first_img USS Cowpens Comes Back to 7th Fleet AO View post tag: 7th Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Cowpens Comes Back to 7th Fleet AO View post tag: Cowpens Share this article View post tag: USS October 3, 2013 View post tag: back View post tag: fleet View post tag: comescenter_img View post tag: Defence View post tag: Defense View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy Training & Education The Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) returned to the 7th Fleet area of operations after essential repairs Sept. 29.Home-ported in San Diego, Cowpens and is on deployment in the 7th Fleet area of operations promoting maritime security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.Cowpens swapped hulls earlier in March with the Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) in Yokosuka, Japan and underwent essential repairs in San Diego. Cowpens, with Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 49 Det. 6, are scheduled to join the George Washington Carrier Strike Group in support of theater security operations.“It’s remarkable; to look back on my 23 years of service, I have to say the team I have here finished off an unprecedented amount of work in just four months,” said Capt. Gregory W. Gombert, commanding officer of Cowpens. “Cowpens has a bone in her teeth again and Navy leadership can be proud of these Sailors.”The crew spent the last several months returning their ship to fighting shape and is scheduled to participate in multi-national exercises alongside the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).“Theater security cooperation, building partner capacity, and performing exercises with our partners during our patrol will enhance our interoperability as cornerstones to ensure regional peace and stability,” said Gombert.[mappress]Press Release, October 03, 2013 View post tag: AOlast_img read more

first_imgOver the weekend, STS9 headed to Pier 17 for a two-night run. First off, Pier 17 is one of the coolest new venues to see music in New York City. Although a lot of New Yorkers weren’t happy about the strict 10 o’clock curfew, the location and layout definitely make up for it. With clear views of the Empire State Building as well as Brooklyn, this isn’t your everyday concert experience.There’s no arguing that the show started early for a Friday in Manhattan, so a good amount of people missed Papadosio’s opening set. But by the time STS9 hit the stage, the venue was filled out. It was a spectacular experience to see the Brooklyn Bridge behind the stage, sprawled across the East River, as STS9 opened with “Metameme”. Drummer Zach Velmer went off, wasting no time showing off his immense drum-and-bass skills.“Metameme”[Video: Aaron Beveridge]Next came “Out of This World” > “March”, and the segment had the crowd engaged as the day began to turn into evening. Tribe followed up the combo with “Surreality” > “Eb”, which is old-school Sector 9 at its best. It was a definite highlight of the show, and all the die-hard fans in attendance appreciated it. “Ramone & Emiglio” always gets the crowd going, and the band fed off the energy of the city lights and the crowd brilliantly. They closed out the first set with “Balancing”, which launched into a rocking modular jam, showing off some fantastic interplay between bassist Alana Rocklin and keyboardist David Phipps.The band came out for the second set, and they were locked from the jump. The “Rabble” catapulted them into an electric drum-and-bass jam that landed them in “ReEmergence” beautifully—another classic Tribe song off their masterful 2005 album Artifact. They followed with “Enceladus”, a newer song that switched the vibe up. “F. Word” > “Rise Above”, “Get Loud” > “Move My Peeps” is a stellar example of a band being able to mix their classic material that the fans adore, with newer material that they’re not as connected to. “Presence of Light” capped off the second set with great purpose. The song has a vocal sample in it, and if you listen close you’ll hear, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore,” which are the words engraved on the Statue of Liberty—it was pretty fitting as it echoed across the East River.“F. Word”[Video: Keith Smith]Because of the early curfew, the band left the stage and returned at 9:30. They immediately slid into “Water Song”, a melodic exploration of the heart and mind and perfect for a late September evening in New York. By that time, it was dark enough to truly appreciate the intricate lighting design on stage. They jammed into “Kaya” and left the crowd content, even though most would agree they would’ve loved another set.“Water Song” > “Kaya”[Video: Infinite Vibrations]It was a magnificent experience to witness a band take their fans on a journey as the sun set over New York City. If you have a chance to see a show at Pier 17 or see STS9 at any of their upcoming shows, you definitely should.Setlist: STS9 | Pier 17 | New York, NY | 9/28/2018Set I: Metameme*, Out of This World > March, Surreality > EB, When The Dust Settles Reprise, > Ramone & Emiglio, Balancing > MOD^Set 2: The Rabble* > ReEmergence, Enceladus, F. Word > Rise Above, Get Loud > Move My Peeps, Presence of Light^Encore: Water Song > KayaShow Notes*DnB^Modular Section.last_img read more