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  • 16 January 2012
    Training & Education

    Naval Submarine Base New London welcomed more than 1,300 fans of the hit Nickelodeon show iCarly who were on hand for a special screening and cast appearance at the base’s Dealey Center Theater, Jan. 11. Before the screening, the cast paid a special visit to the crew of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Hartford […]

  • 17 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The “Save a Life” drunk driving awareness tour visited Naval Station Everett (NSE) July 15. A drunk driving simulator and general information on driving under the influence (DUI) was used to educate Sailors and civilians at NSE on the dangers of drinking and driving. The Save a Life Tour, operated by Kramer Edutainment and based […]

  • 1 December 2011
    Industry news

    The Royal Australian Navy and Ford Performance Racing (FPR) have joined forces to support and grow the next generation of Marine Technicians through two key initiatives announced at HMAS Waterhen. FPR’s Development Series driver Chaz Mostert will drive a special car in the final meet of the season, this weekend’s Sydney Telstra 500. The race […]

  • 19 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Indian Navy commissioned the newest Car Nicobar-class fast attack craft INS Tihayu at the Eastern Naval Command during an October 19 ceremony. The ship was commissioned into the Indian Navy by Vice Admiral HCS Bisht AVSM, chief of Eastern Naval Command at the naval dockyard, Visakhapatnam. INS Tihayu would be based in Visakhapatnam under the […]

  • 18 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Portsmouth warship HMS Dauntless showed off its affiliation with famous sports car manufacturer the Caterham Group by inviting its employees on board. Several staff from the Norfolk company were given a tour of the hi-tech Type 45 destroyer as part of the ship’s Affiliates Day – and in return they brought one of their Caterham […]

  • 26 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Indian Navy has commissioned its fourth Car Nicobar-class water jet fast attack craft INS Tarasa in Mumbai on September 26. Commissioned into service by Western Naval Command chief VAdm Girish Luthra, Tarasa is joining INS Tillanchang, INS Tarmugli and INS Tihayu which were commissioned in 2016 and 2017. The 48-meter-long fast attack craft will […]

  • 17 May 2019
    Authorities

    Captain Nick Cooke-Priest, the commanding officer of Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has been relieved of his duties. The navy confirmed that he has been reassigned to a new role without providing a specific reason. UK media outlets, however, widely report that the reason for Cooke-Priest’s removal was his use of the ship’s […]

  • 29 November 2012
    Training & Education

    The Team Navy Friers Offshore Racing Supercat shook Sydney Harbour today as a part of a media event leading up to the Sydney Telstra 500. The link with the V8 Supercar race was Chaz Mostert, leader of the V8 Development Series and driver of the Ford Performance Racing Team Navy vehicle. Chaz jumped into the […]

  • 27 August 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has given the green light for the Navy Open House at Naval Air Station North Island, September 21-22, a Fleet Week San Diego event.  “I’m excited that Naval Base Coronado has obtained approval to host the 2013 Coronado Speed Festival,” says Commanding Officer Captain Gary Mayes. “This Open House […]

  • 26 December 2014
    Training & Education

    Sailors from USS Abraham Lincoln’s (CVN 72) Safety Department displayed a wrecked car destroyed by a drunk driver on the ship’s quarterdeck Dec. 22 to increase the awareness of the dangerous consequences of drinking and driving. “Lincoln leadership can make you aware of the impact and the consequences of driving under the influence (DUI), but […]

  • 31 January 2012
    Industry news

      The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration has transferred two high speed vessels, the Huakai and the Alakai, to the U.S. Navy. The Navy plans to use the vessels to transport troops and equipment to training areas from Okinawa and other locations.  These vessels will help the Navy meet these unique operational requirements without […]

  • 19 April 2013
    Training & Education

    High performance racing met high technology when American Formula One driver Alexander Rossi visited patrol coastal (PC) ship USS Typhoon (PC 5) and Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 2 at Naval Support Activity Bahrain, April 17. The 21-year-old Rossi was born in Auburn, Calif., and will race in the upcoming Gulf Air Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix […]

  • 10 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Plymouth-based survey ship HMS Echo has visited the second smallest country on the planet for a gathering of the world’s leading ocean experts. Echo was invited to Monaco to take part in the fifth International Hydrographic Conference to support the UK Hydrographic Office – on whose behalf the ship roams the oceans gathering data for […]

  • 25 May 2011
    Industry news

    Once Russia purchases Mistral class landing ships, they will be repaired by Russian specialists, said deputy defense minister Gen Dmitry Bulgakov on May 21. “In Russian Armed Forces all imported equipment is maintained by specially trained Russian specialists”, said the officer on the air of Ekho Moskvy radio answering the question about possible repairs of […]

  • 10 October 2011
    Training & Education

      More than 1200 Royal Australian Navy personnel, Department of Defence employees, and their families, have taken part in the 4th Annual Walk to Work Day at HMAS Stirling. The Walk to Work Day was held in conjunction with the 2nd Annual Causeway Classic foot race. The Garden Island causeway was closed to cars during […]

  • 14 June 2012
    Training & Education

    Ford Performance Racing drivers Will Davison and Mark Winterbottom swapped the wheel of their high performance V8 Supercars for one of Navy’s 7.2m Zodiac sea boats in a visit to Darwin’s patrol boat base HMAS Coonawarra yesterday. The visit included a special autographing signing for kids from HMAS Coonawarra’s adopted family cancer charity Camp Quality […]

  • 14 May 2012
    Training & Education

      Service members, their families, and DoD personnel attended the 14th Annual Health Fair in the Commons and Jackson Plaza at Naval Station Everett (NSE), May 10. More than 300 people attended this year’s health fair events. This year’s fair events included a healthy appetizer command challenge, children from the child development center playing with […]

  • 11 May 2012
    Training & Education

    More than 1,000 Transportation Incentive Program (TIP) enrollees came to the Naval Base San Diego (NBSD) Waterfront Recreation Center to participate in a quarterly voucher distribution May 8 and 9. In April 2001, President Clinton signed Executive Order 13150, which cleared the way for the implementation of this DOD fringe benefit program, which provides active […]

  • 27 August 2012

    After having taken part in the Ocean Shield counterpiracy operation, HNLMS Evertsen arrived back in her home port of Den Helder on 18 August. Defence Minister Hans Hillen emphasised the importance of the mission for the Netherlands. “Our prosperity depends, after all, on free trade, the unimpeded transport of goods by sea and free access […]

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

    Amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) returned to homeport Naval Station Norfolk, July 14, after completing sea trials.   These sea trials consisted of a series of evolutions to test the integrity of the work performed by the contractors recently performed during a five-month planned maintenance availability at BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair. “During […]

  • 29 September 2011
    Training & Education

      Caspian Flotilla (CF) ships and coastal troops participated in the Center-2011 strategic exercise are returning to home bases. In the morning of Sept 27 they started to move by combined method. One part of CF coastal troops consisting of marine battalion and mobile communication center will embark on railway cars and platforms and move […]

  • 12 March 2019
    Authorities

    Royal Navy frigate HMS Argyll rescued 27 sailors from the Italian Con/Ro ship Grande America which caught fire in the Bay of Biscay on March 11. The frigate was on her way home to Plymouth after nine months away in the Asia-Pacific region when she responded to a mayday during the night from the 28,000-tonne […]

  • 21 November 2017
    Authorities

    All US service personnel on Okinawa have been restricted to base and to their residences with alcohol consumption prohibited after a US Marine killed a Okinawan man in an accident. The Okinawan man was killed when his vehicle was struck by a truck being driven by a US Marine whose blood alcohol content at the time […]

  • 21 February 2011

    According to a source on location, A-1600 TCG İskenderun left Mersin this morning and is heading to Libya, to pick up the trapped Turkish citizens. It is estimated that there are 25.000 Turkish citizens in Libya currently mostly working at the projects of the Turkish construction companies. The daily Hürriyet reported that till yesterday, 581 […]

  • 3 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy’s second aviation-centric amphibious assault ship, USS Tripoli (LHA 7), was launched on May 1 in Mississippi. Prior to launch, the America-class ship was translated from land to the dry dock at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) shipyard on April 9. “It was probably the most well-executed translation event that we’ve seen on a larger […]

  • 23 October 2014
    Authorities

    A US Navy civilian engineer and two of his Marine Austere Patrolling System (MAPS) colleagues received a Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award at a New York ceremony, the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) announced Oct. 22. Popular Mechanics honored Eric South – the NSWCDD lead electrical engineer for MAPS – for his role in […]

  • 6 November 2015
    Authorities

    San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) rendered assistance and provided aid to the crew of a stranded Sri Lankan-flagged fishing vessel, M/V Lakshan on November 4. Watchstanders spotted six mariners aboard the vessel waving articles of clothing in an attempt to get the attention of the U.S. Navy ship as Anchorage […]

  • 12 December 2016
    Authorities

    The Sri Lanka Navy intervened on Saturday, December 10, to break up a protest and free two merchant held hostage by workers at the Hambantota Port. Port workers staged a several-day protest against the government’s plans to privatize the port, the navy said. Protesters were reportedly obstructing the operations of the merchant ships berthed alongside […]

  • 27 April 2017
    Authorities

    The U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class attack submarine USS New Mexico concluded a regularly scheduled deployment and returned to Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut, April 26. Under the command of Cmdr. Dan Reiss, the nuclear-powered boats and her crew returned from a deployment to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility. USS New Mexico’s Commissioning […]