USS Wichita LCS 13

USS Wichita LCS 13 This is the official page of USS Wichita, the 13th Littoral Combat Ship.

USS Wichita was commissioned in 2018, became the first MCM designated Freedom Class LCS vessel on the east coast.

Congratulations to the newest chiefs in the United States Navy!!!The USS Wichita and USS Lassen did a combined Chief Sea...
09/30/2023

Congratulations to the newest chiefs in the United States Navy!!!

The USS Wichita and USS Lassen did a combined Chief Season and pinning ceremony, celebrating the new Chiefs together!!!

Congrats:

ITC Boatwright
GMC Fanning
MNC Kramer
HMC Lejeune
MMC Cross
ITC Hodges
DCC Larsen
OSC Thompson
CTMC Walker

Good luck shipmates on your new journey!!

Navy Chief Navy Pride!!!

The sailors onboard the USS Wichita continue to work hard during this dry docking and preparing the ship to go back to s...
09/27/2023

The sailors onboard the USS Wichita continue to work hard during this dry docking and preparing the ship to go back to sea!!

It has been a busy few months onboard the USS Wichita!!We've said goodbye to some great shipmates and wished them fair w...
09/27/2023

It has been a busy few months onboard the USS Wichita!!

We've said goodbye to some great shipmates and wished them fair winds and following seas!

MNCS Davis
IT1 Carter
MN3 Faust
ETCS Borgman
LT Slaughter

Frocked some more hardworking sailors!

MN1 Ericson
ET3 Hanley

MNSN Berry won Blue Jacket of the year for Naval Station Mayport at the Surface Warfare Ball!

LTJG Cavazos earned her Surface Warfare pin!

MN3 Riveral provided life saving care for a car accident victim, and earned a COM for his efforts!

Keep up the great work Warriors!!

The crew was sad to say goodbye to MNCS Carter and the XO CDR Skiles this week. We wish them the best of luck as they co...
07/03/2023

The crew was sad to say goodbye to MNCS Carter and the XO CDR Skiles this week. We wish them the best of luck as they continue on with their Navy legacies!!

Congratulations to MN3 Hill for winning Warrior of the Month for the month of June, his hard work is greatly appreciated!!

Congratulations to Engineman 1st Class Petty Officer Carlos Drake who was meritoriously promoted to the rank of First Cl...
09/06/2022

Congratulations to Engineman 1st Class Petty Officer Carlos Drake who was meritoriously promoted to the rank of First Class Petty Officer in recognition of his hardwork and dedication. BZ EN1!

FCC Casey Blake reenlisted recently, reaffirming his commitment and dedication to service and the U.S. Navy. FCC Blake’s...
06/21/2022

FCC Casey Blake reenlisted recently, reaffirming his commitment and dedication to service and the U.S. Navy. FCC Blake’s reenlisting officer was LCDR Joe Mahoney, WTA’s Operations Officer. Congratulations Chief!

Mr. Lenard Hostetler, the city of Wichita’s representative to USS Wichita, was in attendance for USS Wichita’s change of...
06/13/2022

Mr. Lenard Hostetler, the city of Wichita’s representative to USS Wichita, was in attendance for USS Wichita’s change of command ceremony. Mr. Hostetler presented the departing Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Daniel Reiher, with a city of Wichita sheriff’s badge in honor of his dedication and service while in command of USS Wichita.

Congratulations to our recently promoted Senior Chief Petty Officers, ITCS John Baumgart and ITCS Anthony Davis!
06/08/2022

Congratulations to our recently promoted Senior Chief Petty Officers, ITCS John Baumgart and ITCS Anthony Davis!

Sailors onboard USS Wichita line handling during WTA's evening Sea and Anchor detail while mooring in Puerto Rico.
06/04/2022

Sailors onboard USS Wichita line handling during WTA's evening Sea and Anchor detail while mooring in Puerto Rico.

USS WICHITA’s crew and airmen from HSC-28 host guests for guided informational tours of the ship and embarked aircraft w...
05/29/2022

USS WICHITA’s crew and airmen from HSC-28 host guests for guided informational tours of the ship and embarked aircraft while moored at Cartagena, Colombia.

USS WICHITA hosted a reception on the flight deck in honor of the Sail 2022 international tall ship festival in Cartagen...
05/29/2022

USS WICHITA hosted a reception on the flight deck in honor of the Sail 2022 international tall ship festival in Cartagena, Colombia. Naval commanders from Colombia, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, and Brazil toured the ship and exchanged stories, culture and coins.

USS Wichita departs Cartagena, Colombia following participation in the Sail 2022 international tall ship festival.
05/29/2022

USS Wichita departs Cartagena, Colombia following participation in the Sail 2022 international tall ship festival.

USS WICHITA Sailors take advantage of a rare opportunity to dive into the Central Caribbean during the first swim call o...
05/16/2022

USS WICHITA Sailors take advantage of a rare opportunity to dive into the Central Caribbean during the first swim call of the 2022 deployment.

Congratulations to Sea Keeper of the Week, EN1 Dameion V. Young, and Warrior of the Month, AO2 Brittaney Cage! Thank you...
05/10/2022

Congratulations to Sea Keeper of the Week, EN1 Dameion V. Young, and Warrior of the Month, AO2 Brittaney Cage! Thank you for all the hard work you do on USS Wichita.

To all the mothers of our WICHITA Sailors, thank you for raising a citizen who has committed to serving something bigger...
05/08/2022

To all the mothers of our WICHITA Sailors, thank you for raising a citizen who has committed to serving something bigger than themselves.

To all the spouses and partners of WICHITA Sailors who are mothers, thank you for the unwavering love and care you’re providing your little ones as your Sailor answers the nation’s call of duty.

To all the mothers aboard WICHITA, thank you for being a model of service and an example of selflessness to your family.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Congratulations to GSMFR Connor Kouma and DCFN John Torres-Rodriquez who were previously recognized by the Chain of Comm...
04/29/2022

Congratulations to GSMFR Connor Kouma and DCFN John Torres-Rodriquez who were previously recognized by the Chain of Command as Keepers of the Week.

Congratulations to MN3 Khyasia Floyd, EN2 Matthew Hausker, and IT1 Adam Carter who were recognized as the FY22 Q2 Blue J...
04/29/2022

Congratulations to MN3 Khyasia Floyd, EN2 Matthew Hausker, and IT1 Adam Carter who were recognized as the FY22 Q2 Blue Jacket of the Quarter, Junior Sailor of the Quarter, and Sailor of the Quarter, respectively. Well done Shipmates!

MM1 Alexander Cross was recognized by the Chain of Command as the Warrior of the Month for his hard work and commitment ...
04/29/2022

MM1 Alexander Cross was recognized by the Chain of Command as the Warrior of the Month for his hard work and commitment during the month of March. BZ MM1!

MNC Daniel Cadigan received a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal in recognition of his excellent service while ser...
04/29/2022

MNC Daniel Cadigan received a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal in recognition of his excellent service while serving three years onboard USS Wichita. Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate!

Congratulations to ET1 Ashley Sumner and MN2 Brian Lawrence, who were both meritoriously promoted this past month in rec...
04/29/2022

Congratulations to ET1 Ashley Sumner and MN2 Brian Lawrence, who were both meritoriously promoted this past month in recognition of their outstanding efforts.

ET1 Christopher Ragas received a "spot" Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for his exceptional work conducting repa...
04/29/2022

ET1 Christopher Ragas received a "spot" Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for his exceptional work conducting repairs on equipment onboard USS Wichita.

DC2 Brandon Oconnell was recognized as Wichita's Keeper of the Week for the week of 20FEB22-26FEB22.
03/01/2022

DC2 Brandon Oconnell was recognized as Wichita's Keeper of the Week for the week of 20FEB22-26FEB22.

USS Wichita awarded IT2 Brody Hernandez as Keeper of the Week for his outstanding work during the week of 6 FEB to 12 FE...
02/16/2022

USS Wichita awarded IT2 Brody Hernandez as Keeper of the Week for his outstanding work during the week of 6 FEB to 12 FEB. BZ IT2!

Congratulations to Wichita's Sailor of the Quarter- CS1 Chavarious Murray, Junior Sailor of the Quarter- GSM2 Andrew Foc...
02/16/2022

Congratulations to Wichita's Sailor of the Quarter- CS1 Chavarious Murray, Junior Sailor of the Quarter- GSM2 Andrew Focke, and Blue Jacket of the Quarter- MN3 Brian Lawrence. These Sailors were recognized by the Navy League's Daytona Area Council and their Chain of Command for their exceptional work during the first quarter of fiscal year 2022. Well done Shipmates!

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/7026045/littoral-exerciseUSS Wichita hosted U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Francis Donovan, ...
02/14/2022

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USS Wichita hosted U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Francis Donovan, 2d Marine Division Commanding General during Littoral Exercise I.
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Elijah J. Abernathy) (U.S. Navy photo by Aerographer's Mate First Class Keith E. Mitchell)

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/7023444/littoral-exerciseUSS Wichita participating in a littoral exercise with U.S. Marin...
02/14/2022

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USS Wichita participating in a littoral exercise with U.S. Marines from 2d Marine Division

U.S. Marines with 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2d Marine Division, embark on a combat rubber raiding craft during Littoral Exercise I (LEX) outside the USS Wichita (LCS-13) on Jan. 25, 2022. During LEX I, Marines and Sailors are experimenting with new concepts and forces to prepare for future scena...

02/14/2022
Mineman 3rd Class Khyasia Floyd was recognized as Wichita's Warrior of the Month for her exceptional work during the mon...
02/08/2022

Mineman 3rd Class Khyasia Floyd was recognized as Wichita's Warrior of the Month for her exceptional work during the month of January. BZ MN3!

Chief Warrant Officer Pierre Rene was recently promoted to the rank of W-3 onboard USS Wichita. Warrant Rene currently s...
02/08/2022

Chief Warrant Officer Pierre Rene was recently promoted to the rank of W-3 onboard USS Wichita. Warrant Rene currently serves as Wichita's Main Propulsion Assistant in the Engineering Department. Congratulations MPA!

GSM2 Andrew Focke is recognized by his Chain of Command as the USS Wichita Keeper of the Week. BZ GSM2!
01/29/2022

GSM2 Andrew Focke is recognized by his Chain of Command as the USS Wichita Keeper of the Week. BZ GSM2!

Wichita conducted a Replenishment at Sea with the USNS Joshua Humphreys this past week while operating off the coast.
01/24/2022

Wichita conducted a Replenishment at Sea with the USNS Joshua Humphreys this past week while operating off the coast.

Wichita recently bid farewell to ITC Marques Gilbert, a plankowner, after an exceptional tour onboard. Fair Winds and Fo...
01/24/2022

Wichita recently bid farewell to ITC Marques Gilbert, a plankowner, after an exceptional tour onboard. Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate!

Wichita recently bid farewell to LCDR Daniel Denton, a plankowner, who while onboard spent time as the Chief Engineer, C...
01/24/2022

Wichita recently bid farewell to LCDR Daniel Denton, a plankowner, who while onboard spent time as the Chief Engineer, Combat Systems Officer, and Operations Officer. LCDR Denton heads to shore after a successful tour onboard. Good luck sir!

USS Wichita celebrated its three year commissioning anniversary today with several original members, with the youngest a...
01/12/2022

USS Wichita celebrated its three year commissioning anniversary today with several original members, with the youngest and oldest plankowners receiving the honor of cutting the cake. In the three years since commissioning, Wichita has lead from the front and continues to be an example in the Mayport Basin and the LCS Community.

Congratulations to Wichita's Combat Systems Officer on attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander! LCDR Joseph Mahoney w...
01/12/2022

Congratulations to Wichita's Combat Systems Officer on attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander! LCDR Joseph Mahoney was pinned by his wife and two kids onboard Wichita on December 29th, 2021. LCDR Mahoney will be fleeting up onboard USS Wichita as the Operations Officer.

Congratulations to our recently promoted First Class Petty Officer, Mineman First Class Austin Fox! Well done MN1!
01/12/2022

Congratulations to our recently promoted First Class Petty Officer, Mineman First Class Austin Fox! Well done MN1!

USS Wichita bid farewell to CSC Ebony Sharpe over the holidays. Fair Winds and Following Winds Shipmate!
01/12/2022

USS Wichita bid farewell to CSC Ebony Sharpe over the holidays. Fair Winds and Following Winds Shipmate!

Chaplain Lt. Jeffrey Spindle led the invocation prior to a burial at sea ceremony held aboard USS Wichita (LCS 13) Dec. ...
12/15/2021

Chaplain Lt. Jeffrey Spindle led the invocation prior to a burial at sea ceremony held aboard USS Wichita (LCS 13) Dec. 11, 2021. During the ceremony, the cremains of 20 souls were committed to the sea in the Atlantic Ocean. Wichita is currently underway participating in a multi-ship training event. (U.S. Navy photo by Aerographer's Mate 1st Class Keith Mitchell)

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Today is my hubbys (BMC Pagan) birthday not sure if this will get to him but happy birthday babe we love u !!!! 🎉❤️🎂
Cherokee syllabary below says, "Stand Firm".

Our thoughts are with you all.
Happy Mother’s Day to those who serve and those Moms who support those who serve.
Thank You to all Moms.
To All Friends,
There will be a USS Wichita Flag Raising Ceremony in Wichita, Kansas on Friday, May 7, 2021 at 10am central time.
Everyone is invited to watch.
LINK Below. It is the City of Wichita page.

Live stream will be here:

https://www.facebook.com/cityofwichita
The City of Wichita is having a flag Raising Event on Friday May 7,2021 at 10 am Kansas time. It will be broadcast on Facebook and You Tube.
Link to follow.
Yes! We’re going to plan to live stream the event on Facebook and/or YouTube so would love to let the ship know they can tune in and watch the flag raising!

Live stream will be here: https://www.facebook.com/cityofwichita


Jim Jonas
Director of Strategic Communications
City of Wichita
City Manager’s Office
720.256.8956
[email protected]
Great Job Sailors - I'm proud of all the work you do for this country. Thank you from a USS Wichita (AOR-1) plank owner and Vietnam Veteran! Well Done everyone!
Keeper of the Plains, Wichita, KS. February 15 @ -3 degrees.
Congratulations 🎊🎉 to all new LCS-13 CPO’s. This is your day. To put things into perspective: it’s the most memorable day of your Navy career. More memorable days of your LIFE may include your wedding day, birth of a child, becoming a grandparent or college graduation, etc.
I only say this is because when I made Chief, afterwards my wife told me getting married and having children had better be more memorable events in my life. After thinking about it, she was right.
All in all, advancing to CPO has been the most memorable event in my Navy career.
Happy Holidays to the entire crew. May all of you have a safe and healthy New Year
USS WICHITA piping ashore one of its last’s First Tour Division Officers. LTJG Jose Colon-Martínez. Best of luck in your future endeavors onboard LITTLE ROCK!
Congratulations on a successful tour to LTJG Colon Martínez and MNC Wilborn. Fair winds and following seas shipmates! Congratulations to our newest ESWS Warrior GM2 Wellington, job well done Shipmate!
Fair Winds and Following Seas to, CDR Chavius Lewis, former CO of the USS Wichita LCS-13.
Next assignment, Pentagon.