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  • 4 November 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Brazilian Navy has signed a contract for the acquisition of the former commercial dive support vessel Adams Challenge that would serve as its new submarine rescue ship (SRS). In its new role, Adams Challenge would replace the navy’s current SRS Felinto Perry, that was commissioned in 1988. The new ship is currently in Abu […]

  • 22 May 2014
    Training & Education

    The officers and crew of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) held a change of command ceremony on the ship’s flight deck while in port Fleet Activities Yokosuka, May 20.   During the ceremony, Cmdr. John Bradford assumed command of Stethem from Cmdr. Chris Adams, marking the end of 18 months of […]

  • 7 February 2011

    With congressional gridlock making it more likely that the Pentagon will receive the same amount of funding this year as last year, the Navy’s top officer is throttling up the pressure to change course. Congress has yet to pass a spending bill for fiscal year 2011, instead carrying over funding from the previous year in […]

  • 8 April 2012
    Training & Education

    The commander of Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet presented the Navy Unit Commendation award to the crew of the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) at the Pearl Harbor Submarine Park and Parche Memorial on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam., Hawaii, April 5. Rear Adm. Frank Caldwell recognized the crew of Santa Fe […]

  • 28 September 2012
    Training & Education

    London’s Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) unit, HMS President, was the hub of the Royal Navy’s security operation on the River Thames during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. With its riverside location by Tower Bridge, and rapid access via road or water to all key venues, HMS President proved an ideal base for the […]

  • 23 May 2019

    The US Navy has established a new squadron that will be in charge of integrating unmanned surface vessels (USV) and support fleet experimentation to accelerate delivery of new warfighting concepts and capabilities to the fleet. The new squadron has been re-designated from Zumwalt Squadron ONE (ZRON ONE) to Surface Development Squadron ONE (SURFDEVRON ONE), which […]

  • 16 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) departed their Norfolk homeport May 14 for a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operations. Stout recently completed a training cycle in preparation for deployment while simultaneously assisting two other strike groups prepare for theirs. “My crew has been […]

  • 30 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Army and RAF personnel have been getting their sea legs on board HMS Richmond while on her patrol of the South Atlantic. The Yorkshire Regiment and 230 Squadron RAF are affiliated to the Portsmouth-based Type-23 frigate and seven personnel were given the opportunity to stay on board and experience life at sea. During the three-day […]

  • 19 February 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) competed in a core conditioning contest, Feb. 15. Both male and female Sailors competed against one another in a variety of core-oriented exercises such as planks, suicide planks, sit-ups, and bicycles. “It was great to see people participating,” said Tina Nguyen, Stennis’ afloat […]

  • 21 March 2014
    Industry news

    After undergoing modifications to her helicopter hanger door, USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) departed from Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va. to undergo workups, March 4.   Dunham was previously fitted with a wooden structure in place of its original helicopter hangar door, but it failed an operational test, which necessitated finding a new solution. […]

  • 27 March 2014
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy’s ultra-modern Type 45 destroyer, HMS Dauntless, pays a much anticipated visit to Newcastle, her affiliated city, today.   One of the Senior Service’s newest ships, HMS Dauntless, was due alongside at Northumbrian Quay in North Shields this morning at 9am. She remains in port until Monday, departing at approximately 10am. Although not […]

  • 20 June 2011

      A Fleet Air Arm Lynx has flown across the Atlantic to support the war on drugs in the Caribbean. Admittedly, it was in the back of a C17 transporter. Had it tried to make it on its own, the little helicopter would have run out of fuel about 120 miles off Land’s End… The […]

  • 7 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors and Marines of multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) celebrated the halfway point of their deployment Aug. 1, while deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Iwo Jima’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department hosted the ship’s halfway point with a day full of events, giving the crew a […]

  • 17 February 2012

    Two Royal Navy Reservists have swapped their civilian lives for a year serving as part of the Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron. They are manning the Royal Navy’s Fast Patrol Boats patrolling the shores of Gibraltar at the entrance to the Mediteranean. Able Rate Alex Harper (22) and Able Rate Matthew Amelan (40) have swapped their […]

  • 11 September 2011

      U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived home in Baltimore Sept. 8 after completing Continuing Promise 2011 (CP11), a five-month humanitarian and civic assistance mission in the southern hemisphere. CP11 was part of an annual mission that fosters goodwill, and demonstrates U.S. commitment and support to Central America, South America and the […]

  • 3 December 2012
    Industry news

    Region Southeast (NRSE) announced its 2012 Sailor of the Year for during a ceremony aboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville Nov. 28. Air Traffic Controlman (AC) 1st Class (AW/SW) Sara Bailey, of Naval Air Station (NAS) Joint Reserve Base (JRB) New Orleans is this year’s recipient. The ceremony was the culmination of NRSE Sailor of […]

  • 2 March 2012
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy submarine HMS Astute returned home to Scotland yesterday after deploying to America for her most important series of sea trials yet. The hunter-killer nuclear submarine HMS Astute, the first of the Navy’s next-generation submarines, is the most advanced submarine Britain has ever sent to sea. She has spent the last four-and-a-half months off […]

  • 11 March 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Richmond and her sister HMS Westminster have been charging around the fjords of Norway as the submarine commanders of tomorrow were tested to the limit. The two frigates joined some 20 NATO warships and aircraft trying to hunt down two submarines carrying students on the world-famous international Submarine Command Course. This is what it […]

  • 16 September 2013
    Training & Education

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) returned to Naval Station Norfolk Sep. 13th after an eight-and a half-month deployment to the 6th Fleet area of responsibility. Mahan traveled more than 42,391 nautical miles under the leadership of Cmdr. Adam Aycock, then Cmdr. Zoah Scheneman, who in May became the ship’s commanding officer. The crew […]

  • 6 July 2011
    Equipment & technology

      A team from the Navy Unmanned Combat Air System program office (PMA-268) accomplished the first carrier touchdown of an F/A-18D surrogate aircraft, emulating an unmanned vehicle, using systems developed as part of the Unmanned Combat Air System Carrier Demonstration (UCAS-D) program on July 2. The test, conducted on USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), means […]

  • 8 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    A team of Royal Navy Clearance Divers have blasted their way through a highly-charged NATO exercise in Iceland – demonstrating their explosive expertise. The team of 12 bomb disposal operatives from Southern Diving Group joined around 200 Tri-Service colleagues from 14 NATO and Partner for Peace nations to take part in Exercise Northern Challenge in […]

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

    Middle school students who completed a Grand Robotics Mission Challenge at the Virginia Demonstration Project (VDP) Summer Academy are now looking forward to a future filled with more “STEM” challenges on a grand scale.   In all, 93 students applied their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills to solve problems of Navy interest at […]

  • 6 March 2015
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy’s ultimate trainers and assessors spent six days aboard HMS Clyde preparing the patrol ship’s latest crew for the challenging conditions in the Falklands. Clyde has been patrolling around the South Atlantic islands since 2007 with her crew changing roughly every six months – trading places with sailors on fishery protection ships operating around […]

  • 20 July 2011
    Training & Education

    Back and ready to take her place among the ships of the front-line Fleet is the oldest and – thanks to a £20m year-long revamp – most potent frigate. It took 13 months to turn an inanimate, largely lifeless, hull in the middle of a refit into a cutting-edge warship ready for anything that global […]

  • 6 October 2011

      The Royal Australian Navy turned on some real heat away from everyday business for a group of WA senior managers and employers during a familiarisation visit to HMAS Stirling. The group of 18 business people swapped their corporate attire for Navy overalls and boots to see how crews manage hazards at the RAN School […]

  • 2 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    More than 160 NATO and partner nation military and civilian leaders yesterday gathered in London for the two day NATO Maritime Commanders’ Meeting (MARCOMET) to discuss current and future maritime security challenges. The theme for SEA SENSE 2015 is NATO’s Future Maritime Posture – Readiness and Responsiveness for a New Era. The participants will discuss a […]

  • 26 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Replenishment at sea is a complex endeavour, requiring close-quarters manoeuvring from ships in all manner of conditions. Limiting the time that ships are side-by-side is ideal for safety and operational effectiveness. For the team on HMAS Sirius, one of Australian Navy’s tankers, efficient and safe replenishment is their daily challenge. Commanding Officer Sirius Commander Darren […]

  • 10 June 2015

    The designated Operational Commander for EUNAVFOR Med, Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino (Italian Navy), was recently received by MARCOM Chief of Staff, Rear Admiral Giorgio Lazio (Italian Navy) to discuss and assess matters of mutual interest. Rear Admiral Lazio and Rear Admiral Credendino have exchanged impressions, focusing on the different challenges that currently NATO and EU […]

  • 20 August 2014

    A US Coast Guard Station Castle Hill, Rhode Island crew assisted a disabled 34-foot vessel with three people aboard in the vicinity of Fort Adams in Newport, Rhode Island, Tuesday.   At approximately 7:50 a.m., the vessel Kaborka reported a fire aboard their vessel to watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England. A Station […]