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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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 10 March 2020

    Navy Reserve leaders formally inaugurated the US Navy’s first reserve Cyber Protection Team during a ceremony at the Baltimore Navy Operational Support Center in Baltimore on March 7. “As we find ourselves in a renewed era of great power competition, our network, our infrastructure, and our way of life are under attack,” Rear Adm. Jim […]

  • 21 November 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy’s Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Cincinnati (LCS 20) arrived at its new homeport in San Diego for the first time on November 20. The navy commissioned Cincinnati, on October 5, during a ceremony in Gulfport, Miss. The ship is the 12th LCS homeported in San Diego under the leadership of Littoral Combat Ship […]

  • 11 October 2019
    Authorities

    The first CMV-22B squadron is scheduled to deploy aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in 2021.

  • 3 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy is scheduled to christen its newest Virginia-class attack submarine in a ceremony that will be held at General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) in Groton, Connecticut. Future USS Oregon (SSN 793), which started construction at GDEB in 2014, will be christened on October 5. Oregon (SSN 793) is the 20th Virginia-class attack submarine […]

  • 1 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s sixth Nimmitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) is back in the water after Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division completed the dry dock portion of the ship’s refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH). More than 100 million gallons of water was flooded into the dry dock to move George Washington […]

  • 9 September 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The 35-year-old boat will now head to Bremerton, Washington, for inactivation.

  • 9 August 2019
    Authorities

    An explosion at a Russian military range in Nyonoksa in the northwestern Arkhangelsk region on August 8 killed two and injured another six servicemembers, defense officials have confirmed. The Arctic missile test site is used by the Russian Navy to test intercontinental ballistic missiles. Following the explosion, reports of a spike in radiation levels emerged […]

  • 9 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The converted Ohio-class guided missile submarine USS Michigan (SSGN 727) docked at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility in July to begin a 17-month extended refit period which will end in 2020. Work during this availability includes battery replacement, structural repair and preservation, shaft replacement, other propulsion plant inspections and improvements, and […]

  • 7 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Mexican Navy Yard ASTIMAR 1 in Tampico has launched the final of eight Oaxaca-class patrol ships to be built for the Armada de México. Launched on July 20, the vessel was named Tabasco, with hull number P-168. The Mexican Navy noted that in comparison with its predecessors, Tabasco features improvements to its stability and […]

  • 23 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7) has completed sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico, testing the ship’s main propulsion and other systems before returning to Huntington Ingalls Industries’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division. The second ship in the America-class spent four days at sea in June, undergoing dock trials followed by more than […]

  • 23 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Austal USA has launched the US Navy’s 12th Independence-variant littoral combat ship Oakland (LCS 24) at its Mobile, Alabama, shipyard. The ship was launched on July 21 and is scheduled for delivery next year. The future USS Oakland is one of 19 Independence-variant LCSs that will join the fleet. Four additional LCSs are under various […]

  • 20 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy is set to christen future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) in a ceremony in Bath, Maine, on June 22. The future USS Daniel Inouye is named in honor of Daniel Inouye, who served as a United States Senator for Hawaii from 1963 until his death in 2012. He […]