Top News of the Week of June 02 – 08, 2014


Korea Navy Donates Pohang-Class Corvette to Philippine Navy

The Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) will decommission a Pohang-class corvette (PCC) by year end for donation to the Philippine Navy, yet another sign of the two countries’ growing defense cooperation, according to the Philippine Embassy in Seoul.

U.S. Navy’s Super Hornet Hits Water

A U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 based at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Va., impacted the water during an approach to USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) at approximately 10 p.m. PST on June 4 while operating off the coast of Southern California.

Design Contracts for Type 26 Global Combat Ship Announced

BAE Systems has announced new design contracts for the Type 26 Global Combat Ship, which will play a vital role in the programme to deliver the Royal Navy’s next generation surface warship.

USS Tripoli Officially Named

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus formally named USS Tripoli (LHA 7) May 30 during an evening parade hosted by Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos at Marine Barracks Washington.

Commanding Officers to See E8 Results on Wednesday

The results of the FY15 Senior Chief Petty Officer selection board will be released on command BUPERS Online (BOL) Wednesday, June 4, at 9 a.m. EDT, providing US commanding officers the opportunity to notify Sailors of the selection results 24 hours prior to public release.

Commanding Officer of USS San Juan Relieved

The commanding officer of Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS San Juan (SSN 751) was relieved of duty June 4 by the commander of Submarine Development Squadron 12 at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn.

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