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  • 10 August 2017

    US destroyer USS Fitzgerald which was heavily damaged in a June 17 collision with a merchant vessel will be sent back from Japan to the US for repairs, the US Navy has decided. A US Navy 7th Fleet spokesperson confirmed this to Naval Today adding that the contract to transport the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer is […]

  • 1 August 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    ‘Charleston’ will be the US Navy’s ninth Independence-class littoral combat ship

  • 1 May 2015

    In an effort to secure freedom of navigation, the US Navy started accompanying US-flagged commercial vessels passing through the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday. According to Reuters, the Navy vessels which are already deployed in the area will stay in communication and close enough to the US-flagged vessels to respond if needed, but would not escort them. […]

  • 19 January 2016

    The United States Coast Guard has confirmed that search efforts for 12 Marine aviators who crashed off the North Shore of Oahu were still ongoing on Monday, January 18. Air, surface and shoreline assets are actively searching for the survivors and cataloging debris. Of the four life rafts confirmed to be aboard the two aircraft […]

  • 22 July 2015

    Commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, Adm. Scott Swift, visited South Korea July 19-20, to meet with senior military and government leaders and reaffirm the U.S. Navy and Republic of Korea’s enduring alliance as a cornerstone of Indo-Asia-Pacific regional stability. During the two-day visit, Swift met with leaders from both the U.S. and the Republic of […]

  • 8 April 2019

    US personnel stationed in Tripoli were evacuated from the city in the wake of the advance of Libyan National Army forces, led by General Khalifa Hifter, towards the Libyan capital. LNA forces started their push on April 5. The UN-backed government says that 21 people have already been killed in fighting near the capital. The […]

  • 16 April 2020

    On April 15, eleven vessels from the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) approached the US Navy and US Coast Guard (USCG) vessels in the Gulf, the US 5th Fleet said. At the time of the incident, the US vessels USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3), USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60), USS Firebolt (PC […]

  • 13 March 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Recapitalization of the fleet is the top priority to boost the US sealift capability and reverse declines in the US-flagged commercial fleet and shipbuilding and repair industry, according to the US Maritime Administration (MARAD). MARAD operates the vessels that are part of U.S. Transportation Command. They include government-owned ships, US-flagged commercial vessels, and intermodal systems. […]

  • 10 July 2011

    The top US military officer left for China late Friday in a trip designed to bolster a fledgling security dialogue with Beijing, even as a U… (dailytimes) [mappress] Source: dailytimes, July 10, 2011;

  • 16 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    MV-22 Osprey aircraft from U.S. Marine Corps got on the flightdeck of the Royal Navy’s helicopter carrier and assault ship HMS Ocean for a series of US/UK exercises. For several weeks the MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft will fly off the deck of HMS Ocean transporting US and Royal Marines from ship to shore as they conduct […]

  • 3 September 2015
    Equipment & technology

    After a two-day delay due to tropical storm conditions, the U.S. Navy’s fourth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite launched on September 2nd at 6:18 a.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex 41. MUOS-4, whose signal was acquired approximately three hours after launch, completes the initial operational constellation and provides near global network coverage for warfighters […]

  • 28 August 2017

    The US Navy has picked a Texas-based shipping company to transport the damaged US Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald back to the US for repairs. USS Fitzgerald, which was heavily damaged in a June 17 collision with a merchant vessel, will be brought from Japan to Mississippi where it is to be repaired by Huntington Ingalls […]

  • 23 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The 2016 iteration of the U.S.-only exercise Valiant Shield concluded on the U.S. island territory Guam, September 23. 18,000 personnel and more than 180 aircraft from the U.S. Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, and nine surface ships came together on Guam and around the Marianas Island Range Complex for the biennial field training exercise. […]

  • 28 April 2020

    The US Department of Defense has officially released three unclassified navy videos showing “unidentified” aerial phenomena. The videos, one taken in November 2004 and the other two in January 2015, have been circulating in the public domain after unauthorized releases in 2007 and 2017. The short videos, each showing an unidentified flying object (UFO), are […]

  • 27 August 2015

    The US Navy announced recipients of the 2015 Mrs. Sybil Stockdale Ombudsman of the Year Award August 25. While formally recognizing four notably outstanding individuals, the award honors the dedication and the contributions of all ombudsmen.xc The ombudsman awardees, who were nominated by their commanding officers for serving their command and families with extraordinary, selfless […]

  • 19 September 2017

    The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command has awarded Norfolk-based U.S. Marine Management a $36 million contract to operate and maintain Bob Hope-class vessels. The seven Bob Hope-class surge large, medium-speed roll-on/roll-off vessels are used for prepositioning of Army vehicles and were built between 1993 and 2001 by Avondale Shipyards. The contract awarded to U.S. Marine Management includes a […]

  • 26 September 2017

    Admiral Scott Swift, the commander of the US Pacific Fleet, has publicly announced his request to retire after being informed that he will not be nominated to replace Adm. Harry Harris as the commander of U.S. Pacific Command. Although he has submitted his request to retire, Swift has not put forward a retirement date saying he […]

  • 3 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit embarked aboard the Essex Amphibious Ready Group’s three ships March 16-April 1, for Composite Training Unit Exercise, or COMPTUEX, off the coast of San Diego. These at-sea periods prior to deployment integrate the MEU and the ARG as a single unit and develop a stronger bond while […]

  • 15 July 2016

    U.S. Navy and Coast Guard assets are searching for a plane that went missing off Kona, Hawaii, on Thursday, July 14. The Coast Guard said a Navy MH-60R helicopter crew from the USS Chung Hoon (DDG-93) along with HC-130 Hercules airplane crews and MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews from Air Station Barbers Point were searching for the plane. […]

  • 24 July 2017

      The U.S. Coast Guard has shared a video of its MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter medically evacuating a man from the U.S. Navy supply support ship ‘NAWC 38’ 160 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. On Friday, June 21, watchstanders in the 5th Coast Guard District Command Center in Portsmouth received notification from the Navy […]

  • 10 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Marines Corps announced that sailors and marines would soon receive updated flame resistant uniforms, making them less susceptible to severe burns. The Enhanced Fire Resistant Combat Ensemble is the latest upgrade to the Corps’ flame resistant combat ensemble inventory. The update includes a long-sleeve shirt and trousers with a new flame resistant material […]

  • 5 August 2015

    US Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY) and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Yokosuka naval base jointly celebrated their 39th annual Friendship Day, Aug. 1. The two nations concurrently opened their respective bases to the general public to allow an estimated 56,000 visitors to enjoy festivities on the grounds and to come aboard ships and […]

  • 26 October 2018

    US Military Sealift Command rescue and salvage ship USNS Grasp (T-ARS 51) became the newest ship to join the Pacific area of operations, after concluding a homeport shift from Virginia to San Diego. Grasp arrived in San Diego, Calif., on Tuesday, following an 18-day trip from its former home in Little Creek, Va. The trip included […]

  • 21 January 2016
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The U.S. Secretary of the Navy and Secretary of Agriculture kicked off the Great Green Fleet January 20, with the deployment of the USS John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCS CSG) during a ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island, USA. The Great Green Fleet is a Department of the Navy initiative highlighting how […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 February 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Marines and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force concluded exercise Iron Fist 2018 off the coast of Southern California, February 7. US Navy’s Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) Rushmore provided both an amphibious and air platform for US Marine Corps and Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force members to train and conduct operations. The […]

  • 29 January 2018

    The US Coast Guard medically evacuated an injured sailor from US Navy destroyer USS Spruance offshore of Palos Verdes on January 27. US Coast Guard sector Los Angeles-Long Beach was notified of a 20-year-old crewmember who had sustained a leg injury aboard the USS Spruance (DDG-111). After consulting with the duty flight surgeon, watchstanders dispatched […]

  • 10 December 2015

    The U.S. Coast Guard medically evacuated a 23-year-old man from the U.S. Navy’s guided missile cruiser USS Princeton approximately 30 miles south of Point Conception, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach command center received a report that a male aboard the Navy ship was experiencing symptoms of appendicitis on Tuesday, December 8. […]

  • 14 December 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s new stealth destroyer, USS Zumwalt, interrupted its sea trials to assist the U.S Coast Guard and their MH-60 helicopter in evacuating a man 40 nautical miles southeast of Portland, USA, on December 12. At approximately 3 a.m Saturday, Coast Guard Sector Northern New England watchstanders received a call from the 45-foot fishing […]