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Story by PO2 Juan Sua on 06/27/2019 OAK HARBOR, Wash. Cmdr. Wayne Lewis relieved Cmdr. Christopher Purcell as commanding officer of Patrol Squadron (VP) 4 during a change of command ceremony at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI), June 20. Purcell served as the VP-4 commander since May 2018, providing exemplary leadership for the first […]

Story by MSgt Eric Burks on 06/26/2019 LE BOURGET AIRPORT, France It’s a long way from the South Pole to Paris, and not many people besides perhaps a handful of scientists have careers that include business trips to both locations. But for U.S. Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Jennatte Berger, an avionics technician from the […]

Story by LT Adagray Willis on 06/17/2019 Brisbane, Australia The forward-deployed San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD 20), Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48), and the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Brisbane, Australia, for a scheduled port visit June, 18. “It’s great to be back […]

Story by LT Adagray Willis on 06/16/2019 PHILIPPINE SEA (June 16, 2019) The Wasp Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) ships, led by Hyga-class helicopter destroyer JS Ise (DDH 182), completed a transit from the Philippine Sea to Coral Sea, June 16. “It […]

Story by PO2 Christopher Roys on 06/14/2019 BALTIC SEA The Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) conducted a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) with the German Navy Type 702 Berlin-class replenishment ship FGS Berlin (A 1411), in the Baltic Sea as part of Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2019, June 13. Fort McHenry took on […]

Story by PO2 Christopher Roys on 06/13/2019 BALTIC SEA The Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) participated in an amphibious landing on the Estonian coast while participating in exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2019, June 12. U.S. Marines assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and Spanish Marines assigned to […]

Story by LT Andrew Constantino on 06/06/2019 The annual Maritime Patrol Association (MPA) Symposium returned to Jacksonville for another year. The tradition was celebrated from May 15-17 and drew many distinguished guests. All were present to take part in lectures, discussions, and social gatherings focused on the latest developments inside the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance […]

Story by Kristine Sturkie on 03/26/2019 The NEX, in support of The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, is honoring Vietnam veterans by distributing lapel pins at select NEX locations on Mar. 29, 2019, from 11am-2pm. Vietnam veterans are invited to come in to participating NEX locations to receive a free lapel pin, while […]

Story by PO3 Ryan Breeden on 03/15/2019 At 4 p.m. everyday, aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23), Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Timothy Clay is instructing a rigorous self-created workout known as “Slay with Clay.” He is known throughout the ship as a fitness champion because of the diversity and […]

Story by TSgt Christopher Hubenthal on 03/14/2019 AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar Sailors from U.S. Navy Electronic Attack Squadron 135 (VAQ-135) deliver a unique warfighting skill set to U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility. Through the use of EA-18G Growler aircraft, VAQ-135 brings electronic based airborne attack and defense capabilities to Al Udeid’s joint environment […]