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  • 8 November 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has formally established a Regional Maintenance Center detachment in Rota, Spain, to support the destroyers scheduled to be homeported in the area, the command announced Nov. 7. The detachment will provide management, industrial, engineering, technical and contractor oversight services for the maintenance and modernization of the four Arleigh Burke-class […]

  • 8 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Pacific Partnership 2016 arrived in Palau, August 4, aboard JS Shimokita (LST 4002), making this the second year Pacific Partnership has visited Palau since the mission began in 2006. While Shimokita is in Palau, USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and the rest of the Pacific Partnership 2016 team are making mission stops in Malaysia and Indonesia. The […]

  • 18 February 2015

    On Monday 16 February the Force Commander of the EU Naval Force, Rear Admiral Jonas Haggren (Swedish Navy), paid a visit to the Spanish Air Force Maritime Patrol Aircraft Orion Detachment based in Djibouti. Rear Admiral Haggren was accompanied by a delegation from his multi-national Force Headquarters staff. During his visit, Rear Admiral Haggren was […]

  • 26 February 2013
    Training & Education

    At the end of February the Luxembourg Maritime patrol and Reconnaissance (MPRA) Detachment returned to the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta counter piracy mission, having taken over MPRA duties from the Swedish Coast Guard MPRA unit operating from the Seychelles. During their previous deployments with EU NAVFOR, the two Luxembourg MERLIN IIIC […]

  • 3 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On Saturday 31 January the Chairman of the EU Military Committee, General Patrick de Rousiers, visited the Spanish Maritime Patrol Aircraft ‘Orion’ Detachment based in Djibouti. The General was welcomed to Djibouti by EU Ambassador, His Excellency Mr Joseph Silva and the Commanding Officer of the Orion Detachment, Lieutenant Colonel Javier Alameda (Spanish Air Force). […]

  • 22 March 2013

    Some contributing nations support the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia – Operation Atalanta with specialised assets to counter piracy off the Horn of Africa. Estonia supports Operation Atalanta with a Vessel Protection Detachment (VPD) on board the French frigate FS Courbet. VPDs are ready to embark on civilian ships in order to protect them […]

  • 19 August 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    As part of Cooperation Afloat and Readiness Training (CARAT) 2015, the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) embarked 13 specially-trained Navy personnel from the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) – Far East Detachment in Okinawa. The team of Sailors brought with them an arsenal of five BQM-74E rocket propelled drones, similar in appearance […]

  • 11 April 2012

    Rear Admiral Rainer Endres, Deputy Commander (DCOM) EUNAVFOR, as part of his recent visit to Djibouti to oversee the Operational Handover between the outgoing Flag Ship, ESPS PATINO (Spain) and incoming French Flag Ship FS MARNE , took the opportunity to visit the Japanese Maritime Patrol Aircraft Detachment on 7 April. Rear Admiral Endres was […]

  • 21 April 2015

    The “Scorpions” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 49 hosted a welcome home ceremony for Detachment 4 at Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI) April 17 following the detachment’s seven-month deployment aboard USS Gary (FFG 51) to the U.S. 4th and 3rd Fleet areas of operation. HSM-49 Detachment 4’s two SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopters and […]

  • 20 January 2012
    Training & Education

    USS Essex (LHD 2) hosted a lunch for over 100 personnel assigned to the Japan Regional Maintenance Center (JRMC) detachment Sasebo, Jan. 18. The lunch was held to thank the team for their services to Essex during more than 11 forward-deployed years to Sasebo, Japan. Essex Commanding Officer Capt. David Fluker, greeted the JRMC detachment […]

  • 23 June 2012
    Training & Education

    Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42 Detachment 7 “Proud Warriors,” begin its last deployment while embarked aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), June 22. During the spring of 2013, the HSL 42 Proud Warriors will transition from the SH-60B helicopter to the new MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter and in the process become Helicopter […]

  • 15 June 2016

    German Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) detachment which has been flying the Orion P-3C as part of Operation Atalanta is set to return to the home air base in Germany. 50 soldiers from the Naval Air Wing (MFG) 3 “Graf Zeppelin” have been stationed at the Horn of Africa since March 2016. During their deployment, the German MPRA […]

  • 14 December 2011
    Training & Education

    A team of 24 troops from Uganda, part of the African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) received vessel protection training from French and Estonian troops in Mombasa onboard FS FLOREAL, which is operating as part of the EU NAVFOR. The training was planned as part of ongoing improvements in capability and to enhance AMISOMs drills in […]

  • 18 February 2015

    The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) Crew 104, Detachment 1 from the “Magicians” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35, and Surface Warfare (SUW) Mission Package Detachment 3 are scheduled to return to San Diego Feb. 18. Crew 104 and the embarked detachments completed the first four months of Fort Worth’s 16-month […]

  • 12 April 2013

    A detachment of ships of the Russian Northern Navy, headed by the anti-submarine ship Severomorsk, is finishing its mission of guarding ships from pirates in the Gulf of Aden… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, April 12, 2013

  • 24 June 2019
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Engineers and technicians at the US Navy’s Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division’s (NSWC PHD) White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) Detachment have begun testing an electromagnetic railgun (EMRG). The test, that commenced on May 15, was the first firing series of the newly installed weapon at the site. Subsequent tests will be scheduled, including […]

  • 1 May 2014

    In conjunction with the collaborative decision to cease flight operations, the two U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon aircraft flying missions in support of the MH370 search efforts, along with USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE 14), were detached from search operations and support efforts in Perth and will return to other operations within 7th Fleet this week.   […]

  • 15 January 2015

    After contributing more than 650 search hours to the Indonesian-led search effort for AirAsia flight QZ8501, USS Sampson (DDG 102) and USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) concluded their assistance efforts Jan 15, receiving praise from Indonesian authorities. U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Robert O. Blake noted that “the U.S. was extremely proud to assist in the […]

  • 31 July 2015
    Training & Education

    On 25 July 2015, staff from Operation Atalanta Force Headquarters visited the Japanese Detachment of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 in Djibouti. Led by the Force HQ Chief of Staff, Captain Jens Nykvist, the meeting was hosted by Captain Masahisa Motomura, Commanding Officer of the Deployment Air-Force for counter-piracy Enforcement of the Japanese Self-Defence Force. […]

  • 19 March 2014

    Searching a combined 15,000 square miles since March 10th, USS Kidd and its MH-60R helicopters completed their search of the Andaman Sea and have been detached from the MH370 Search and Rescue (SAR) effort as of March 18.   No debris or wreckage associated with an aircraft was found. “The dedication of this crew is […]

  • 18 February 2014
    Training & Education

    On Sunday 16 February, the Luxembourg Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) detachment flew its 1,000th operational sortie as part of the EU Naval Force.   As the Swearingen SW3C Merlin aircraft landed back in the Seychelles, it was given an impressive ‘water-spray’ welcome by the Seychelles International Airport Fire Department. The EU Naval Force […]

  • 24 November 2016

    A detachment of 20 Royal Danish Air Force officers and enlisted service members took flight in their aircraft from the Seychelles one last time on November 19 marking the end of their deployment. The Royal Danish Air Force Challenger CL-604 was deployed to NATO standing Operation Ocean Shield. The Danish detachment was the last of NATO forces […]

  • 14 June 2017

    German soldiers and personnel assigned to the P-3C Orion Maritime Patrol Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) detachment are concluding a three-month deployment to the EUNAVFOR’s operation Atalanta this week. Before the 85 personnel depart their current base in Djibouti to fly home to Germany, Atalanta Force Commander, Rear Admiral Rafael Fernández-Pintado Muñoz-Rojas, took to opportunity to meet the […]

  • 29 May 2015

    The Spanish Air Force Orion detachment, which is currently deployed in Djibouti with the EU Naval Force, has achieved an impressive 7,000 flying hours milestone. The Air Force detachment flies the P-3 Orion and CN-235 VIGMA aircraft and their main task is to conduct surveillance flights in the Indian Ocean and along the Somali coastline […]

  • 8 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Hidden away in a dark room with nothing more than an ominous blue light upon their faces, the men and women of Tactical Air Control Squadron (TACRON) 11 work vigorously to control the coordination and direction of USS Peleliu’s (LHA 5) aircraft, both fixed and rotary winged. TACRON detachments provide centralized scheduling, control and incorporate […]

  • 3 September 2014

    While Lockheed Martin celebrated the 60th anniversary of the first flight of the C-130, Aug. 23, members of Fleet Logisitcs Support Squadron (VR) 62 were flying missions with the ‘Mighty Hercules’ while on detachment to Naval Air Station Sigonella.   “We have been coming to EUCOM [European Command] for over fifteen years now. We love […]

  • 9 May 2014
    Training & Education

    The Commander of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Task Force 150 (CTF150) Commodore Jeremy Blunden Royal Navy, visited the EU Naval Force Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) detachments from both Germany and Spain in Djibouti.   Commander Stefan Becker, the Commanding Officer of the German MPRA Detachment, and Lieutenant Colonel Jacobo Lecube Porrúa, the Commanding […]

  • 29 August 2014
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Commander, Submarine Development Squadron 5 (CSDS 5), Detachment UUV, took delivery of Large Training Vehicle 38 (LTV 38), an unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) Aug. 22.   The delivery makes LTV 38 the first UUV to join the vehicle inventory used by detachment UUV at Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport. Once a few final operational preparations […]

  • 13 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship Squadron One completed the merging process of core crews and mission detachments to kick off the new operational concept for LCS ships. Announced in September last year, the changes include a transition from the initial three-crews-for-two-ships concept to a gold-blue crew concept. Additionally, the number of sailors in a core crew […]