24 Apr '12, 4pm

After an 8-month #deployment, USS Russell's #Sailors come home. One #Seaman even got a surprise visit.

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (NNS) -- Families and friends welcomed back the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, April 23, following completion of a successful eight-month deployment to the western Pacific and Arabian Gulf. "I am exceptionally pleased and proud of the tremendous performance of every Sailor aboard Russell during this challenging deployment," said Cmdr. Joseph Carrigan, Russell's commanding officer. "I believe I speak for each member of the crew when I say that we are thrilled to be home with our families, friends and the greater Pearl Harbor Ohana." Russell and its crew of nearly 300 Sailors conducted a wide range of operations, including ballistic missile defense, maritime security operations, and oil platform defense. Additionally, the ship and her crew participated in multinational exercises with NATO allies and Gulf ...

Full article: http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=66710

Tweets

How would YOU parallel park an aircraft carrier like USS George H.W. Bush?

How would YOU parallel park an aircraft carrier...

navy.mil 01 May '12, 6pm

120430-N-VA840-063 ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 30, 2012) Quartermaster 3rd Class Jason X. Pabon prepares to signal the position ...

USS Cape St. George Commanding Officer in a jam session with @TobyKeithMusic onboard the #ship.

USS Cape St. George Commanding Officer in a jam...

navy.mil 01 May '12, 5pm

120424-N-VY256-119 ARABIAN SEA (April 24, 2012) Capt. Don Gabrielson, left, commanding officer of the Ticonderoga-class gu...

$299 for Philips Blu-ray Home Theatre System HTS-3560. Bring the power of the cinema into your home! now at

$299 for Philips Blu-ray Home Theatre System HT...

streetdeal.sg 25 Apr '12, 6am

Harvey Norman from Australia, is a leading household name in Singapore. A retail chain in Electronics, Computers, Furnitur...

Sailors ‘cheered all the way’ through London as...

royalnavy.mod.uk 25 Apr '12, 9am

Striding forcefully past the Palace of Westminster’s iconic Clock Tower – popularly known as Big Ben – Cdr Colin Williams ...

Hawaii's Waikoloa Beach Resort earns honors fro...

worldgolf.com 25 Apr '12, 11am

WAIKOLOA, Hawaii -- Waikoloa Beach Resort -- a 1,350-acre resort located under the sunny skies of the Kohala Coast on Hawa...

USS Independence just finished it's first forei...

navy.mil 30 Apr '12, 2pm

USS INDEPENDENCE, At Sea (NNS) -- The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) departed Manzanillo, Mexico, April 28,...

Next generation of Aegis ballistic missile defe...

stripes.com 30 Apr '12, 3am

SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — The U.S. Navy has finished testing the next generation of its Aegis ballistic missile defense s...

These #Submarine #Sailors are happy to be back ...

navy.mil 13 Apr '12, 1pm

BREMERTON, Wash. (NNS) -- The Seawolf-class fast-attack submarine USS Connecticut (SSN 22) returned to its homeport of Nav...