USS Bunker Hill to Return to San Diego

first_img Training & Education USS Bunker Hill to Return to San Diego View post tag: News by topic May 23, 2012 The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) is scheduled to return to San Diego, May 23, after a deployment to the 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility.Bunker Hill, along with USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and USS Halsey (DDG 97), got underway on Nov. 30, 2011, for a deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East. “The Bunker Hill team is excited to return home to San Diego after completing a very successful deployment. The crew executed a broad spectrum of missions over the last six months while serving as Air Defense Commander for Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1,” said Capt. Michael Ford, commanding officer of Bunker Hill. “During the course of our six-month deployment, we supported Operation Enduring Freedom, participated in multi-national exercises with key strategic partners, and supported theater security cooperation efforts in multiple areas.”After a transit through the Pacific Ocean, conducting training and patrols, Bunker Hill arrived in the North Arabian Sea for three months of operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. During that time the strike group provided air support to coalition ground troops deployed to Afghanistan.In April, after completing its time in the Middle East, Bunker Hill participated in Malabar 2012, an annual exercise with the Indian Navy. In preparation for the at-sea portion of the exercise, Bunker Hill conducted a port visit to the city of Chennai, the fourth largest city in India. During the visit, Commander, Carrier Strike Group 1, Rear Adm. T. K. Shannon, hosted a reception aboard Bunker Hill. The event brought together distinguished visitors from the Indian navy and Chennai society, along with U.S. Navy and U.S. government officials, for an evening of goodwill and cooperation.The Indian navy and strike group then spent a week operating at sea conducting maneuvering drills and joint boarding team operations, as well as air, surface and sub-surface interoperability training.Bunker Hill also made port visits to a variety of other locations during the course of the deployment including Guam; Hong Kong; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates; Fremantle, Australia and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. During these visits, Bunker Hill Sailors took part in a wide variety of community relations projects ranging from structure preservation and sporting events to interaction with learning-disabled students. “Community relations projects gave Bunker Hill Sailors an opportunity to interact with the local people at each port of call while volunteering their time,” said Lt. James Dewey, Bunker Hill’s chaplain.This was Bunker Hill’s second Western Pacific/Arabian Gulf deployment in the last 18 months, having served as the primary escort for USS Carl Vinson since 2010.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , May 23, 2012 View post tag: Bunker Share this article View post tag: Navy View post tag: Diego View post tag: Naval View post tag: San View post tag: Return View post tag: Hill View post tag: USS Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Bunker Hill to Return to San Diego last_img read more

Cameron Johnson and Ryan Luther flip script on Pittsburgh’s formula to beating Syracuse

first_img Published on March 9, 2016 at 4:16 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+ WASHINGTON — Syracuse had lost to Pittsburgh on Dec. 30 and on Feb. 20. In those games, Pittsburgh’s Cameron Johnson and Ryan Luther combined for 15 total points. The Panthers won both those games the same way, limiting Michael Gbinije, relying on Jamel Artis, and using a late-game run to create separation.It’s been 29 years since Syracuse lost to a team three times in one season. And the Orange snapped that streak against the Panthers on Wednesday afternoon. And it was those two previously irrelevant Pitt players that added an unseen dimension.“They were humungous on the offensive end,” Malachi Richardson said. “We just didn’t get out to them fast enough to stop them on the inside.”Johnson finished with a career high 24 points. Luther added 13 more. They made up more than half of Pittsburgh’s offense and were as clutch late as they were hot early in Pittsburgh’s (21-10, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) 72-71 win over Syracuse (19-13, 9-9) on Wednesday afternoon at the Verizon Center.Pittsburgh’s bench outscored its starters 20-11 in the first half, and helped keep separation in the second half when the Orange mounted a late-game run.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“His improvement has been dramatic. He’s made us better … a lot of big plays from him,” Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon said about the redshirt freshman Johnson. “Ryan, too. Ryan gave us some really good minutes. He’s been good against the zone.”Syracuse led by as many as 10 points, but it was two Johnson 3’s that helped bring Pittsburgh back. The second one tied the score at 26. When the Orange cut the lead from 14 to four in the second half, Johnson hit another 3, from the exact same right-wing spot that he made the others from.And on the next possession down — after a Richardson layup, it was Luther that cleaned up his own miss and scored a bucket to keep stalling the Orange’s run. Artis took just five shots, Michael Young made only four. James Robinson waited until the last minute to be effective offensively. It was these two that were the catalyst.“He stepped up tonight,” Gbinije said about Johnson. “We should have done a better job locating him in the zone. We didn’t and he made us pay for it.”The two also led Pittsburgh in rebounding, combining for 11 boards on the afternoon. They were two unknowns coming in. They averaged a combined 9.3 points per game. Syracuse found a way to lose to Pittsburgh three times this season. Two of them followed one formula, but Johnson and Luther had to switch things up to ensure it happened again.“We came here to shoot last night. I thought I felt pretty good,” Johnson said. “Warmups, same thing. Came out early, got some form shooting in. Then went from there.” Commentslast_img read more