Home : Media : News : News Article View
NEWS | Aug. 28, 2014

Rodney M. Davis and U.S. Coast Guard Integrate to Improve Maritime Security in Oceana

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Derek A. Harkins USS Rodney M. Davis Public Affairs

The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Rodney M. Davis visited Guam 18-19 Aug. after finishing a two-week Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) Patrol.

OMSI is a maritime security operation designed to enhance maritime domain awareness, increase law enforcement presence, and expand at-sea law enforcement capabilities throughout Oceania.

During the ship’s two-week patrol, Rodney M. Davis’ Sailors and U.S. Coast Guardsmen from the Tactical Law Enforcement Team Pacific conducted compliant boarding operations and vessel sightings throughout the Oceania region of the Pacific Ocean.

"Rodney M. Davis is only the third U.S. Navy ship to embark a Coast Guard law enforcement detachment in support of OMSI, so this is still a relatively new mission,” said Cmdr. Todd Whalen, commanding officer of Rodney M. Davis. “Our patrol was a success because we quickly integrated with our sister sea service to complete tasking and helped improve procedures for future missions."

Rodney M. Davis arrived in Guam August 18. After refueling and loading stores, the ship’s crew spent some time ashore to explore Guam and enjoy the local cuisine.

“I never expected to come to a place like this before joining the Navy,” said Culinary Specialist Seaman Ledarrius Burgess, from Chicago. “A place like Guam; a lot of people back at home never get to see that. I’m glad that I had this opportunity.”

The ship's visit to Guam also marked the end of hosting midshipmen for this year’s summer training program. The ship hosted 20 midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy and Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps over the course of the summer to give them experience in the fleet. All midshipmen integrated with the crew and participated in a variety of events during the ship’s transit to Guam.

“These midshipmen should have a great head start at their first command when they arrive as Ensigns,” said Lt. j.g. Mario Granata, midshipmen training coordinator. “They got to experience first-hand what petty officers and division officers do on a forward-deployed warship.”

Rodney M. Davis, based out of Everett, Washington, is on patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region
CONNECT WITH USINDOPACOM
Facebook

Like Us
Twitter
322,186
Follow Us

ENGAGE & CONNECT MORE WITH PACOM

                                                 

IN THE USINDOPACOM NEWS
Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Call with Republic of Korea Minister of National Defense Lee Jong-sup
May 18, 2022 - WASHIGNTON -- Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke with Republic of Korea (ROK) Minister of National Defense Lee Jong-sup today. Secretary Austin reaffirmed the ironclad U.S. commitment to the defense of the ROK...

Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency Leaders Support Bilateral Efforts with Japanese, Make Impact on Standardization of Information Security Practices
Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) leaders – in support of their Japanese counterparts over the course of several years – are making a significant impact on bilateral efforts to standardize information security practices across the U.S.-Japan Alliance. It began when the agency’s senior experts — experienced in directing U.S. background investigations, vetting risk operations and adjudications — responded to a request from the Defense Technology Security Administration (DTSA) in 2019 to support the U.S.-Japan Bilateral Information Security Consultations (BISC).
May 18, 2022 - WASHINGTON -- Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) leaders – in support of their Japanese counterparts over the course of several years – are making a significant impact on bilateral efforts to standardize...

Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group conducts Training Underway with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) destroyer JS Teruzuki (DD-116), and Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) steam in formation with the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). The U.S. Navy and JMSDF routinely conduct naval exercises together, strengthening the U.S.-Japan alliance and maintaining a free and open Indo-Pacific region. Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the United States, and supports alliances, partnerships and collective maritime interests in the Indo-Pacific region.
May 17, 2022 - PHILIPPINE SEA -- Ships and aircraft from Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (RRNCSG) concluded a week of at-sea bilateral training with a destroyer from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) May 17.The training...

Littoral Combat Ship Completes First Land Attack Missile Exercise
An AGM-114L Longbow Hellfire missile launches from the Surface-To-Surface Missile Module (SSMM) aboard Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8). The missile exercise was the first proof of concept launch of the Longbow Hellfire missile against land-based target. LCS is a fast, agile, mission-focused platform designed to operate in near-shore environments, winning against 21st-century coastal threats. LCS is capable of supporting forward presence, maritime security, sea control, and deterrence.  (U.S. Navy photo by Lt.j.g. Samuel Hardgrove)
May 17, 2022 - PACIFIC OCEAN -- The U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) class successfully launched sea-based missiles at a land-based target for the first time during a proof of concept exercise, May 12.Independence-variant littoral...

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 3 Train Mobile Bay, HSC-14 Sailors on HVBSS
Sailors, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 3, rope down from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the “Chargers” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14, onto the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) during a helicopter visit, board, search and seizure (HVBSS) training. Abraham Lincoln Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability through alliances and partnerships while serving as a ready-response force in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region.
May 17, 2022 - PHILIPPINE SEA -- Sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 3 conducted helicopter visit, board, search and seizure (HVBSS) training with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 and the Ticonderoga-class...