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  • 6 May 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy ships are underway as part of a group sail with the John C. Stennis Strike Group. The vessels conducted the group sail on May 2, in the Pacific Ocean. Group sails provide an opportunity for crews to focus on teamwork, communication, and hone skills Sailors need when executing the nation’s maritime strategy. Image: […]

  • 4 May 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) and the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) took part in a group sail exercise while they were in the Pacific Ocean. The operation was conducted on April 28. The ships are underway conducting an independent deployer certification exercise off the coast of Southern California. The […]

  • 20 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy minehunter HMS Quorn sailed from Portsmouth today, April 20, bound for Glasgow, where she will rendezvous with a NATO task group destined for the Baltic Sea. She will join Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Squadron 1 (SNMCMG1), a multinational force of minehunters conducting exercises in the Baltic region in support of NATO operations. Throughout […]

  • 15 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors attached to Submarine Group 7 and the Indonesian navy (TNI-AL) participated in training for Simulated Submarine Casualty Exercise (SMASHEX) in Surabaya, Indonesia, April 13. SMASHEX is a table top exercise that tests the procedure for the very unlikely case of a submarine search, escape and rescue event. Although the exercise involved no real units, […]

  • 27 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Standing NATO Mine Countermeasure Groups recently engaged in operations to clear the sea lanes of World War II mines. During the North Sea operation, titled FR HOD (Historical Ordnance Disposal), the groups are working together on detecting mines in the English Channel, and afterwards detonating them in a secure area. So far, two mines from the Second World […]

  • 16 March 2015

    Australian supply ship, HMAS Success, has supported a French Carrier Battle Group during a recent transit through the Gulf of Aden, providing logistic support. The vessel, known affectionately as the Battle Tanker, was tasked to accompany the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and its Task Force in February. Success cooperated with ships from different […]

  • 10 March 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Groups ONE and TWO (SNMCMG1 and SNMCMG2) arrived in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on Friday, March 6, in advance of historic ordnance disposal (HOD) operation BENEFICIAL COOPERATION. Simultaneous participation by both Groups in HOD operations represents a great opportunity to increase interoperability between Mine Countermeasures (MCM) assets of Allied nations and to […]

  • 20 February 2015

    Rear Adm. Sandy L. Daniels will relieve Rear Adm. Matthew J. Carter as Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group/Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group Pacific in a change of command ceremony Feb. 20 at the command’s headquarters at Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads. Daniels served as Reserve Deputy Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, since October 2014. She will […]

  • 19 February 2015

    Today, the Deputy Chief of Staff “Naval Operations” of French Navy Rear Admiral Anne Cullere paid a first visit to NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) to meet with the MARCOM Command Group. During her visit Rear Admiral Cullere received comprehensive briefings on MARCOM’s on-going operations and activities to include those performed by NATO Submarines Command […]

  • 15 January 2015
    Training & Education

    Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) ships arrived in Barcelona yesterday for a port visit and to prepare to join forces with France’s Charles de Gaulle Carrier Strike Group for a short period of combined exercises. SNMG2 leadership will meet with local Allied authorities to discuss items of mutual benefit. Additionally, the groups’ crew members […]

  • 26 November 2014

    U.S. Commander, Submarine Group (COMSUBGRU) 7 conducted bilateral talks with the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) Nov. 24-26 at Chinhae, Republic of Korea (ROK). The 40th Submarine Warfare Committee Meeting (SWCM) brought together representatives from the U.S. and ROK navies. SWCM is a semi-annual flag conference between COMSUBGRU 7 and commander, Submarine Flotilla (COMSUBFLOT) 9. […]

  • 28 October 2014

    Italian Navy’s ITS San Giorgio, after a previous experience from past March to July, resumes her role of flagship for the 29th Naval Group, commanded by Rear Admiral Mario Culcasi, thus taking over ITS San Giusto and providing active support to patrol activities in the Mediterranean. The unit, commanded by Captain Antonino Lo Duca, has […]

  • 28 October 2014

    Capt. Gary Leigh relieved Capt. Chris Peterschmidt as commander of Coastal Riverine Group 1 (CRG-1) during a change of command ceremony at Naval Outlying Landing Field, Imperial Beach, California, Oct. 20. Peterschmidt assumed command of CRG-1 in April 2013. Rear Adm. Frank Morneau, commander of Navy Expeditionary Combat Command and guest speaker said: There are […]

  • 20 October 2014

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group One (EODGRU-1) held a change of command ceremony on board Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, Oct 16. During the ceremony, Capt. Chris A. Merwin relieved Capt. Robert A. Baughman as commander of EODGRU-1. Rear Adm. Frank Morneau, commander of Navy Expeditionary Combat Command and guest speaker for the ceremony, highlighted Baughman’s accomplishments […]

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

    Sailors and Marines from the Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group (PEL ESG) completed the 31st iteration of Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) Friday, Oct. 10. This year’s PHIBLEX included four major components: the 31st MEU Certification Exercise, command post exercise, a field training exercise, and humanitarian assistance operations. PEL ESG ships, USS Peleliu (LHA 5) and USS […]

  • 6 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) is currently underway participating in a group sail as part of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG). Winston S. Churchill departed its homeport, Naval Station Norfolk, Sept. 15, with an embarked detachment from the “Grandmasters” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 46 for […]

  • 29 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The captain of a German warship has paid a visit to his Royal UK Navy counterparts on board the Fleet Flagship HMS Bulwark.   German frigate Schleswig Holstein joined the assault ship while on their way to the Gulf as part of Cougar 14 – the annual workout of the Royal Navy’s Response Force Task […]

  • 25 September 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    A&P Groups Tyne Facility has recently been awarded a £3 million project from BAE Systems for the fabrication of submarine sections.   The scope of work will involve a number of complex structures, requiring the use of build jigs to maintain the accuracy during construction. The completed structures will be shipped back to BAE Systems […]

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

    The US Navy’s George Washington and Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Groups, as well as land-based aircraft from Marine Corps Air Group 12 and Air Force 36th Operations Group completed dynamic war-at-sea exercises (WASEX) as part of Valiant Shield Sept. 16 and 18.   These WASEXs utilized joint assets to simulate long range strikes against hostile […]

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

    On September 11, the Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group 2 (SNMCMG2) continued sailing the Mediterranean after a short port visit in Casablanca.   SNMCMG2 is currently composed of the flagship Italian frigate ITS Aviere, command and logistical support ship Godetia (Belgium), minehunters Evropi (Greece), Duero (Spain), Grimsby (UK), Homburg (Germany) and Erdek (Turkey). The Second Italian Naval […]

  • 17 September 2014

    Nine representatives from five different diversity groups along with Commander, Navy Recruiting Command (NRC), Rear Adm. Annie B. Andrews, visited the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as part of the distinguished visitor (DV) embark program, Sept. 11-12.   The DV embark program places key leaders from all sectors of society aboard a deployed carrier to experience […]

  • 3 September 2014

    On Tuesday 2 September the EU Force Commander, Rear Admiral Guido Rando, welcomed the Commander of the Japanese Escort Task Group, Captain Tsutomu Okawa, on board the EU Naval Force flagship, ITS Andrea Doria. Both ships are conducting counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden.   The Japanese Escort Task Group is composed of the […]

  • 27 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Hydro Group plc, a global design and manufacturer of underwater cables and connectors for subsea, underwater, topside and onshore applications, has secured a contract with BAE Systems, valued at approximately £2million, for work to be delivered over the next two years.   Hydro Group has been selected by BAE Systems to design, develop and qualify […]

  • 20 August 2014
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    TTS Group ASA has, through its subsidiary TTS Handling Systems in Drøbak, Norway, signed a contract for delivery of a ship lift and related equipment to SIMA in Peru.   SIMA is a state-owned company within the shipbuilding and metalworking industry in Peru. The total order value is approx.100 MNOK. SIMA serves the Navy of Peru as well […]

  • 18 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) arrived in Mayport, Florida for a scheduled port visit in advance of Fleet Exercises (FLEETEX) on Thursday, 14 August 2014.   FLEETEX are multi-warfare naval exercises designed to promote force integration and test multiple war fighting skill sets. Ships from the U.S., Canadian, German and Turkish navies will participate […]

  • 13 August 2014

    Fifty-five 1st class petty officers attached to George H.W. Bush Strike Group were selected for advancement to chief petty officer (CPO), Aug. 6.   While operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, the selectees were named during a ship-wide announcement. Selectees will now wear a “Selectee” badge, and will soon change their title […]