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  • 17 December 2014
    Authorities

    USS Tortuga’s (LSD 46) Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Thomas Goudreau and Executive Officer, Cmdr. John Fleming, were relieved of their duties Dec. 16, due to loss of confidence in their ability to safely operate and navigate the ship and their credibility to lead the crew. At approximately 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 6, USS Tortuga (LSD 46) […]

  • 2 October 2013
    Authorities

    The commanding officer (CO) of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) was relieved of his duties on Oct. 2 due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command. Capt. Daniel Dusek was relieved by Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group Seven, Rear Adm. Hugh Wetherald. The relief stems from an ongoing Department of Justice investigation. After […]

  • 6 November 2013
    Training & Education

    An experienced pair of hands guides the way to help HMAS Sirius prepare for a relatively short notice deployment to Asia. The battle tanker, which has recently completed a short period of programmed maintenance, had her program changed to support the Australian Defence Force contribution to Exercise BERSAMA LIMA 2013. Luckily the Executive Officer, Commander […]

  • 20 June 2011
    Training & Education

      A change of command ceremony was held aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) while in port Gaeta, Italy, June 14. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Kevin Byrne relieved Cmdr. Adolfo Ibarra as Barry’s commanding officer (CO). “This has been an amazing experience,” said Ibarra. “From working with our coalition partners to […]

  • 21 April 2014
    Authorities

    The executive officer of Naval Base Coronado in San Diego was relieved of his duties April 18 by Commander, Navy Installations Command.   Vice Adm. William French, commander of Navy Installations Command relieved Capt. Gregory McWherter. The decision was based on initial findings of an ongoing investigation into recent allegations of misconduct and an inappropriate […]

  • 15 December 2014
    Authorities

    HMAS Cerberus, the Royal Australian Navy’s primary training establishment, has a new Executive Officer. Commander Mike Oborn, fondly referred to as the ship’s ‘Dad’, handed over dis duties to his replacement Commander Melanie Verho. Commander Oborn spent three years as Executive Officer and was praised for his genuine care for the welfare of the men and […]

  • 30 May 2012
    Training & Education

    The Navy is accepting applications from eligible officers for the Fiscal Year 2013 (FY-13) Specialty Career Path (SCP) Program, according to a Navy message released May 29. The SCP Program provides officers alternatives to the traditional command-at-sea-career path and supports demand for senior unrestricted line officer expertise in growing mission areas, according to NAVADMIN 167/12. […]

  • 28 October 2013
    Authorities

    Tactical Air Control Squadron (TACRON) 21 held a change of command ceremony Oct. 25 at the Brashear Conference Center on Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Virginia Beach, Va. Cmdr. William C. Bushman relieved Cmdr. Lloyd B. Mack as commanding officer. Initially reporting as Executive Officer (XO) June 2013, Mack “fleeted up” to commanding officer in […]

  • 4 April 2013
    Authorities

    The commanding officer (CO) of ex-Guardian and three other crewmembers were relieved of their duties on April 3 by commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7. The reliefs are the result of an ongoing U.S. Navy investigation into the facts and circumstances of the Jan. 17 grounding in the Sulu Sea of USS Guardian (MCM 5). […]

  • 30 December 2014
    Training & Education

    During what is the festive season for many, the EU Naval Force flagship, ITS Andrea Doria, has remained at sea conducting counter-piracy patrols off the coast of Somalia. The Italian Navy destroyer has spent time escorting a World Food Programme (WFP) vessel along the East coast of Somalia to protect it from possible pirate attack. […]

  • 6 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    New procedures that will aid surface warfare officers and helicopter pilots while increasing safety during flight operations on destroyers have been successfully tested and recently rolled out to the US fleet. “Operator polar plots” (OPP) consist of a series of placard overlays that identify limits and safety considerations that take into account a ship’s speed […]

  • 9 June 2014
    Training & Education

    The next Commanding Officer of HMAS Arunta, Commander David Landon, has been named as a recipient of the Conspicuous Service Medal in the 2014 Queens Birthday honours list this weekend.   The proud father of three from Sydney’s east is to be recognised for his achievement in the performance of duty as the Fleet Executive […]

  • 26 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s Antarctic patrol ship HMS Protector left the Antarctic peninsula after autumn arrived in the Southern Hemisphere and visited Ghana during her time in African waters. During their seven-day visit to Ghana, Protector’s sailors and Royal Marines showed off the ship and her hi-tech kit to senior government officials, local youngsters and high-ranking military figures and, unusually, […]

  • 12 June 2012
    Training & Education

    A clear lower deck was called at 808 Squadron on 4 June so the Squadron could assemble to watch their Commanding Officer, Commander Charlie Stephenson, touch down in a MRH90 after reaching his 4000th flying hour. “This is a very significant milestone, particularly for a helicopter pilot”, Executive Officer LCDR Peter Wynter said. “This places […]

  • 4 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Blueback Base Submarine veterans toured submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), June 24, after the ship completed a $30 million overhaul in Portland, Ore. During the visit, Frank Cable Sailors led several tours for 70 submarine veterans through the ship’s spaces including the galley, carpenter shop, sheet metal shop, machine shop, boat deck, CO’s […]

  • 28 December 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Indian Navy Test Its New LCA Indian Navy’s first indigenously designed and developed 4th plus generation combat aircraft designed to operate from the decks of aircraft carriers took-off from Ski-Jump facility of Shore Based Test Facility at INS Hansa in Goa on 20th December 2014. HMS Dragon Sails through Perilous Waters HMS Dragon sailed between […]

  • 8 January 2013
    Authorities

    On January the 3rd the Combat Replenishment Ship Cantabria left La Graña Naval Port in Spain for a one year deployment to Australia. Admiral Jaime Muñoz-Delgado (Spanish Navy Chief of Staff) and Admiral Santiago Bolivar (Admiral of the Fleet) attended the farewell ceremony. During his speech, Admiral Muñoz-Delgado stressed the significance of the deployment and […]

  • 13 April 2015
    Authorities

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) conducted a change of command ceremony on the ship’s flight deck while transiting the eastern Mediterranean Sea on April 10, 2015. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Milciades “Tony” Then relieved Cmdr. Frank E. Brandon as Mitscher’s commanding officer. The ceremony marked the end of an 18 month […]

  • 21 December 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    USS Tortuga’s CO, XO Relieved of Duties USS Tortuga’s (LSD 46) Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Thomas Goudreau and Executive Officer, Cmdr. John Fleming, were relieved of their duties Dec. 16, due to loss of confidence in their ability to safely operate and navigate the ship and their credibility to lead the crew. UK Orders Phalanx Weapons […]

  • 21 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Plymouth based HMS Dasher and Cardiff based HMS Exploit have recently carried out a replenishment at sea (RAS) in the Bay of Biscay as part of Operation Southern Sun.   P2000s do not have the capability to replenish fuel at sea and instead RAS to practice shiphandling and seamanship skills. Exploit and Dasher passed goods […]

  • 12 May 2014
    Industry news

    The guided-missile frigate USS Rentz (FFG 46) was decommissioned during a ceremony at Naval Base San Diego, May 9, with friends, family and service members in attendance to celebrate the ship’s 30 years of Naval service.   As Rentz Sailors manned the rails, retired Vice Adm. Martine Jules Mayer, the ship’s first commanding officer and […]

  • 22 July 2020
    Authorities

    Rear Admiral Ishimaki of the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) handed over Command of Combined Task Force 151 (CTF 151) to Rear Admiral Inanir of the Turkish Navy in a virtual ceremony on July 21.

  • 14 April 2014

    “All those involved in the replenishment at sea are required at their station”. When this order is broadcast over loudspeakers on board the German tanker FGS Rhön, the seamanship crew reacts quickly by donning their hard hats and safety gear before making final preparations for what is a highly specialized manoeuvre at sea.   At […]

  • 9 May 2012
    Training & Education

      Staff and students assigned to Surface Warfare Officers School (SWOS) received a visit from the commander of U.S Fleet Forces Command May 2. Adm. John C. Harvey Jr. held a town hall meeting in the Admiral Michael Mullen Auditorium, where he shared his views on the current state of the surface force and where […]

  • 25 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Alcohol Abuse Awareness Month ends April 30, but responsible drinking is an “all year” thing. “If you have a problem with alcohol, recognizing the problem is the first step toward recovery,” said Dorice Favorite, director, Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention (NADAP). “Reaching out for help is a sign of strength, and the alternative could […]

  • 19 March 2013
    Training & Education

    The “Wizards” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 133 conducted an aerial change of command ceremony over the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) March 17. Cmdr. Mike Bisbee, of Miami, Fla., relieved Cmdr. Christopher DeMay, of Farmingdale, N.Y., as commanding officer. Bisbee previously served as VAQ-133’s executive officer. “I was very fortunate […]

  • 13 September 2013
    Training & Education

    The crew of USS Wasp (LHD 1) commemorated the 12th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 with a ceremony held in the hangar bay, in port Norfolk. While television sets aired a 9/11 documentary in the background, the main event commenced with singing the national anthem, followed by the chaplain’s invocation and remarks from Wasp’s crew. […]

  • 27 April 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    International Warships Dock in China for Multinational Drill China will host ships from seven countries these days ahead of the exercise “Sea Cooperation 2014″, according to the Times of India.   The Indian Navy’s warship INS Shivalik arrived in one of the 10 busiest ports in the world, the Chinese Port of Qingdao, on Sunday […]

  • 7 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON)(AW/NAC) Mike D. Stevens completed a trip to the Navy’s Command Leadership School (CLS) and Senior Enlisted Academy (SEA) at Naval Station Newport, R.I., Dec. 4. MCPON sat down with students from the current Command Master Chief / Chief of the Boat (CMC/COB) and Prospective-Commanding Officer and Prospective-Executive […]