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  • 29 November 2011
    Training & Education

    USS Enterprise (CVN 65) paid shipboard tribute Nov. 28 to the 125 crew members who died and the 20 captured during the ship’s five decades of activity. More than 900 former Enterprise Sailors, some who served on the ship’s maiden voyage, attended the ceremony as part of a two-day 50th birthday celebration. The ceremony included […]

  • 23 March 2011

      Joyce Rumsfeld, ship sponsor and wife of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, will christen a ship that’s meant to honor those who d… By April M. Havens(GulfLive) [mappress] Source: GulfLive, March 23,2011;

  • 11 December 2012
    Training & Education

    The USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720) Family Readiness Group is spreading the warmth this December by collecting and donating winter clothing to a homeless center in Westerly, R.I., Dec. 10. Lindsay Bussick, USS Pittsburgh Family Readiness Group co-chair helped to spearhead this initiative to collect winter clothing to those who are most in need. The FRG […]

  • 27 February 2013

    Veterans of the Arctic Convoys and Bomber Command will begin receiving new awards in recognition of their heroic service within weeks. Production of the new Arctic Star and Bomber Command clasp will begin this week. Up to a quarter-of-a-million veterans and the families of those who have sadly died could be eligible to receive the […]

  • 16 October 2012
    Training & Education

    More than 300 active duty, reserve and retired service members, DOD civilians, and their guests celebrated the Navy’s 237th birthday during a ball at Bangor Plaza Ballroom on Naval Base Kitsap (NBK) Bangor, Oct. 13. “Our families, our heroes” was the theme of this year’s ball. “First, I want to thank all the NBK Sailors, […]

  • 17 October 2012
    Training & Education

    An inaugural worship service to celebrate the 237th birthday of the U.S. Navy was held Oct. 10, in conjunction with the birthday festivities at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Jonathan Greenert, delivered the greeting to Navy leadership, Midshipmen, state and local government officials in attendance, including Annapolis […]

  • 25 May 2012

    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON)(SS/SW) Rick D. West released the following Memorial Day message to the fleet May 24. “Shipmates and Navy families, Across our great country this weekend, Americans will revel in the opening act of summer with burgers on the barbecue, road trips to an array of destinations near and […]

  • 18 March 2015
    Training & Education

    More than 170 Sailors and Marines ran in a St. Patrick’s Day-themed marathon aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (TR) (CVN 71) March 13-17. The ship’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) team coordinated the Shamrock 8K, Half and Full Marathon shadow runs for Sailors who wanted to race in this year’s Shamrock Run held […]

  • 5 May 2014
    Training & Education

    Members of NUSQN 725 commemorated Anzac Day with a dawn service and wreath laying ceremony in Jacksonville, Florida.   Jacksonville’s Memorial Park and World War statue played host to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) contingent currently stationed in Jacksonville. Located on the shores of the mighty Saint Johns River, the Memorial Park provided a fitting […]

  • 13 October 2011
    Training & Education

      Seventeen Sailors killed aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) when it was attacked by terrorists in the Yemeni port of Aden 11 years ago on this date were honored in a ceremony Oct. 12, 2011. The ceremony was held on board Naval Station Norfolk at the Cole Memorial site along the shores of […]

  • 9 November 2011
    Training & Education

    The Royal Canadian Navy joins their fellow Canadians in marking Veterans’ Week from November 5-11. Sailors from across Canada and on overseas deployments from Libya to Kandahar will take time to remember, and to help keep alive the achievements and sacrifices made by those who served Canada in times of war and peace. About Veterans’ […]

  • 13 April 2012
    Training & Education

      Submariners past and present, and distinguished guests gathered at the National Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu April 11, to commemorate 112 years of submarine service. The event was sponsored by the United States Submarine Veterans Inc. (USSVI) Bowfin Base Subvets. USSVI was founded in 1965 by a group of U.S. World War II […]

  • 2 October 2011

      Today, the Royal Navy has notified those of our people who have been selected for redundancy in Tranche 1 of the Armed Forces’ Redundancy Programme. Notifications have been made by Commanding Officers or a delegated Notifying Officer, either face-to-face in their Ship or establishment, or, where this is not possible, by telephone. Approximately 1,020 […]

  • 6 November 2015

    US Defense Secretary Ash Carter toured the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the South China Sea yesterday and expressed concern about China’s activities in those waters. Carter said the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier’s presence is a “symbol and a sign of the critical role the United States’ military power plays in what is a very consequential region […]

  • 13 November 2017

    HMS Ocean, the Royal Navy helicopter carrier and current flagship of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2), stopped in the Mediterranean on November 11 to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in previous conflicts with an act of Remembrance. The entire ship’s company, Bravo Company of 40 Commando Royal Marines, members of 820, […]

  • 16 May 2013

    The revelation this week that the owner of an Algerian cargo ship whose crew was held by Somali pirates paid them $2.6 million in ransom is yet another indication that the rewards these denizens reap for their illegal, life-threatening work remain a serious stumbling block to ending maritime organized crime, AdvanFort Company President and COO […]

  • 5 June 2014

    Sailors, Marines, Coast Guardsmen and World War II veterans commemorated the 72nd anniversary of the Battle of Midway during a ceremony at the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., June 4.   Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert issued a Navywide proclamation declaring June 4 Battle of Midway Commemoration Day, and invited commands around the […]

  • 7 September 2011
    Authorities, Industry news

      Russian Prime minister expects all state defense contracts which were supposed to be settled till Sept 1 would be signed in a week. “I hope, this process would be finished in a week. I mean shipbuilding, missiles, and aviation”, Putin said on Sept 5 at interregional conference of United Russia Party. Putin reminded that […]

  • 31 October 2012
    Training & Education

    The Department of the Navy kicked off its third annual Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Conference at the Manchester Grand Hyatt hotel in downtown San Diego, Oct. 29. The goal of the conference is to ensure that Wounded Warriors have the right support when they seek civilian employment after leaving military service. “We are very […]

  • 16 June 2014

    Serving sailors, veterans, cadets and supporters turned out in force to witness the unveiling of a memorial for all Naval Service personnel past, present and future at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.   The memorial – a bold design of glass and stone – was created as a gift to the wider Naval family […]

  • 8 January 2013
    Training & Education

    The latest recruits to the Ministry of Defence at Plymouth, have been presented with their training qualifications. Eleven trainees passed out of the Devonport MOD Technician Apprenticeship Scheme and were presented with their awards at a ceremony in the HMS Drake Wardroom, HM Naval Base, by Commodore Graeme Little, base commander. The Devonport scheme, started […]

  • 19 April 2018

    The US Navy is morning the loss of Barbara Bush, ship’s sponsor for the aircraft carrier USS George Washington and former First Lady of the United States and wife of naval aviator and president George H.W. Bush. The American flag flying above both USS George Washington and USS George H.W. Bush were at half-mast on […]

  • 12 January 2012
    Training & Education

    Touching down on a Royal Navy warship for the first time at sea, the Fleet Air Arm’s next-generation helicopter is beginning its most extensive trials yet. Wildcat – successor to the trusty Lynx which has served the Navy admirably since the 1970s – will spend the next few weeks flying from HMS Iron Duke as […]

  • 18 August 2014

    The commanding officer of Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Newport News (SSN 750) was relieved of duty Aug. 15 by the commander of Submarine Squadron 6 at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia.   Cmdr. Christopher Tarsa was relieved of command by Capt. Paul Snodgrass due to a loss of confidence in his ability to serve effectively […]

  • 11 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) are going pink and helping to raise awareness for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Sailors had the opportunity to purchase pink T-shirts and can wear them all month as a part of their uniforms to show their support for breast cancer awareness. National […]

  • 21 June 2018

    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 […]

  • 13 September 2012
    Training & Education

    A ceremony was held Sept. 11 aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) to remember the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The event, coordinated by chief petty officer selectees, was designed to help Sailors and Marines fully understand the meaning behind the ceremony and take time to honor those […]

  • 16 November 2011
    Training & Education

    November ceremonies this year were largely blessed by unseasonally warm, bright weather in the UK – and, in the case of RNAS Yeovilton, were honoured with the presence of Britain’s most senior clergyman. The Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams was guest of honour at the Somerset air station for its annual act of remembrance […]

  • 11 August 2011
    Equipment & technology

    To guarantee favorable ecological state of the Barents and the Kara seas, two nuclear submarines – K-27 and B-159 – must be lifted and dismantled as soon as possible, reported RIA Novosti referring to Ivan Kamenskih, Deputy Director of Rosatom state corporation dealing with nuclear energy. “It is vital to make decision on either lifting […]