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  • 3 October 2018

    US Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is ready to start Enduring Promise, an 11-week medical assistance mission conducted with host-nation health and government partners in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, and Honduras. Comfort is scheduled to depart Norfolk on October 11, en route to South America and Central America. The purpose of the deployment is to […]

  • 20 December 2018

    The US Navy’s 272-meter long hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) returned to Naval Station Norfolk on December 18, completing over two months of medical support operations in South and Central America as part of Enduring Promise. The Enduring Promise initiative is a US Southern Command project to provide medical assistance in the region. “The […]

  • 27 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy ships deployed in support of the U Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative are scheduled to undertake interoperability and partnership exercises in Ecuador, Peru and Chile, the navy has said. Ships taking part in the initiative are amphibious transport dock USS Somerset (LPD 25) and guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108). Somerset has approximately […]

  • 8 November 2019

    On November 4, the US Navy’s hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, for its last medical mission stop in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. While in Port-au-Prince, US service members and medical professionals will work alongside partner and host nation staff to provide medical assistance in communities with urgent […]

  • 9 July 2019

    US Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Callao, Peru, for the second port visit of its 2019 deployment. The ship arrived in Callao on July 8 to provide medical assistance in communities with urgent health care needs, including local populations and Venezuelans who have fled to Peru from the humanitarian crisis in […]

  • 28 May 2019

    US Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is beginning another deployment to South America, Central America, and the Caribbean mid-June to deliver medical assistance in response to the humanitarian crisis created by the ongoing political and economic instability in Venezuela. During its five-month deployment, Comfort medical teams will pull in to Colombia, Costa Rica, […]

  • 9 May 2019

    The US announced it would send its hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) to the Caribbean, Central America and South America in response to the regional impacts of political and economic crises in Venezuela. The ship is scheduled to deploy in June from Naval Station Norfolk and will operate in the region to help countries […]

  • 11 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    An opening ceremony was held at Kingston, Jamaica’s National Indoor Sports Complex May 6 to commence the visit of the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) and its crew as part of Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15). The event was attended by CP-15 leaders, the U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica Luis Moreno, local government officials and […]

  • 5 November 2012
    Training & Education

      Six sailors from Gulf-based minehunter HMS Atherstone have picked up the gauntlet thrown down by their American counterparts to race in a gruelling endurance event: a 70-mile swim, run and cycle around Bahrain. Six sailors from Gulf-based minehunter HMS Atherstone have picked up the gauntlet thrown down by their American counterparts to race in […]

  • 10 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Former U.S. Navy research vessel R/V Melville, now BRP Gregorio Velasquez, arrived to Manila, Philippines today, June 10 as the Philippine Navy’s first dedicated research vessel. The U. S. Navy transferred ownership of BRP Gregorio Velasquez to the Philippine on April 27, 2016. The 279 feet (85m) long vessel arrived to the country after almost a month and […]

  • 26 November 2014

    The US Department of Defence on November 24th, 2014,  issued the following statement by the US Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, regarding his resignation. I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that this morning, President Obama accepted my letter of resignation. I have agreed to continue to serve as secretary of defense until my […]

  • 28 August 2012
    Training & Education

    The Navy will join the nation in commemorating Prisoners of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Recognition Day Sept. 21, as announced in NAVADMIN 262/12. National POW/MIA Recognition Day is a day of observance for all Americans to offer remembrance, honor, and respect to service members who were prisoners of war and those who remain missing as […]

  • 12 February 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command sent a personal for message to commanders and commanding officers Feb. 8 about how he plans to maintain fleet readiness through fiscal uncertainty. Adm. Bill Gortney sent the message to discuss some of the impacts on the fleet following Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s approval to delay the scheduled deployment […]

  • 3 April 2012
    Industry news

      ST Marine today held a ceremony for preliminary acceptance and delivery of the 141m Landing Platform Dock (LPD), which it designed and built for Royal Thai Navy at its Benoi yard. The ceremony held in the morning was graced by Admiral Surasak Rounroengrom, Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Navy, and His Excellency Mr Marut […]

  • 12 November 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Military air operations typically rely on large, manned, robust aircraft, but such missions put these expensive assets—and their pilots—at risk. While small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) can reduce or eliminate such risks, they lack the speed, range and endurance of larger aircraft. These complementary traits suggest potential benefits in a blended approach—one in which larger […]

  • 8 June 2012
    Industry news

    Demonstrating the rapid progress of the Cape Class Patrol Boat Program, Austal today hosted a keel-laying ceremony for the first of eight high performance patrol boats it is building for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service. Keel-laying traditionally marks the first significant milestone in a ship’s construction. Historically this was the “laying down” of […]

  • 12 June 2011
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead encouraged U.S. Naval War College (NWC) graduates to use their knowledge and international relationships to answer the challenges of a rapidly changing world, during a commencement ceremony in Newport, R.I., June 10. Speaking to 518 U.S. and international students in attendance, the CNO addressed the global challenges […]

  • 15 October 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has taken the salute at Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) as 68 Cadets became the first to complete a newly enhanced Initial Naval Training Course for officers, introduced in February 2012. A total of 256 Royal Navy personnel were on parade at BRNC to mark the occasion as Mr Cameron […]

  • 24 February 2020

    Briggs Marine and Serco have teamed to bid for the Royal Navy’s next generation of marine services, known as Marine Services 2022. The Marine Services 2022 contract will be the successor to the current Provision of Marine Services and Range Safety and Aircrew Training contracts held by the Ministry of Defence. The duo has worked […]

  • 8 March 2017

    The U.S. civil-military operation Continuing Promise 2017 wrapped up a 10-day mission stop in Trujillo, Honduras. As part of the visit, a team of 169 Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps service members worked with local military counterparts, medical professionals, and volunteers to provide medical, dental, optometry, and veterinary services from Feb. 21 to […]

  • 11 June 2014

    White Ribbon Ambassadors from across Sydney gathered at HMAS Penguin last night for an ambassador networking event to discuss the progress of the White Ribbon campaign.   A number of White Ribbon’s prominent ambassadors spoke about their involvement in the charity, which was established as a male-led organisation to end violence against women. Commanding Officer […]

  • 7 February 2012
    Industry news

      Sevmash shipyard continues construction of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) Vladimir Monomakh. Shipwrights began fitting-out works. SSBN Vladimir Monomakh is the third nuclear-powered submarine of Project 955 Borei being built at JSC Sevmash shipyard. The sub’s serial number is 203, she was laid down at Sevmash in March 2006. At present, most of basic […]

  • 9 April 2018

    The US Military Sealift Command ship USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) arrived in Guatemala with a team of 250 navy and army service members for the second mission stop of the civil-military operation Continuing Promise 2018. The ship entered Puerto Barrios on April 5 while an opening ceremony was held at Comando Naval de Carribe Naval Base […]

  • 17 March 2014
    Training & Education

    The Republic of Singapore Navy has celebrated the 16th anniversary of the Navy’s first Endurance-class Landing Ship Tank (LST), RSS Endurance.   16 years ago on 14 Mar 1998, the Navy’s first Endurance-class Landing Ship Tank (LST), RSS Endurance, was launched into service by Singaporean First Lady Mrs Tony Tan. Since her commissioning, RSS Endurance […]

  • 9 September 2015

    The Continuing Promise (CP-15) team embarked aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) completed the tenth mission stop in Trujillo, Honduras, in support of CP-15 on Sept. 6. The team began its tenth mission stop in the towns of Trujillo, Puerto Castilla, and Corocito on August 29 in support of the […]

  • 17 September 2012

    Sri Lanka Navy’s Offshore Patrol Vessel, SLNS Samudura, rescued 52 Australia bound persons while stranded in the southern deep seas due to an engine defect in their multi-day trawler. The trawler had left from Chilawon 26th July and the tragedy had struck on 23rd August after a month into its illegal voyage. The over-crowded trawler […]

  • 24 October 2011
    Training & Education

    A five day joint explosive ordnance handling camp for the Navy, Kerala Police and CISF concluded at the Naval base on 21 Oct 11. The Camp organized under the aegis of Southern Naval Command commenced on 17th October and saw the participation of 40 personnel from the participating agencies.   Addressing the concluding session, Commodore […]

  • 14 April 2011

      Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Kingston, Jamaica, for its first stop for Continuing Promise 2011 (CP11) April 13. Comfort’s deployment to the region exemplifies the U.S. commitment to cooperative partnerships in the Caribbean, Central and South America. For this mission, Comfort’s hospital, called the Medical Treatment Facility (MTF), […]

  • 1 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is set to deploy from Norfolk, Virginia, this week to Central and South America and the Caribbean in support of Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15) from April through October 2015. During CP-15’s mission, USNS Comfort will visit Barbados, Belize, Colombia, Dominica, the Dominican Republic , El […]