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  • 2 May 2014

    HMS Echo has joined HMS Tireless in standing down from the search for the signal from the black box of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.   The move comes after the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced that the search for the missing Malaysian aircraft is now moving into a new phase. Survey ship HMS Echo […]

  • 14 March 2014
    Training & Education

    A successful two weeks of intense anti-submarine warfare training between Navy and Air Force in the Western Australian Exercise Area concluded last Friday.   Two AP-3C Orions from the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), three S-70B2 Seahawks, and HMA Ships Toowoomba and Sheean were joined by a P-8A Poseidon from the United States Navy (USN) […]

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

    This year’s International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) concluded in Bahrain Nov. 13, after nearly three weeks of seminars and training maneuvers. The exercise provided a wide array of maritime operations designed to promote international interoperability, protect global commerce and ensure secure sea lanes. More than 6,500 military service members from more than 40 nations, along […]

  • 24 February 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The vice chief of naval operations (VCNO) concluded a two-day visit to Singapore Feb. 23. Adm. Mark Ferguson met with Chief of the Singapore Navy, Rear Admiral Chee Pang, toured facilities at Changi and Sembawang naval bases, and spoke to U.S. Sailors at an all hands call. “I am visiting regional partners on behalf of […]

  • 28 October 2013
    Training & Education

    A large scale annual operational exercise of the Western Naval Command of the Indian Navy will conclude tomorrow off the littorals of Gujarat and Maharashtra. The week long exercise termed ‘Defence of Gujarat Exercise’ tested the operational readiness of the Western Naval Command in relation to littoral combat and the defence of vital offshore assets […]

  • 17 August 2012
    Training & Education

    The commander of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command, U.S. 4th Fleet (COMUSNAVSO/C4F) officially concluded the annual 2012 PANAMAX exercise Aug. 16 at Naval Station Mayport, Fla. Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris along with Brazilian Rear Adm. Wilson Pereira de Lima Filho concluded the exercise in which more than 1,000 military personnel from 17 nations, including the […]

  • 5 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The world’s largest international maritime exercise concluded Aug. 4, after more than a month of training events conducted in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel participated in Rim of the Pacific 2016, more countries and personnel than in […]

  • 2 December 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), Carrier Strike Group NINE (CSG 9) and Destroyer Squadron 23 completed UNITAS Atlantic (LANT) November 25. This was the final exercise in their Southern Seas 2015 deployment. Hosted by Brazil November 14-25, the exercise consisted of a variety of maritime scenarios to test command and […]

  • 20 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Forces participating in Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2014, including the U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship, USS Mount Whitney (LCC20), arrived in Kiel, Germany, June 20 after the successful completion of BALTOPS 2014.   “Coming together for BALTOPS was like climbing a mountain, we have come to the top and planted the BALTOPS flag,” said […]

  • 8 September 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22), the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) and the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit concluded the 2014 Malaysia – United States Amphibious Exercise in Malaysia, Sept. 2.   The nine-day long exercise, code-named MALUS AMPHEX, spanned from the Sulu Sea to the eastern […]

  • 5 March 2013
    Training & Education

    The Indian Navy’s major annual exercise TROPEX (Theatre level Readiness and Operational Exercise), concluded on 01 Mar 2013 after more than a month of manoeuvres, weapon firings and tactical evaluation.  TROPEX was a theatre level exercise, conducted on the Western Seaboard, aimed to assess the operational readiness of ships, submarines and aircraft from all Commands […]

  • 2 August 2012
    Training & Education

    The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) is scheduled to arrive in its new homeport at Naval Station Norfolk Aug. 7, following an eight-month deployment to the U.S. Navy’s 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. Commanded by Capt. John D. Alexander, Lincoln departed Naval Station Everett, Wash., her home since January […]

  • 22 September 2014
    Authorities

    Canada’s Chief of the Defence Staff, General Tom Lawson, along with his North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) counterparts, yesterday concluded the NATO Military Committee meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania.   This meeting provided NATO’s Chiefs of Defence the opportunity to discuss the military outcomes and deliverables from the NATO Summit that was held earlier this month […]

  • 18 May 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships, submarines, and maritime patrol aircraft successfully completed the annual NATO anti-submarine warfare (ASW) Exercise DYNAMIC MONGOOSE on May 14. 10 Allied nations participated in this exercise, alongside partner nation Sweden. The exercise was run by Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) through NATO Submarine Command (COMSUBNATO), in close coordination with the host nation Norwegian Navy. Surface […]

  • 7 August 2012
    Training & Education

    The world’s largest international maritime exercise, Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC), officially concluded Aug. 3. The 23rd exercise in the biennial RIMPAC series, this year’s version involved 22 nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, and more than 200 aircraft that operated in and around the Hawaiian Islands. The exercise is designed to foster […]

  • 6 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Maritime forces from East Africa, South Africa, Europe, Indian Ocean nations and several international organizations concluded the fourth iteration of the multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express 2015, Feb. 4. Exercise Cutlass Express 2015, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command, was designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness, and information sharing practices to increase capabilities of […]

  • 1 May 2012
    Training & Education

      The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) completed Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMTUEX) April 30 and is deploying to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of Southern Seas 2012. The ship participated in events for COMTUEX that simulated various situations, including combat-orientated exercises. “This was a great opportunity for […]

  • 12 January 2015
    Training & Education

    NUSQN 725 concluded its flying operations at Naval Air Station Jacksonville with a final flight of the Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Seahawk on 4th December. Departing from Naval Air Station – Jacksonville, it was fitting that Lieutenant Commander Dan Ashbolt, Aircraft Captain, and Leuitenant Karl Knoll, Mission Commander, took Aussie 397, the first MH-60R delivered […]

  • 31 May 2012
    Training & Education

    The closing ceremony for the multi-national exercise designed to improve interoperability between the U.S. and South and Central American navies, UNITAS Pacific (PAC), was held in Callao, Peru, May 25. The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (USS 36) represented the U.S. Navy during UNITAS PAC as it conducted operations with warships from Chile, […]

  • 6 March 2014
    Training & Education

    The Indian Navy’s major annual exercise ‘TROPEX’ (Theatre Level Operational Readiness Exercise) concluded on 28 Feb 14. The exercise involved large scale naval manoeuvres in all three dimensions viz. surface, air and underwater, across the Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean.   The month long exercise was aimed to assess the operational […]

  • 23 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The fifth iteration of Valiant Shield came to a close here Sept. 23 after nine days of joint air, land and sea interoperability training between the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Army.   “Overall, Valiant Shield 2014 was a very successful exercise,” said Rear Adm. Russell Allen, Valiant Shield exercise director. “Opposition forces provided […]

  • 16 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Some 50 ships from 14 nations concluded this year’s edition of BALTOPS 2017, the largest NATO exercise in the Baltic Sea, entering Kiel, Germany on Friday. The U.S.-led drill saw participants hone their skills in air, surface, sub-surface, mine warfare and amphibious operations in the Baltic Sea. “Exercise BALTOPS has provided us with valuable high-end training […]

  • 12 June 2012
    Training & Education

    Portland Rose Festival Fleet Week concluded as three Navy ships departed Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland, Ore., June 11. Guided-missile destroyers USS Dewey (DDG 105) and USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110), along with guided-missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) participated in Fleet Week activities June 7-10. “I have never been to any city […]

  • 21 February 2012
    Training & Education

      The vice chief of naval operations (VCNO) concluded a three-day engagement visit to Canberra and Darwin, Australia, Feb. 21. Adm. Mark Ferguson met with Chief of the Australian Navy Vice Adm. Ray Griggs and U.S. Ambassador Hon. Jeffrey L. Bleich, toured naval facilities, and delivered remarks to students, faculty and staff at the Australian […]

  • 23 August 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus concluded a visit to Senegal Aug. 22, the last stop on a multi-nation visit focused on reinforcing existing partnerships with African nations. “Senegal is the backbone of the Navy and Marine Corps’ martime cooperation in West Africa,” said Mabus. “We have a strong and important relationship through exercises, training, […]

  • 21 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Personnel from the US and Royal Thai Navy completed the 24th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise in Pattaya, Thailand, June 21. CARAT Thailand 2018 involved over 3,000 military personnel from the US and Royal Thai Navy conducting nearly a dozen exercises at sea, over twenty symposiums and table-top exercises that covered the […]

  • 16 September 2014
    Authorities

    Baltimore’s Star-Spangled Spectacular drew to a close, Sept. 15, as more than 2,000 Sailors, Marines and foreign military personnel departed the area after successful participation in a week-long series of events celebrating the 200th anniversary of the US national anthem.   Highlighting the week was a special air show from the Navy’s Flight Demonstration Team, the […]

  • 26 December 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) concluded its participation in the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) and returned to its homeport of Everett, Washington, on December 23. During the two-month underway, Sampson became the first U.S. warship to visit New Zealand in 33 years. At the request of the New Zealand government, Sampson […]

  • 9 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Southern Partnership Station Joint High Speed Vessel 2014 (SPS-JHSV 14) mission came to an end and the vessel returned from deployment Oct. 7 after concluding a successful four-month deployment involving subject matter expert exchanges (SMEE) in Belize, Guatemala, Colombia, and Honduras. SPS-JHSV 14 focused on building partner capacity with host-nation counterparts and fostering relationships […]