USS Momsen Returns to Everett

October 29, 2019 – USS Momsen (DDG 92) returned to her homeport of Everett, Washington, Oct. 28, following an independent deployment with a detachment from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35 to the U.S. 3rd and 7th Fleet areas of operation. “The consummate professionals of Momsen repeatedly demonstrated our toughness and ingenuity as we were able to ‘Rise Above’ the numerous challenges we faced on this deployment,” said Cmdr. Robert M. Laird, Momsen’s commanding officer. “Despite long underway periods and few port visits, we kept Momsen on mission demonstrating the…

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Exercise Pacific Griffin 2019 comes to a close in Guam

October 10, 2019 – The U.S. Navy and Republic of Singapore navies concluded Exercise Pacific Griffin 2019 at U.S. Naval Base Guam, Oct 10. Pacific Griffin served as the most advanced naval training to date between the two nations during their longstanding maritime partnership. Rear Adm. Joey Tynch, commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific, who oversees security cooperation for the U.S. Navy in Southeast Asia, said the Pacific Griffin was a display of military excellence, regional commitment and friendship. “I could not be more proud of the U.S. and Republic of…

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US & Singapore Navies Strengthen Partnership in Pacific Griffin

September 27, 2019 – The U.S. and Republic of Singapore navies have come together in Guam beginning Sept. 27 for Pacific Griffin 2019, the most advanced naval training in the two nations’ longstanding partnership. Pacific Griffin is a two-week exercise in the waters near Guam, to enhance combined proficiency at sea while strengthening the relationship between the two navies. The exercise is an extension of the longstanding bilateral engagement, Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT), which the two navies have exercised annually since 1995. U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Joey Tynch,…

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An Icy Reminder in an Arctic Thaw

USS Momsen (DDG 92) is visiting Anchorage, Alaska, this week in support of the 2018 Arctic Maritime Symposium. The three-day event focuses on providing participants opportunities to engage with Artic intergovernmental and military representatives, academia, and experts. Given the Navy has operated in the Arctic for decades, this kind of visit might not look like anything special. Couple the ship’s visit, however, to calls on Alaska by the Navy, Army and Air Force service secretaries – all this month – and it’s obvious something has our collective attention. Have no…

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USCG Medevacs USS Momsen Crewmember

A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced an injured Navy destroyer crewmember near Santa Barbara April 1st. At approximately 5:30 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach personnel were notified of a crewmember who was reportedly suffering from symptoms of appendicitis aboard the USS Momsen (DDG-92), a Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. After consulting with the duty flight surgeon, watchstanders dispatched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco’s Forward Operating Base Mugu to transport the woman to a hospital. The Dolphin crew arrived on scene, hoisted the…

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