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  • 23 January 2015

    U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF) named Operations Specialist 1st Class Jamell Naylor, from Chicago, as the command’s Sailor in the Spotlight, Jan. 21, 2015. During a ceremony amongst his peers, Naylor was personally congratulated by NAVEUR-NAVAF Chief of Staff, Rear Adm. John Nowell, for his outstanding performance. Operations Specialist 1st Class Jamell Naylor, said: I […]

  • 11 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF) named Personnel Specialist 1st Class Roger Estrada, from Upland, California, as the command’s Sailor in the Spotlight, Dec. 4, 2014. During a ceremony amongst his peers, Estrada was announced and personally congratulated by NAVEUR-NAVAF Chief of Staff Rear Adm. John Nowell for his performance. During Operation United Assistance, Estrada monitored […]

  • 29 March 2012
    Training & Education

    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON)(SS/SW) Rick D. West released the following Chief Petty Officer birthday message to the fleet March 28. “My fellow Chief Petty Officers, On April 1st, our entire mess will pause to celebrate 119 years of the United States Chief Petty Officer, our honored mess traditions and heritage, and […]

  • 7 October 2013
    Training & Education

    A pyrotechnics and lightshow spectacular was promised and what a show it was. Sydney Harbour was transformed into a tribute to the Navy as the city stopped to commemorate 100 years since the first Royal Australian Navy Fleet sailed through Sydney Heads in 1913. Over a million people swarmed to vantage points around Sydney whilst […]

  • 22 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI) Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), Kathleen Schofield, was presented the Department of Defense (DoD) SARC of the Year award in a ceremony, April 19. Rear Adm. Mark Rich, commander Navy Region Northwest, presented the award, which recognizes individuals whose work has been particularly noteworthy and demonstrates outstanding service in […]

  • 11 February 2013
    Training & Education

    The crew of USS Arlington (LPD 24), which is under construction at Huntington-Ingall’s Industries’ shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss., started their command self-assessment program “Division in the Spotlight” (DITS) the week of Feb. 4 – 8. DITS is employed on Navy ships across the fleet to measure and uphold material, administrative, training, medical, dental, supply, retention […]

  • 4 April 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The United States Navy Memorial hosted the official kick-off of the Year of the Chief and the 119th birthday celebration of the chief petty officer during a ceremony April 2. For the first time in history, the Navy Memorial is casting a spotlight on the history, heritage and contributions of chief petty officers. The guest […]

  • 11 January 2013

    The Mine and Antisubmarine Warfare Center (MWTC) on board Naval Base Point Loma announced Jan. 10 that one of its instructors was selected as Shore Mineman of the Year for 2012-2013 by The Association of Minemen (AOM).  Mineman 1st Class Marco Antonio Navarro, MWTC’s Mineman “A” School course manager and leading petty officer (LPO), was […]

  • 14 October 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Daring has left Australia’s largest city after a week in the spotlight taking part in the country’s centennial celebrations of its navies. On a rather gloomy spring day, tugs helped the 8,500-tonne destroyer under the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and past the equally-famous Opera House as vessels attending the International Fleet Review departed. Darings […]

  • 29 March 2013
    Research & Development, Training & Education

    A new report issued by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) puts a spotlight on the Office of Naval Research (ONR) for effective ways to get new technologies out of the lab and into the hands of the war-fighter. The report, “Defense Technology Development,” released this month after a year-long study, looks at programs across […]

  • 22 February 2012

    As the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCSSG) arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Feb. 17, the CSG’s Air Wing Commander credited the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) with improving the group’s readiness seven months earlier as it prepared to deploy. “The Hawaii Range Complex provided realistic and challenging training opportunities for our air […]

  • 13 June 2012
    Training & Education

    After her high-profile role in jubilee commemorations, HMS Diamond sails on her maiden deployment today. The departure of the Portsmouth-based Type 45 means half the force of world-leading destroyers is on active service – a fact hailed as a ‘watershed’ moment by Defence Secretary Philip Hammond. The Type 45 destroyer sails to take over from […]

  • 2 November 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Rolls-Royce Exhibits Naval Defence Propulsion and System Solutions at Euronaval Under the brand MTU, Rolls-Royce will be presenting propulsion and system solutions for the naval defence and marine sectors at the Euronaval exhibition in Paris from 27 to 31 October (Hall B2, Stand F38). Hull Misses the Chance to Host HMS Illustrious Hull will not […]

  • 30 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    A team of Damage Control Instructors aboard the Australian Navy’s NUSHIP Canberra have been under the spotlight during the first Landing Helicopter Dock’s (LHD) duty watch certification recently. Sea Training Group is Navy’s team who assess or endorse ships to ensure they are competent across a range of departments including the ship being able to […]

  • 18 July 2017

    A German-Israeli submarine corruption scandal which has seen seven Israeli officials arrested is threatening to delay the signing of a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) for Israel’s acquisition of additional three diesel-electric submarines. According to a report from Israel’s Haaretz which cited a National Security Council official, Germany has postponed indefinitely the sale of the three […]

  • 9 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy’s top enlisted Sailor, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike D. Stevens, was on hand to distribute the first electronic tablets (e-tablets) to the Navy’s newest recruits at Recruit Training Command (RTC), April 7. The launch of the eSailor initiative is a pre-pilot, beta testing to two divisions of 70 […]

  • 26 March 2013
    Training & Education

    Divers from HMS Quorn are preparing for the biggest minehunting exercise of the year in the Middle East. They will join counterparts from 20 or so nations in May at the second annual IMCMEX, which aims to show how the world’s navies can keep the sea lanes open – and deal with the mine threat. […]

  • 21 May 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

      Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation, recently participated in a series of Live Fire Tests (LFT) in conjunction with the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command’s (NAVAIR) Weapons Survivability Laboratory (WSL) to assess the F135 propulsion system’s performance against ballistic damage.   The F-35 LFT included a series of tests designed to […]

  • 20 October 2013
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    First Timor-Leste Navy Officer to Attend Training at RAN College The latest New Entry Officers’ Course (NEOC) at HMAS Creswell has a very special trainee, one paving the way for his nation and Navy.   Jacinto Do Nascimento is the first Timor-Leste Navy officer to attend training at the Royal Australian Naval College in an agreement between […]

  • 9 July 2012
    Training & Education

    It’s been another weekend in the public spotlight for HMS Argyll – this time in Belgium. The frigate was Britain’s representative at Navy Days in Zeebrugge which were blessed by thousands of visitors… and the same dreadful weather as here in the UK. Fresh from leading an Armed Forces Day sail past in Plymouth Sound, […]

  • 7 June 2011
    Industry news

    The aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) returned to sea, departing her forward-operating port of Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka to commence Sea Trials, June 5. “Sea trials are where we put the past six months of maintenance to the test,” said the ship’s Commanding Officer, Capt. David Lausman. “The crew worked extremely hard to […]

  • 9 November 2012
    Industry news

    The prestigious Ship of the Year prize has been awarded to the innovative ship, which was designed and mostly built in the Netherlands, during the annual Maritime Awards Gala in Rotterdam on 8 November 2012. HMS Holland was competing against ten other ships for the award, with the decision ultimately coming down to HMS Holland […]

  • 20 September 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Northrop Grumman Corporation has completed more than 25 flight tests of the U.S. Navy Triton unmanned aircraft system’s (UAS) primary maritime surveillance sensor in preparation for its installation on the aircraft. The company is conducting risk-reduction tests of the Multi-Function Active Sensor (MFAS) using a Gulfstream II surrogate aircraft off the California coast. The radar […]

  • 4 February 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Current serving female Australian Defence Force (ADF) members now have the opportunity to work in most positions in the ADF provided they have the ability to meet all the demands of the role. From 1 January 2013, women can apply to become clearance divers, mine warfare and clearance diving officers in Navy; airfield defence guards […]

  • 1 May 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Sailor organizes cargo retrieval cables on the flight deck after MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters assigned to the Sea Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 transfers cargo. The helicopter was engaged in cargo transfer to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during a vertical replenishment with the Military Sealift Command combat […]

  • 11 December 2014

    The commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 4 announced the Sailor of the Quarter (SOQ) and Junior Sailor of the Quarter (JSOQ), Nov. 25, for the first quarter of the fiscal year 2015. Legalman 1st Class Miranda Fuller of Las Vegas, and Yeoman 2nd Class James Gray of Dallas, were named Sailor of the Year and […]

  • 12 November 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors from Australian warship HMAS Stuart were recognised for saving the life of an American sailor during Exercise BERSAMA LIMA 14. Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics – Personnel Operations Matthew Sales, Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Benjamin Ridd, Able Seaman Electronic Technician Freya Gosnell and Able Seaman Electronic Technician Daniel Illman were recognised by the Commanding Officer […]

  • 21 December 2016

    The U.S. Navy officially announced December 21 that its sailors may, once again, be addressed by their rating titles that were previously scrapped.  By doing so, the navy reversed its controversial decision from September which said that sailors would no longer be addressed by their rating but by generic titles, Seaman or Petty Officer. John Richardson, […]

  • 21 June 2013
    Training & Education

    They may be gone – but not forgotten. That was the sentiment of sailors from HMS Lancaster during a recent stopover in Key West, Florida. While on the island they visited and restored the graves of two British naval officers who were buried there in 1952. Sub Lieutenant Smith and Midshipman Dewer were part of […]