HMAS Brisbane ready for Combat System Trials

October 12, 2019 – On the eve of her Combat System Trials, the crew of HMAS Brisbane have used the passage and time alongside San Diego to fully prepare for this important milestone, which are the culmination of a concentrated combat system preparation and training period which has been running for nearly twelve months. In the months prior to deploying, Brisbane embarked a team from the United States who have worked alongside the ship’s company to optimise the combat system and conduct operator training. During the transit, Brisbane has also…

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USS Preble returns home from Indo-Pacific deployment

June 13, 2019 – USS Preble (DDG 88), along with the “Easyriders” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37, Det. 1, returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, June 13, following a deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. Since departing Pearl Harbor in January, Preble participated in multiple exercises with international allies throughout the Indo-Pacific region, strengthening global relations and partnerships while maintaining combat readiness. “I am incredibly proud of the Preble crew and all they’ve accomplished over the last few months,” said Rear Adm. Daniel Dwyer, commander…

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US Navy Arrives in Langkawi for LIMA 2019

March 24, 2019 – U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) arrived in Langkawi, March 25, ahead of the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) Exhibition. U.S. Navy ships have visited Malaysia for decades, and this visit during LIMA is part of a regular series of port visits, exchanges and exercises with the Royal Malaysian Navy. This port visit, along with bilateral exercises like Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) and humanitarian assistance missions like Pacific Partnership, are the latest reflections…

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USS Preble visits Thailand

March 18, 2019 – USS Preble (DDG 88) arrived in Phuket for a scheduled port visit, March 18. During Preble’s visit, her crew will take in local culture, go on tours of local attractions and have time to relax and to enjoy the city. “As U.S. Navy Sailors, we are ambassadors of the United States and this port visit is a wonderful opportunity to strengthen ties in the Indo-Pacific region” said Cmdr. Leonardo Giovannelli, Preble’s commanding officer. The routine port visit 1s part of the continuance of the relationship as…

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USS Preble Returns Home from Deployment

USS Preble (DDG 88) returns to its homeport, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, April 27, after more than six months on a deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation. While deployed, Preble conducted security, stability and freedom of navigation operations throughout the Arabian Sea, Indo-Pacific region, and surrounding waters. The ship was underway for more than 173 days and conducted approximately 1,000 flight hours with the ship’s embarked Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37, Det. 5 Easyriders. “I am extremely proud of the hard work and dedication…

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Theodore Roosevelt arrives in Singapore for port visit

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), with embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), and guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) arrived in Singapore for a regularly scheduled port visit, April 2. “It is great to be back in the U.S. 7th Fleet and have the ability to visit another port here during deployment, and we couldn’t be more excited to be here,” said Rear Adm. Steve Koehler, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9. “The U.S. and Singapore have a strong navy-to-navy relationship and we…

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Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group Conducts PASSEX with Indian Navy

The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group conducted a bilateral formation sail with the Indian Navy, March 25, upon their return to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations (AOO) as part of its regularly scheduled deployment. The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), along with the guided-missile destroyers USS Halsey (DDG 97) and USS Preble (DDG 88), conducted the formation sail with the Indian frigate INS Tarkash (F50). “It was a fantastic day at sea to work alongside the Indian Navy at the start of our 7th Fleet operations,”…

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The Little Beavers: A Tradition of Excellence

Across the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations, four destroyers from Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 23 have the watch. While four destroyers deployed from one DESRON at the same time is not unusual, this group is special because these ships are from the Navy’s most storied DESRON, the “Little Beavers” of DESRON 23. “Under the command of Commodore Arleigh Burke, DESRON 23 was the only destroyer squadron of World War II to be awarded a group Presidential Unit Citation,” said current Commodore, Capt. Bill Daly. “Today we tend to refer to…

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USS Preble Responds to Distress Call from Iranian Vessel

USS Preble (DDG 88) rendered aid to a stranded Iranian fishing vessel, Dec. 16 at approximately 1:00 p.m. local time while transiting the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. An MH-60R Sea Hawk assigned to the Easyriders of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37, currently embarked with Preble, was conducting routine flight operations in the vicinity when they spotted the Iranian vessel approximately 60 nautical miles from the nearest land.  “The distressed mariners were seen waving their hands over their head in an effort to get the attention of our…

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USS Theodore Roosevelt arrives in Guam for port visit

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) arrived in Guam for the first time in the ship’s history, Oct. 31, for their first scheduled port visit of their current deployment. Theodore Roosevelt, flagship of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG), entered the 7th Fleet area of operations Oct. 23. While in Guam, Theodore Roosevelt is planning to conduct multiple community service projects, shipboard tours and sporting events. Sailors will also have the chance to experience highlights of the area and local sights through tours organized by the ships’ Morale, Welfare, and…

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USS Preble, USS Halsey Deploy From Pearl Harbor

USS Preble (DDG 88) and USS Halsey (DDG 97) departed Pearl Harbor for a regularly-scheduled deployment, Oct. 16. Preble, with embarked helicopter detachment from Helicopter Maritime Squadron (HSM) 37, and Halsey will join the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), the flagship of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, along with the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), and guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) for a routine deployment to conduct maritime security, forward presence, and theater security operations in the 7th and 5th Fleet areas of operation. “The…

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Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group set to deploy

The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) are scheduled to depart San Diego for a regularly-scheduled deployment, Oct. 6. Theodore Roosevelt, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, and Bunker Hill will join USS Halsey (DDG 97), USS Sampson (DDG 102) and USS Preble (DDG 88) for a routine deployment. The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group deployment is an example of the U.S. Navy’s routine presence in waters around the globe displaying our commitment to stability, regional cooperation and economic…

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Trident Warrior 2017 Paves Way for Future At-Sea Experimentation

In its 15th year of execution, Trident Warrior (TW) explored innovative solutions through fleet experimentation during various evolutions off the coast of southern California from June to August. Directed by the Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC) and Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), and supported by Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet (C3F), TW17 featured at-sea experimentation of more than 20 critical maritime initiatives. Participants in TW17 included organizations such as SPAWAR Systems Center (SSC) Pacific, Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (PEO C4I), Naval Information Forces…

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