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  • 16 June 2014

    USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735) with its Gold Crew aboard, returned home to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor June 14 following a 140-day strategic deterrent patrol, setting a new record for the longest patrol completed by an Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine.   Pennsylvania Gold’s patrol, which began in January, is not only the longest for an Ohio-class submarine, […]

  • 9 January 2017

    The U.S. Navy bid farewell to Ray Mabus, the navy’s longest serving secretary since World War I, in a ceremony in Washington on January 6. During his eight-year tenure, Mabus led the navy through a period of often controversial changes with social and energy reforms at the forefront. Seeking to minimize the U.S. Navy’s dependency on fossil […]

  • 4 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The United States Navy staged multifaceted mine countermeasures training with six nations for over four weeks, during exercise Rim of the Pacific 2016, June 30 through August 4. This year’s participants in Southern California included the Royal Australian Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, German Armed Forces, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Mexican Navy and Chilean Navy. Partner […]

  • 13 July 2011
    Training & Education

      The second-tallest and longest sailing ship in the world represents a lot of things to the Chilean navy… By Nathan Max (signonsandiego) [mappress] Source: signonsandiego, July 13, 2011;

  • 13 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Melbourne has commenced what will be her longest patrol in her Middle East deployment, departing the Port of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. During her visit to Dubai, Melbourne took onboard 180,000 litres of diesel fuel, 40,000 litres of fresh water, 1.75 tonnes of fresh meat and fish and […]

  • 5 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy confirmed February 4 that it performed four flight tests of the surface-to-air Standard Missile-6 Block I (SM-6 Blk I) off the Hawaiian coast between January 11 and 22. These tests, designated Alpha, Bravo, Delta, and Golf, are part of the SM-6 Blk I Follow-on Operational Test and Evaluation (FOT&E) events planned to assess […]

  • 10 July 2017

    Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac-class frigate HMAS Arunta is on her way home after completing the longest Middle Eastern deployment by an Australian Navy vessel since 1990. Arunta concluded her assignment to Joint Task Force 633 as part of operation Manitou and handed over responsibility to HMAS Newcastle after completing a nine-month deployment conducting counter terrorism and […]

  • 11 January 2018

    The Royal Navy has bid farewell to a Commodore who became longest serving naval base commander “since the Napoleonic era.” Commodore Jeremy Rigby spent six years as commander of Naval Base Portsmouth and served for 37 years in the Royal Navy. Handing over the reins to Commodore Jim Higham who will take over the position of […]

  • 18 October 2013

    The Hon. Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, announced the retirement of noted businesswoman and philanthropist Sonja Bata yesterday, the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) longest-serving Honorary Naval Captain, after 24 years of service. “Honorary Captains act as a bridge between military and civilian communities, and help strengthen the navy’s ties to diverse areas of Canadian […]

  • 18 September 2015

    After nearly 28 years of Naval service, friends, family members, former and present crewmembers will gather at Naval Station Norfolk to decommission USS Kauffman (FFG 59), Norfolk’s last Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate, Sept. 18. In the 28 years of service, USS Kauffman gave its nation, the ship and its crews more than 20 deployments in […]

  • 30 October 2012
    Training & Education

    The longest serving female in the history of the Royal Navy has officially retired from active service following a 34 year career. Warrant Officer First Class Susan Morgan MBE joined the Wrens in 1978, serving on five overseas postings and three ships as a Royal Navy Police Officer. Now retiring at 52, Susan’s last appointment […]

  • 24 May 2013

    HMS Trenchant returned home to Devonport on May 22 – 11 months to the day she sailed on what became the longest patrol ever completed by one of the Royal Navy’s hunter-killer boats. Around 200 family members were waiting for the Trafalgar-class boat to return after 335 days away – 267 of them east of […]

  • 27 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Armed forces from 19 nations concluded two weeks of multinational exercises and events at-sea and in port, in Loma, Peru. The 58th iteration of the longest running multinational naval exercise closed on July 26. Participating nations utilized 30 vessels, 28 aircraft as well as several submarines and amphibious vehicles to complete six live-fire exercises and 37 […]

  • 13 November 2012
    Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Taiwan conducted  trials of its longest range ship-to-ship missile within a month of China, the Ottawa informs citing a report. Therefore, the conducting of trials  marks bringing of Taiwan’s first aircraft carrier into service. The missile can reach a range of 400 kilometers, tripling the speed of sound, The United Daily News reports. The […]

  • 20 May 2015

    Sailors stationed aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and throughout the Northwest region participated in Bremerton’s 67th Annual Armed Forces Day Parade May 16. Capt. Kavon Hakimzadeh, Stennis’ executive officer, and Stennis’ Sailor of the Year Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Isiah M. Burns, rode alongside past and present service members in honor of the […]

  • 6 May 2015

    On Sunday Canadians from across the country gathered to commemorate the people who fought during the Battle of the Atlantic, the most complex campaign of the Second World War. The national commemoration held in Ottawa at the National War Memorial was attended by David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, Pierre Lemieux, Parliamentary Secretary to […]

  • 31 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s ballistic missile submarine USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735) arrived at Apra Harbor, Guam, for a scheduled port visit on October 30. The U.S. constantly has ballistic missile submarines such as USS Pennsylvania on patrol, provide an important element of the U.S. nuclear deterrence force. USS Pennsylvania is the tenth Ohio-class submarine and is armed with […]

  • 17 March 2015
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) completed the sea trials, after conducting a DDG midlife overhaul extended dry dock shipboard repair availability (EDSRA). The EDSRA lasted 335 days and was the longest and most extensive DDG overhaul in Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) history. The availability was the first ever DDG EDSRA […]

  • 15 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    After a six month deployment, the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) has been effectively relieved from the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations supporting Operation Inherent Resolve by the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). On April 13, 2015, the two carriers pulled side by side and the thorough turnover process commenced involving multiple briefings and […]

  • 12 May 2011

      Royal Navy nuclear-powered submarine HMS Tireless was welcomed home yesterday by a crowd of well-wishers after one of the longest deployments in recent years. Jubilant family members and friends cheered the submariners home to HM Naval Base Devonport, Plymouth, from a ten-and-a-half-month deployment east of Suez, the longest Royal Naval submarine deployment in ten […]

  • 30 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy announced that it has successfully completed the longest range anti-air warfare intercept in Navy history which took place at the Point Mugu test range in California, on September 22. The navy, however, did not specify the length of the intercept. During a test of the Naval Integrated Fire Control – Counter Air (NIFC-CA) […]

  • 2 February 2015

    The Irish Navy’s has decommissioned one of its Offshore Patrol Vessels after 35 years of service. LÉ Aoife (P22) was retired by the Irish Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe in Waterford, Ireland. This longest serving vessel in the Naval Service fleet traveled more than 600,000 nautical miles during its service, its crews boarded […]

  • 24 November 2016

    Secretary of the U.S. Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus visited sailors and marines assigned to USS Makin Island (LHD 8) and the 11th marine expeditionary unit (MEU) while the ship was pierside in Singapore, November 22. Mabus opened the event with an all-hands call, lauding the sailors and marines aboard Makin Island for a job well […]

  • 7 February 2011

    US nuclear aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise, will arrive in the popular resort town of Marmaris in western Turkey on February 8. The carrier will anchor off Marmaris for four days. USS Enterprise is the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. At 342.3 m, she is the longest naval vessel in the world. Enterprise is also the […]

  • 10 March 2015

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Argyll returned to Glasgow on Friday, March 6, for the first time in five years. The Clyde-built warship was alongside the city’s King George V Dock for a five day stay, and her crew had a packed programme of events during the visit. HMS Argyll was constructed at Scotstoun […]

  • 22 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Canadian Navy’s Victoria-class submarine HMCS Chicoutimi returned to her homeport in Esquimalt March 21 after a 197-day deployment in the Asia-Pacific region. Her deployment was a historic one in that it marked the first time in nearly 50 years that a Canadian submarine operated in the region. HMCS Chicoutimi worked with partner navies such […]

  • 3 December 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    After over fifty years of service, Canadian CH-124 Sea King maritime helicopters performed their final flight in a parade in Victoria, B.C., on December 1. The Sea King will officially retire from service by December 31, 2018 as the RCAF completes its transition to the new CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopter. The CH-124 Sea King is a ship-borne […]

  • 5 December 2018

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis is scheduled to enter Persian Gulf waters by the end of the week, ending an eight-month period of carrier strike group absence from the region. According to Wall Street Journal who first reported the news, this is the longest period of US Navy aircraft carrier absence from […]

  • 13 July 2015

    Cmdr. Christopher Brown relieved Cmdr. Rich Jarrett as commanding officer of the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3), July 10. Jarrett’s tenure in the LCS program has been one of the longest in the program’s history. Over the past 18 months, Brown served side-by-side with Jarrett, as LCS Crew 102’s executive officer. Fort […]