San Francisco Fleet Week Kicks Off

October 8, 2019 – The 39th annual San Francisco Fleet Week kicked off Oct. 6 as ships arrived bringing U.S. Navy, Marines, and Coastguardsmen together with the city to celebrate the military sea services. This year is expected to be one of the largest San Francisco Fleet Weeks with eight ships and more than 2,300 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsman participating. “I would like to thank the San Francisco Fleet Week Association for putting together, what I think to be an amazing week to celebrate Fleet Week right here in San Francisco,”…

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Surface Team One Hosts Biannual Maintenance and Modernization Review

October 7, 2019 – Surface Team One (ST1) hosted their Maintenance and Modernization Performance Review (MMPR) the week of 23 Sept. at Naval Station Everett in the continued effort to enhance readiness generation of the surface fleet. The meeting is held biannually and brings together maintenance professionals from the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), the Regional Maintenance Centers, Logistics Commands, and the Fleet and TYCOM to discuss the performance and initiatives underway to continually improve the planning and execution of surface ship depot maintenance availabilities. “The MMPR brings together the…

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SWRMC Completes On Time Delivery of USS Pearl Harbor

June 8, 2019 – Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (SWRMC) supported Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) on-time delivery goal with the completion of USS Pearl Harbor’s (LSD 52) availability on May 31. During the availability, SWRMC maintenance teams conducted a variety of scheduled overhauls throughout the ship while focusing on growth or new work items related to safety and requirements for getting underway. The strategy was a success as Pearl Harbor returned to Naval Base San Diego from sea trials on June 4. “SWRMC works to find cost-effective and innovative solutions…

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US Navy Contract Announcements February 7, 2018

BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $34,121,489 firm-fixed-price contract for the execution of USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) fiscal 2018 selected restricted availability.   This availability will include a combination of maintenance, modernization, and repair of USS Pearl Harbor.  This is a “long-term” availability and was competed on a coast-wide (West coast) basis without limiting the place of performance to the vessel’s homeport.  This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $36,374,072. Work will be performed…

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America ARG returns to San Diego after deployment

Sailors and Marines of the USS America (LHA 6) Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) returned to their homeport at Naval Station San Diego, Feb. 2, after a successful seven-month deployment to the Indo-Pacific, Middle East, Mediterranean, and Horn of Africa regions. During the deployment, more than 4,500 Sailors and Marines of the America ARG and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conducted maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in support of regional security, stability, and the free flow of maritime commerce. America ARG is comprised of the amphibious assault…

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America ARG Home Friday

Sailors and Marines of the USS America (LHA 6) Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) are scheduled to return to their homeport at Naval Station San Diego, Feb. 2, after a successful seven-month deployment to the Indo-Pacific, Middle East, Mediterranean, and Horn of Africa regions. During the deployment, more than 4,500 Sailors and Marines of the America ARG and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conducted maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in support of regional security, stability, and the free flow of maritime commerce. Media interested in covering the…

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America ARG Arrives in Hawaii

America Amphibious Ready Group (ARG)/15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Jan. 22 and 23, for the final port call of the ARG/MEU’s deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific, Horn of Africa, Mediterranean, and Middle East. During their seven-month deployment, the America ARG/15th MEU conducted maritime security operations and theater security cooperation in support of regional security and stability, and the free flow of maritime commerce for U.S. Pacific Command, U.S. Central Command and U.S. Africa Command. “The Sailors and Marines have had an incredible deployment,” said…

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America ARG, 15th MEU Return to 7th Fleet Region

USS San Diego (LPD 22) and USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), along with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), returned to U.S. 7th Fleet, Dec. 25. Under the operational control of Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 3, the ships were set to join the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) as the America Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). “While on this deployment, each of the ships have done some phenomenal work in establishing themselves as the premier crisis response contingency force for the fleet commanders,” said Capt. Rome Ruiz, commander of…

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USS Pearl Harbor visits Singapore

USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), arrived in Singapore, Jan. 2. Pearl Harbor’s visit to Singapore will not only allow the ship to conduct routine maintenance but it will give Sailors and Marines the opportunity to enjoy the rich culture of the country after working hours. “Contributing to regional stability and security is a world mission that the United States cannot do on its own,” said Cmdr. Kevin Dean, Pearl Harbor’s executive officer. “As we integrate our capabilities with other countries, it is…

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USS Pearl Harbor Arrives in Goa

USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), with embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), arrived in Goa for a scheduled port visit and subject matter expert exchange, Aug. 24. USS Pearl Harbor is a Whidbey Island-class (cargo variant) amphibious dock landing ship with a crew of more than 700 Sailors and embarked Marines. While in Goa the ship’s Sailors and Marines will conduct exchanges with the Indian Navy and Indian Navy Marine Commandos relating to amphibious warfare. They will also engage in community service events and have the opportunity to experience Indian…

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America Amphibious Ready Group Successfully Conducts Group Sail

February 13, 2017 – The America Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) successfully completed a multi-ship training exercise, Group Sail, Feb. 10 off the coast of southern California. Group Sail is one of the pre-deployment underways which allow the three ARG ships, amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), amphibious transport dock USS San Diego (LPD 22) and amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) to exercise together in a maritime environment. Components of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit Air Combat Element are also participating in Group Sail, conducting air…

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