Category Archives: fires

Navy fires Fitzgerald XO


The executive officer of the guided-missile destroyer Fitzgerald was relieved late last month. Cmdr. Chris Kennedy was relieved on Sept. 29 “due to a loss of confidence in her ability to serve as executive officer,” Cmdr. Nicole Schwegman, a Naval Surface Forces spokeswoman, said in an emailed statement. The relief was not based on any […]

Navy fires Lackland training center CO


The Navy fired the commanding officer of a Texas training center Friday. Cmdr. Robert Arias was relieved of command of Naval Technical Training Center Lackland following the findings of an investigation, according to Navy spokesman Cmdr. James Stockman. Stockman declined to say whether Arias faces further disciplinary action. “The investigation was administrative in nature and […]

Navy fires CO of destroyer Arleigh Burke


The commanding officer of a Norfolk-based warship was relieved of command Thursday, according to Navy officials. Cmdr. John Gaines was removed as head of the guided-missile destroyer Arleigh Burke after higher-ups lost confidence in his ability to command “due to self-reported misconduct,” U.S. 2nd Fleet spokeswoman Lt. Cmdr. Ashley Hockycko said in an email. Gaines’ […]

Navy fires commander of Portland Navy Reserve unit


The head of Navy Operational Support Center Portland, Oregon, was relieved of command Friday. Few details were available Friday afternoon, but a Navy statement said that Cmdr. Erin Borozny was fired “due to a loss of confidence in her ability to command.” Borozny did not immediately respond to a request for comment, nor did officials […]

Iran fires missile at mock Nimitz-class aircraft carrier


TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard fired a missile from a helicopter targeting a replica aircraft carrier in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, state television reported on Tuesday, an exercise aimed at threatening the U.S. amid tensions between Tehran and Washington. The drill, in a waterway through which 20 percent of all traded […]

‘All known fires’ out aboard Bonhomme Richard, admiral says


After more than four days of inferno aboard the amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard, Navy officials said Thursday afternoon that “all known fires” have been extinguished on the amphib. The ship’s fire was called away at 8:30 a.m. Sunday while it was in a San Diego shipyard being updated to carry F-35B jets. Sailors aboard […]

Navy fires EOD command master chief


The command master chief of the Guam-based Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 5 was fired in May, Navy officials confirmed this week. The relief of Master Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposalman Michael Knudsen on May 21 was not announced by Big Navy. Before last year, the Navy would regularly announce firings of command triad members, but […]

Iran test fires cruise missiles resistant to ‘electronic war,’ says naval chief


TEHRAN, Iran — Iran test fired cruise missiles in a naval exercise in the Gulf of Oman and northern Indian Ocean, state media reported Thursday. The report by the official IRNA news agency said the missiles destroyed targets at a distance of 280 kilometers (170 miles). It said the tests took place during a naval […]

Navy fires national chief recruiter


The Navy’s top enlisted recruiter was fired Wednesday “due to loss of confidence in his judgement,” officials said Friday. Master Chief Navy Counselor Franklin Tiongco’s relief as national chief recruiter “is a measure to safeguard (Navy Recruiting Command’s) mission accomplishment and to protect the integrity of the legal process,” command spokeswoman Cmdr. Lara Bollinger told […]