USS Philippine Sea Transits Straits of Gibraltar

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Philippine Sea Transits Straits of Gibraltar View post tag: Transits USS Philippine Sea Transits Straits of Gibraltar USS PHILIPPINE SEA CG 58The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), with the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (CSG2), transited safely through the Straits of Gibraltar into the Mediterranean Sea in the early morning of Feb. 27. View post tag: sea View post tag: Navy View post tag: Straits View post tag: Gibraltar For many Sailors aboard this was their first time crossing the Atlantic Ocean and seeing another continent. Two continents actually, The Straits of Gibraltar is a narrow transit which separates Europe and Africa by seven miles at its most narrow point.“It’s pretty exciting, I’ve never seen Europe before,” said Naval Aircrewman (Tacitical Helicopter) 2nd Class Gage Hoogveldt a search and rescue swimmer for the Spartans of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 70, which is attached to the ship. “I can’t wait for all the port visits we get to make on this deployment, and hopefully earning my 3rd warfare pin.”Fire Controlmen 3rd Class Brittany Mehlberg, a ship’s computer technician has only been in a handful of states up to this point in her life.“To wake up, go outside, and see Spain to my left and Morocco on my right was a surreal experience,” said Muhlberg. “I’m looking forward to taking my time to appreciate other cultures while I have the chance. I’m not somebody who wants to just fast forward to the end of the deployment.”The Philippine Sea is underway as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (GHWBCSG). The GHWBCSG is on a scheduled deployment en route to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibly. With CVN 77 as the flag ship, strike group assets include the embarked squadrons of Carrier Air Wing 8, Destroyer Squadron 22 and ships USS Truxtun (DDG 103), USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) and USS Philippine Sea (CG 58).[mappress]Press Release, March 3, 2014, 2014; Image: Wikimedia View post tag: USS March 3, 2014 View post tag: Philippine Share this articlelast_img read more

England Golf announces Order of Merit schedules for 2016

first_img3 Feb 2016 England Golf announces Order of Merit schedules for 2016 England Golf has announced its schedule of tournaments and championships to form the basis of the Orders of Merit for 2016.The Scottish U18 Championship is a new addition to the girls’ schedule and the French Open Amateur Championship for the Coupe Murat has been added to the men’s tournament list for the year ahead.The Senior Women’s and Senior Men’s Orders of Merit will continue to be used for automatic selections for teams for the European Team Championships and the Home Internationals. This system, which also allows for two ‘picks’ per team, was successfully adopted for the men last year, having been previously introduced for the women.The other four Orders of Merit – for men, boys, women and girls – will be used as a guideline by the England selectors, together with other ranking systems and performance information.England Golf Performance Director Nigel Edwards commented: “There is much to look forward to in amateur golf in 2016.“In addition to the European Team Championships and Home Internationals for our England teams at all levels, 2016 is also a World Amateur Team Championship year. With just three spots available in each team, players will need to be at the top of their games in order to seal a spot for the championships in Mexico.”Ashley Chesters, the back-to-back winner of the England Golf Men’s Order of Merit in 2014 and 2015, has recently turned professional and a new winner will be crowned in 2016.In the women’s game, Bronte Law (image © Leaderboard Photography) will be defending her title and could prove tough to beat when the final calculations are made in September.Previous Order of Merit winners include a host of successful tournament professionals including Charley Hull and Holly Clyburn in the women’s game and Tom Lewis, Chris Wood and Gary Wolstenholme MBE in the men’s. All have won professional titles since graduating from the amateur ranks over the last decade.2015 Order of Merit Winners:Men – Ashley Chesters (Hawkstone Park)Boys – Marco Penge (Golf at Goodwood)Senior Men – Richard Partridge (Wildernesse)Women – Bronte Law (Bramhall)Girls – Lizzie Prior (Burhill)Senior Women – Julie Brown (Trentham)Read more for full information about the Orders of Merit and the England Golf selection policylast_img read more