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USS Stephen W. Groves (FFG 29)


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Stephen W. Groves 295k 5 July 2003: New London, Conn. - Lcdr Robert DuMont, Executive Officer, provides Dr. Dick and Mrs. Shirley Groves a tour of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigate USS Stephen W. Groves (FFG 29) during their five-day port visit as part of the Ship-to-Shore program. Dr. Groves is the only surviving brother of the ship's namesake, Ensign Stephen W. Groves. Ensign Groves was a 25-year-old World War II aviator who died during the Battle of Midway. (U.S. Navy photo #030705-N-1234M-001 by Lt. Jim Miller, from the Navy News Stand) Navsource
Stephen W. Groves 362k 28 April 2004: Port Everglades, Fla. - Operations Specialist 1st Class David S. Smith shows students from Peace Lutheran School, Davie, Fla., the sound powered telephone and other equipment on the bridge aboard Stephen W. Groves during Fleet Week 2004. (U.S. Navy photo #040428-N-2038L-003 by JO2 William Lovelady, from the Navy News Stand)
Stephen W. Groves 112k 12 August 2005: Pascagoula, Miss. - Hospital Corpsman Joshua Smith stands watch on the bridge aboard Stephen W. Groves, while docked at its homeport at Naval Station Pascagoula. The Oliver Hazard Perry class frigate is preparing to deploy to the U.S. Southern Command in support of monitoring, detection and counter drug activities. (U.S. Navy photo #050812-N-1722M-162 by PH1 JO2 Michael Moriatis, from the Navy News Stand)
Stephen W. Groves 151k 4 October 2006: Mayport, Fla. - Information System Technician 2nd Class James McElroy greets his daughter after returning from a six-month deployment aboard the guided missile frigate USS Stephen W. Groves (FFG 29). Groves conducted two joint Coast Guard and Navy interdiction operations resulting in the interdiction of 2.8 metric tons of cocaine. In total, Groves interdicted 10.8 metric tons of cocaine while on deployment. (U.S. Navy photo #061004-N-1810F-039 by MC2 Lynn Friant, from the Navy News Stand)
Stephen W. Groves 149k 4 October 2006: Mayport, Fla. - Operation Specialist 1st Class Brian Low plays with his son after returning from a six-month deployment aboard the guided missile frigate USS Stephen W. Groves (FFG 29). (U.S. Navy photo #061004-N-1810F-054 by MC2 Lynn Friant, from the Navy News Stand)
Stephen W. Groves 180k 10 November 2006: Atlantic Ocean - Sailors stationed aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry- class frigate USS Stephen W. Groves (FFG 29) participate in a burial at sea. Groves is currently conducting exercises and operations at sea, along with port visits and other events ashore, to foster military-to-military contact with regional maritime forces in support of Theater Security Cooperation. (U.S. Navy photo #061110-N-3285B-071 by MC2 Regina L. Brown, from the Navy News Stand)
Stephen W. Groves 91k 10 November 2006: Atlantic Ocean - The Command Master Chief Billy Hill, assigned to the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Stephen W. Groves (FFG 29) hands a flag to the ship's Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Jon Kreitz, during a burial at sea. (U.S. Navy photo #061110-N-3285B-065 by MC2 Regina L. Brown, from the Navy News Stand)
Stephen W. Groves 188k 15 November 2006: Sint Eustatius - The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Stephen W. Groves (FFG 29) ceremonial honor guard members parade the colors at a reception held aboard the ship to honor local dignitaries from the island of St. Eustatius. Groves is conducting exercises and operations at sea, along with port visits and other events ashore, to foster military-to-military contact with regional maritime forces in support of theater security cooperation. (U.S. Navy photo #061115-N-3285B-169 by MC2 Regina L. Brown, from the Navy News Stand)
Stephen W. Groves 117k 15 November 2006: Sint Eustatius - The commanding officer of Stephen W. Groves receives the newly introduced flag of the Caribbean Island of Sint Eustatius from the island's Governor Hyden Gittens at a reception held aboard the ship to honor and meet local dignitaries. Groves is underway, conducting exercises and operations at sea, along with port visits and other events ashore, to foster military-to-military contact with regional maritime forces in support of Theater Security Cooperation. (U.S. Navy photo #061115-N-3285B-197 by MC2 Regina L. Brown, from the Navy News Stand)
Stephen W. Groves 267k 24 May 2007: Staten Island, N.Y. - Santi Ranno, a retired Marine Corps veteran, shares past experiences in the military to sailors assigned to Stephen W. Groves during a community luncheon with veterans for Fleet Week New York City 2007 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Labetti Post 2159. The 20th annual Fleet Week provides an opportunity for citizens of New York City and the surrounding Tri-State area to meet more than 3,000 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen. (U.S. Navy photo #070524-N-5758H-028 by MC3 Kenneth R. Hendrix, from the Navy Newstand)
Stephen W. Groves 344k 2 July 2007: Pawtucket, R.I. - U.S. Navy Sailors from USS Stephen W. Groves (FFG 29) present the colors at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, before a Charlotte Knights vs. Pawtucket Paw Sox game. The ship is in the area participating in New England Navy Week, which is designed to show Americans the investment they have made in the Navy and increase awareness in cities that do not have a significant everyday Navy presence. (U.S. Navy photo #070702-N-LQ799-118 by MC2 Lewis S. Hunsaker, from the Defense Visual Information Center)
Stephen W. Groves 292 3 July 2007: Bristol, R.I. - Sailors from Stephen W. Groves watch the Drum and Bugel competition at Hope High School. The ship is in town to participate in New England Navy Week. New England Navy Week is one of 26 Navy Weeks planned across America in 2007. Navy Weeks are designed to show Americans the investment they have made in the Navy and increase awareness in cities which do not have a significant Navy presence. (U.S. Navy photo #070703-N-8497H-228 by MC2 Lewis S. Hunsaker, from the Navy Newstand)
Stephen W. Groves 355k 5 July 2007: Bristol, R.I. - Cdr. Jon Kreitz, commanding officer of Stephen W. Groves, demonstrates how the ship is steered from the bridge. The ship is in town to participate in New England Navy Week. New England Navy Week is one of 26 Navy Weeks planned across the United States in 2007. Navy Weeks are designed to show Americans the investment they have made in the Navy and increase awareness in cities that do not have a significant Navy presence. (U.S. Navy photo #070705-N-8497H-108 by MC2 Lewis S. Hunsaker, from the Navy Newstand)
Stephen W. Groves 396k 15 June 2008: Boston, Mass. - Sailors assigned to the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate Stephen W. Groves march in the Bunker Hill Day Parade during their port visit to Boston. Groves sailors also participated in a community relations project and provided a color guard for a Red Sox game at Fenway Park. (U.S. Navy photo #080615-N-BX435-027 by MC1 Mark O'Donald from the Defense Visual Information Center)
Stephen W. Groves 296k 15 June 2008: Boston, Mass. - A bystander watches as Sailors assigned to the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate Stephen W. Groves (FFG 29) march by in the Bunker Hill Day Parade as part of a port visit to Boston. (U.S. Navy photo #080615-N-1928O-074 by MC1 Mark O'Donald from the Navy Newstand) Robert M. Cieri
Stephen W. Groves 398k 10 October 2008: Jacksonville, Fla. - A sailor aboard Stephen W. Groves throws a heaving line to moor the ship at the North Bank of the Riverwalk in downtown Jacksonville. Groves invited friends and family members along on a family day cruise as they traveled the St. Johns river to Jacksonville to participate in Navy birthday celebrations. (U.S. Navy photo #081010-N-0486G-007 by MC2 Daniel Gay from the Navy Newstand) Navsource
Stephen W. Groves 169k 10 October 2008: Jacksonville, Fla. - Gunner's Mate 1st Class Jerry Hawk shows his gun mount and sea and anchor position to guests aboard Stephen W. Groves. Groves invited friends and family members for a family day cruise as they transited to downtown Jacksonville to participate in the Navy's birthday celebrations. (U.S. Navy photo #081010-N-0486G-001 by MC2 Daniel Gay from the Navy Newstand)
Stephen W. Groves 44k February 2011: This photo's pretty self-explanatory. Cmdr. Matthew S. Rick
Last CO, USS Stephen W. Groves
Stephen W. Groves 168k 9 February 2011: Simon Town, South Africa - A student from the Cape Academy, a school for math and science in Cape Town, South Africa, inspects the 76-mm cannon aboard Stephen W. Groves during a tour of the ship as part of Africa Partnership Station (APS) East. APS is an international security cooperation initiative, facilitated by commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, aimed at strengthening global maritime partnerships through training and collaborative activities in order to improve maritime safety and security in Africa. (U.S. Navy photo #110209-N-5085J-249 by MC3 William Jamieson from the Navy Newstand) Navsource
Stephen W. Groves 161k 15 February 2011: Lotus River, South Africa - U.S. Navy Boatswain's Mate Seaman Apprentice Juan J. Felix, assigned to Stephen W. Groves, paints the Buckroad Primary School in Lotus River, South Africa. Stephen W. Groves visited the region as part of a joint South African-U.S. community relations project. (U.S. Navy photo #110215-N-OV802-171 by MC3 William Jamieson from the Defense Visual Information Center)
Stephen W. Groves 294k 23 February 2011: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - U.S. Sailors, top right, with a visit, board, search, and seizure team assigned to Stephen W. Groves demonstrate room clearing procedures to Tanzanian People's Defense Force soldiers, as part of Africa Partnership Station East. APS is an international security cooperation initiative facilitated by Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa aimed at strengthening global maritime partnerships through training and collaborative activities in order to improve maritime safety and security in Africa. (U.S. Navy photo #110223-N-OV802-137 by MC3 William Jamieson from the Defense Visual Information Center)
Stephen W. Groves 183k 24 February 2011: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Clinton, right, assigned to the guided missile frigate Stephen W. Groves, speaks with students from the Bethsaida Girls Orphanage and Secondary School in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, as part of a community relations project for Africa Partnership Station (APS) East. (U.S. Navy photo #110224-N-OV802-093 by MC3 William Jamieson from the Defense Visual Information Center)
Stephen W. Groves 309k 24 February 2011: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - U.S. Sailors assigned to Stephen W. Groves dig a trench to construct erosion barriers at the Bethsaida Girls Orphanage and Secondary School in Dar es Salaam as part of a community relations project. (U.S. Navy photo #110224-N-OV802-048 by MC3 William Jamieson from the Defense Visual Information Center)
Stephen W. Groves 397k 2 March 2011: Port Louis, Mauritius - U.S. Sailors, right, aboard the guided missile frigate Stephen W. Groves man the rails as the Mauritian police band greets their arrival for the second training hub as part of Africa Partnership Station. (U.S. Navy photo #110302-N-OV802-088 by MC3 William Jamieson from the Defense Visual Information Center)
Stephen W. Groves 234k 4 March 2011: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - U.S. Navy Commander Matthew Rick, right, plants a mango tree at the Tanzanian Naval Training School in Dar Es Salaam to commemorate the last day of involvement in a multinational training site program as part of Africa Partnership Station East. APS is an international security cooperation initiative facilitated by Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa aimed at strengthening global maritime partnerships through training and collaborative activities in order to improve maritime safety and security in Africa. Rick is the commanding officer of the guided missile frigate Stephen W. Groves. (U.S. Navy photo #110304-N-OV802-009 by MC3 William Jamieson from the Defense Visual Information Center)
Stephen W. Groves 350k 11 March 2011: Victoria, Seychelles - Sailors assigned to Stephen W. Groves paint the Foyer de la Solitude la Misere orphanage during an Africa Partnership Station West community service project at the Christian Faith Rescue Orphanage. Africa Partnership Station is an international security cooperation initiative to strengthen global maritime partnerships through training and collaborative activities in order to improve maritime safety and security in Africa. (U.S. Navy photo #110311-N-5085J-099 by MC3 William Jamieson from the Navy Newstand)
Stephen W. Groves 70k 14 March 2011: the Indian Ocean - U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Kurt E. Fischl, the executive officer of the guided missile frigate Stephen W. Groves views the guided missile frigate FS Guepratte (F 714) from the starboard side bridge wing aboard the ship under way in the Indian Ocean. Groves is home ported at Naval Station Mayport in Florida. (U.S. Navy photo #110314-N-OV802-094 by MC3 William Jamieson from the Defense Visual Information Center)
Stephen W. Groves 174k 16 March 2011: The Indian Ocean - Quartermaster 3rd Class Josef Zimmerman demonstrates solar navigation using a sextant for Ugandan navy Lt. Mathew Achiga aboard Stephen W. Groves during an Africa Partnership Station East deployment. (U.S. Navy photo #110316-N-5085J-019 by MC3 William Jamieson from the Navy Newstand)
Stephen W. Groves 254k 23 March 2011: Port Louis, Mauritius - Navy Counselor 1st Class David Ferguson, assigned to the guided-missile frigate Stephen W. Groves, lifts a student during a community service project at La Briquetterie Government School as a part of Africa Partnership Station (APS) East. (U.S. Navy photo #110323-N-5085J-436 by MC3 William Jamieson from the Navy Newstand)
Stephen W. Groves 134k 23 March 2011: Port Louis, Mauritius - U.S. Navy Commander Matthew Rick, the commanding officer of the guided missile frigate Stephen W. Groves, presents a plaque to Dr. Mahmad Aniff Kodabaccus, the Lord Mayor of Port Louis, Mauritius, in thanks for welcoming the crew as part of Africa Partnership Station East. APS is an international security cooperation initiative, facilitated by Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, aimed at strengthening global maritime partnerships through training and collaborative activities to improve maritime safety and security in Africa. (U.S. Navy photo #110323-F-GA004-106 by Capt. Jennifer Pearson from the Defense Visual Information Center)
Stephen W. Groves 297k 11 June 2011: the Mediterranean Sea - U.S. Sailors attached to guided missile frigate Stephen W. Groves stand by to conduct a replenishment at sea with fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horns (T-AO 198) as a part of Phoenix Express 2011 the Mediterranean. Phoenix Express is a two-week exercise designed to strengthen maritime partnerships and enhance stability in the region through increased interoperability and cooperation among partners from Africa, Europe and United States. (U.S. Navy photo #110611-N-DP582-039 by MC1 Edward Vasqeuz from the Defense Visual Information Center)
Stephen W. Groves 237k 19 August 2011: Mayport, Fla. - Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick D. West gives his challenge coin to Operations Specialist 2nd Class Rolando Albarracin Rodriguez, an individual augmentee assigned to the guided-missile frigate Stephen W. Groves, during a visit to Naval Station Mayport. West is on a site visit through Navy Region Southeast. (U.S. Navy photo #110819-N-YR391-007 by MC2 Gary Granger Jr. from the Navy Newstand)

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