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  • 21 March 2014
    Industry news

    After undergoing modifications to her helicopter hanger door, USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) departed from Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va. to undergo workups, March 4.   Dunham was previously fitted with a wooden structure in place of its original helicopter hangar door, but it failed an operational test, which necessitated finding a new solution. […]

  • 23 June 2016
    Authorities

    The Commanding Officer of Royal Australian Navy’s Huon class minehunter HMAS Gascoyne has praised his crew for their role in finding a plane which crashed off the coast of New South Wales, nearly two months ago. Lieutenant Commander Alan Parton said his crew discovered the wreckage relatively quickly and despite it being in 73 meters […]

  • 13 May 2013
    Training & Education

    The crew of the Royal Australian guided-missile frigate HMAS Sydney (FFG 03) visited the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) May 9. Officers, chiefs and able seaman were given a taste of what they will experience when they join the George Washington Strike Group on patrol later this year. “This ship […]

  • 30 June 2011
    Training & Education

      Preparing for the worst of all possible scenarios, hundreds of Sailors from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) were put through a life-like mass casualty drill as the ship transited across the waters of the western Pacific Ocean, June 28. The drill was an all-hands effort involving Sailors from George Washington’s […]

  • 2 November 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Two Australian companies have received contracts for work on the UK Royal Navy’s new Type 26 frigates, Australian defense industry minister announced November 2. Christopher Pyne said Type 26 main contractor BAE Systems chose Tasmanian-based Liferaft Systems Australia to provide the ship’s Marine Evacuation System, and the Victorian-based Mackay Consolidated Industries to supply pipe hanger […]

  • 29 January 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Northern Diving Group (NDG), based at HMNB Clyde at Faslane, the experts when it comes to a diverse range of Diving tasks and Explosive Ordnance Disposal, are trained for a highly unlikely event of a sinking incident involving a submarine. NDG play a huge part in the successful deployment of the NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS), […]

  • 19 November 2013
    Training & Education

    A slip and fall down a ladderwell is one thing, but a full-scale mass casualty is quite a different story. Either way, Medical department aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) remains prepared to respond quickly. Medical is always ready for the unexpected. Sailors assigned there constantly train for any scenario that might occur while underway. […]

  • 3 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After completing its planned incremental availability (PIA), US Navy aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) got underway from Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton to complete its flight deck certification and other training on September 1. Flight deck certification is a key milestone for the aircraft carrier’s return to operations at sea. “The flight deck certification […]

  • 5 September 2017
    Training & Education

    USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) got underway from Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton to complete its flight deck certification and other training, Sept 1. Flight deck certification is a key milestone for the aircraft carrier’s return to operations at sea following a six-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) maintenance period. “The flight deck certification process has been […]

  • 16 January 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy Rear Admiral Patrick Piercey, US Pacific Command operations director, recently paid a visit to the Royal Navy’s carrier strike group commander Commodore Andrew Betton onboard HMS Queen Elizabeth. The Admiral was visiting the home base of the Royal Navy’s carriers as part of a wider UK visit organised around defense engagements at Joint Headquarters in […]

  • 2 January 2014

    Spanish warship, ESPS Tornado, integrated with the EU Naval Force on counter-piracy operation, dropped anchor in the port of Djibouti on 26 December 2013 to change helicopters, since its Augusta Bell 212 helicopter had become unserviceable and beyond repair. As a result, the Spanish Navy arranged for a replacement helicopter to be sent from Spain […]

  • 31 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) headed out to sea from Changi Naval Base, Singapore, on January 31. The underway follows an in-port maintenance availability that was completed in November 2016. The ship conducted corrective maintenance as well as more than 900 preventive maintenance checks throughout the ship. While at sea, Coronado […]

  • 22 September 2011

      Next week, a P-3C maritime patrol aircraft from the Naval Air Wing 3 “Graf Zeppelin”, based in Nordholz, Germany, will reinforce the EU-led Operation ATALANTA, countering piracy in the Gulf of Aden and off the Horn of Africa. Therefore and in advance, the required material for maintaining the aircraft needs to be brought to […]

  • 12 September 2011
    Industry news

      Numerous dignitaries, military personnel, contractors and their families attended Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville’s five-year-$60 million renovation grand opening ceremony Sept. 7. U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw, Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, Rear Adm. Elaine Wagner (director, Medical Resources Plans and Policy Division, Chief of Naval Operations), Capt. Lynn Welling (commanding officer, NH Jacksonville) and Capt. John […]

  • 8 February 2012
    Training & Education

    Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert visited USS Wasp (LHD 1) to witness, first hand, the on-going Bold Alligator 2012 (BA12) amphibious exercise and to speak with Sailors and Marines, Feb. 4. BA12 is the largest joint and multinational amphibious assault exercise the East Coast has seen in the last 10 years. The […]

  • 11 November 2011
    Training & Education

    Coaches and players from the University of North Carolina Tar Heels and Michigan State University Spartans toured the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Nov. 9. The teams arrived in preparation for the Quicken Loans Carrier Classic, a basketball game scheduled on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. The Classic will be the first division […]

  • 21 March 2012
    Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) conducted a mass casualty drill March 17, as part of a continued commitment to mission readiness. A mass casualty is any instance in which the level of casualties is greater than the medical department can support. “The number of casualties that warrants a mass casualty response is typically […]

  • 27 March 2012
    Training & Education

      The crew of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) welcomed aboard more 11,000 guests during Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka’s annual Spring Festival, March 25. “This is a great opportunity for us to thank the Japanese for their kindness and friendship while George Washington is forward deployed in the western Pacific,” said […]

  • 5 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Construction of Australia’s new antarctic supply research vessel (ASRV) started in Romania with a steel-cutting ceremony on May 31. Dutch shipbuilder Damen is in charge of constructing the vessel at its Galati, Romania, shipyard. The shipbuilder is constructing the ASRV for Serco Defence, a subsidiary of Serco Australia who, in turn, signed a contract with the Australian […]

  • 10 December 2013
    Training & Education

    After stopping 20 armed pirate groups and seizing more than 50 pirates, RFA Fort Victoria has completed a marathon 40-month deployment by sailing home yesterday. For many of her 1,197 days away from the United Kingdom, support ship RFA Fort Victoria has acted as Britain’s leading warrior in the fight against 21st-Century piracy in the […]

  • 9 December 2011
    Training & Education

    A ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on U.S. forces at Pearl Harbor took place Dec. 7 aboard amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) as the ship conducted operations in the western Pacific Ocean. Hundreds of Makin Island Sailors and Marines from 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) stood in formation […]

  • 22 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    July 29, 1967, the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal (CVA 59) experienced the worst U.S. aircraft carrier fire since World War II. As the sun descended upon the horizon, smoke billowed across a chaotic flight deck. Corpsmen worked through their exhaustion, tending to their wounded shipmates strewn on the mangled flight deck.   The aircraft carrier […]

  • 26 May 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Traditions and customs are the foundations of the strong bonds between sailors, officers and their ships, so it is only fitting that the Royal Australian Navy collects, maintains and displays the items that chronicle its heritage.   Commander Alex Hawes, Director of the Navy Heritage Collection, is keenly aware of the significance of the collection […]

  • 12 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt’s (CVN 71) Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) held an event in the ship’s hangar bay June 8, to highlight the dangers of drinking and driving.   Sailors wore goggles that simulated the effects of alcohol on a person’s vision while driving a tricycle through a series of […]

  • 23 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The US Navy awarded a contract, Dec. 22, for the towing and dismantling of the decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Ranger (CV 61) to International Shipbreaking, Ltd. Under the contract, the company will be paid $0.01, a price that reflects the net price proposed by International Shipbreaking, Inc., which considered the estimated proceeds from the sale […]

  • 8 September 2017

    Royal Navy fleet flagship HMS Ocean has been diverted from a planned task to provide vital humanitarian aid to Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Irma and in the path of Hurricane José. The helicopter carrier and amphibious assault ship will join Royal Fleet Auxiliary Mounts Bay, providing logistical and medical support. Defence Secretary Sir Michael […]

  • 6 March 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Ranger, once used for scenes in the movies “Top Gun” and “Star Trek IV”, is starting a 16,000-mile trip from Puget Sound, to a scrap yard in Texas. International Shipbreaking Limited has been contracted to dismantle the carrier at a contract price of a penny. Crosby Tugs LLC of Golden […]

  • 22 August 2014
    Authorities

    The future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) transited the Strait of Magellan Aug. 19-20 on her maiden transit, “America Visits the Americas.”   This journey of 365 nautical miles is very rarely transited by U.S. Navy ships because the majority go through the Panama Canal. The Strait, known for its panoramic views of […]

  • 20 November 2012

    The forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) conducted a 1,333-ton ammunition offload, which signifies the near completion of its 2012 patrol Nov. 18. George Washington’s Weapons department planned and executed one of the most dangerous evolutions that can occur aboard a warship before returning to its port. “Units afloat scheduled for an availability […]