NAVY Press Release

USS Oakland Commissioning Ceremony

WASHINGTON - The Navy’s newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, the future USS Oakland (LCS 24), will be commissioned at 10:00 a.m. PST on Saturday, April 17, 2021 in Oakland, California.

CNO and MCPON Visit Hampton Roads

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Russ Smith visited Hampton Roads, Virginia to take part in a NATO Symposium, meet with Sailors in the region, and visit two of the area’s major shipyards, Apr. 14.

USS Hopper (DDG 70) CO Relieved

PEARL HARBOR – The commanding officer of USS Hopper (DDG 70), Cmdr. Kathryn J. Dawley was relieved of her duties on 06 April 2021 due to a loss of confidence in her leadership.

7th Fleet Destroyer transits Taiwan Strait

PHILIPPINE SEA - The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit April 7 (local time) through international waters in accordance with international law.

Commander Fleet Readiness Centers Relief

WASHINGTON - Commander Naval Air Systems Vice Adm. Dean Peters relieved Rear Admiral. Trent Demoss, Commander Fleet Readiness Centers (COMFRC) of his duties, April 5, due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command.