1. Navy Commander Expresses Regret Concerning USS Guardian Grounding

    The U.S. 7th Fleet commander on Saturday expressed regret over the grounding of USS Guardian on Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea.

  2. USS Guardian Grounding Investigation To Include Faulty Chart Data

    Inaccurate data in digital nautical charts may have been a factor in the grounding.

  3. USS Buffalo Welcomed to New Homeport with Aloha

    The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Jan. 18 after completing a homeport shift from Guam.

    USS Buffalo (SSN 715) arrives at her new homeport, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Jan. 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Steven Khor)
  4. U.S. Navy Continues Operations to Free Grounded USS Guardian

    While the U.S. Navy continues operations to free the grounded USS Guardian (MCM 5) from Tubbataha Reef, all 79 crew members were temporarily removed today and safely transferred by small boat to the nearby support vessels USNS Bowditch (T-AGS 62) and MSV C-Champion.

  5. Crew Transferred from Grounded USS Guardian as Safety Precaution

    In order to ensure the safety of the crew, most of the Sailors aboard the mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian (MCM 5) are being transferred to a support vessel. The Sasebo-based Guardian ran aground on Tubbataha Reef while transiting the Sulu Sea on Jan. 17.

  6. USS Guardian Runs Aground in the Sulu Sea

    No one was hurt when the mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian (MCM 5) ran aground on Tubbataha Reef at 2:25 a.m. local time, Jan. 17, while transiting the Sulu Sea.

    In this file photo, USS Guardian (MCM 5) arrives for a port visit at White Beach Naval Facility in Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 8. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Steve White)
  7. USS Germantown Departs Sasebo for Spring Patrol

    The forward deployed dock landing ship, part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), departed Sasebo, Japan, Jan. 15, for its spring patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations.

    Sailors man the rails as USS Germantown (LSD 42) departs Sasebo, Japan, Jan. 15 for a Western Pacific patrol. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam M. Bennett)
  8. USS Stethem Sailor Honored as 'Missile Defender of the Year'

    Fire Controlman 2nd Class Ronald Barbee was the Navy recepient of the award, which recognizes leadership and personal contribution to missile defense efforts.

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Jan. 15, 2013) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Ronald Barbee, assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63), accepts the Missile Defender of the Year Award from Vice Adm. William R. Burke. (U. S. Navy photo)
  9. Tortuga First ARG Ship to Depart Sasebo for Spring Patrol

    Part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group, the ship departed Sasebo, Japan, Jan. 14 for its spring patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations.

    USS Tortuga (LSD 46) departs Sasebo Jan. 14 for a Western Pacific patrol. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam M. Bennett)
  10. USFF, CPF Announce Details of Uniform Working Groups

    The commanders of U.S. Fleet Forces and U.S. Pacific Fleet distributed a message to commanders and commanding officers Jan. 11 that announces the agendas of two uniform working groups.