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  • 25 September 2015
    Authorities

    The commanding officer of USS Dextrous (MCM 13), Lt. Cmdr. Linda H. McCauley, was relieved by Capt. Keith A. Knutsen, Commodore, Mine Countermeasures Squadron Three (MCMRON 3), on Sept. 24, due to alleged misconduct. The alleged misconduct led to a loss of confidence in her ability to effectively lead and carry out her assigned duties. […]

  • 28 January 2013
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The official opening of Thales’ Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Radar and Integrated Sensors in Singapore was held on January 25 and was inaugurated by Her Excellency Mrs Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, the Netherlands. The CoE is the result of a close cooperation between Thales operations in the Netherlands and […]

  • 11 September 2015
    Authorities

    The commanding officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) based at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, was relieved of his duties today by Commander, Carrier Strike Group 8, Rear Adm. Bret Batchelder. Capt. Brian K. Sorenson was relieved of his duties by Batchelder due to loss of confidence in his ability to command following […]

  • 27 October 2014
    Authorities

    The commanding officer of the forward-deployed guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63), Cmdr. John Bradford, was relieved by Capt. Shan Byrne, commander, Destroyer Squadron (CDS) 15, Oct. 24, due to loss of confidence in Bradford’s ability to command. The decision to relieve Bradford came after a recent incident involving a 19-foot wooden vessel reportedly hit […]

  • 8 November 2013
    Authorities

    Capt. Richard Hayes, Commander, Task Force (CTF) 52, relieved Lt. Cmdr. Nathan Wemett, the commanding officer of the Bahrain-based mine countermeasures ship USS Dextrous (MCM 13), Nov. 6, due to loss of confidence in Wemett’s ability to command. The relief occurred after an investigation revealed deficiencies in operational preparedness, situational awareness, and tactical proficiency. Wemett […]

  • 20 August 2015
    Authorities

    The commanding officer of USS Shamal (PC 13) based in Naval Station Mayport, Florida, was relieved of her duties Aug. 18, by Commander, Naval Surface Squadron (CNSS) 14 Capt. Glenn Kuffel. Lt. Cmdr. Alisha E. Hamilton was relieved of her duties by Kuffel due to loss of confidence in her ability to command following the […]

  • 6 September 2015
    Authorities

    The commanding officer (CO) of the Groton-based Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Springfield (SSN 761) was relieved of his duties September 4th due to loss of confidence in his ability to command. Commander Daniel Lombardo was removed from his position by Captain John McGunnigle, Commander, Submarine Squadron 4. CDR Lombardo has been administratively reassigned to […]

  • 13 October 2015
    Authorities

    The commanding officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) died Oct. 10 at Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville, Florida. Capt. Wesley A. Smith was at his home when Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville Fire Department responded to a fire at his residence on base at approximately 8 p.m. Smith was found unresponsive and […]

  • 17 December 2014
    Authorities

    USS Tortuga’s (LSD 46) Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Thomas Goudreau and Executive Officer, Cmdr. John Fleming, were relieved of their duties Dec. 16, due to loss of confidence in their ability to safely operate and navigate the ship and their credibility to lead the crew. At approximately 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 6, USS Tortuga (LSD 46) […]

  • 23 July 2013
    Training & Education

    U. S. Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan held a change of command ceremony aboard Camp Foster July 18. Hospital staff and distinguished visitors looked on as Capt. Pius A. Aiyelawo turned command of the Navy’s largest overseas hospital over to Capt. Anne M. Swap in a ceremony at the Camp Foster Theater. The presiding officer and […]

  • 1 March 2015
    Authorities

    The commanding officer (CO) of the Pearl Harbor-based fast attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782) was relieved of his duties Feb. 27 due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command. Cmdr. Tory Swanson was removed from his position by Captain Harry Ganteaume, Commander, Submarine Squadron 1, based at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. […]

  • 4 May 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Ship, nearing completion, is still technically the property of BAE Systems until July 12 but as the finishing touches are added Commander Nash has joined to Command her entry into the Fleet and the operational commitments that lie ahead.  Commander Nicholas Boyd, the Senior Naval Officer until now, was there to hand over the […]

  • 5 December 2011
    Training & Education

    A Centennial of Naval Aviation (CoNA) wreath-laying ceremony was held at the United States Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., Dec. 1. Commander, Naval Air Forces Vice Adm. Allen G. Myers IV, served as a co-host for the event. Also in attendance to present the wreath was Medal of Honor (MOH) recipient retired Navy Capt. Thomas […]

  • 5 May 2015
    Authorities

    The commanding officer of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 was relieved for cause due to misconduct May 2. Cmdr. Kurt Bohlken was relieved by Rear Adm. Ron Boxall, commander, Carrier Strike Group 3, following an Admiral’s Mast proceeding where Bohlken was found guilty of violating Uniform Code Military Justice articles 92 (failure to obey an […]

  • 19 November 2014
    Authorities

    The Commanding Officer of 736 Naval Air Squadron from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose has been awarded the Cobham Trophy. Lieutenant Commander Tim Flatman received the prestigious Trophy at a special Taranto night dinner held at Navy Command Headquarters in Portsmouth, which commemorates the famous action against a much superior Italian Fleet in the Mediterranean […]

  • 26 September 2012
    Research & Development

    Refueling U.S. Navy vessels, at sea and underway, is a costly endeavor in terms of logistics, time, fiscal constraints and threats to national security and sailors at sea. In Fiscal Year 2011, the U.S. Navy Military Sea Lift Command, the primary supplier of fuel and oil to the U.S. Navy fleet, delivered nearly 600 million […]

  • 23 February 2012
    Training & Education

    The commanding officer of USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), U.S. 7th Fleet command ship, presented the ship’s Family Readiness Group’s (FRG) cabinet with letters of thanks, Feb. 21. Capt. Daniel Grieco presented the awards during an informal ceremony in his cabin while the group enjoyed cookies and coffee. Each year a new FRG cabinet must […]

  • 29 October 2012
    Training & Education

    The commanding officer of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Miami (SSN 755) visited two Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) units in Maine, Oct. 22-23. Cmdr. Roger Meyer, commanding officer, USS Miami; Chief of the Boat, Master Chief Yeomen (SS) Tyrus Rock and Lt. j.g. Benjamin Hankin a junior officer assigned to the submarine […]

  • 16 May 2013
    Equipment & technology

    Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) solution provider, E-CO, is working with BAE systems to improve the operating capacity of HVAC systems on British Royal Navy warships. E-CO UK was commissioned by BAE Systems to improve air treatment units on 14 Type 23 British Royal Navy frigates. The work will significantly improve the heating, ventilation […]

  • 24 August 2015
    Authorities

    The commanding officer and command master chief of USS Barry (DDG 52) based at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. were relieved of their duties on Friday, August 21, by Commander, Destroyer 26, Capt. Brian Fort. Cmdr. Patrick Foster was relieved of his duties by Fort due to loss of confidence in his ability to command following an […]

  • 7 September 2012

    Drydocks World the most prolific shipyard in operation in the Middle East, announced that constructive talks were held by its high level delegation led by Mr. Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World with senior personnel of Lürssen Werft, a German shipbuilding company that designs and builds yachts, naval ships and special […]

  • 17 September 2015
    Authorities

    During a port visit to Salalah in Oman, Dutch Warship, HNLMS Groningen, hosted the commanding officer of the South Korean destroyer, ROKS Chungmugong. Commander Walter Hansen welcomed Captain Jae-Man Yoo and members of his crew on board on behalf of the EU Naval Force Commander. Following a tour around the warship, both officers discussed their […]

  • 28 April 2015
    Authorities

    The commanding officer of USS Lake Erie (CG 70) was relieved of his duties April 27, due to loss of confidence in his ability to command. Capt. John Banigan was relieved by Rear Adm. Dee Mewbourne, commander of Carrier Strike Group 11. The decision was based on the findings of an investigation into poor command […]

  • 17 May 2012
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

      Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory were recently honored for their new nano-technology that makes the air quality better for sailors on Navy submarines. The new technology is called SAMMS. It cleans the air in tight Navy submarine spaces by absorbing CO2. The material looks like rock salt and will replace a liquid that’s […]

  • 9 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy and Queensland government started a two-day Biofutures Industry Forum at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on December 7. The forum builds on a statement of cooperation signed between the two sides under which U.S. Navy’s Great Green Fleet warships would refuel with biofuels in Queensland. The forum will bring together biofutures industry leaders from […]

  • 7 September 2015
    Authorities

    While the Colombian warship, Arc 7 de Agosto, was in Muscat, Oman, recently, the vessel’s commanding officer took the opportunity to visit the Royal Navy of Oman Principal Staff Officer, Yaqoob Yousuf Abdullah Al Kameshki. During their meeting both officers discussed the maritime security situation in the Indian Ocean and the successful counter-piracy efforts of naval forces that […]

  • 18 February 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Commander, Coastal Riverine Group (CRG) 2, Capt. James Hamblet, relieved Capt. David Hunter of his duties Feb. 15 as commanding officer Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron (MSRON) 12 due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command, a result of mismanagement of personnel matters and unprofessional behavior. MSRON 12 Command Master Chief, Operations Specialist […]

  • 5 July 2013
    Authorities

     On 3 July 2013, whilst conducting counter-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden, the Force Commander of the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR), Commodore Jorge Novo Palma, met with the Commander of the NATO counter-piracy Operation Ocean Shield, Commodore Henning Amundsen. HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen, flagship of the NATO operation, hosted the meeting between both […]

  • 30 July 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The first commanding officer of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) visited Newport News to speak to Lincoln Sailors attending ballast training July 25. Ballast training is designed for at risk junior Sailors to help push them back in the right direction during their Navy career. Retired Rear Adm. Bill Hayden visited the training to reflect […]