Sea Control by Design

By Vice Adm. Tom Rowden Commander, Naval Surface Forces “The U.S. Navy exists to control the sea.” – Vice Adm. “Hank” Mustin These were the words Vice Adm. “Hank” Mustin told the USS Miller (FF 1091) wardroom 37 years ago. His guidance to the officers that day would have a profound effect on me, serving …

Special Report: USS John S. McCain Collision

The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) was involved in a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on Aug. 21.   MT @US7thFleet: Emergency Family Assistance Center has been established for #USSJohnSMcCain family members. pic.twitter.com/8VDvZiJQZz — U.S. Navy (@USNavy) August 21, 2017 …

Special Report: USS Fitzgerald Collision

USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) was involved in a collision with a merchant vessel at approximately 2:30 a.m. local time, June 17, while operating about 56 nautical miles southwest of Yokosuka, Japan. Follow this page for the latest. USS Fitzgerald Involved in Collision U.S.-Japan SAR Efforts Continue for 7 Missing Fitzgerald Sailors USS Fitzgerald Returns to …

100-year Anniversary of Underway Replenishment

By Rear Adm. Dee L. Mewbourne Commander, Military Sealift Command May marks the 100-year anniversary of our Navy’s use of underway replenishment to refuel and resupply our combatant ships at sea. As the organization responsible for the operation of Combat Logistics Force ships, we can take great pride in this anniversary knowing that we have …

Surface Warfare Week: Vital Education Tool for Our Nation’s Future Officers

By Vice Adm. Tom Rowden Commander, Naval Surface Forces There are many constants in the life of surface warfare officers: getting underway on a ship, making sure our Sailors and ships are ready to deploy, and every summer, hosting midshipmen from our nation’s universities. Midshipmen from the United States Naval Academy and Reserve Officer Training …