Antietam Sailors participated in a weapon familiarization exercise, getting comfortable with handling and technique, prior to a live-fire target practice. Proper eye and ear protection were utilized throughout the exercise.
Congratulations to LS3 Chaojie Li on his reenlistment. Bravo Zulu shipmate!
Who is ready for some Navy Chow? Our culinary specialists prepare food for over 300 Antietam Sailors every day. Bon Appetit!
Congratulations are in order for these outstanding awardees. Bravo Zulu shipmates!
There's no better way to kick off the 4th of July out at sea than advancements! Congratulations to all the promotees for putting on rank. Bravo Zulu shipmates!
Bravo Zulu and Congratulations to Senior Chief Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Electrical) Jesse Loyola for putting on his first starred anchor! Navy Chief, Navy Pride!
19 Antietam Sailors and 5 Filipino Sailors volunteered at the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Manila. Joining forces, Sailors from both navies assisted local volunteers in packing humanitarian aid and disaster relief food kits.
We held a tour on Antietam while in port Manila, strengthening the camaraderie and partnership with our allies in the Philippine Navy.
Navy Outreach featured one of our Antietam Sailors, Culinary Specialist Seaman Apprentice Marcus Buckley! Check out the full story here:
Another day another RAS! We refueled with USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) underway. This was a rare opportunity to practice refueling with an aircraft carrier, and we passed with flying colors.
Underway Replenishments are how we refuel and restock on supplies and food while at sea! Today, our Sailors coordinated coming alongside USNS Rappahannock, and shot lines over to the replenishment oiler, connecting the two ships together in this challenging, but rewarding evolution.
The conclusion of exercise Malabar 2018 gave insight into the way that the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and Indian Navy operates to improve interoperability between Antietam and our maritme partners. We look forward to participating again with our international allies.
USS Antietam partiicipated in a ship formation photo exercise (PHOTOEX) for Malabar 2018 with ships from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and the Indian Navy. #Malabar2018
Our Sailors and the Sailors from Akizuki-class destroyer JS Fuyuzuki (DD 118) boarded the Indian Deepak-class fleet tanker INS Shakti (A 57) for a visit, board, search and seizure drill as part of multi-national exercise Malabar 2018!
We conducted a Replenishment-at-Sea exercise with the Indian Deepak-class fleet tanker INS Shakti (A 57) during the multi-national exercise Malabar 2018! This is the first time a lot of our Sailors worked with the Indian Navy to connect our two ships together.
A reception on the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship JS Ise to celebrate our partnership with Japan and welcoming new friendships and relationships with the Indian Navy.
Antietam welcomed leaders from the countries of Japan and India for a tour of the ship. Building relationships and standing together. #Malabar2018
Sports Day is part of exercise Malabar. Antietam Sailors competed against Sailors from Japan, as well as, India. It was great to have fun, making relationships stronger with our international friends. #Malabar2018
Antietam had the honor of hosting the promotion of Rear Admiral (Upper Half) Marc Dalton. Admiral Dalton previously served as Antietam's executive officer from 2000 - 2002. Welcome back sir!
Yesterday, our Sailors visited the Tamuning Senior Center as part of the Guam local community relations project. They exchanged culture through songs, games, food, and sea stories with the municipality elders. The center featured a diverse population originating from a variety of island and Asian nationalities.
Today, four of our Chief Petty Officers were promoted to the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer. BRAVO ZULU to GSCS Devern Brewley, FCACS Michael Cole, ENCS Jesus Delossantos, and CSCS Paul Rangel! Congratulations on your promotion!
We concluded Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage month with a celebration! Participants gave insight into their culture to Antietam's crew.
Congratulations to all of our newly promoted Petty Officers! Bravo Zulu on a job well done!