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

    Canadian, Japanese and U.S. ships completed a two-week long Task Group Exercise (TGEX) Oct. 31 off the coast of Southern California. The exercise, led by U.S. 3rd Fleet gave Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 15 the opportunity to conduct and evaluate training across multiple warfare areas for Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 23, […]

  • 5 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The eighth iteration of Phoenix Express 2014 concluded June 4, after three weeks of maritime security training scenarios ashore and at sea.   Phoenix Express, one of four U.S. Africa Command-sponsored regional maritime exercises, brought together maritime forces from North Africa, Europe, and the U.S. to refine tactics and techniques in a number of maritime […]

  • 11 August 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The 20th annual exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore concluded with a closing ceremony at Changi Naval Base, Aug. 8.   Rear Adm. Charlie Williams, commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet’s Task Force 73, delivered remarks before several hundred participating U.S. Navy Sailors and members of the Republic of Singapore navy. “For many […]

  • 17 August 2015
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    The U.S. Navy participated in the regularly-scheduled exercise, Reliant Mermaid 2015, from Aug. 9-13, in the Mediterranean Sea with their partner and ally, Israel. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), along with maritime forces from Israel participated. Reliant Mermaid is a regularly scheduled exercise and is not associated with or a reaction to […]

  • 24 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

      Sweden has decided to end the search for the mysterious submarine in Stockholm archipelago, BBC News writes. The hunt for the submarine, which included naval vessels and planes and lasted for a week, is considered to be Sweden’s biggest military mobilisation since the Cold War. Although the submarine could not be identified, there were some […]

  • 2 March 2015
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    The Indian Navy concluded its annual Theatre Level Readiness and Operational Exercise (TROPEX) on 27 Feb 2015. This month long war drill encompassed all dimensions of maritime warfare, and witnessed participation of around 50 ships and submarines, along with over 70 aircraft from the three Naval Commands, as well as units from the India Air Force […]

  • 30 September 2014
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    London’s affiliated warship, UK Navy’s HMS Westminster, spent six days in the nation’s capital where the ship’s company visited the Tower of London, took part in a Freedom of the City parade, and opened her gangway to members of the public and dignitaries.   Shortly after arriving members of the frigate’s company visited the Tower […]

  • 27 May 2015
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    Maritime forces from North Africa, Europe, and the United States concluded Exercise Phoenix Express 2015, May 25. Phoenix Express 2015, sponsored and facilitated by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness (MDA), information-sharing practices, and tactical interdiction expertise to counter sea-based illicit activity in the region. The at-sea portion […]

  • 21 May 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The navies of US and France have concluded a “historic combined exercise” as the last French Navy Rafale jets took of from the flight deck of US Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The exercise, named Chesapeake 2018, began in April this year at Naval Air Station Oceana and continued at sea, resulting […]

  • 24 August 2015
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    U.S. Navy Diver and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician training teams completed their second stop of the SPS-JHSV 15 mission on August 21 in Big Creek, Belize as part of the Adaptive Force Package (AFP) onboard USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), operated by the Military Sealift Command. USNS Spearhead is deployed in support of SPS-JHSV 15, a […]

  • 12 November 2014
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    HMAS Brunei, has completed her last mission prior to decommissioning, finalising the last job for the landing craft in Royal Australian Navy service. In late October, Brunei embarked a team in Gove, Northern Territory, before heading to the Wessel Islands to support a search for the remains of Stoker II Percival (Percy) Cameron who was […]

  • 25 March 2015
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    Sailors and embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) recently completed amphibious integration training (AIT) and certification exercises (CERTEX). AIT is the first and essential step toward preparing for CERTEX. It is designed to strengthen the bonds between the ships of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready […]

  • 19 November 2014
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    Indian Navy, Brazilian Navy and South African Navy concluded Exercise IBSAMAR IV on November 7, 2014 at Cape Town Harbour.  The exercise was divided into five (5) stages, stage one was mobilization week which was the mobilization of forces in the exercise areas namely Silvermine Complex and Naval Base Simon’s Town from 13 October 2014 […]

  • 13 November 2014
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    Four days of maritime activity off the Western Australian coast has concluded with the end of Exercise DISTANT SHORES. The anti-submarine exercise in the deep waters south of Albany involved Australian, New Zealand and Japanese surface and air units which attempted to locate, identify and isolate submarine HMAS Rankin during graduated warfare serials. HMA Ships […]

  • 25 June 2014
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    Service members and guests from Australia, New Zealand, Timor-Leste and the United States gathered at the Comoro Medical Center for a ceremony marking the end of the Pacific Partnership (PP14) 2014 in Dili, Timor-Leste, June 24.   In its ninth iteration, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission […]

  • 23 April 2015
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    The Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) successfully completed a two-week Certification Exercise (CERTEX) April 21 off the coast of Southern California. CERTEX is the final integrated-training event for the Essex ARG and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). Capt. Clint Carroll, commander, Amphibious Squadron (CPR) 3, said: We continue to train for every possible scenario, refining […]

  • 19 April 2015
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    U.S. Navy frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) returned to Naval Base San Diego, April 17 from its final deployment, where it operated in the U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet and U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. During the seven-month deployment, Gary, the embarked “Scorpions” of Helicopter Maritime Strike (HSM) 49 Detachment 4 and […]

  • 2 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The last week of Ex Good Hope VI started with the departure of the participating ships from Simon’s Town False Bay Harbour on Monday, 23 March 2015 after taking part in the 2015 SA Navy Festival. The ships left the harbour to make their way to Overburg Shooting range. Part of the tactical objectives of the […]

  • 26 March 2015
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    Joint High Speed Vessel USNS Trenton (JHSV 5) successfully completed Acceptance Trials (AT) on March 13, 2015 in the Gulf of Mexico; the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship. This milestone achievement involved the performance of intense comprehensive tests by the Navy while underway, which demonstrated the operation of the ship’s major systems […]

  • 10 September 2014
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    Operation Nanook 2014, the premier annual Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) operation held in Canada’s North, has now concluded, highlighting the CAF’s ability to exercise sovereignty and support the safety and security of Canadians in the North.   This year’s operation, held from August 20-29, involved more than 800 participants, including personnel from all branches of […]

  • 11 November 2013

    Exercise Steadfast Jazz concluded successfully on Nov. 8 after two weeks of intense multinational joint military training in locations across Europe. About 6,000 personnel from 28 NATO member nations as well as three-partner nations (Sweden, Finland and Ukraine) trained together in a combined multinational setting. Joint Force Command Brunssum Headquarters succeeded in meeting a host […]

  • 23 July 2014
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    Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80), successfully completed a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) with the Military Sealift Command USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) the afternoon of July 20.   The RAS lasted roughly two hours with more than 120,000 gallons of fuel being transferred to Roosevelt. Byrd is one of 12 dry cargo/ammunition […]

  • 4 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The 19th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines ended with a closing ceremony on board the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), July 2. During the six-day exercise, U.S. Sailors and Marines trained with their counterparts in the Philippine navy, coast guard and marine corps in a series of shore-based and at sea […]

  • 25 March 2015
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    Members of Beachmaster Unit One (BMU 1) Beach Party Team (BPT) Delta returned to homeport Feb. 23 after completing a seven-month deployment with the Makin Island Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG) to the U.S. 5th Fleet and 7th Fleet areas of operation. After several months of predeployment work-ups, BPT Delta departed San Diego on July 25, […]

  • 17 March 2015
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    Royal Navy’s submarine HMS Torbay returned to her base-port at Plymouth after a successful six-month patrol. HMS Torbay entered Plymouth Sound from where the vessel started her transit up the River Hamoaze to her berth in HM Naval Base Devonport. The nuclear-powered submarine, which carries Tomahawk land attack missiles, has returned after routine underwater deployment. During […]

  • 21 April 2011
    Training & Education

      A major maritime exercise recently ended with a bang, when minehunter vessels participating in Exercise Joint Warrior 2011, hosted by the Royal Navy off the northwest coast of Scotland, encountered two pieces of Second World War ordnance. The Mine Counter-Measures (MCM) force, consisting of minehunters from the UK, Netherlands and Norway, discovered the unexploded ordnance lying […]

  • 9 April 2015
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    The US Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship, USS America (LHA 6), completed final contractor trials (FCT) April 3. FCT, ran by the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV), is part of a series of post-delivery tests the ship has been preparing for since before commissioning. During the trials, the ship and its major systems […]

  • 8 December 2014
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    The Royal Navy frigate HMS Northumberland returned to Devonport Naval Base in Plymouth on Friday, 5 December, after a successful patrol policing international shipping lanes in the Middle East. The vessel’s return marks the end of a successful seven-month patrol in the Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean. The ship has been engaged in a wide range […]

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

    Australian Defence Force members have demonstrated their commitment to supporting regional neighbours in need, as Exercise Croix du Sud in New Caledonia comes to an end.   Croix du Sud, which means “Southern Cross” in French, is a multinational military exercise organised every two years by the French Armed Forces in New Caledonia, with a […]