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My Guidance to Pacific Fleet Sailors

PEARL HARBOR (April 26, 2016) Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, speaks to Sailors assigned to the Pacific Surface Action Group (SAG) during an all-hands call aboard USS Momsen (DDG 92). The Pacific SAG includes the guided-missile destroyers USS Decatur (DDG 73), USS Spruance (DDG 111), and Momsen, and is deploying to the Western Pacific. The U.S. 3rd Fleet commander will retain operational control of the SAG throughout the deployment, including in waters west of the international date line. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Wilbur/Released)

By Adm. Scott Swift Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet Not long after arriving, I released my initial Commander’s guidance. In my 14 or so months since as the U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander, I’ve had the privilege to travel throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific theater and witness first-hand our Sailors, allies and partners in …

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LCS Developments

The Littoral Combat Ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) sails alongside USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as part of a strait transit demonstration during the aircraft carrier's Sustainment Exercise off the coast of Southern California, April 14. Fort Worth, a semi-planing, mono-hull vessel, is a fast, agile, and mission-focused platform designed to employ modular mission packages that can be configured for three separate purposes: surface warfare, mine countermeasures, or anti-submarine warfare. The ship is designed to operate in hostile near-shore environments, known as "the littorals", and to defeat asymmetric "anti-access" threats such as mines, quiet diesel submarines and fast surface craft. Fort Worth is the second of the Freedom variant of LCS. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Phil Ladouceur/Released)

An important milestone in the littoral combat ship program was the arrival of USS Freedom (LCS 1) in Singapore this week, highlighting the next phase of her deployment to Southeast Asia.   Freedom transited the Pacific Ocean while making scheduled port visits in Hawaii, Guam and the Philippines. The ship is currently being operated …

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Paying Tribute to Guardian

By Vice Adm. Tom Copeman, Commander Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet A significant moment during a ship commissioning ceremony occurs when there is a call to “bring this ship to life,” and the crew sprints from their positions pierside, across the brow and into the ship itself, effectively adding …

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