched and christened from Northrop Grumman Ship Systems in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

 

Construction of CHUNG-HOON (DDG 93) began on January 17, 2001, and DDG 93's keel was laid on January 14, 2002. During the construction of DDG 93, hundreds of subassemblies were built and outfitted with piping sections, ventilation ducting and other shipboard hardware. These subassemblies were joined to form dozens of assemblies, which were then joined "on-block" to form the ship's hull. During the assembly integration process, the ship was outfitted with larger equipment items, such as electrical panels, propulsion equipment and generators. The ship's superstructure, or "deckhouse," was lifted atop the ship's midsection early in the assembly process, facilitating the early activation of DDG 93's electrical and electronic equipment.

 

When the ship's hull integration was complete, DDG 93 was moved over land via Ingall's wheel-on-rail transfer system, and onto the shipyard's launch and recovery dock.

 

On December 15, 2002, the drydock was ballasted down, and CHUNG-HOON floated free. She was then moved to her christening birth. DDG 93 was was christened on January 11, 2003 by the ship's sponsor, Ms. Michelle Punana Chung-Hoon, the niece of Rear Admiral Chung-Hoon.

 

PCU CHUNG-HOON set sail for Sea Trials in February of 2004 and completed 3 days of intensive testing. The ship fired 2 missiles and put the 5" inch, 62 caliber gun through it's paces. The ship and crew completed outfitting, dockside testing and crew training on July 7, 2004 and sailaway from Pascagoula, Mississippi. The ship set out on a two month transit to it's new homeport of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. CHUNG-HOON stopped in Cozumel, Mexico, for a three day port call en route to the Panama Canal. The ship transited the Panama Canal at night and once in the Pacific, sailed northwest towards the next port call of Puerto Villarta, Mexico. CHUNG-HOON arrived in San Diego, California, on 12 August for three weeks of testing and training. CHUNG-HOON finally set sail for the last leg of its trip and arrived in Pearl Harbor on September 10, 2004.

 

DDG 93 was formally commissioned USS CHUNG-HOON during it's commissioning ceremony held on September 18, 2004. Following commissioning, the crew began two months of Combat Systems Ship Qualifications Trials, which included rigorous tests of the Ship's combat readiness. Every warfare area was tested culminating in live missile firings. Following the completion of Combat Systems Ship Qualification Trials in November, CHUNG-HOON continued preparations for the Ship's Final Contract Trials conducted by the Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV).

 

The Officers and Crew enjoyed a nice break of the Holiday stand down and returned to work after the New Year with INSURV at the forefront of thought. Final Contract Trials began on January 31, 2005, and ended 4 days later. The event was definitely challenging and required a good deal of effort from all hands. At the completion of Final Contract Trials, CHUNG-HOON began three months of overhaul. The ship entered drydock on February 9, 2005. The overhaul and will last approximately 3 months. 

 

Christening Ceremony PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Jan. 11, 2003 -- "Chung-Hoon will enter the fleet at a time when our Navy and our nation needs her desperately," said Adm. Walter F. Doran, USN, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, at today's christening of the new Aegis guided missile destroyer at Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Ingalls Operations here. "I am confident that like her namesake, she will sail tall and strong, and answer every challenge with the same courage and tenacity displayed by Gordon Pai'ea Chung-Hoon. Chung-Hoon will now sail side-by-side with other great ships of this class that have been named for Naval heroes, ships like USS Mitscher (DDG 57), USS Porter (DDG 78), and USS Preble (DDG 88). They are especially familiar to the men and women of Ingalls who built them, as well as many more of the great warships of today that are navigating the world's oceans and protecting all that America holds dear." Adm. Doran was principal speaker at Northrop Grumman's Ship Systems sector for the christening of the Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), named to honor Rear Adm. Gordon Pai'ea Chung-Hoon, (1910-1979), recipient of the Navy Cross for his courageous leadership after a devastating kamikaze attack in 1945 left several of his crew dead and his ship, USS Sigsbee (DD 502), severely crippled. Adm. Doran, paying tribute to the men and women of Northrop Grumman Ship Systems who built DDG 93, said, "I want to thank you all for the dedication and determination you have displayed in service of your country, because the men and women of the Navy who are deployed during this time of war could not be fighting and winning the battles overseas or protecting our homeland without the efforts of the Northrop Grumman team. For decades now, the ingenuity and skill of the great workforce here at Ingalls have provided the Navy with the world's greatest warships." More than 1,300 guests attended the ceremony highlighting the courageous actions of Chung-Hoon. Perry White, stepson of Gordon Chung-Hoon, addressed the audience with memories of Chung-Hoon as a father figure. "He did things only because they were the right things to do," White said. "I never saw him do anything because somebody wanted him to do it, or he thought it would improve his chances for gaining something. He had an incredible, clear internal compass that always kept him on the right course." The ceremony culminated as the ship's sponsor, Michelle Punana Chung-Hoon, of Waianae, Hawaii, Gordon Chung-Hoon's niece, smashed a commemorative bottle of champagne across the bow of the ship, assisted by her friend and cousin, Matron of Honor Nancy King Holt, of Kailua, Hawaii, and Chung-Hoon's daughter, Maid of Honor Asti Punana Sorge', of Waianae, Hawaii. Chung-Hoon christened the new ship "in memory of my uncle, Rear Admiral Gordon Pai'ea Chung-Hoon, and in the name of the United States of America. The capabilities of this guided missile destroyer and Uncle Gordon's heroic workmanship complement each other. To the officers and crew who will take their tour of duty on this destroyer, it is my hope and prayer that my uncle's spirit, motivation and determination be with you as you journey through complicated times in unfamiliar and sometimes unfriendly seas."  Chung-Hoon is the 43rd ship in the (DDG 51) Arleigh Burke-class of Aegis guided missile destroyers - the U.S. Navy's most powerful destroyer fleet. These highly capable, multimission ships can conduct a variety of operations, from peacetime presence and crisis management to sea control and power projection. I want to recognize all the employees of Northrop Grumman Ship Systems for their outstanding service to the Navy and to our nation over the many years that Aegis ships have been built here in Pascagoula," said Rear Adm. Charles S. Hamilton II, USN, deputy program executive officer, Ships. "You truly are building freedom, one great ship at a time." DDG 93 is the 20th Aegis destroyer to be launched and christened of 28 undercontract to Northrop Grumman Ship Systems. The company's first 17 Aegis destroyers have been delivered to the Navy and commissioned into fleet service. Two additional ships now in production in Pascagoula will precede DDG 93 into the fleet. "The superb efforts of the craftsmen and women of Northrop Grumman Ship Systems to build this ship while reducing costs, improving quality and maintaining schedule, are a true credit to our nation's defense industry," said Capt. Phil Johnson, USN, supervisor of shipbuilding, conversion and repair, Pascagoula. "Regardless of where Chung-Hoon sails, whether she is keeping the peace or engaging the enemy in battle, know that her success is rooted in the men and women who built her." Construction of Chung-Hoon began Jan. 17, 2001, and DDG 93's keel was laid Jan. 14, 2002. Upon completion of outfitting, as well as dockside and at-sea testing and crew training, DDG 93 will be commissioned USS Chung-Hoon in 2004, and may be homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, as a member of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. 

WELCOME ABOARD to the “STEEL HAMMER of the Fleet”
USS Curtis Wilbur

Congratulations on your orders to USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG 54)! The fourth of the most powerful and survivable class of destroyers ever put to sea. Named in honor of the forty-third Secretary of the Navy, we are the first to carry the name and first to the fight. If you have received orders to the USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG 54), please email sponsor@ddg54.navy.mil and we will provide you with a sponsor to help you make your transition as smooth as possible. We are excited to have you on board and welcome you to sunny San Diego, California!

USS CURTIS WILBUR is home to The Best Crew In The Navy. She brings together a team of professionals who work together and know how to get the job done. We are proud of our heritage, namesake, and commitment to excellence. Being a part of the CURTIS WILBUR crew means you are joining the finest team of knowledgeable sailors and inspiring leaders. This ship comes to life with the help of her hard-working crew and we believe you’ll fit right in!

Curtis D. Wilbur’s courage, honor, and commitment to justice inspires us every day. He was held in high regard as a man of high intellect and with a character of “unimpeachable integrity”. As Secretary of the Navy, he achieved success in enlarging and modernizing the fleet and established a naval air force, which would grow to become a key component during World War II.

USS CURTIS WILBUR is homeported in San Diego, CA. One of eight ships in Destroyer Squadron Nine, "Steel Hammer" is an integral part of THIRD Fleet’s deployable forces. We look forward to your arrival and for you to join our team of outstanding professionals. Please consult the reporting information in the web page and don’t hesitate to reach out to your sponsor for additional information.

If you have questions, please use the command page links to contact myself, the Executive Officer, or the Command Master Chief at any time. As you get ready to step aboard, prepare to work hard! Soon enough you’ll become a valued member of this amazing Steel Hammer team. We provide training, educational challenges, and have a good time while doing it. Being a Curtis Wilbur sailor is a hard but important job and you are joining the best fighting force in the fleet. I hope you are as excited to serve alongside the CURTIS WILBUR crew as I am having you aboard.

 

Welcome to the Steel Hammer Team!

 

Commander Joseph Foster, USN

USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG 54)

 

SPONSORSHIP COORDINATOR

Welcome! From your Command Sponsor Coordinator. I want to be the first to say welcome aboard the best ship in the navy! You are reporting to one of the finest Destroyers in the fleet. This assignment will be challenging, but also very rewarding. Please browse the website for information about the command and check out our electronic Welcome Aboard Package below about reporting aboard in San Diego, CA. To receive a sponsor please contact me via email: sponsor@ddg54.navy.mil. I look forward to seeing you on the deck plates, shipmate!

 

“Judicious power for Country”

 

Sponsor Coordinator, USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG 54)

sponsor@ddg54.navy.mil

 

WELCOME ABOARD PACKAGE

Congratulations and welcome aboard the Steel Hammer! You have orders to the “Steel Hammer of the Fleet”, one of the finest Destroyers in the fleet, and the best if I may say so. On this page you’ll find a vast amount of information pertaining to Naval Base San Diego, your transition, and services available to military service members in the region. Please feel free to reach out and ask any questions you may have regarding reporting aboard. We look forward to you joining the Steel Hammer team!

 

Public Affairs Officer, USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG 54)

pao@ddg54.navy.mil

 

OMBUDSMAN

Welcome friends and family of the USS CURTIS WILBUR!

 

I am your command ombudsman. The ombudsman is a volunteer position designated by the command to serve as a liaison between sailors and friends and family for command information. I am available at all times to assist. I am your advocate ready to support and guide you with the Navy family resources required by the Navy Family Ombudsman Program.

One of my essential responsibilities to the USS CURTIS WILBUR and our families is to maintain accurate contact information and excellent communication. I am standing by 24/7 for any and all inquiries regarding the ship and its sailors either at sea or in port. Many thanks for all you do to support our crew and I look forward to meeting you!

 

Ombudsman, USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG 54)

ombudsman.cdw54@gmail.com

 

 

August 2, 2023

From: Commanding Officer, PCU JOHN L. CANLEY (ESB 6) BLUE 
To: All Hands

Subj: MISSION AND COMMAND PHILOSOPHY

1. Mission: The Expeditionary Sea Base class of US Navy warships serve the United States national military strategy as a versatile and reliable forward-deployed staging platform for Marine Corps airborne mine counter measures, special operations forces, security teams, unmanned systems, and other embarking units through all phases of armed conflict, as well as peacekeeping, humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, and support of civil authorities. Our mission as a pre-commissioning unit is to prepare ourselves as Blue Crew to man, maintain, operate, and defend USS JOHN L. CANLEY (ESB 6) in our designated area of operations alongside our Civilian Mariners and Gold Crew, anywhere in the world.

2. Partnership: The core of the ESB concept relies upon the efficient melding of teams to accomplish together whatever mission or task we are assigned. This requires flexibility, accountability, resourcefulness, communication, and above all else TRUST. Some say an ESB is two ships within one hull, due to our hybrid civilian/military and dual MILCREW structure. Push past this. Do not “other” our partners. Embrace Gold Crew and our CIVMARs as true shipmates, one team broken into many for better focus, just as we work in different departments.

3. Principles: As a career Surface Warfare Officer of over 26 years, I have received many leaders’ wisdom. No one 
statement can encompass everything, but all should be kept in mind.

  a. Achieve victory through the example of SgtMaj John L. Canley – learn it and live it!

  b. Surface Warriors in uncertain circumstances should remember ONCE: O – N – C – E.
Operate: Handle the immediate problem to the best of your training and judgment
Navigate: Look up and around, make sure distraction doesn’t steer you into danger
Communicate: Let others know what happened, whether you need help or not
Educate: Whether the final outcome was good or bad, pass on your lessons learned

  c. There is a right way to do everything. Hopefully, the right, working way is the same as the approved, written way. If it is not, STOP, inform leadership, and we’ll work out the right way together. Only I as CO can approve deviations from written procedure. This is to cover and protect you, not to get in your way. Let me help you – keep me informed.

  d. Always apply PBED (Plan, Brief, Execute, and Debrief) and the Seven Principles of Effective Watchstanding: Level of Knowledge, Procedural Compliance, Questioning Attitude, Forceful Backup, Formality, Integrity, and Supervisory Control.

  e. Respect for all is the standard. Treat your brother and sister crew-mates as you would want to be treated. Get outside your own perspective and celebrate our differences.

  f. You are more than your job. Look out for one another and take care of your whole self.



                             THOMAS A. MAYS
                             CAPT                US

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WELCOME ABOARD USS ESSEX (LHD 2)
                                                                                                                         
WORDS FROM THE COMMANDING OFFICER

Welcome aboard the Navy’s finest amphibious assault ship! I am excited to showcase the ship’s capabilities and the finest crew in the Fleet!

I am very pleased that you will be joining us for an inside look at the Mighty ESSEX and witness the pride and professionalism of the men and women who serve our country at sea.

As you tour the ship, please take the time to talk with the Sailors and Marines you encounter and understand the immense responsibilities they have to maintain ESSEX ready to support our Nation.

I am confident it will be a memorable experience for you and the crew.
 
Thank you,
 
Wayne Liebold
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer
USS ESSEX (LHD 2)  
 

 Welcome Aboard Letter pdf

Command Senior Chief Julius C. Green
Command Senior Chief Julius C. Green
Command Senior Chief Julius C. Green
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CMDCS Julius C. Green


WELCOME ABOARD!
HAVE ORDERS TO USS MICHAEL MONSOOR? CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED!

Letter from the CO:

Shipmate,USS MICHAEL MONSOOR (DDG-1001) - click to see larger image

Welcome aboard and congratulations on your assignment to USS MICHAEL MONSOOR (DDG-1001). You are joining an elite group as only the very best Sailors are accepted for assignment to the most technologically advanced ship in the Navy!

If you have received orders to USS MICHAEL MONSOOR (DDG 1001), please email sponsor@ddg1001.navy.mil and we will provide you with a sponsor to help make your transition as smooth as possible. We are excited to have you onboard!

You will play a key role in defining the reputation and character of this ship and in perpetuating the legacy of MA2 (SEAL) Michael Monsoor. Our job is to meld the steel and technology our country has provided to us, and turn them into a formidable warship with a battle-ready crew who are committed to our Profession of Arms. Make no mistake, this ship was built from the keel up for offense, and we who make up her crew will be instruments of U.S. national policy. Readying this ship to accomplish that tasking is an awesome responsibility.

Much will be asked of you in this assignment, but above all I will ask one thing – that you strive everyday, in everything you do, to remain true to the characteristics of our namesake: loyalty, devotion, selflessness. As you learn his story, you will find this becomes a calling.

You will soon be contacted by your assigned sponsor who will assist you in planning for your arrival and answer any questions you may have about this assignment. Please do not hesitate to contact our Command Master Chief, CMDCM (SW/AW/IW) Kristopher Freyberg at CMC@ddg1001.navy.mil or (619)-556-4308 if you have questions that your sponsor is not able to answer.

I look forward to meeting you, getting to know you, and working alongside you to bring this great ship to life! Welcome aboard Shipmate!

 


 

                            Vincent A. Fortson

                 CAPT, USN

 

Message From the CO

09 February 2024

From: Commanding Officer, USS CHUNG-HOON (DDG 93)USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) - click to see larger image

To: Prospective Shipmates and Friends of the CHUNG-HOON Ohana

Subj: WELCOME ABOARD

ALOHA! Congratulations on receiving orders to USS CHUNG-HOON (DDG 93). We are Hawaii’s mightiest destroyer, currently home ported in San Diego, California. If you have received orders to USS CHUNG-HOON (DDG 93), please email sponsor@ddg93.navy.mil and we will provide you with a sponsor to help make your transition as smooth as possible. We are excited to have you on board and welcome you to the CHUNG-HOON Ohana!
 

USS CHUNG-HOON is the ship - our crew, THE BEST CREW IN THE NAVY, brings her to life. We are a team of professionals, who act like a team, and get the job done - always. We are proud of our heritage and our direct connection with CDR Chung-Hoon and the crew of USS SIGSBEE. SIGSBEE was excellent throughout WWII, and extraordinary on 14 Apr 1945. SIGSBEE fended off numerous Kamikazes and successfully battled damage caused by one which got through.

Their honor, courage, and commitment that day are an inspiration to us, and I believe it will be for you as well. If you have orders to CHUNG-HOON, congratulations and E Komo Mai (Welcome)! We look forward to your arrival and for you to join our team of amazing professionals. Please consult the reporting information in this web page and don’t hesitate to reach out to your sponsor for additional information.

If you have questions please contact the Command Master Chief, the Executive Officer, or me - anytime. As you get ready to step aboard, prepare to hustle! In no time you will be a valued member of this amazing CHUNG-HOON team - and we don't move slowly. We will provide training and education challenges and have a good time doing it. It will be hard work, but it is an important job and you are joining the best team in the fleet. I hope you are as excited about serving in CHUNG-HOON as I am having you join our crew.

If you know a Sailor aboard CHUNG-HOON, you can be very proud of his or her honorable service in our nation's Navy. This great crew is carrying out the ship's motto (Imua e na Koa Kai, or Go Forward Sea Warriors) as we represent our Nation's interests in distant corners of the world. We are moving forward with a purpose and every member of this incredible crew is pushing each other to achieve unbelievable result.

If you are intrigued by namesake we proudly serve aboard the first United States Ship to carry the name CHUNG-HOON. Our country is a melting pot of cultures, and our ship and crew are evidence of that. Our namesake, Rear Admiral Gordon Pai'ea Chung-Hoon, was the first Hawaiian-born Admiral in the United States Navy. You can learn more about his life and service to our country on this web site. We are extremely proud to carry this name, and to maintain close ties with Admiral Chung-Hoon's family and his beautiful island home. IMUA!

IMUA e na KOA KAI!
Kevin M. Schaeffer
Commanding Officer
USS CHUNG-HOON (DDG 93


 


Sponsor Coordinator

Aloha! from your Command Sponsor Coordinator. I want to be the first to say welcome aboard shipmate! You are reporting to one of the Fleets finest Destroyers. This is a challenging assigment, but it is a great ship and I am sure it will be very rewarding for you. Please browse the website for information about the command and check out our electronic Welcome Aboard Package below for information about Hawaii and reporting aboard. If you need a sponsor contact me via email. I look forward to seeing you on the deckplates.

Imua E Na Koa Kai!

 
USS Sterett (DDG 104)Welcome aboard USS STERETT DDG-104

                                                                                                                                           
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Dear Future Dauntless Warrior,

     Welcome aboard and congratulations on your recent assignment to the finest warship in the Navy! You are joining a phenomenal team of warriors, stewards, and partners. Part of being a good partner is welcoming new members of the team - a goal we achieve through STERETT's sponsorship program. Your sponsor will provide a smooth and pleasant welcome aboard and will be able to answer many questions you may have concerning reporting. They can also assist with information on moves, transportation, and timing.

     As stewards of the fourth ship to bear the name STERETT, we are part of an incredible legacy. Our predecessors hunted submarines in the North Atlantic in World War I, fought fierce battles in the Pacific in World War II, and engaged enemy aircraft during the Vietnam War. Inspired by that legacy, we work to keep our STERETT at the highest state of readiness to sail over the horizon, deliver violence, and return home together. Now, we just need you!

     Our ship's homeport, San Diego, California, is one of the finest in the Navy. There is plenty to do in our home city, and we'll ensure that you have information about the 32nd Street Naval Base where the ship is normally moored while in port. We will help to support you as you make San Diego your new home. Feel free to contact our Ombudsmen, Ms. Brandi Elias at (909) 921-4980 and Mrs. Vail Lindsey (619) 709-2251. They can both be reached at the following email address as well: sterettombudsman104@gmail.com.

       Our mailing address is:
       NAME
       USS STERETT (DDG 104)
       UNIT 100216 BOX 001
       FPO AP 96678-1310

     Warships are inherently mobile, meaning that our chain of command can order us anywhere, anytime. We want your transfer to be as smooth a transfer as possible, so please stay in contact with your sponsor throughout the process to stay up to date on any required travel arrangements. If you have no already done so, please contact the Sponsor Coordinator now by email at sponsor@ddg104.navy.mil for any additional information. Congratulations again and welcome aboard!
   Forever Dauntless,
J. M. GARFIELD  
 

 Welcome Aboard Letter pdf

 
 
Reporting For Duty on USS STERETT
 
Congratulations on receiving orders to the finest ship in the U.S. Navy Fleet! The hardest part about transferring to a new command is knowing where to go and how to get there. In addition, it can also be tough to set up living and moving arrangements. We have included some very helpful information to assist you in your transfer. Should you have any questions or need help with anything, you can always Contact Us or your sponsor. 
 
Request A Sponsor
If you are in need of a sponsor from USS STERETT, you can e-mail us at: sponsor@ddg104.navy.mil and we will assign a sponsor to you and have them contact you as soon as possible. When you e-mail us, please include as much contact information as possible to include home, work, and cell phone numbers as well as any work and/or personal e-mail addresses.
Command Sponsor Coordinator:   sponsor@ddg104.navy.mil

Uniform Of The Day
Uniform of the Day will be Navy Working Uniform for E-1 and above.

Working Hours
Working hours are 0700 to 1630 Monday through Friday. PT is run on a Departmental Basis. Contact your sponsor for further details.

A Relocation Checklist For Military Personnel
Very good checklists can be found at your local Family Service Center Relocation Office. These are usually the best source of information to make your move as painless as possible. However, this page may serve to remind you of some of the important items that are sometimes overlooked.

Issues that affect military assignment:

Have you...
Received your orders?
Completed sea-duty screening?
Obligated service for the duration of your new assignment?
Received a signed transfer evaluation and filed it in your service record?
Notified your sponsor of flight information? Arranged ground transportation?

Obtained a passport?
It is not required, but highly recommended that all military members get a tourist passport prior to departing the United States. Active duty military are not eligible for a "no-fee" passport, but their family members are, ensure they have one! A passport makes it easier and quicker to depart some of the various countries we visit. You never know when you will be required to return to homeport or the U.S. to attend a school or go TAD.

Complete a Change of Address card at the local post office. You can also fill this out on-line at www.usps.com/moversnet. Remember, this changes your address at the post office, not with whomever is sending you mail. You must notify individuals, companies, and any magazines you have subscriptions with separately. Most companies, including magazines, have a toll-free number you may call to change your delivery address.

Provide all relatives (spouse, parents, etc.) with a copy of your PCS orders. If there is an emergency requiring them to contact the American Red Cross (ARC), your orders will allow the ARC to quickly determine your location and contact you.

Make arrangements to cancel utility services and pay final bills. Most utility companies will forward a final statement and receipt of payment to your new address if you ask. Ensure you take care of ALL of the following, as necessary:

Water company
Electric company
Natural gas company
Trash/waste services
Telephone (including CELL phones)
Any maintenance related fees you may have incurred.
And of course, ensure you sponsor is aware of your arrival date. They can also confirm temporary lodging, ground transportation, pet reservations, etc.

Your mailing address will be:
Your Name and Rank (SR John Doe)
Your department/division
USS STERETT DDG-104
FPO AP 96678-1310
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Commander, Naval Surface Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet, 2841 Rendova Rd. San Diego, CA 92155-5490

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U.S. Pacific Fleet
2841 Rendova Road
San Diego, CA 92155-5490

Email:
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