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Navy Cruiser, Destroyer Return To San Diego

The guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens and the guided missile destroyer USS Spruance are scheduled to return to Naval Base San Diego Thursday following separate deployments to the Western Pacific Ocean.

The 567-foot Cowpens and its crew of 400 deployed in September. In November, it provided humanitarian help in the Philippines following Super Typhoon Haiyan.

"I am very proud of the accomplishments of the crew," said Capt. Gregory Gombert, Cowpens ...

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USS Zumwalt Christening Ceremony On Saturday (Video)

On Saturday morning in Bath, Maine, the daughters of the late Admiral Elmo R. "Bud" Zumwalt Jr. will break a bottle of sparkling wine across the bow of the ship that bears their father's name.

The USS Zumwalt is being hailed as the the largest Navy destroyer ever built.

Its new home will be San Diego. The Maine Sun Journal reports during a November 2013 tour of the Zumwalt ...

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After 15,000 Square Miles Searched, USS Kidd Ends Hunt For Malaysia Airlines MH370 (Video)

After a search mission that involved scouring 15,000 square miles of ocean, the San Diego-based USS Kidd and its helicopters have ended their search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Because the search area has expanded to such an extensive degree, the U.S. Navy decided (in consultation with the Malaysian government) that long range patrol aircraft like the P-8A Poseidon and the P-3C Orion would be more effective in ...

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Malaysia Airlines Search Sends USS Kidd To Indian Ocean (Video)

The Malaysian government's announcement that the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was a deliberate act has prompted the U.S. military to reorganize assets searching for the missing plane.

The San Diego-based USS Kidd is now part of a team looking in the northern Indian Ocean.

Army Col. Steven Warren explained to American Forces Press Service that the Kidd is currently north of the Strait of Malacca, in ...

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San Diego-Based USS Pinckney Ends Its Search For Malaysia Airines MH370 (Video)

The San Diego-based USS Pinckney will no longer be a part of the international search mission for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. The Navy has announced the Pinckney will instead head to Singapore for maintenance.

7th Fleet spokesman Cmdr. William Marks told the Navy Times:

“In coordination with the government of Malaysia, we have decided to send USS Pinckney to Singapore for planned maintenance and routine voyage repairs.

"With the search ...

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San Diego-Based Navy Ships Dedicated To Search For Malaysia Airlines MH370 (Video)

San Diego-based ships from the U.S. Navy's Seventh Fleet have been searching the better part of five days for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Navy officials say as each day passes, the hunt for the vanished plane becomes more difficult.

As Home Post has previously reported, the USS Kidd and USS Pinckney are part of an international search team of 10 nations looking for any signs of MH370 ...

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U.S. Navy Plays Major Role In Malaysia Airlines MH370 Search (Video)

The U.S. Navy's Seventh Fleet is playing a major role in the hunt for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Two San Diego-based ships, USS Kidd and USS Pinckney, are conducting searches for the missing plane in the Gulf of Thailand.

Both ships have deployed helicopters to assist in the multinational search, according to the Seventh Fleet:

In a three and a half hour sortie, an HM-60R helicopter can typically ...

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2 San Diego-Based Navy Ships Search For Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane (Video)

Two Navy ships homeported in San Diego, USS Kidd and USS Pinckney, have joined the international search team looking for any signs of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

CNN reports the Kidd and Pinckney are joining 40 ships from 10 countries, along with three dozen aircraft, in a desperate quest to find the plane that went missing Saturday.

Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, director general of the Malaysian Civil Aviation Department, told ...

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San Diego-Based USS Pinckney Aids In Malaysia Airlines Search (Video)

The United States Navy has sent the USS Pinckney (homeport San Diego) to aid in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

According to a Navy news release, the Pinckney is heading towards the southern coast of Vietnam:

Pinckney was conducting training and maritime security operations in international waters of the South China Sea.

The ship could be in vicinity of the missing jet within 24 hours and carries two ...

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USS Coronado Slated To Arrive In San Diego On Monday

The USS Coronado is slated to arrive at Naval Base San Diego on Monday, March 6.

The Coronado Eagle & Journal reports the Navy's littoral combat ship is scheduled to round Point Loma at 9:30 a.m. Monday morning, and stream under the Coronado Bridge approximately a half-hour later, before arriving at Pier 5 at Naval Base San Diego.

According to a news release by U.S. Pacific Fleet ...

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San Diego-Based USS Spruance Crew Rescues Man Overboard

San Diego-based USS Spruance crew members rescued a Filipino mariner who'd fallen overboard in the Singapore Strait on Jan. 18.

According to a news release from Commander, Task Force 70 Public Affairs, a Malaysian-flagged boat, the Pantagruel, sent out a distress call to the Spruance when one of its crew fell overboard.

Spruance sailors immediately launched the ship's rigid-hull-inflatable boat. The sailors on board the boat located the ...

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San Diego-Based USS Howard Sailors Help At-Risk Teens In Guam (Video)

Sailors assigned to the San Diego-based USS Howard spent Christmas Eve helping at-risk teenagers in Guam.

About a dozen or so crew members from the Howard played volleyball, ping pong, basketball, and just talked with teens confined to Department of Youth Affairs in Mangilao, Guam.

The USS Howard departed Naval Base San Diego for its deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean on Dec. 2, according to a Navy news release.

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San Diego-Based Hospital Ship USNS Mercy Won't Deploy To Philippines

The San Diego-Based hospital ship USNS Mercy will not be deploying to the Philippines.

The Navy activated the Mercy on Nov. 13 for possible deployment to support disaster relief efforts. However, the situation has improved to such a degree that on Monday, Pacific Fleet commander Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. directed the Mercy be returned to reduced operating status.

Pacific Fleet spokesman Cmdr. Steve Curry said the Mercy had been ...

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USS Cowpens Starts 'Snack Drive' For Children Affected By Typhoon Haiyan

The San Diego-based USS Cowpens is in the Philippines as part of Operation Damayan, the U.S. military's humanitarian mission to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

Cowpens Public Affairs reports the “Scorpions” of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 49, Detachment 6, have started a collection of snack foods as a morale booster for the Filipino children suffering in the wake of the typhoon.

Cookies, potato chips and candy are just ...

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San Diego-Based USS Freedom Heading To Philippines For Typhoon Aid

The USS Freedom — home ported in San Diego — is one of three ships heading to the Philippines to provide humanitarian aid in the wake of Tyhpoon Haiyan.

The amphibious ships will replace the aircraft carrier USS George Washington, as their smaller size makes them more useful in providing disaster relief, according to Stars and Stripes.

The Freedom arrived at Brunei's port of Muara on Monday, after leaving Singapore. Logistics ...

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