Monthly Archives: January 2013

Amphibious Force U.S. Seventh Fleet Sailors Participate in Roadside Cleanup

From Commander, Amphibious Force U.S. Seventh Fleet Public Affairs OKINAWA, Japan – Sailors from Amphibious Force U.S. Seventh Fleet and Fleet Activities Okinawa participated in a roadside cleanup project Jan. 25 near White Beach Naval Facility. Participating Sailors picked up … Continue reading

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USS Bonhomme Richard Departs for Deployment, Cobra Gold

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam D. Wainwright, USS Bonhomme Richard Public Affairs SASEBO, Japan – Forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) departed Jan. 24, for a … Continue reading

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“Island Knights” Embark Bonhomme Richard

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amanda Kitchner SASEBO, Japan – The “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 embarked the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), the flagship of commander, Amphibious Force Seventh Fleet, … Continue reading

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George Washington Celebrates Life of Dr. Martin Luther King

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephanie Smith YOKOSUKA, Japan — The crew aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) took time to celebrate the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during a ceremony held by the forward-deployed … Continue reading

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Salvage Team Removes Fuel From Grounded USS Guardian

From U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs SULU SEA – To prevent potential environmental damage, a U.S. Navy-led salvage team on Jan. 25 completed removing all diesel fuel from the tanks of the mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian (MCM 5), which … Continue reading

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Navy Commander Expresses Regret Concerning USS Guardian Grounding

From U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs YOKOSUKA, Japan – The U.S. 7th Fleet Commander on Saturday expressed regret over the grounding of USS Guardian (MCM 5) on Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea. “As a protector of the sea and … Continue reading

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U.S. Navy Continues Operations to Free Grounded USS Guardian

YOKOSUKA, Japan – While the U.S. Navy continues operations to free the grounded USS Guardian (MCM 5) from Tubbataha Reef, all 79 crew members were temporarily removed today and safely transferred by small boat to the nearby support vessels USNS … Continue reading

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