Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet

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Pearl Harbor Arrives in Goa, India August 25, 2017 — GOA, India -- The amphibious dock landing ship 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 MORE

American military community in Singapore rallies to support McCain Sailors and families August 25, 2017 — SINGAPORE – (Aug. 24, 2017) The American military community in Singapore  rallied to support the crew of USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) Aug. 21-25 through donations, volunteer work and food distribution. Community support will continue while McCain is moored in Singapore. Singapore-based service members, DoD civilians and families brought food and MORE

New Seventh Fleet Commander Arrives in Yokosuka, Japan August 25, 2017 — YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) – Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer, commander of U.S. Seventh Fleet, arrived in Yokosuka Friday after assuming command Aug. 23. Prior to arrival, he participated in the International Maritime Security Symposium hosted by the Indonesian Navy in Bali, Indonesia. A career submariner, Vice Adm. Sawyer has extensive experience as a commander MORE

U.S. Navy identifies second deceased USS John S. McCain Sailor August 25, 2017 — CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Republic of Singapore – U.S Navy and Marine Corps divers recovered and identified remains of 26-year-old USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) Sailor, Electronics Technician 3rd Class Dustin Louis Doyon, of Connecticut, on Thursday night.    More divers and equipment arrived overnight to continue search and recovery operations for eight MORE

U.S. Navy identifies 1 dead and 9 missing USS John S. McCain Sailors as search and rescue efforts suspended August 24, 2017 — ** UPDATED 11:20 p.m. JST August 24, 2017 Updated hometown information ** CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Republic of Singapore – After more than 80 hours of multinational search efforts, the U.S. Navy suspended search and rescue efforts for missing USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) Sailors in an approximately 2,100-square mile area east of the Straits of Malacca and MORE

U.S. Navy, Marine Corps divers continue search and survey operations on USS John S. McCain August 24, 2017 — SINGAPORE – (August 24, 2017) A team of U.S. Navy and Marine Corps divers continue their search and survey operations Aug 24, in support of USS John S. McCain (DDG 56). The combined dive team is assisting with search and rescue efforts to locate missing Sailors while assessing the damage to the ship following the John S. McCain’s collision with the MORE

USS John S. McCain update regarding remains found by Malaysian Navy, search effort, injured Sailors August 24, 2017 — CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Republic of Singapore - Theremains found by the Royal Malaysian Navy are not those of a USS John S.McCain (DDG 56) Sailor. On Aug. 22, the RMN discovered the remains whilesearching the area where theguided-missile destroyer collided with a merchant vessel. The determination was made following medical examinations of the MORE

U.S. 7th Fleet operational pause provides in-depth training on watch standing fundamentals August 23, 2017 — YOKOSUKA, Japan – Sailors assigned to U.S. 7th Fleet ships forward-deployed to Fleet Activities Yokosuka participated in the U.S. Navy’s operational pause Aug. 23. The operational pause was directed by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson Aug. 22 in response to recent operational incidents in the western Pacific. Adm. Scott Swift, MORE

Navy Intends to Restore USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) at Huntington Ingalls Industries August 23, 2017 — The Navy intends to award a contract initiating the restoration of USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) in Pascagoula, Mississippi, before the end of the fiscal year. The start date, scope, cost and the time required to fully restore the ship have not yet been determined.The Navy chose this course of action following a MORE

Seventh Fleet Commander Relieved Due to Loss of Confidence August 23, 2017 — YOKOSUKA, Japan - Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, today relieved the commander of Seventh Fleet, Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command.Rear Adm. Phil Sawyer, who has already been nominated and confirmed for the position and promotion to Vice Adm., will assume command immediately. MORE

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