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  • 27 January 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The “Pathfinders” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35, Det. 1, the Navy’s first composite expeditionary helicopter squadron, are currently deployed aboard the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) during her maiden 16-month rotational deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. HSM-35, Det. 1, is a self-contained portion of the surface warfare mission package on […]

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

    Embarked Navy personnel conduct a small-arms weapons familiarization course utilizing the M-240B machine gun on March 23, 2015. The operation was conducted aboard the Military Sealift Command’s joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) in the Gulf of Guinea. Spearhead is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of the international […]

  • 1 February 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Australian shipbuilder ASC signed a collaboration agreement with international engineering consultancy BMT to meet increasing demand for ASC’s submarine platform expertise and experience. The 12-month collaboration agreement, signed at ASC’s submarine headquarters at Osborne, South Australia, will strengthen ASC’s roles as builder and sustainer of Australia’s Collins-class submarine fleet. “Under this agreement, ASC will be […]

  • 28 June 2013
    Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Australian Navy’s Electronics Challenge will commence mid-July as part of the inaugural Engineering Challenge providing technical sailors the chance to demonstrate professional skills through healthy competition. Lieutenant Commander Damon Craig and Petty Officer Jeremy Younger of Chief Information Officer Group and Defence Material Organisation in Laverton Victoria, recently unveiled the robot kits that will be […]

  • 4 August 2015

    During May and June Australian Navy’s HMAS Newcastle was patrolling with the Combined Maritime Forces in the Middle East region. During the patrols, the ship’s company discovered more than 1305kg of narcotics in two boardings. Now in the second half of her deployment, Newcastle has completed five successful seizures since starting patrols with Australia’s Operation MANITOU. […]

  • 8 April 2014
    Training & Education

    The Spanish oceanic patrol vessel (OPV) ‘Infanta Elena’ called at Douala (Cameroon) from March 29th to April 2nd as part of her scheduled African deployment. The main goal of the port of call was cooperation and training of Cameroonian Navy forces on Maritime Security.   During the instruction sessions, a naval squad was thoroughly trained […]

  • 29 August 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    HMAS Choules’ Communications and Information Systems (CIS) team have shown off their instructional skills, conducting visual Morse code training with Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF) personnel from Tarangau Naval Base, Manus Island. In the lead up to their trip to Sydney for the International Fleet Review, PNGDF sailors posted to patrol boats received classroom […]

  • 22 February 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    By Feb 24, the investigative committee will finish an inquiry into the fire outbreak happened to SSBN Yekaterinburg, Russian vice premier Dmitry Rogozin told reporters adding that community would be informed if the sub had nuclear weapons on board during the incident. “Till the month end, namely by February 24, investigators must present results of […]

  • 28 August 2014

    The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) departed the Black Sea Aug. 26, after a series of engagements in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. Here are five things to know about Vella Gulf’s time in the Black Sea:   1. This was Vella Gulf’s third time in the Black Sea. She first entered […]

  • 18 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s 15th littoral combat ship – USS Tulsa (LCS 16) – was commissioned as the Navy’s newest surface combatant in a ceremony in San Francisco on February 16. The Independence-variant LCS is the Navy’s second ship to be named for the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The ship has progressed from its keel laying […]

  • 8 November 2011
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Military and civilian officials with the Department of Defense, other federal agencies, and private sector employers will discuss retaining wounded warrior employees at the 2nd Annual Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Conference, hosted by the Naval Sea Systems Command scheduled for Nov. 9-10. According to Stephen King, director of disability programs with the Office of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 May 2020

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  • 19 December 2011
    Training & Education

    Commander, Pacific Air Forces, visited the U.S. Naval War College Dec. 15, to address students and faculty on leadership and joint cooperation. During his visit, Gen. Gary L. North shared his views of leadership developed over two decades in the U.S. Air Force. Lectures such as this underscore the core responsibilities of the Navy’s mission […]

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

    The U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) departed Constanta, Romania, following a scheduled port visit, Oct. 23. Mount Whitney and Cole’s visit to Romania provided Sailors with the opportunity to engage with their Romanian counterparts on both a professional […]

  • 16 September 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Master Chief Petty Officer of the US Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens and his wife, Theresa Stevens, thanked Navy Obudsman for the support and dedication provided to US  Sailors, families and the navy in general. “For the past 43 years, Ombudsmen have been an irreplaceable resource for our Sailors, while serving as an information link between […]

  • 9 May 2014
    Training & Education

    Strategically placed in the aft-most section of the super structure is a vital aspect of USS George H.W. Bush’s (CVN 77) mission, namely the Meteorology and Oceanography (METOC) workcenter.   Without this mission-essential workcenter, pilots would lose efficiency and be at a higher risk of danger, which puts the entire ship at higher risk. “Everyone […]

  • 5 September 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) arrived in Haifa, Israel for a routine port visit, Sept. 4. San Antonio’s commanding officer, Capt. Randell Dykes, said this visit is a well-deserved break for Sailors and Marines, and for many is the first time they have visited Israel. “If […]

  • 19 November 2015
    Authorities, Industry news

    The United States government announced today that it has joined a lawsuit alleging that Inchcape Shipping Services Holdings Limited, a UK-based marine services provider, violated the False Claims Act by knowingly overbilling the U.S. Navy for ship husbanding services from years 2005 to 2014. As a ship husbanding services provider, Inchcape arranged for the provision […]

  • 30 May 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    Ship husbanding company Inchcape Shipping Services Holdings Limited and its subsidiaries have agreed to pay $2o million to settle a US case in which they were accused of knowingly overbilling the US Navy for their services, the US Department of Justice announced May 29. Inchcape is a UK-headquartered marine services contractor which operates in over 60 […]

  • 23 June 2011
    Training & Education

      The Afloat Training Group (ATG), Commander Task Force (CTF) 70, and Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF) began drills aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) for the ship’s annual Command Assessment Readiness and Training (CART) II, June 21. The ATG group, flown in from San Diego and Norfolk, evaluates evolutions such as general quarters, toxic […]

  • 30 July 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    In a gesture of friendship and goodwill, Rear Adm. James F. Caldwell, commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, returned a Japanese good luck flag belonging to a World War II Imperial Japanese soldier, July 26. Caldwell returned the flag to Consul General of Japan, Toyoei Shigeeda, at the Consulate-General of Japan at Honolulu. The flag […]

  • 14 March 2012
    Research & Development

    ATLAS ELEKTRONIK, a world leading provider of naval electronic systems, has founded a Naval Support Centre (NSC) in Thailand in order to support the Royal Thai Navy. This ATLAS NAVAL SUPPORT CENTRE is a joint venture company with strong Thai shareholding. Based on the good and trustful cooperation with Suprom Chaiyakul of Prompaiboon Associates, this […]

  • 11 June 2013
    Training & Education

    On the command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), members of the Striking and Support Forces NATO (SFN) and U.S. 6th Fleet completed a week of training on integrating U.S. Forces with NATO, June 7. The event allowed the two staffs to practice the seamless integration of U.S. carrier or expeditionary strike groups […]

  • 18 October 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel released the following message Oct. 17. To All DoD Personnel: Today the Department of Defense is resuming normal operations across the world, now that Congress has finally restored funding for DoD and the rest of the federal government. This manufactured crisis was an unwelcome and unnecessary distraction from our critical work […]

  • 11 February 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Australian government has signed an official contract with France’s Naval Group for the construction of 12 new submarines for the Royal Australian Navy. The contract signing on February 11 marks the conclusion of two years of negotiations after Australia selected the French shipbuilder over Japanese and German competitors in December 2016. Work on Australia’s […]

  • 12 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard amphibious dock-landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) conducted damage control training drills to maintain shipboard readiness, Oct. 10. During the drills, the ship’s damage control training team (DCTT) placed the ship in a training environment where each damage control team, composed of Sailors from each department, reacts to different training scenarios. “Once […]

  • 11 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus arrived in Baltimore Sept. 10 aboard the U.S. Naval Ship Choctaw County (JHSV 2) for the beginning of the Baltimore Navy Week and the Star Spangled Spectacular.   The Choctaw County is named after Choctaw County, Mississippi, where Secretary Mabus served as the state’s governor for four years from […]

  • 30 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) began their second semester of Navy College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE) classes Jan. 28. More than 300 Sailors enrolled in NCPACE to further their educational goals and earn college credits while deployed at sea. This semester, NCPACE is offering math, history, […]