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  • 1 January 2019

      The Naval Today team wishes all our readers joyous holidays and a happy and prosperous New Year! We would also like to thank our readers for the continuous support over the year as we look forward to bringing you the latest stories from the world of navy next year as well. May 2019 bring […]

  • 18 May 2020
    Vessels

    Sailors aboard US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), a ship that suffered one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks on board, are simulating being at sea while moored at Naval Base Guam as they prepare to restart operations in the Indo-Pacific.  During the simulation, or “fast cruise,” the crew will simulate normal underway […]

  • 13 August 2018

    Brazil has joined Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), becoming the 33rd member of the multinational naval partnership.  Brazil has had a number of liaison officers work over the years within the organization to develop skills and understanding of how CMF works. Commander Joao Prudencio Enes of the Brazilian Navy becomes the first officer to act as […]

  • 29 April 2020
    Vessels

    The US Navy’s coronavirus-hit guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) arrived at Naval Base San Diego on April 28. In San Diego, medical care will be provided for Kidd’s sailors and the ship will be cleaned and disinfected. As of Tuesday, 63% of USS Kidd crewmembers to include all who were symptomatic and their close […]

  • 13 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US and Royal Malaysian navies commenced the 24th iteration of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) on Kota Belud Marine Base in Malaysia on August 10. CARAT exercises focus on the full spectrum of naval capabilities and are designed to strengthen the close partnership between both navies while cooperatively ensuring maritime security, stability and […]

  • 24 March 2020
    Vessels

    The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) departed Naval Station San Diego on March 23, and is now underway to Los Angeles in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts. More than 800 medical professionals and over 70 civil service mariners who embarked on the Mercy will care for non-COVID-19 patients in Los Angeles. “This […]

  • 14 November 2018
    Authorities

    A former US Navy master chief received jail time and a navy captain pleaded guilty Captain pleaded guilty in the expansive corruption and fraud investigation into an elaborate scheme to overcharge the US Navy for ship husbanding services in foreign ports. In an appearance before the US District Court for the Southern District of California, […]

  • 28 September 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy sailors from Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 2 rendered assistance to the passengers and crew of Air Niugini flight PX56, after it crashed into the lagoon near Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia, International Airport, Sept. 28. Flight PX56 crashed approximately a quarter mile short of the runway, near where UCT 2 was conducting operations. […]

  • 17 September 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) and USS O’Kane (DDG 77) completed homeport swaps as DDG 108 arrived in Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and DDG 77 got underway for its new homeport in San Diego. O’Kane departed for San Diego after completing a seven-month Western Pacific deployment in June this year. […]

  • 23 August 2018
    Authorities

    Film crews from Paramount and Bruckheimer Films are aboard the Norfolk-based aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln this week shooting footage for the sequel to the 1986 blockbuster Top Gun, the navy has confirmed. Naval Air Force Atlantic spokesperson Cmdr. Dave Hecht confirmed this saying that no actors are aboard, adding that the film crew will be shooting […]

  • 15 August 2018
    Authorities

    US president Donald J. Trump has signed a $717 billion National Defense Authorization Act under which the US Navy would get funds for a total of 13 new vessels. Signed by the president at a ceremony at Fort Drum, New York, August 13, the NDAA includes funds for three littoral combat ships, a fourth Ford-class […]

  • 25 June 2018
    Authorities

    The US Navy has identified the pilot who died in the crash of an A-29 Super Tucano aircraft at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, on June 22. The pilot was identified as Lt. Christopher Carey Short, from Canandaigua, New York. Short died when the A-29 aircraft he was piloting crashed while on a mission over […]

  • 26 July 2018
    Authorities

    Retired US Navy Rear Adm. Alene B. Duerk, the service’s first female admiral, passed away July 21, the US Navy announced. “It took 197 years and a forward-looking Chief of Naval Operations, Elmo Zumwalt, to break with tradition before Alene Duerk became the first woman admiral in the US Navy,” said Naval History and Heritage […]

  • 20 June 2019
    Authorities

    The Royal Navy welcomed its new First Sea Lord in a formal ceremony aboard HMS Victory on June 19. Admiral Tony Radakin took over from Admiral Sir Philip Jones who stepped down after three years at the helm as First Sea Lord – and 41 years serving his nation. Jones formally handed over command of […]

  • 13 March 2020
    Authorities

    Acting Secretary of the US Navy Thomas B. Modly is commissioning a Blue-Ribbon Future Carrier 2030 (FC-2030) Task Force to conduct a six-month study to reimagine the future of the aircraft carrier and carrier-based naval aviation (manned and unmanned) for 2030 and beyond. According to Modly, FC-2030 will be complementary to, and informed by a […]

  • 11 February 2020

    The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) completed Type Command (TYCOM) Readiness Evaluation Five (RE-5) sea trials, February 5, 2020, the U.S. Navy said. Sea trials are conducted after Continuous Maintenance Availability (CMAV) to test operational capabilities of equipment that was corrected over the last year during the yard period, and to […]

  • 26 June 2019
    Vessels

    The US Navy’s new expeditionary sea base vessel, the future USNS Miguel Keith (ESB 5) has completed first sea trials after last year’s dry dock incident, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) said. Almost a year ago, the ship sustained damages while under construction at NASSCO’s facility in San Diego when its dry dock flooded. The […]

  • 24 August 2018
    Authorities

    The US Navy has called off the search for a sailor who was reported missing from cruiser USS Lake Erie on August 19. Navy and Coast Guard assets suspended search and rescue operations in the eastern Pacific Ocean at sunset, August 22, after an extensive four-day search. “My thoughts and prayers are with the sailor’s family during […]

  • 29 August 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) aided in the transport of passengers from a damaged seaplane that was adrift at sea in the Western Atlantic Ocean August 25. Mason was on operations in the Atlantic with Carrier Strike Group 12, when the US Navy diverted the ship to rendezvous with the container ship […]

  • 21 June 2018
    Authorities

    A retired US Navy admiral and two other officers have been censured by the Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer for their involvement in the ongoing ‘Fat Leonard’ bribery case. The Secretarial Letters of Censure were issued to now-retired US Navy Rear Adm. Richard Wren, Captain Timothy Conroy and Captain Charles Johnson. The censures are […]

  • 27 July 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy’s Guam-based “Island Knight” sailors from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 rescued three divers separated from their boat more than 15 miles from the Guam shore on July 26. US Coast Guard Sector Guam notified HSC-25 that the divers who were spearfishing had gone missing. A rescue mission was launched immediately by HSC-25 […]

  • 14 June 2018
    Authorities

    Rear Adm. Alvin Holsey relieved Rear Adm. John Fuller as commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1, during a pierside change of command ceremony, June 12, aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70). Vice Adm. John D. Alexander, commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet, presided over the ceremony and thanked Fuller for his efforts over the past 11 months as […]

  • 6 February 2020
    Vessels

    The US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) completed aircraft compatibility testing (ACT) on January 31, following 16 days at sea, during which the crew launched and recovered 211 aircraft, testing five different airframes, using first-generation flight deck systems. The testing phase included the first-ever underway catapult launches and arrested landings for […]

  • 24 September 2018
    Authorities

    The US Navy disestablished its two combat camera units in two separate ceremonies in Norfolk, Virginia and San Diego, California, on September 21. After 67 years of service, both Expeditionary Combat Camera (ECC) and Fleet Combat Camera Pacific (FCCP) officially disestablish Oct. 1, 2018 as part of an overall cost savings measure. The commemorative events […]

  • 20 September 2018
    Authorities

    The US Navy has identified the sailor killed aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) in a flight deck mishap on Monday, September 17. Airman Apprentice Joseph Min Naglak lost his life aboard the aircraft carrier when he was struck by the turning propeller of an E-2C Hawkeye after securing the aircraft to […]

  • 21 August 2018
    Authorities

    The US Navy is searching for a sailor who was reported missing from guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) in the eastern Pacific Ocean. The ship conducted man overboard procedures after the sailor failed to report for duty at approximately 7 a.m. local time, Aug. 19. The cruiser was operating in the eastern Pacific […]

  • 23 July 2018
    Authorities

    The US Navy will disestablish its combat camera units on Sept. 30, 2018, after 67 years of service to the navy and defense department. The move is part of an effort to cut costs amid budget constrains, according to a Navy Times report. Thousands of US Navy Combat photographers who have recorded historical events from […]

  • 8 April 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Thomas Modly, Acting Secretary of the US Navy, resigned on April 7 after insulting Capt. Brett E. Crozier, the former commander of the coronavirus-hit aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt. The resignation comes after Modly called the ousted commander Crozier “naive and stupid” in a speech addressed to the crew of Theodore Roosevelt on April 6. […]

  • 1 May 2020

    The United States Navy announced it would sponsor the 27th Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC). To be held from August 17 to 31, this year’s drill will be considerably scaled down due to the coronavirus pandemic. Hosted by Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, this biennial maritime exercise will be an at-sea-only event in light of […]