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  • 18 September 2013
    Training & Education

    On Wednesday 11 September, German frigate FGS Niedersachsen received a special kind of air mail, when a Spanish Maritime Patrol Aircraft parachuted in voting papers for 20 sailors on board for the forthcoming parliamentary elections in Germany. The warship, which has 230 men and women on board is currently doing counter piracy patrols off the […]

  • 7 January 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s third Flight III Arleigh Burke destroyer will be named in honor of US senator Ted Stevens, who represented Alaska from 1968 to 2009, US Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has announced. “Senator Stevens was a staunch supporter of a strong Navy and Marine Corps team who served our nation with […]

  • 8 September 2014

    USS Connecticut (SSN 22) bid farewell to their commanding officer, Cmdr. Ian Johnson, during a change of command ceremony at the Naval Undersea Museum, Sept. 5.   With the traditional reading of orders and a motivational battle cry “Hooyah Two Two” from the Sailors he commanded, Johnson turned over his boat and crew to Cmdr. […]

  • 15 January 2015
    Training & Education

    Twenty-five newly-elected Congressmen visited the Naval Academy Jan. 13th as guests of the Secretary of the US Navy for a Navy and Marine Corps orientation and dinner in Dahlgren Hall. The Congressmen were greeted by top Navy and Marine Corps leadership on the Academy grounds, including Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, Gen. Joseph Dunford, Commandant of […]

  • 22 December 2014

    A Sailor assigned to amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) was named Amphibious Squadron One (PHIBRON 1) 2014 Senior Sailor of the Year (SSOY), Dec. 5. Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (SW) Mara Gonzales, who has been assigned to New Orleans for the past two years, was announced as the recipient of the […]

  • 3 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Lady Boyce, the wife of former First Sea Lord and Chief of Defence Staff Admiral of the Fleet the Lord Boyce, has accepted the invitation to be the tanker’s sponsor – acting as “the embodiment of her spirit, forging a close relations with both the vessel and her crew” following every milestone in the ship’s […]

  • 2 September 2015

    Commodore John Martin has been selected as the next chief of New Zealand Navy, replacing Rear Admiral Jack Steer who will retire on 30 November. New Zealand Defense Minister Gerry Brownlee made the announcement on 1 September. CDRE Martin joined the Royal NZ Navy as a radar plotter in 1979 and has had a wide […]

  • 7 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s eighth Flight III Arleigh Burke-class destroyer will be named in honor of US Senator Sam Nunn, the Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced on May 6. “Senator Nunn’s impact on the Navy and Marine Corps team cannot be overstated,” Spencer said. “His leadership in the Senate, specifically as the long-serving […]

  • 8 May 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

      Just a few hours upon Vladimir Putin’s inauguration ceremony in Kremlin on Monday, the newly elected Russian President passed his first decisions as the country’s leader , putting a focus on development of the Navy in the Arctic and the Far East, Barents Observer informed. The move stems from a desire to protect Russia’s […]

  • 21 November 2014

    The staff Sailors of the Year for fiscal year 2014 assigned to Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC), were recognized at an awards ceremony aboard the historic submarine base Lockwood Hall on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Nov. 6. Awardees are Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Beau Daniels, named the Bluejacket of the Year; Information […]

  • 2 December 2011
    Training & Education

      Pacific Fleet (PF) task unit headed by large ASW ship Admiral Panteleyev on Nov 30 visited the port of Djibouti. It is noteworthy that apart from replenishment of supplies and leisure, Russian mariners attended pre-schedule parliamentary elections. The voting took place on Dec 1 in the messroom of large ASW ship Admiral Panteleyev. The […]

  • 13 January 2015
    Training & Education

    The Australian Greens spokesperson for Fisheries, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, says that New Zealand’s efforts in recent days to use its Navy to round up illegal toothfish poachers in the Southern Ocean shows how pitiful the Australian government’s efforts have been. Senator Whish-Wilson said, “We have had the Sea Shepherd pursuing the illegal vessel MV Thunder […]

  • 23 January 2015

    U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF) named Operations Specialist 1st Class Jamell Naylor, from Chicago, as the command’s Sailor in the Spotlight, Jan. 21, 2015. During a ceremony amongst his peers, Naylor was personally congratulated by NAVEUR-NAVAF Chief of Staff, Rear Adm. John Nowell, for his outstanding performance. Operations Specialist 1st Class Jamell Naylor, said: I […]

  • 29 July 2014
    Industry news

    The Board of Directors of Raytheon Company has elected Thomas A. Kennedy, age 59, as Chairman of the Board of Raytheon Company effective October 1, 2014.   This action follows notice to the Board by William H. Swanson, Raytheon’s current Chairman of the Board, of his retirement from the Company effective September 30, 2014. Mr. […]

  • 19 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Although Sailors aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) won’t be able to vote from home, they can rest assured knowing the Navy has taken all the appropriate steps to ensure their voices are heard for the upcoming presidential election. Sending and receiving mail while deployed is very important to Sailors, and the Supply Department […]

  • 30 March 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    South Australian Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith has warned the Australian government about naval shipbuilding jobs and investment being at risk if the Federal Government does not deliver the promised 90 per cent level of local industry content. According to the minister, concerns are emerging that local benefits are at risk of slipping away […]

  • 23 November 2011

      Pacific Fleet (PF) task unit headed by large ASW ship Admiral Panteleyev started escorting the fifth convoy through the Gulf of Aden. The convoy consists of four commercial vessels under different flags including a Russian one with 18 Russian sailors on board, told Eastern Military District Information Support Department to Central Navy Portal. Large […]

  • 3 September 2014

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will visit the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) and hold a live town hall on the Defense Department’s role in national security Sept. 3 at 3 p.m.   Hagel joined the U.S. Army and volunteered to go to Vietnam, rising to the rank of sergeant and earning numerous military decorations […]

  • 9 April 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Finnish defense ministry has selected Sweden’s Saab as the preferred bidder for the development and delivery of combat systems for the Finnish Navy’s Squadron 2020 vessels. Finland’s defense minister Jussi Niinistö announced on April 8 that Saab’s offer performed best in the comparison of quotations. Other contenders in the program were Atlas Elektronik and […]

  • 3 June 2014
    Industry news

    The International Community for Maritime and Ocean Professionals, the Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers (SNAME), is participating once again in the 2014 International Posidonia Exhibition in Athens, Greece, which is taking place between June 2 and 6.   SNAME is exhibiting its publications at its own Stand no. 2.315/3 within the USA Pavilion […]

  • 3 November 2015

    America’s largest military shipbuilding company Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Board of Directors has elected new chief financial officer and corporate vice president, business management. Christopher D. Kastner will succeed Barbara A. Niland as the company’s CFO and corporate vice president effective with Niland’s retirement on March 1, 2016. Kastner, who currently serves as corporate vice president and general manager, […]

  • 11 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Members of the Ship’s Company (Starboard Crew) visited their nominated charity and affiliate Fountains Primary School, to present a £1000 cheque. The money was raised during the previous patrol after a sponsored 50km rowing race with Lt Stu Moss taking on and defeating the combined efforts of 50 other members of the crew. The cheque […]

  • 9 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    German shipbuilders have reportedly resolved an issue that blocked German defense minister Ursula von der Leyen’s plans for a quick and simple acquisition of additional five K130 corvettes for the navy. The defense ministry had planned to award a construction contract to Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems (TKMS) and Lürssen, the corvette’s original builders, without a public tender. […]

  • 29 August 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Ukraine Government will continue to support the construction of modern ships for the Naval Forces of Ukraine. This was stated by Prime Minister Mykola Azarov during his visit a public joint stock company “Black Sea Shipbuilding Plant”, which conducted a comprehensive repair of Naval Forces’ ships and construction of new corvettes. The PM has […]

  • 1 August 2016

    The Secretary of the U.S.‬ Navy has announced his intention to name the next John Lewis-class oiler, T-AO 206, USNS Harvey Milk, after the civil and human rights leader who became one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States. Milk, who served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, was […]

  • 17 April 2012
    Industry news

      Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced April 16 the next Zumwalt-class destroyer will be named the USS Lyndon B. Johnson. The selection of Lyndon B. Johnson, designated DDG 1002, continues the Navy tradition of naming ships after presidents and honors the nation’s 36th president. USS Lyndon B. Johnson is the 34th ship named […]

  • 21 September 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    General Dynamics NASSCO on Thursday hosted a steel-cutting ceremony to mark the start of construction of the first of a new class of US Navy oilers. The oilers will be known as the John Lewis-class, after the lead ship in the class. USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205) is expected to be completed by November 2020 […]

  • 19 April 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    One of three contenders for the Australian $50 billion submarine construction contract, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, has launched operations at MHI Australia in Sydney. The Japanese shipbuilder said the aim of the new subsidiary was to “strengthen ties with Australia’s governmental institutions and economic and industrial sectors”. News about the MHI’s Australian subsidiary come in the […]

  • 26 February 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Russian Navy Main HQ will move to St. Petersburg after the presidential elections. According to an informed source of Interfax, the appropriate documents enact Navy Main HQ to relocate all command agencies to St. Petersburg after March 4, 2012. Initially, the transfer was scheduled on Feb 16, although was postponed due to technical problems, said […]