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BOSTON (Sept. 30, 2022) Chief Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) Adam Yenny receives the 2021 USS Constitution George Sirian Meritorious Leadership Award while underway aboard USS Constitution. The USS Constitution George Sirian Meritorious Leadership Award recognizes a chief petty officer who embodies former USS Constitution crew member George Sirian through their technical expertise, dedication, and leadership. USS Constitution, is the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat, and played a crucial role in the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812, actively defending sea lanes from 1797 to 1855. During normal operations, the active-duty Sailors stationed aboard USS Constitution provide free tours and offer public visitation to more than 600,000 people a year as they support the ship’s mission of promoting the Navy’s history and maritime heritage and raising awareness of the importance of a sustained naval presence. USS Constitution was undefeated in battle and destroyed or captured 33 opponents. The ship earned the nickname of Old Ironsides during the war of 1812 when British cannonballs were seen bouncing off the ship’s wooden hull. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Grant G. Grady/Released)

NORFOLK (Oct. 23, 2022) – Cmdr. Thad D. Tasso, commanding officer, USS Hué City (CG 66), presents Retired Capt. Tom Eubanks, Hué City’s first commanding officer, the Ensign flown Sept. 14, 2022 marking the 31st anniversary of the ship’s commissioning, during the decommissioning ceremony of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Hué City (CG 66) after 31 years of naval service. Following decommissioning, the ship is slated to be towed tothe Navy’s Inactive Ship’s facility in Philadelphia, Pa., where it will be in a Logistical Support Asset status. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2 nd Class Darien G. Kenney)

NORFOLK, Va. (Sept. 22, 2022) Retired U.S. Navy Capt. H. Wyman Howard, Jr., plank owner and former commanding officer of the Ticonderoga-class, guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), arrives as a member of the official party during the ship's decommissioning ceremony onboard Naval Station Norfolk, Sept. 22, 2022. Anzio was decommissioned after 30 years of service. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley Rickard

NORFOLK, Va. (Sept. 20, 2022) A plank owner reminisces at his old fueling station on the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) after Bataan’s 25th birthday ceremony, Sept. 20, 2022. Bataan is homeported at Naval Station Norfolk. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Darren Newell)

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 11, 2022) The Buddhist pennant flies for the first time in U.S. Navy history onboard the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74), Sept. 11. The pennant flew during a Buddhist Dharma service, led by Navy Chaplain Lt. Saejeong Kim. U.S. Flag code stipulates that any church pennant be flown immediately above the ensign when a chaplain conducts religious services underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kerri Kline)  |  |  Navy FOIA  |  DoD Accessibility/Section 508  |  No Fear Act  |  Open Government  |  Plain Writing Act  |  Veterans Crisis Line  |  DoD Safe Helpline  |  Navy SAPR  |  NCIS Tips  |  Privacy Policy  |  Contact Us   |  988 Helpline
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