USS Oak Hill (LSD 51)

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Operating as usual

09/11/2021

USS Oak Hill’s 9-11 tribute. We will never forget.

This week’s 51 Crushers goes to EN3 and OS2 Nevarez! From our government and LMA contractor team we have Richard Blount,...
09/10/2021

This week’s 51 Crushers goes to EN3 and OS2 Nevarez! From our government and LMA contractor team we have Richard Blount,
Jesse Del Moral, Matthew Stephens, and Bob Sivills. Thank you all for your hard work and dedication!

USS Oak Hill’s Crusher of the Week goes to IC3 Dunsworth! Also, from our civilian contractor team we have William Smith!...
08/14/2021

USS Oak Hill’s Crusher of the Week goes to IC3 Dunsworth! Also, from our civilian contractor team we have William Smith! Thank you both for your hard work and dedication. #Team51

This week’s 51 Crushers goes to our Flying Squad and Electricians! Their training and constant readiness helped us respo...
08/07/2021

This week’s 51 Crushers goes to our Flying Squad and Electricians! Their training and constant readiness helped us respond and restore after two back to back engineering casualties in a quick and efficient manner. A huge shout out to Abio Ibarra and Nestor Satumbaga from our civilian contractor team for their hard work.

From last week, our Team 51 crusher goes to GMSN Ervin. GMSN Ervin supported USS Bainbridge as a SAR swimmer, allowing them to get underway unimpeded! From our civilian contractor team we have Richard Blount and Pat Holden, thank you for your hard work and dedication Shipmates!

The crew of USS Oak Hill satisfactorily completed the Damage Control Industrial (DCI) on the first round! The crew,Damag...
08/02/2021
OAK HILL CRUSHES DCI !!

The crew of USS Oak Hill satisfactorily completed the Damage Control Industrial (DCI) on the first round! The crew,Damage Control Training Team (DCTT), and shipboard leaders were recognized by Afloat Training Group (ATG) Atlantic Assessors as being well prepared and committed to maintaining a culture of DC readiness.

From DCTT, to IET and deckplate leaders who chose to bridge the gap: Your commitment to the fire prevention, preparedness to respond, and culture to fight and save our ship is appreciated!
Thank you and BZ.
-Your Oak Hill Triad

https://youtu.be/Ar8el2UQdK8

The crew of USS OAK HILL satisfactorily completed the Damage Control Industrial (DCI) on the first round! The crew, the Damage Control Training Team (DCTT), ...

Congratulations to our Crusher of the Week SN Siu and a special shout out to Ronald Tyson from MHI Shipyard! Thank you b...
07/16/2021

Congratulations to our Crusher of the Week SN Siu and a special shout out to Ronald Tyson from MHI Shipyard! Thank you both for your continued hard work and service!

Congratulations to our newly Frocked Shipmates! You have earned it! EN1 Kaitlyn R. CaryIT1 Kimberly A. CombsHM1 Laquesha...
07/15/2021

Congratulations to our newly Frocked Shipmates! You have earned it!

EN1 Kaitlyn R. Cary
IT1 Kimberly A. Combs
HM1 Laquesha T. Jackson

HT2 Josiah W. Anderson
CTT2 Andres R. Aragon
OS2 Noah Betz
CS2 Hannah K. Defreeze
OS2 Isaac W. Denny
IT2 Salvatore A. Gelone
EN2 Kyle L. Jackson
FC2 Eric M. Madsen
EN2 Onatrio D. Malachi
EN2 Carmen A. Mize
EN2 James A. Morris
OS2 Hannah N. Riles

OS3 Steven P. Adkins
EM3 Chase A. Blackburn
EN3 Jy’Mekah K. Dukes
HT3 Ramon D. Fuentes
OS3 Mathew D. Kortright
OS3 Patrick Mattin
YN3 Alician N. Montemayor
IT3 Crystal M. Pineda

A late post for last week. Here is our Team 51 Crusher of the week HT2 Mitchell! From our civilian team we have Andy Wei...
07/14/2021

A late post for last week. Here is our Team 51 Crusher of the week HT2 Mitchell! From our civilian team we have Andy Weiss and John Ludovici. Thank you for your hard work and continued service.

This week’s 51 Crusher goes to YNSN Montemayor from Waco, Texas! Also, from our civilian contractor team; Charles Mitche...
07/03/2021

This week’s 51 Crusher goes to YNSN Montemayor from Waco, Texas! Also, from our civilian contractor team; Charles Mitchell, Jesse Delmoral, and Richard Blount! Thank you for your hard work and dedication!

USS Oak Hill had the pleasure to have Commander of Amphibious Squadron Eight, Captain Rimmer, onboard today. He was able...
06/25/2021

USS Oak Hill had the pleasure to have Commander of Amphibious Squadron Eight, Captain Rimmer, onboard today. He was able to help recognize our Crushers of the Week: IT3 Torres-Torres and OS3 Medina and from our civilian contractor team we have Clinton Brooks, Allan Williams and Matt Montgomery. Thank you for your hard work and dedication, it does not go unnoticed!

This week’s 51 Crusher goes to SN Nand! Special thanks to our government and LMA contractors Terry Emberton, Matt Stephe...
06/11/2021

This week’s 51 Crusher goes to SN Nand! Special thanks to our government and LMA contractors Terry Emberton, Matt Stephens, and David Squires. You four have been CRUSHING IT! #Team51

Congratulations to our 51 Crusher of the week EMFN Fletchall from Salem, OR! Also special shout out to our civilian cont...
06/04/2021

Congratulations to our 51 Crusher of the week EMFN Fletchall from Salem, OR! Also special shout out to our civilian contractors Rey Jornacion and Angela Holloway! Thank you for all your hard work! #Team51

This week’s 51 Crushers! Thank you for your hard work this week HM3 Thomas and DC3 Reyes!
05/28/2021

This week’s 51 Crushers! Thank you for your hard work this week HM3 Thomas and DC3 Reyes!

As a token of appreciation for their hard work in assisting Team 51 during our maintenance availability, CDR Wijnaldum p...
05/27/2021

As a token of appreciation for their hard work in assisting Team 51 during our maintenance availability, CDR Wijnaldum presented several MHI employees with a customized pen to show our gratitude. Thank you Thaddeus Kelly, Kenny Wright, and George Hughes!

This past week Oak Hill’s CSCS Eaddy and NCC Sinclair led a Enlisted Leadership Development (ELD) course for Sailors fro...
05/18/2021

This past week Oak Hill’s CSCS Eaddy and NCC Sinclair led a Enlisted Leadership Development (ELD) course for Sailors from USS Oak Hill, USS Normandy, and USS James E. Williams. ELD teaches the foundation of leadership to Sailors to prepare them for their future! Great Job Shipmates!

Special shout out to LSSN Wells and SN Dandridge for being our 51 CRUSHERS of the week! These two Sailors are being reco...
05/14/2021

Special shout out to LSSN Wells and SN Dandridge for being our 51 CRUSHERS of the week! These two Sailors are being recognized for their hardwork and dedication to duty!
LSSN Wells works in S-1 division and hails from Selingrove, PA. SN Dandridge is currently a Food Service Attendant working with S-2 division and is from Pine Hill, AL.

Congratulations to our very own PS1 Rodriguez! He was Oak Hill’s Sailor of the Year and a finalist in this years SURFLAN...
05/03/2021

Congratulations to our very own PS1 Rodriguez! He was Oak Hill’s Sailor of the Year and a finalist in this years SURFLANT Sailor of the Year competition. PS1 Rodriguez is currently the Admin departmental LPO onboard and has been in the Navy since 2010. Thank you PS1 for representing Oak Hill!

03/25/2021

TEAM 51 LEADER COMMITMENT:

-WE ARE THE LEADERS OF TEAM 51

-WE ARE COMMITTED

-TO DEVELOPING AND EXECUTING PROCESSES

-THAT SUPPORT EFFICIENT AND CONSISTENT ACHIEVEMENT

-OF CONTRACTUAL AND SHIP’S FORCE GENERATED MILESTONES

-DAILY, WE DO OUR PART

-TO ENSURE WE AND THOSE WE LEAD

-ARE DOING THEIR BEST TO OWN

-AND BECOME THE EXPERT IN THEIR AREA

-WE HAVE NO WEAK LINKS

-AND TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG.

-BY OUR COLLECTIVE EFFORT

-AND SUPPORT FROM OUR TYCOM AND ISIC

-IF NOT EARLY THEN ON TIME

-OAK HILL WILL DEPART MHI UNDER HER OWN POWER

-TO PROTECT OUR NATION

-AND ACHIEVE STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES

-WE ARE THE LEADERS OF TEAM 51!

03/12/2021
Today Oak Hill had the honor and privilege to pin our two newest Chief Petty Officers. Their hard work and dedication to...
01/30/2021

Today Oak Hill had the honor and privilege to pin our two newest Chief Petty Officers. Their hard work and dedication to duty has paid off! With the change in uniform comes more responsibility but we know you two will CRUSH IT in your new positions. From a proud Nation's Protector CONGRATULATIONS to ITC Brouwere and CSC Laroe!

09/17/2020

USS Oak Hill Change of Command Ceremony 2020!

09/16/2020

Senior Chief Pinning USS OAK HILL presents ETCS Denker, ENCS Steed, OSCS Bergeron.

Farewell address to the Sailors and Families of USS OAK HILL I have been a member of the crew of USS OAK HILL for almost...
09/15/2020

Farewell address to the Sailors and Families of USS OAK HILL

I have been a member of the crew of USS OAK HILL for almost three years and soon it will be time for me to depart like many before me. It has been the honor of my lifetime to have been your Executive and Commanding Officer. The privilege to command USS OAK HILL has been a humbling experience and has filled me with a sense of pride that will last the remainder of my lifetime.

The USS OAK HILL Change of Command Ceremony will be live streamed on our page at 1000 on 17 SEP 2020.

Departing is bitter sweet. Sweet because I leave OAK HILL with a sense of accomplishment, like many of my fellow shipmates, I believe OAK HILL to be the best ship in the Fleet with the best crew any Captain could ask for. I never forgot that it was because of the men and women of OAK HILL that we were and will remain great. Bitter because after almost 3 years I have to say goodbye to my fellow shipmates. I will miss serving you in the chow line, I will miss seeing your smiles, hearing about your families, your struggles, and getting to hear about your dreams and aspirations for the future. Thank you for making all the sacrifices you do everyday to serve our great country. I salute each and every one of you.

My only regret is that I didn’t get to meet the families of our Sailors, who I believe to be the bedrock of our success as Nation Protectors’. Thanks to Meg (our Ombudsman) and Lisa (our FRG President), these two ladies made sure our families were connected to the daily routine of the ship and with their direct support, many of our families avoided troubled waters especially during a unique and challenging COVID deployment. I am truly grateful.

I came to work everyday with one purpose - To serve my country and do my duty to best of my ability. My hope is that my actions made that apparent each and every day. I will leave you with a sense of deep humility and accomplishment. Humility because I was given the privilege and honor of Command which represents the pinnacle of my 30 years of Naval Service. I leave with confidence and a sense of accomplishment because I will deliver a fully trained crew and materially ready ship that is able to answer our nation’s call.

You will all remain in my thoughts and prayers as you proceed on a course that is sound, patrolling the high seas in service to our country. May God bless our crew, our families, and the United States of America.

Wishing you Fair Winds and Following Seas.

Sincerely,

CDR Rod Jacobo
Commanding Officer
USS OAK HILL

07/29/2020

USS Oak Hill July 2020 Frocking Ceremony!

Happy 4th of July to all Oak Hill friends and family! We hope that everyone had a safe and enjoyable holiday!
07/04/2020

Happy 4th of July to all Oak Hill friends and family! We hope that everyone had a safe and enjoyable holiday!

Here is the 3rd Issue of the Oak Hill Surf Board! Our Sailors and Marines continue to set the standard and live up to th...
06/14/2020

Here is the 3rd Issue of the Oak Hill Surf Board! Our Sailors and Marines continue to set the standard and live up to the name Nation's Protector!

Congratulations to our Operations Officer LT Kirby on his selection for award as Amphibious Squadron 8's  Junior Officer...
06/12/2020

Congratulations to our Operations Officer LT Kirby on his selection for award as Amphibious Squadron 8's Junior Officer Excellence in Tactics for 2019. Bravo Zulu Sir!

Issue two of the Surf Board is here! Both Sailors and Marines aboard Oak Hill continue to stay healthy and accomplish an...
05/24/2020

Issue two of the Surf Board is here! Both Sailors and Marines aboard Oak Hill continue to stay healthy and accomplish anything that comes their way!

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05/12/2020

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05/12/2020

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Commander Carrier Strike Group TEN
04/06/2020

Commander Carrier Strike Group TEN

Carrier Strike Group TEN's guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf - CG 72 escorted the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group through the Strait of Hormuz April 3, 2020. The Bataan ARG is deployed to the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command / U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations and comprised of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), the dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (L*D 51), and the amphibious transport dock USS NEW YORK (LPD 21). You could see all three ships in these images captured by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Waters aboard the Vella Gulf.

U.S. naval operations in this area ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region that connects the Mediterranean and Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean with three strategic choke points. #USNavy #GulfSecurity #FreedomOfNavigation

Oak Hill Deployment 2019-2020
03/24/2020

Oak Hill Deployment 2019-2020

We apologize for the delay, but here is your USS Oak Hill newsletter for the month of February! We will be creating an i...
03/13/2020

We apologize for the delay, but here is your USS Oak Hill newsletter for the month of February! We will be creating an issue just like this one every month to send back home. Our Sailors and Marines are doing an amazing job and we will continue to show you the awesome things that they are accomplishing!

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Norfolk, VA
23459

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Commanding Officer: Commander Rod Jacobo Executive Officer: Commander Kathrine Wijnaldum Command Master Chief: Master Chief Paul Loomis Command Ombudsman: Peggy Peterson Ombudsman page: www.facebook.com/groups/600172780358005 FRG page: www.facebook.com/group/637402403070277

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