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  • 10 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) completed two days of back-to-back community service (COMSERV) projects at the Chao King senior community center and Sunshine Action youth center, Dec. 4-5. Sailors traveled throughout the city, led by Frank Cable chaplain Lt. Cmdr. John Miyahara, who said that the purpose of these […]

  • 10 July 2015

    Sailors from the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (KSGARG) returned to homeport at Naval Station Norfolk June 13, after participating in the KSGARG/MEU (Marine Expeditionary Unit) Exercise off the U.S. Atlantic coast. During the exercise, the ARG was tested in every possible type of warfare situation. One of the last exercises was a strait transit, which […]

  • 17 March 2015

    US Navy’s replenishment oiler USNS Patuxent (T-AO-201) returns home to Naval Station Norfolk. The vessel entered post on Monday afternoon. The Henry J. Kaiser-class oiler has spent the previous three months working as a support vessel in the US Navy’s 5th and 6th Fleet. The vessel performed underway fuel replenishment, delivered fleet cargo and other necessary supplies. [mappress […]

  • 22 October 2014

    HMAS Sirius is back out at sea doing what she does best, refuelling ships for the first time since February. After an extended period of maintenance, Sirius recently left Sydney bound for the East Australian Exercise Area (EAXA) with more than 12 million litres of fuel and sporting a fresh coat of paint. However, before […]

  • 13 October 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    HMAS Rankin returned to Fleet Base West, south of Perth on 1 October. Just completing a full cycle docking in Adelaide, South Australia, where the submarine underwent a major refit with key platform systems refurbished and several key upgrades including to the combat system and weapons. Commander Submarine Force, Captain Matt Buckley said: “I am […]

  • 12 April 2015

    The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Louisville (SSN 724) returned home to the submarine piers of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, April 10, following a scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific. Louisville successfully completed a range of undersea operations and training evolutions, and worked with allied partners in several multinational exercises, thereby improving the combined mission […]

  • 26 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    For various reasons, the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) has not deployed since 2004. But after a highly successful combat systems ship qualification trial (CSSQT), Wasp has sent a clear, concise, and concussive message to the fleet: She is back in the fight. After completion of a successful CNO availability at BAE shipyard […]

  • 27 August 2014

    The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Norfolk (SSN 714) returned to Naval Station Norfolk from its final regularly scheduled deployment on Tuesday, Aug. 26. The city of Norfolk’s namesake will begin deactivation in 2015.   Norfolk, under the command of Cmdr. Greg Zettler, returned from the Central Command area of responsibility where the crew executed […]

  • 8 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The US Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returned to its homeport in Boston Saturday morning following a 70-day, 15,000 mile deployment combating international drug trafficking and migrant interdiction operations. During the Florida Straits and Pacific Ocean patrol, Seneca’s crew, along with an armed Coast Guard helicopter crew, interdicted five go-fast type vessels carrying cocaine from South […]

  • 24 March 2014
    Training & Education

    The Portsmouth-based destroyer has spent the past week or so around the Firth of Clyde – first on the loch, then in the city of her birth for a visit to Glasgow.   The Glenmallan jetty – next to the Garelochhead-Arrochar road – has been used by Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships for […]

  • 8 June 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    The government of the Netherlands has confidence in the new US set-up of the F-35 programme. Not all problems have been resolved yet but the programme is back on the right track. The first Dutch test aircraft will be completed in September 2012. That is what Minister of Defence Hans Hillen and Minister of Economic […]

  • 9 August 2013
    Training & Education

    In order to facilitate the fishermen engaged in coastal fishing, Naval Divers attached to the Eastern Naval Command placed buoys in the Back Bay in Trincomalee earmarking the area for their exclusive use. The bay, which had once been a hive of activity with traditional fishermen taking the lead, was non-operational for over three decades […]

  • 9 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Alameda-based U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche returned to its homeport of Alameda Saturday completing a 14-week deployment that included counter-smuggling patrols, participation in the largest multi-national maritime exercise in the world, and fisheries enforcement operations.   The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche spent the first month of their deployment off the coast […]

  • 8 July 2014

    HMAS Perth has returned home to Fleet Base West after a four month deployment supporting Operations RESOLUTE and SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN.   As one of the units involved in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight for Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN the crew searched areas of the Indian Ocean for debris. “It was a task […]

  • 1 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returned to its homeport at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, California, Friday, after a 140-day deployment to the Arctic and Central America. Since departing in July, the Stratton’s crew completed a 24,000-mile deployment in support of the nation’s interests in the Arctic and joint counter-drug operations […]

  • 5 November 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    In yet another repatriation, the crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore transported 43 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, on Wednesday. These operations are a result of three separate interdictions at sea in the south Florida Straits. The Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore, along with numerous other Coast Guard patrol boats and aircraft, aggressively patrol […]

  • 7 September 2015

    The Virginia-class attack submarine USS New Mexico (SSN 779) returned to its homeport at U.S. Naval Submarine Base, New London, from a regularly-scheduled deployment on Sept. 4. Under the command of Cmdr. Todd Moore, New Mexico returned from the U.S. European Command (EUCOM) area of responsibility where the crew executed the Chief of Naval Operation’s […]

  • 15 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Royal Navy frigate HMS Monmouth has sailed for the first time after an 18-month refit in Plymouth having been upgraded with the latest cutting edge technology. The ship, known as the ‘Black Duke’ after James Scott, the Duke of Monmouth, sailed from HM Naval Base, Devonport, for sea trials. HMS Monmouth entered refit at […]

  • 7 May 2015

    Royal Navy’s Type 45 air defence destroyer HMS Dragon returned to Portsmouth yesterday, 6 May, from a successful six-month patrol across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The Type 45 destroyer travelled 22,000 miles and visited 15 ports strengthening ties with her allies and continuing the UK’s commitment to the region. The deployment included routine patrols of […]

  • 21 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The US Navy’s guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) returned to its Naval Station Norfolk homeport on Sept. 20 after a six-month deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet Area of Operations.   Vella Gulf, homeported in Norfolk, Va., deployed March 14, 2014, to conduct naval operations with allies and regional partners in support of […]

  • 4 May 2015

    US Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma, a 270-foot Medium Endurance Cutter, returned to its homeport at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Sunday after a 63-day patrol conducting operations and training in the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. While on patrol, the Tahoma crew worked with the Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron to successfully interdict over 1,100 pounds of cocaine with […]

  • 18 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Boise (SSN 764) returned to its homeport at Naval Station Norfolk from a deployment, Jan. 16. Boise, under the command of Cmdr. Scott C. Luers, is returning from the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility where the crew executed the Chief of Naval Operation’s Maritime Strategy in supporting national […]

  • 11 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Navy frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) is scheduled to return from its final deployment, where it operated in the U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command / U.S. 4th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR) Dec. 12. Upon return the ship will begin to make preparations for decommissioning after 30 years of service. During this final deployment, […]

  • 19 June 2013

    Friends and families of the crew of USS Jacksonville (SSN 699) gathered at the submarine piers to welcome back the Los Angeles-class submarine as she returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after completing a deployment to the Western Pacific and Persian Gulf, June 18. ” These Sailors have impressed me from day one, and I […]

  • 17 October 2014

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) will return to San Diego, Oct. 20 from an independent deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean. Deployed since March, the ship and crew of more than 300 Sailors, assigned to Destroyer Squadron Two One (DESRON) 21, conducted various presence operations and goodwill activities […]

  • 23 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Following a two week, mid deployment maintenance check – HMS Iron Duke has returned to sea.   The Portsmouth based frigate has just spent two weeks in the South African port of Simon’s Town, just a short hop from Cape Town. It was also a chance for the ship’s company to unwind before continuing her […]

  • 1 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Spanish submarine Mistral has just returned to her homeport in Cartagena, Spain, after participating in NATO’s anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise Dynamic Manta 15. The manoeuvers were organized by COMSUBNATO and monitored by his Staff from Northwood, UK. The exercise took place off the coast of Sicily, Italy, and focused on ASW training of aircraft, surface […]

  • 26 April 2015

    The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) escorted by USS Normandy (CG 60), transited the Strait of Hormuz from its station in the Arabian Sea to the Arabian Gulf April 24, to rejoin other U.S. and coalition forces supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Theodore Roosevelt and Normandy had operated in the Arabian Sea since April 19 […]

  • 15 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) returned to Singapore April 15 after a two-month stint operating in Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia. Singapore is the maintenance and logistics hub for rotationally deployed LCSs and Fort Worth returned to port to conduct a planned maintenance availability. Since departing Singapore in February after the […]