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  • 9 May 2018
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The US Navy-owned research vessel (R/V) Thomas G. Thompson returned to sea recently following an 18-month mid-life refit at Vigor Marine’s Harbor Island shipyard in Seattle. The vessel was “was refurbished from stem to stern”, according to Vigor Marine, and has received new operating systems and technology aimed at improving its research capabilities. R/V Thomas […]

  • 7 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The lead ship of a new class of US Navy aircraft carriers has received its second advanced weapons elevator (AWE), nearly one month after receiving the first one and some 20 months after entering service. USS Gerald R. Ford’s AWE Upper Stage #3 was turned over to the ship February 14, following testing and certification […]

  • 4 May 2015

    US Navy’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1 held a change of command ceremony in Point Loma, California, May 1. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Jeremy F. Thompson relieved Cmdr. Robert R. Porter III as commanding officer of EODMU 1. Porter, who was commissioned through the Navy’s Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection and Training (BOOST), […]

  • 5 November 2018

    Guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) recently made a stop in Manama, Bahrain, for a mid-deployment voyage repair (MDVR). According to the US Navy, the destroyer got underway on Oct. 31, after an eight-day port visit. Jason Dunham, which has been deployed since June 2 out of Norfolk, Virginia, had spent 66 consecutive days underway […]

  • 11 January 2017

    U.S. Navy’s Amphibious Squadron 11 held a change of command aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in Sasebo, Japan, on January 9. During the ceremony, Capt. George Doyon relieved Capt. Ed Thompson as Commander, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 11. The ceremony’s guest speaker, Rear Adm. Marc Dalton, commander, Amphibious Force 7th Fleet, […]

  • 6 March 2013
    Training & Education

    The Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) announced the winners of the Fiscal Year 2012 NETC Excellence in Safety Awards March 4. The award recognizes outstanding performance in the areas of safety and risk management in a training and education environment.  “You can operate safely and not be combat ready, but you cannot be combat […]

  • 2 December 2014

    Commander Shea S. Thompson relieved Cmdr. Anthony Littmann as commanding officer of guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) during a change of command ceremony held pierside at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Nov. 25. Littmann served as the ship’s executive officer through a 7th Fleet deployment, participation in Operation Valiant Shield, and Koa Kai 2012 before […]

  • 9 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    30 Sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) were gathered in the hangar bay June 6 in preparation of the muzzle blast and smoke they were about to experience behind the power of a heavy machine gun.   Not many things equal the intensity of shooting a 110 pound, .50 caliber Browning […]

  • 18 November 2015
    Authorities, Industry news

    The keel of the U.S. Navy’s future Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), was authenticated during a ceremony at the Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard on November 16. The ship’s keel was authenticated by Ms. Barbara Miller, wife of the former superintendent of the Naval Academy, Vice Adm. Michael Miller. Medal of Honor […]

  • 22 March 2011

      Earlier this month, the cruiser USS Monterey entered the Mediterranean Sea on a new mission. The Monterey was built three decades ago at the… by Loren Thompson Read More [mappress] Source: forbes, March 22, 2011;

  • 29 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Future USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), the US Navy’s 66th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, arrived in Boston on Monday for her commissioning ceremony. The destroyer will enter service in a 10 a.m. EST ceremony at Flynn Cruiseport in Boston, Massachusetts, on Saturday, Dec. 1. The future USS Thomas Hudner honors naval aviator and Medal of Honor […]

  • 19 December 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) wrapped up eight months of operations in the US 5th Fleet area of operation returning to her homeport at Naval Station Norfolk on December 15.  The cruiser got underway on April 23, as an independent deployer, to support maritime security operations in the Persian Gulf. With […]

  • 13 September 2012
    Training & Education

    Navy chief petty officer (CPO)-selectees assigned to Joint Expeditionary Base (JEB) Little Creek-Fort Story conducted a 9/11 Patriotic Day Ceremony in remembrance of the terrorist attacks, September 11. The ceremony, held in honor of the 11th anniversary of 9/11, honored those who perished in the attacks as well as highlighted American resolve and unity, and […]

  • 4 September 2013
    Training & Education

    From 19-23 August, students and faculty staff from the United States Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, Rhode Island, hosted a visit from 13 students and staff members from the Australian Command and Staff College (ACSC). The visit served as an opportunity for NWC and ACSC to strengthen and build upon a robust maritime partnership, […]

  • 21 March 2011

      The Ministry of Defence has awarded BAE Systems a £22.5m, seven-year contract to support the Royal Navy’s Submarine and Mine Warfare Command… By James Thompson (independend) [mappress] Source: independend,March 21, 2011;

  • 18 December 2014

    The guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) held a change of command ceremony at Bravo Pier at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Dec. 17. Cmdr. Matthew Hall relieved Cmdr. Andrew Thomson as commanding officer of John Paul Jones. In command since June 21, 2013, Thomson led the ship and crew through a demanding training […]

  • 17 December 2014

    Vice Adm. Robert Thomas, commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, visited U.S. and Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) units at Misawa Air Base Dec. 15. Thomas took the opportunity to learn about the different work centers that help the units accomplish their missions while expressing his appreciation to service members and their leadership during the visit. Thomas’s first […]

  • 14 June 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s newest Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) is set to enter service in a ceremony in Boston, on December 1, the Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has announced. Thomas Hudner, commanded by Cmdr. Nathan Scherry, is the 66th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, and the 36th DDG 51 class destroyer built by […]

  • 28 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Royal Australian Navy’s Bay-class landing ship HMAS Choules is the Australian Navy ship to switch to a Windows 10-based system as part of an effort to modernize the fleet information environment. The Royal Australian Navy Fleet’s information and communication technology systems are being improved after successful trials onboard HMAS Choules. Project Jackstay, named after the traditional […]

  • 5 May 2014
    Training & Education

    The Chilean diesel-electric submarine CS Thomson (SS 20) arrived at U.S. Naval Base Point Loma May 1 while participating in the U.S. Navy’s Diesel-Electric Submarine Initiative (DESI).   Partnering with South American navies to employ diesel-electric submarines in support of fleet readiness events off the East and West Coasts, the DESI program was established in […]

  • 6 March 2013
    Training & Education

    Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet announced its 2012 Sea and Shore Sailors of the Year during a ceremony aboard Naval Air Station North Island, Calif., Feb. 28. Personnel Specialist 1st Class (SW/AW) Marianogerard Y. Zamora Jr., of Silverdale, Wash., representing USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), earned Sea Sailor of the Year, and […]

  • 30 October 2014

    The amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) held a change of command ceremony in Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 27. Cmdr. Gary Harrington relieved Capt. Marvin Thompson as commanding officer. Thompson assumed command of Germantown March 7, leading the crew through a number of critical warfare area certifications and inspections. The command also earned the […]

  • 21 October 2019
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The wreck of an Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft carrier that was part of a six-ship fleet involved in the Pearl Harbor attack has been found by researchers aboard R/V Petrel. IJN Kaga was found resting 5,400 meters below the surface of the Central Pacific, after being scuttled by the Japanese on June 4, 1942 during […]

  • 15 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    U.S. Navy’s new research vessel R/V Neil Armstrong recently arrived at its new home at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts. During a pierside ceremony featuring remarks from former astronaut Neil Armstrong’s widow, Carol, current astronaut Sunita Williams, and Frank Herr, head of the Ocean Battlespace Sensing Department at the Office of Naval Research, spoke about […]

  • 26 September 2013

    HMAS Newcastle conducted her last port visit in the Middle East Area of Operations when she pulled into Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates on 17 September. It was a fitting location as Fujairah was Newcastle’s first official port of call during the deployment that it started back in May. Commander Joint Task Force 633, […]

  • 11 October 2018

    The US Navy’s newest Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) left the pier at Bath Iron Works (BIW) on October 10 for open sea, General Dynamics Marine Systems said.  The newbuilding headed for Boston where she will be commissioned on December 1 into the navy fleet. Launched in April 2017, Thomas Hudner is the […]

  • 18 June 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) joined 2,000 Sailors on Naval Submarine Base New London June 14 to watch a presentation aimed at raising awareness of sexual assault and prevention. The 90-minute production by students of Central Michigan University’s (CMU) ‘No Zebras, No Excuses’ performance team took place as a training aid during […]

  • 24 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The US Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returned to homeport at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, Monday, after a 66-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. During the patrol, on Sept. 9th, the Tahoma crew pursued a “Go-Fast Vessel” to verify the vessel’s nationality. With the assistance of a maritime patrol aircraft, […]

  • 7 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Chilean Navy diesel-electric submarine SS Thomson (SS 20) arrived at Naval Base Point Loma on Sept. 6 to participate in the Chile-U.S. bi-lateral exercise CHILEMAR VI. CHILEMAR is designed to demonstrate interoperability between U.S. submarine rescue systems and Chilean submarines, including a simulated submarine rescue operation, and to promote greater understanding and cooperation between […]