1. Fort Worth, Sampson Continue AirAsia Search Support

    U.S. Navy support of Indonesian-led search operations for AirAsia Flight QZ8501 continued Jan. 5, with USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) and USS Sampson (DDG 102) operating in the Java Sea.

    USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) and Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 1 Sailors prepare to launch a Tow Fish side scan sonar system from the ship's 11-meter rigid hull inflatable boat, Jan. 4 in the Java Sea. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Antonio P. Turretto Ramos)
  2. USS Fort Worth CO Discusses Ship's AirAsia Search Efforts

    From aboard USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) in the Java Sea, Cmdr. Kendall Bridgewater, the ship's commanding officer, provides an update on Fort Worth's role supporting Indonesian-led search operations for the downed AirAsia flight QZ8501.

  3. USS Fort Worth Joins USS Sampson in AirAsia Search Effort

    USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) arrived in the search area Jan. 3 and has commenced search efforts for AirAsia flight QZ8501 at the request of the Indonesian government.

    Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Adam Garnett signals an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35 on the flight deck of USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) in the Java Sea, Jan. 3. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Antonio P. Turretto Ramos)
  4. USS Sampson CO Discusses Ship's AirAsia Search Support

    From aboard USS Sampson (DDG 102) in the Java Sea, Cmdr. Steven Foley, the ship's commanding officer, talks about Sampson's role supporting Indonesian-led search operations for the downed AirAsia flight QZ8501.

  5. USS Sampson Contributes to AirAsia Search Efforts

    USS Sampson (DDG 102) is supporting the ongoing Indonesian-led search and recovery operations for the downed AirAsia flight QZ8501 and assisted in locating the crash debris field yesterday.

  6. USS Sampson to Assist in AirAsia Search

    U.S. Pacific Fleet has authorized U.S. 7th Fleet to position USS Sampson (DDG 102) in the general search area for missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501 to support search operations.

    In this file photo, USS Sampson (DDG 102) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, for a port visit in November. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Johans Chavarro)
  7. USS Fort Worth Arrives in Singapore

    The littoral combat ship arrived in Singapore Dec. 29 as part of a 16-month rotational deployment to 7th Fleet in support of the Indo-Asia-Pacific rebalance.

    USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) arrives at Changi Naval Base, Dec. 29. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Jay C. Pugh)
  8. USS Fort Worth in Jakarta for First Southeast Asia Port Visit

    The littoral combat ship arrived in Jakarta, Indonesia, Dec. 22 as part of a 16-month rotational deployment in support of the Indo-Asia-Pacific rebalance.

    USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) arrives in Jakarta for a port visit, Dec. 22. (U.S. State Dept./Erik A. Kurniawan)
  9. "Iron Nickel" to Return to San Diego for Final Time

    USS Peleliu (LHA 5) is scheduled to return to Naval Base San Diego Dec. 24, following a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific.

    In this file photo, USS Peleliu (LHA 5) transits the South China Sea in October.  (U.S. Navy/MC1 Joshua Hammond)
  10. USS Halsey Visits Thailand During Deployment

    USS Peleliu (LHA 5) is scheduled to return to Naval Base San Diego Dec. 24, following a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific.

    In this file photo, USS Halsey (DDG 97) operates in the South China Sea in October. (U.S. Navy/MCSN David Flewellyn)

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