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  • 10 February 2017
    Training & Education

    In conjunction with the Missile Defense Agency, guided-missile cruisers USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) and USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), along with guided-missile destroyers USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) and USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79), successfully executed a live-fire missile exercise off the coast of North Carolina Feb. 4. This exercise demonstrated the effective […]

  • 27 December 2015

    EUNAVFOR Med vessels, led by German FGS Berlin and Spanish ESPS Canarias, saved 660 lives in the central Mediterranean Sea on December 24 and 25. The unusually calm sea waters increased the flow of migrants from the Libyan coast. While patrolling the assigned area of operations, the two vessels in service within Eunavfor Med operation […]

  • 3 October 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Although the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) is scheduled to be decommissioned in 2016, its legacy lives on, and so does one of its anchors. Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division recently installed one of Enterprise’s anchors on younger carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).   USS Enterprise, originally built by Newport News […]

  • 13 January 2015
    Training & Education

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) conducted live fire-training, Jan. 10. The crew fired its MK 45 5-inch gun against a remote-controlled unmanned surface target simulating a small, fast boat approaching the ship. Operators aboard the Navy training boat USNS Hunter (8202) controlled the drone target. The practice fire round was […]

  • 1 May 2015
    Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Prior to its arrival at Naval Station Rota, Spain, the US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducted a live-fire exercise aboard the vessel. Sailors used a 240mm machine gun during the exercise conducted on April 27, while the vessel was sailing in the Atlantic Ocean. USS Porter arrived at its destination yesterday, April 30, to begin […]

  • 18 February 2013
    Training & Education

    A part of HMAS Sydney (IV)’s living history paid a surprise visit to the ship during her port visit to Hobart. 95 year old Fred House, the only surviving member of HMAS Sydney (II)’s commissioning crew, came onboard for a look around the ship on Sunday, February 10. Mr House said his visit onboard had […]

  • 9 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Officially known as the Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard, EMILY is a remote-controlled buoy recently used to rescue nearly 300 Syrian migrants from drowning off the Greek island of Lesbos, Office of Naval Research officials announced May 5. Outfitted in bright orange, red and yellow colors, each cylindrical EMILY buoy is 4-feet long and weighs 25 […]

  • 11 September 2013
    Training & Education

    The San Diego-based frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) conducted live-fire training Sept 10, the second day of the UNITAS 2013 multinational maritime exercise, while assigned to U.S. 4th Fleet. The crew of Rentz fired its 76mm MK 75 main cannon battery and .50-caliber machine guns against a remote-controlled unmanned surface target simulating a small, fast […]

  • 3 September 2014

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will visit the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) and hold a live town hall on the Defense Department’s role in national security Sept. 3 at 3 p.m.   Hagel joined the U.S. Army and volunteered to go to Vietnam, rising to the rank of sergeant and earning numerous military decorations […]

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

    U.S. Sailors, attached to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CORIVRON) 2, refurbished a 50 meter ammunition range and conducted a live fire exercise with Guatemalan service members at Brigada de Infanteria de Marina (BIM) in support of Southern Partnership Station 2014 (SPS-JHSV 14), Aug. 11-12.   CORIVRON 2 service members made sure the range was suitable for […]

  • 25 August 2017
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Hoping to overcome the shortcomings of current sensor systems, the US research agency DARPA is seeking new ideas for more effective sensor technologies to be used on and below the water surface. The main issue with existing technologies, as the agency explains, is that they are expensive and face corrosion, biofouling and battery exchange challenges. […]

  • 16 August 2017

    HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first of two new Royal Navy aircraft carriers is entering her future homeport of HM Naval Base Portsmouth for the first time. The 65,000-tonne carrier is entering Portsmouth after setting sail for sea trials from Scotland’s Rosyth dockyard in June. More than 700 sailors, led by Commanding Officer Captain Jerry Kyd, and 200 […]

  • 10 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the Ticonderoga class guided-missile Cruiser USS Chancellorsville(CG 62) completed a live-fire test of the ship’s enhanced Aegis Combat System, during an at-sea test scenario April 2. Chancellorsville launched one Standard Missile 2 (SM-2) at an aerial drone where Aegis successfully detected, tracked and engaged the medium-altitude subsonic drone. This was the first time […]

  • 13 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Robert Rasmussen, Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Justin Collins and Chief Gunner’s Mate Norman Banks participate in a live-fire exercise aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The operation was conducted on April 8, while the vessel was in the Pacific Ocean. John C. Stennis is undergoing a tailored ship’s […]

  • 11 March 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) recently conducted a live-fire exercise. The vessel fired its MK 45 5-inch gun while it was sailing in the Atlantic Ocean on March 7. Laboon is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. Image: US […]

  • 9 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Seventeen more lives were lost in a recent migrant tragedy that occurred in the Strait of Sicily. During rescue operation on December 4, the Italian Navy vessels managed to rescue 278 migrants from three vessels south of Lampedusa. Sixteen deaths were presumably caused by hypothermia and dehydration, and one person died of pulmonary edema. The survivors were […]

  • 19 June 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The amphibious transport docks ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) participated in a live-fire missile exercise (MISSILEX), June 14, while underway with the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (KSGARG) and the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). During the exercise, Arlington fired three MK31 guided missiles at a target simulating an inbound real world threat. Detailed preparation, rehearsals, […]

  • 20 June 2011
    Training & Education

      Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 3 Sailors conducted category IV live-fire training on the Salt River aboard Fort Knox, Ky., June 6-11. Category IV live-fire consists of taking riverine boat crews through one to four-boat formations, reacting to land and waterborne events, contacts and various possible angles of pursuit, and patrolling river ways. Four-boat formation is […]

  • 4 October 2012
    Training & Education

    In a unique mock-up of the lower decks of a warship, 17 sailors have played victims and rescuers as a week-long first aid training course reaches its climax at HMS Raleigh. Each week, at least a dozen sailors – from able seamen fresh from training to experienced chiefs – pass through the First Aid Training […]

  • 14 August 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    US Navy’s USS Coronado (LCS 4) successfully tracked and neutralized both single and multiple fast inshore attack craft during live-fire testing off the coast of California July 18-22. The ship’s crew and embarked surface warfare (SUW) mission package (MP) detachment conducted test events using the ship’s core weapons system – the Mk 110 57mm gun-and […]

  • 18 January 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy’s forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) joined Royal Moroccan Navy SIGMA frigate Tarek Ben Ziyad for a series of live fire exercises off the Moroccan coast. The drill took place after USS Ross departed Agadir, Morocco, January 13, after a scheduled port visit to participate in exercise African Sea Lion. […]

  • 20 July 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Another retired US Navy ship has been sunk in a live-fire event conducted during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise. This time, it was the decommissioned frigate USS McClusky (FFG 41) which was sunk on July 19 in waters 15,000 feet deep, 55 nautical miles north of Kauai, Hawaii. Unlike with the sinking of […]

  • 17 October 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy ships assigned to the Kearsarge amphibious ready group (ARG) completed a live-fire missile exercise (MISSILEX) on October 14. Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) fired one RIM-7P missile from the NATO Sea Sparrow missile launcher and successfully engaged a target simulating an inbound airborne threat. San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS […]

  • 23 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The crew of U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) held live-fire exercises designed to test the crew’s defensive abilities in order to complete the Air/Surface Warfare Live Fire Certification Exercise (AW/SW CERTEX) while transiting off the coast of Japan, July 14.   The 7th Fleet flagship fired 4,420 rounds of ammunition and […]

  • 28 September 2012
    Training & Education

    Six countries participated in a helicopter live-fire exercise in the Caribbean Sea, Sept. 25, during UNITAS, an annual multinational exercise that involves naval forces from 13 partner nations to promote interoperability and cooperation with each other and is hosted by U.S. 4th Fleet. Participants included aviators and sailors from Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Mexico, United Kingdom […]

  • 12 November 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) toss the killer tomato into the water in preparation for a live-fire weapons exercise. Mitscher is participating in the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX). With a quarter of the world’s navies participating including 6,500 Sailors from every region, IMCMEX is the largest international naval […]

  • 16 December 2011
    Training & Education

      The risk of injury during day-to-day operations while USS Enterprise (CVN 65) is underway in the Atlantic Ocean Dec. 5-14, presents a possible threat to the welfare of the crew and the success of the ship’s mission. To better prepare for accidental injury, Sailors aboard Enterprise are participating in a training series, known as […]

  • 12 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Mason, assigned to Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group, participated in a multiship warning shot/disabling fire exercise during a composite training unit exercise in the Atlantic Ocean, April 4. “The warning and disabling exercise simulates a scenario where Mason is faced with a potential MIO (maritime interdiction operation) vessel that refuses to […]

  • 17 August 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy has carried out a second live-fire test of the SeaRAM® anti-ship defense system installed on the USS Carney stationed in Rota, Spain. USS Carney thereby became the second Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer stationed in Rota, Spain to fire the missile system. On March 4, 2016, USS Porter became the first of four destroyer to […]