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  • 4 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Air Traffic Controllers from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) completed proficiency training at Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Feb. 28.   During the two weeks they were at NATTC, crew members worked as a team to prepare for their upcoming deployment. “We’re coming out of an extended maintenance period in the […]

  • 2 July 2015
    Authorities

    Five coastal patrol ships (PC) of the US Navy that have been outfitted with the Griffin Missile System (GMS) conducted a test and proficiency fire June 26-28. The patrol coastal ship USS Monsoon (PC 4) conducted the test fire while USS Typhoon (PC 5), USS Firebolt (PC 10), USS Sirocco (PC 6) and USS Whirlwind […]

  • 29 July 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    This summer sixty-eight Navy reservists joined with Commander, Theater Anti-Submarine Warfare Forces, Third Fleet (CTF-34) June 24-28 and July 22-26 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, to conduct a pair of self-contained synthetic training events designed to improve the Navy’s theater ASW capabilities. “ASW is a perishable skill at the tactical and operational levels. It […]

  • 6 February 2015
    Authorities

    The Navy has created five Additional Qualification Designators (AQD) to identify officers with experience and education relating to the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM) area of responsibility (AOR). In an effort to identify and manage the talent that exists in the Navy, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus wanted to create a way of tracking those […]

  • 13 February 2013
    Training & Education

    The Flight Deck Crash and Salvage team from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) completed proficiency training at Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC), on board Naval Air Station Pensacola Feb. 9. “Crash and salvage teams from around the fleet travel to NATTC every 18 months to renew their flight deck certification,” said […]

  • 7 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) and P-3C Orion aircraft from Patrol Squadron 4 (VP-4) will participate in the Turkish-led maritime exercise Mavi Balina, taking place Nov. 6-14 in the eastern Mediterranean. These U.S. assets will work alongside regional maritime forces to develop interoperability and proficiency in anti-submarine warfare scenarios. Exercise Mavi Balina is […]

  • 5 November 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) are maintaining weapons qualifications and proficiency on a temporary small-arms range constructed on the ship’s flight deck during this patrol. The Navy requires Sailors to demonstrate understanding and proficiency with the use of weapons prior to standing armed watches for their afloat and ashore […]

  • 9 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Alert returned to Astoria Sunday following a 61-day counter narcotics patrol off the coast of Central and South America. The crew of the 46-year old ship interdicted two suspected smuggling vessels stopping an estimated 2,300 pounds of cocaine worth approximately $28 million. USCGC Alert’s crew also improved […]

  • 29 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) got underway from Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Washington to conduct routine training on September 27. During the underway, John C. Stennis Sailors will conduct damage control and firefighting training, seamanship training, small boat operations and exercises designed to maintain technical and tactical proficiency in a […]

  • 13 July 2012
    Training & Education

    The Sea Breeze 2012 Second Phase has been launched in Odesa involving Ukrainian, American, Turkish, and Georgian ships. During the exercise, the Navies of different countries work closely with coast and naval services. According to Ukrainian Captain First Rank Denis Berezovsky, militaries from 17 countries are improving their proficient skills and efficiently cooperating. He has […]

  • 16 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Exercise Valiant Shield 2014 kicked off with more than 18,000 joint force service members from 30 units, including 200 aircraft and 20 ships in, and around, the island of Guam beginning Sept. 15.   The exercise will demonstrate a wide range of capabilities designed to test the inherent flexibility of joint forces. These capabilities range […]

  • 28 July 2016
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy and Republic of Singapore navy are engaged in the underway portion of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore July 26, and have already exercised multiple tactical engagements during their annual bilateral maritime exercise. The two navies conducted tactical maneuvering drills over the weeklong underway period, to include the ship anti-submarine warfare […]

  • 12 December 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to USS Nimitz (CVN 68), the U.S. Navy’s lead ship in the class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, have completed their tailored ship’s training availability and final evaluation problem (TSTA/FEP) on December 8. By doing so, sailors completed the ship’s 180-day, inter-deployment training cycle basic phase in only 54 days. TSTA is the final part of […]

  • 3 March 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. and Japan forces participated in a four-day Fleet Synthetic Training-Joint (FST-J) exercise, Feb. 23-27. FST-J provided training to personnel from Commander, Task Force 70, U.S. Army and Air Force and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) in strike force level proficiency, operations, joint interoperability and mission rehearsal for ships, […]

  • 25 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy ships from the amphibious ready group assembled around USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) got underway from Morehead City, North Carolina, June 21, to start the navy’s first East Coast surface warfare advanced tactical training (SWATT) exercise. In addition to Kearsarge, ships taking part in the first East Coast SWATT include USS Arlington (LPD 24) […]

  • 23 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) successfully completed the Mobility Damage Control Warfare (MOB-D) assessment, June 12. Afloat Training Group (ATG) Pacific assessed the New Orleans’ proficiency in responding to casualties and keeping the ship afloat in simulated emergency situations. The “Big Easy” conducted 34 drills from June 8-12 covering fires, […]

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

    The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Midgett returned to Seattle Thursday upon concluding a month-long deployment to San Diego for annual Tailored Ship’s Training Assessment exercises. The Midgett crew earned Battle “E” excellence awards in all five combat warfare areas during the training exercises. Capt. Brendan McPherson, commanding officer, said: This training and […]

  • 5 April 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade has begun a two-week amphibious training event in international waters off the African coast of Djibouti, the US Department of Defense said.  As explained, Alligator Dagger is the largest regional amphibious combat rehearsal to integrate and synchronize TF 51/5’s warfighting capabilities and those of adjacent US […]

  • 13 March 2015
    Authorities

    US Navy’s USS Germantown (LSD 42) was recently awarded the 2014 Unit Tactics award in recognition of outstanding tactical proficiency throughout 2014. The ship’s crew completed numerous qualification events, participated in multi-national exercises, and executed rigorous material readiness inspections. Earning the award was not an easy task considering where the ship started at the beginning […]

  • 10 September 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The underway was accelerated by Hurricane Dorian.

  • 17 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy and Coast Guard personnel wrapped up a trilateral exercise with the navies of Iraq and Kuwait in the Northern Persian Gulf. The exercise concluded August 15 and focused on improving collective proficiency in maritime security tactics between the three nations and ensuring the freedom of navigation throughout the US 5th Fleet area of […]

  • 4 March 2013
    Training & Education

    The Cyclone-class coastal patrol ship USS Monsoon (PC4) departed Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Virginia Beach, Va. Feb. 27, beginning the next phase of pre-deployment training exercises.  Monsoon’s theater tailored Advanced Phase Training Exercise (APTEX) is a four-day training scenario in the greater Chesapeake Bay area. The exercise is designed to stress and evaluate the […]

  • 9 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors demonstrate proficiency with firefighting techniques on the flight deck of the guided-missile USS Ross (DDG 71) during crash-and-salvage training exercises. The drills were conducted in April 3, during the vessel’s deployment in the Mediterranean Sea. Ross is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S national security […]

  • 19 June 2014
    Authorities

    USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735) Blue and Gold crews were presented the Meritorious Unit Commendation (MUC) June 18 in a ceremony on Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor for completing the most successful return to strategic service to date for an Ohio-class submarine following a refueling overhaul.   According to the award citation from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. […]

  • 23 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Over ten ships from four nations are participating in the annual, Royal Navy of Oman-hosted exercise Khunjar Haad that takes place in the Gulf of Oman. Ships from the Royal Navy of Oman are joined by U.S., French and Royal Navy ships in gunnery and air defense exercises aimed at maintaining the sailors’ proficiency in air […]

  • 27 July 2016
    Training & Education

    Aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) recently departed its homeport of San Diego to begin the Tailored Ship’s Training Availability/Final Evaluation Problem (TSTA/FEP) certification period. TSTA/FEP, which is evaluated by Afloat Training Group (ATG), prepares the ship and crew for full integration into a carrier strike group through a wide range of mission-critical operations. […]

  • 6 July 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    US Navy’s coastal patrol ship USS Firebolt (PC 10) fires a Griffin missile during a test and proficiency fire in the Arabian Gulf. The test was conducted on June 28. Firebolt, assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 55, is supporting maritime security operations and theatre security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. […]

  • 17 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Images: Luis Sánchez Oller (MARCOM) Ships from NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1 are currently conducting Exercise Dynamic Guard 2016 in the Norwegian North Sea off the coast of Austevoll. The exercise started February 15 and is scheduled to conclude February 19. The aim of this exercise is to maintain the level of proficiency in electronic warfare and […]

  • 4 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Five Bahrain-based U.S. Navy coastal patrol ships carried out a proficiency fire test of their MK 60 Griffin Missile Systems (GMS) July 18-20 in the Persian Gulf. Coastal patrol ships USS Tempest (PC 2), USS Squall (PC 7), USS Chinook (PC 9), USS Firebolt (PC 10) and USS Thunderbolt (PC 12) launched surface-to-surface Griffin missiles at […]