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  • 21 February 2012
    Training & Education

      Two Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) engineers returned from deployment on two different large-deck surface platforms in support of the U.S. Navy’s at sea, live and synthetic exercise Bold Alligator 2012 that ended Feb. 12. Luis Ramirez-Lugo embarked USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) from Feb. 3-11. Curt Duer embarked USS […]

  • 17 February 2012
    Authorities

      Commander, Task Force (CTF) 69 held a change of command ceremony at Naval Support Activity Naples Feb. 16. Capt. Wesley Guinn relieved Capt. Mark Davis as commander. During the ceremony, Vice Adm. Frank C. Pandolfe, commander, U.S. 6th Fleet, spoke about Davis’ many accomplishments during his tour. “We know from hard-won experience what it […]

  • 17 February 2012
    Training & Education

    The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ALCSG) launched its first combat sorties this deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Feb. 16. The ALCSG, which was last in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) in March 2011, is comprised of the most effective collection of assets in the Navy, said Capt. David […]

  • 13 February 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) returned to Naval Station Norfolk Feb. 10 after completing a month of crucial pre-deployment qualifications and certifications at sea. During the past month, Enterprise Carrier Strike Group Sailors and Marines participated in three major workup exercises: a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX), a Joint Task Force […]

  • 10 February 2012
    Training & Education

      The Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) hosted Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans and Forces Dr. Kathleen Hicks aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) Feb. 7. Hicks, who holds a doctorate in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, received a tour of the […]

  • 9 February 2012
    Training & Education

    Amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) started “D-Day” operations Feb. 6 as Exercise Bold Alligator switches from its initial stages into full exercise combat operations. “D-Day” marks the transition to land operations, where more than 3,600 Marines, Sailors and Coast Guardsmen representing 11 countries will begin to take back beaches in Virginia and North […]

  • 9 February 2012

    Under command of Commodore Ben Bekkering of the Royal Netherlands Navy, a NATO maritime group is ready to engage in the maritime fight against terrorism. In the coming weeks, the Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) will take part in Operation Active Endeavour in the Mediterranean Sea. The operation focuses on deterrence and disruption of […]

  • 3 February 2012
    Training & Education

    Russian Navy’s carrier group led by aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov has left the Mediterranean Sea and entered the Atlantic. Russian naval force has been deployed since Dec 2011. Since that time, the carrier group has covered over 5,000 nautical miles in the Mediterranean. Being deployed in the Mediterranean Sea, Russian deck-based pilots have carried out […]

  • 2 February 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic announced the selection of the Sea and Shore Sailors of the Year (SOY) Jan. 26 during a luncheon at Naval Station Norfolk. Rear Admiral Ted N. Branch praised Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class (AW/SW) Naomi B. Stout, Sea Sailor of the Year, and Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 1st Class (AW) Maria E. […]

  • 31 January 2012
    Industry news

    A&P’s Falmouth yard is currently working on an exciting project to build full size replicas of parts of naval warships to be used for training purposes at a new land-based training facility near Plymouth. Replicas of parts of two warships – Type 23 frigates and Type 45 destroyers – are being mocked up by A&P […]

  • 31 January 2012
    Industry news

    UK-based A&P Group and Thales Australia have signed an agreement to provide through life support services to HMAS CHOULES – the Royal Australian Navy’s new Bay Class Landing Ship Dock. A&P Group has an existing support contract with the Defence Materiel Organisation for the interim support of the vessel, which Thales Australia will play a […]

  • 30 January 2012
    Industry news

    Bergen Group Vest Elektro has been awarded the contact for the electrical design and installations on the multi-functional vessel number 2 to be built at Fitjar Mekaniske Verksted AS for the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA). The contract is a fulfillment of an option from April 2011 when the company signed a contract for similar work […]

  • 30 January 2012
    Industry news

    On Friday 27 January, His Royal Highness the Prince of Orange visited the three yards of the Damen Shipyards Group in Vlissingen. At Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding the Prince was shown around at two naval vessels under construction, an Ocean Going Patrol Vessel for the Royal Netherlands Navy and a SIGMA Multi Purpose frigate, built […]

  • 30 January 2012
    Training & Education

    The US will dispatch another carrier strike group led by USS Enterprise to the Persian Gulf in March 2012, reported US Navy on Jan 25. The carrier group based in Norfolk, VA will also include a guided missile cruiser and three guided missile destroyers, reports Interfax. USS Abraham Lincoln had already entered the Persian Gulf […]

  • 20 January 2012
    Training & Education

    The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (CSG) arrived for a routine deployment in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO), Jan. 19. Abraham Lincoln conducted work-ups for months to train, man and equip the CSG prior to it deploying to the U.S. 5th Fleet AOO, to support maritime security operations, counter-piracy operations, theater security […]

  • 20 January 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

      Visit of Russian Navy’s carrier group led by aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov to Syrian port Tartus was carried out with the view to replenish supplies, said General of the Army Nikolai Makarov on Jan 18 at the briefing after NATO-Russia Council. “The question about Russian carrier group was asked many times today. I assure […]

  • 15 January 2012
    Training & Education

    Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON)(SS/SW) Rick D. West visited the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Jan. 12 while the ship was underway in the Atlantic Ocean. The visit showcased the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group and provided Sailors with an opportunity to interact […]

  • 11 January 2012
    Training & Education

      Crews of Northern Fleet (NF) ships will take part in three large-scale international naval exercises in 2012, said NF Commander Vice Admiral Vladimir Korolev. “In 2012, Northern Fleet is planned to attend the Pomor 2012, Barents 2012, and Northern Eagle 2012 international exercises”, reports Western Military District Press Service citing the NF Commander. NF […]

  • 29 December 2011
    Training & Education

    The three ships that make up the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) got underway once again Dec. 27, following a Christmas holiday port visit to Singapore. The Makin Island ARG is comprised of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), which serves as the command ship for Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 5 and […]

  • 20 December 2011
    Training & Education

      USS Asheville (SSN 758) returned to Naval Base Point Loma, Calif., Dec. 16, following a four-month deployment in support of combating transnational organized operations in the U.S. Fourth Fleet area of responsibility. The deployment supported U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command campaign strategy and the maritime strategy, which includes maritime security, forward presence, sea control, […]

  • 19 December 2011
    Training & Education

    The families of Sailors assigned to the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Miami (SSN 755) received an early holiday gift this year when the submarine returned to Naval Submarine Base New London, Dec. 15, following a regularly scheduled five-month deployment. Miami, which departed for deployment July 14, conducted maritime security operations and theater security cooperation […]

  • 19 December 2011
    Training & Education

      Warships and supply vessels of Russian Navy’s carrier group headed by Northern Fleet (NF) aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Flota Sovetskogo Soyuza Kuznetsov continues the cruise through the Atlantic after replenishment of water and food supplies from supply vessels in the Moray Firth. Replenishment started on Dec 12 and was not completed due to bad weather […]

  • 19 December 2011
    Training & Education

    Black Sea Fleet (BSF) frigate Ladny heading for the Mediterranean Sea has called at French Navy’s main naval base Toulon before joining Russian Navy carrier group comprising ships of Northern and Baltic fleets. In Toulon, the Russian warship was visited by Consul General of the Russian Federation in Marseilles and the Principality of Monaco Yury […]

  • 16 December 2011
    Training & Education

    Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Dallas (SSN 700) returned to Naval Submarine Base New London, Dec. 14, following a regularly scheduled six-month deployment. Dallas, which departed on its deployment June 14, conducted operations in the Central Command area of responsibility, supporting national security interests and maritime security operations. “I’m extremely proud of the Dallas and […]

  • 15 December 2011
    Training & Education

    Baltic Fleet (BF) task unit joined Northern Fleet (NF) carrier strike group deployed off the Moray Firth northeast Great Britain. Along with NF mariners, crews of BF frigate Yaroslav Mudry and tanker Lena will perform tasks of the long-range cruise. Interfleet actions is one of distinguishing goals of the carrier group’s deployment. Plan of the […]

  • 13 December 2011
    Training & Education

      Rear Adm. Rick Breckenridge, commander, Submarine Group 2 and U.S.Rep. Joe Courtney joined nearly 100 Sea Cadets and their families for their annual holiday party and awards at the VFW Post 1053 in Old Saybrook, Dec. 10. Nautilus (SSN 571) Division Commanding Officer Lt. Cmdr. Robert Smith, who retired from the U.S. Navy as […]