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  • 27 July 2015

    Vice Adm. Nora Tyson relieved Vice Adm. Kenny Floyd as commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet during a change of command and retirement ceremony held on Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) while pierside at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego July 24. During the ceremony, Floyd retired from active duty after 35 […]

  • 14 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The New Zealand Defence Force’s Littoral Warfare Unit (LWU) hosted the Commander of the US 3rd Fleet, Vice Admiral (VADM) Nora Tyson, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii on July 13. The LWU is the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) specialist unit comprising divers, hydrographers and mine counter measures. A detachment of the LWU is […]

  • 14 September 2015

    The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrived in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations Sept. 13 as Pacific Partnership 2015 nears its conclusion. Mercy, which departed Naval Base San Diego on May 17 for the beginning of PP15, served as the primary platform for the mission. The secondary platform for the mission was […]

  • 1 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy destroyers USS Sterett and USS Dewey arrived in Hong Kong on April 29 for their first foreign port visit on their Western Pacific deployment. The command staff of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 31 and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104), along with an embarked helicopter detachment from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron […]

  • 16 September 2013
    Training & Education

    The third annual exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Bangladesh commenced with an opening ceremony at Naval Base Issa Khan, Sept. 16. Continuing through Sept. 21, CARAT Bangladesh 2013 consists of 6 days of shore-based and at-sea training events designed to address shared maritime security priorities, develop relationships, and enhance interoperability among participating forces. […]

  • 30 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrived in Pearl Harbor on April 27, marking the ship’s first port visit since it entered US 3rd Fleet. Bonhomme Richard is stopping at Pearl Harbor as part of the ship’s transit from Sasebo, Japan, to San Diego, where the ship will be permanently homeported. […]

  • 18 May 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet participated in training exercise Ardent Sentry 15 (AS15), May 11-15. A Joint Exercise Program (JEP) led by North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), AS15 is conducted primarily as an exercise focused on defense support of civil authorities (DSCA). AS15 provides a highly complex, integrated training environment where […]

  • 22 March 2012
    Training & Education

    Having undertaken the biggest combat ship contract in the Turkish private sector history, RMK Marine will participate as the representative of the Turkish private shipbuilding industry at the 3rd Dimdex Exhibition organized in Doha, the capital city of Qatar, to share the recent developments particularly in regards to upcoming naval ship projects with visitors. This […]

  • 13 February 2015

    Approximately 4,500 Sailors and Marines with Amphibious Squadron Five (PHIBRON 5) and the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) returned to the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations Feb. 10 following operations in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet during their Western-Pacific deployment. The squadron departed their homeport of San Diego July 25, 2014, and […]

  • 14 August 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, global ports operator DP World and Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) announced that they are co-convening the third international counter-piracy conference in Dubai on 11-12 September. Their joint hosting of the conference demonstrates the vital importance of public and private sector coordination in the fight against maritime piracy both […]

  • 17 September 2017

    The first woman to ever command a carrier strike group retired from active US Navy duty in a ceremony held aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) on September 15. Retiring as the commander of the U.S. 3rd Fleet, Vice Adm. Nora W. Tyson was succeeded by Vice Adm. John D. Alexander at the ceremony […]

  • 6 August 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Senior military officials, including eight flag officer from over 15 nations including the UK, US, Italy, Norway, Finland, France, The Netherlands, Poland, Philippines and Australia will gather in London along with leading industry experts at the 3rd Annual Amphibious Operations between 25 – 27 September. The 3rd annual Amphibious Operations conference will explore how marine […]

  • 1 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet completed biennial joint-training exercise Talisman Saber 2013 (TS13) July 28.  The two-week exercise is the second largest maritime exercise in the world jointly led by U.S. Pacific Command and the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Military assets from both nations conducted various types of training at sea, ashore and in the air […]

  • 14 August 2015

    Vice Adm. Nora Tyson, walked through eight rainbow sideboys Aug. 12, exiting USS John C. Stennis’ (CVN 74) flight deck and commencing her first visit to the ship as commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet. Tyson observed how the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCSCSG) crew was performing during composite training unit exercise/joint task force exercise […]

  • 13 March 2014
    Industry news

    The FREMM Normandie returned to port on Saturday 8 March on the DCNS site in Lorient, at the end of its third series of sea trials.   This frigate is the second of the series ordered by the French DGA (General Directorate for Armament) for the French Navy. OCCAR is the contracting agency for the […]

  • 4 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Three ships of the U.S. Navy’s 3rd Fleet are scheduled to visit San Francisco to participate in the 31st annual San Francisco Fleet Week Oct. 4-9. The ships participating include amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), guided-missile destroyers USS Spruance (DDG 111) and USS Preble (DDG 88). San Francisco Fleet Week 2012 (SFFW […]

  • 15 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 returned to the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) May 11. Vinson is currently transiting to her homeport in San Diego following a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East areas supporting maritime theater […]

  • 25 December 2019

    Shipbuilder Chantier Davie has pre-qualified to become the third strategic partner under Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS), the Canadian government announced. Under the multibillion-dollar program to renew the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy fleets, the yard will build six program icebreakers for the coast guard. In May 2019, the government revealed plans to […]

  • 11 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet, Vice Adm. Gerald R. Beaman, visited Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 and the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) April 9. Nimitz and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 are currently engaged in a Sustainment Exercise (SUSTEX) in preparation for an upcoming deployment. The day-long visit to the underway strike group […]

  • 28 September 2011
    Authorities, Training & Education

      Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) welcomed Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet Vice Adm. Gerald R. Beaman to the ship Sept. 26 during the carrier strike group’s underway operations off the coast of Southern California. Vinson and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are completing the operations prior to visiting […]

  • 13 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Robert Rasmussen, Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Justin Collins and Chief Gunner’s Mate Norman Banks participate in a live-fire exercise aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The operation was conducted on April 8, while the vessel was in the Pacific Ocean. John C. Stennis is undergoing a tailored ship’s […]

  • 4 February 2013
    Training & Education

    Approximately 40 service members from III Marine Expeditionary Force left on February 1 to conduct the first Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief Table Top Exercise with participants from the Government of Nepal, Department of State, multinational observers and other agencies in Katmandu on Feb. 2. The purpose of the exercise is to increase III Marine Expeditionary Force’s […]

  • 10 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) took part in the Blue Chromite 15 exercise on Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan. Blue Chromite demonstrates the Navy and Marine Corps’ amphibious and expeditionary capabilities from the sea to shore. Rehearsing integration of arms in a tactical scenario prepares Marines and sailors for future deployments. This iteration of Blue […]

  • 12 August 2014

    Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Mitch Martin, From Astoria, Ore., Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Jarod Coleman, from Ft. Myers, Fla., and Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Joseph Russell, from Salem, Ore., fire an M2HB .50-caliber machine gun on the fantail of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).   Ronald Reagan is underway participating in an […]

  • 7 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Air department Sailors conducts a salt water wash down to remove ice from the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).   Iwo Jima is conducting flight deck certification off the coast of Virginia. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew J. Sneeringer [mappress] Naval Today Staff, […]

  • 17 April 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The German Navy has launched the process of acquiring a fleet of new minehunters for its Kiel-based 3rd Minesweeping Squadron. A total of eleven vessels are to be acquired, according to Kieler Nachrichten who first reported the news. The project is still in the early phase, according to the German Navy, and no decision on specific […]

  • 28 August 2017

    The US Navy announced late on Sunday that its divers have recovered the remains of all ten missing USS John S. McCain sailors from inside the ship. The sailors were missing since an August 21 collision between the destroyer and a merchant vessel near the Strait of Malacca. The US Navy previously identified the missing […]

  • 23 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Amphibious assault vehicles assigned to the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force Forward exit the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). The operation was conducted in the South China Sea on April 17. Green Bay is part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 3rd Marine […]

  • 17 August 2017

    Seven US sailors who died in a collision between destroyer USS Fitzgerald and a commercial ship on June 17 posthumously advanced to their next rank, the US Navy announced on Wednesday.  – Gunner’s Mate Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, Virginia, was posthumously advanced to Petty Officer 3rd class. – Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo […]