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  • 24 April 2017

    On April 21st, the session of the Russian Defence Ministry Board has been held in Moscow under the leadership of the head of the military department General of the Army Sergei Shoigu. In his opening speech, the Minister of Defence stated that such multipurpose frigates as the Admiral of Soviet Union Fleet Gorshkov fitted with […]

  • 10 September 2014

    Visitors flocked to a flotilla of NATO warships when Cardiff hosted a Meet the Forces day – although those stepping aboard HMS Duncan were confronted by one of the most dangerous aliens in the universe.   Six ships – including the Royal Navy’s latest front-line Type 45 destroyer – were berthed in Cardiff Bay at […]

  • 12 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus visited Sailors aboard USS Ross (DDG 71) during a scheduled port visit in Istanbul, Turkey, Nov. 11. While in Istanbul the SECNAV met with the crew to thank them for a job well done on the ship’s first patrol as a forward-deployed BMD ship. The SECNAV emphasized that there […]

  • 22 February 2011
    Equipment & technology

      An Australian report released on Tuesday found that a “predatory” sex culture existed among Australian sailors on the naval supply ship HMAS… (emirates247) [mappress] Source: emirates247, February 22, 2011; 

  • 24 March 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Center for Security Forces (CENSECFOR) announced the successful implementation of changes to the Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) Boarding Officer course, March 20. William Goodnoh, who serves as the course curriculum model manager for VBSS and advanced tactics, said: The changes to the course were nearly across the board from mission planning to […]

  • 25 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    A team of Navy-trained marine biologists embarked aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) Aug 18-22.   The team of marine biologists trained Gettysburg’s Sailors and assessed their ability to spot sensitive marine life in the ocean. The team stood underway watches on the bridge wings with binoculars and radios searching for and documenting marine […]

  • 22 February 2016

    Sailors on board U.S. Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Boxer recently scattered the ashes of 15 deceased military members during a burial at sea ceremony. The ceremony, which many consider a sacred honor, is requested by the military member, their family or dependents. This tradition is designed to demonstrate honor and commitment to service and […]

  • 16 December 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Secretary of Defense Ash Carter visited the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) pier side in Bahrain Dec. 10, to thank Sailors for their service during their seven-and-a-half month deployment. Carter announced liberty call for the crew, presented challenge coins to Sailors and had lunch with Sailors on duty. The secretary was in Bahrain to […]

  • 24 September 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two hundred Marines from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina, embarked aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (TR) (CVN 71) Sept. 16 for training in preparation for TR’s upcoming deployment.   The Marines’ senior enlisted members aboard TR noticed the high level of morale from their crew after observing the enthusiasm and hard work they […]

  • 8 October 2015

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, USS Nitze (DDG 94), held a change of command ceremony on October 2. Cmdr. Paul Kaylor relieved Cmdr. Michelle Nakamura as commanding officer. Nakamura, who became commanding officer in May 2014, will now be reporting to Surface Nuclear Propulsion Mobile Training Team. Kaylor, a Kennerdell, Pennsylvania native, first reported […]

  • 12 July 2015

    The amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) held a change of command ceremony at Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet headquarters in Point Loma, California, July. 9. During the ceremony Cmdr. Scott T. Tasin was relieved by Cmdr. Gervy J. Alota. Tasin was presented his end of tour award by Capt. Stephen McKone, commander of […]

  • 26 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Nine staff members from three of Hawaii’s Congressional delegates experienced life as a submariner, while on a distinguished visitor (DV) embark aboard USS Olympia (SSN 717) Aug. 23.  The staffers spent a full day touring the submarine and interacting with crewmembers. Their tour included access to the control room, crew berthings, torpedo room, a view […]

  • 22 April 2014
    Training & Education

    The US Navy’s Personnel assigned to Naval Special Warfare Group 10 and Cameroonian Rapid Intervention Battalion conduct a simulated boarding of the joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) during exercise Obangame Express 2014.   Obangame Express, now in its fourth year, is designed to improve tactical expertise and cooperation among West and Central African […]

  • 29 July 2014
    Industry news

    The Board of Directors of Raytheon Company has elected Thomas A. Kennedy, age 59, as Chairman of the Board of Raytheon Company effective October 1, 2014.   This action follows notice to the Board by William H. Swanson, Raytheon’s current Chairman of the Board, of his retirement from the Company effective September 30, 2014. Mr. […]

  • 15 June 2011
    Training & Education

        Northern Fleet (NF) large ASW ship Severomorsk called at Djibouti port on June 11. The formal visit of the Russian warship lasts till June 14. Russian delegation headed by ambassador Valery Orlov boarded Severomorsk in the port. Also, the cruise commander paid a social visit to the Chief of Staff of Djibouti‘s armed […]

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

    Fifty Midshipmen from the United States Naval Academy and the United States Merchant Marine Academy embarked with the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) on a seven-day underway as part of a three-week summer training program August 4.   Throughout the seven day sea trial period for Kearsarge, midshipmen participated in damage control training […]

  • 12 May 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus visited the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) May 11, commemorating her recent arrival in Singapore and maiden overseas deployment to Southeast Asia. Mabus, the 75th SECNAV, delivered remarks on the flight deck of Freedom to more than 200 foreign dignitaries and representatives from 26 countries, U.S. […]

  • 18 August 2015

    US Navy’s Guided missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) held a change of command ceremony on board Naval Base San Diego, Aug. 14. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Mikael A. Rockstad turned over command of the guided missile destroyer to Cmdr. Abigail A. Hutchins. Dewey recently completed a 10-month-deployment with the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group […]

  • 12 April 2013

     Yesterday morning (April 11), whilst sailing along the northern coast of Somalia, the Spanish frigate ESPS Numancia, deployed with the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta, performed a friendly approach on a Yemeni dhow to help promote understanding about EU NAVFOR´s mission amongst the regional maritime community and to gather information about the […]

  • 23 September 2015

    US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) held a change of command ceremony at Naval Base San Diego on Sept. 18. Cmdr. Mark Nieswiadomy turned over command of the guided-missile destroyer to Cmdr. Marc Crawford. The change of command ceremony honored the end of a 36-month tour aboard Gridley for Nieswiadomy. Prior to assuming […]

  • 16 March 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ambassador Michael S. Hoza, U.S. ambassador to Cameroon, visited and delivered remarks during reception held aboard the Military Sealift Command’s joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) as part of Africa Partnership Station March 13, 2015. Ambassador Hoza spoke of the importance of Africa Partnership Station, a collaborative capacity-building program in which U.S. forces train […]

  • 18 November 2014

    Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) hosted guests from Iwakuni, Japan, Nov. 17. Rear Adm. John Alexander, commander, Battle Force 7th Fleet and Capt. Greg Fenton, George Washington’s commanding officer hosted 22 visitors who toured the ship and were provided a general orientation of how a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier operates while underway. […]

  • 7 June 2017

    Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is one step closer to departing Rosyth after the ship’s company took up residence on board the UK’s future flagship. Over the last couple of months, the 700-strong ship’s company has been navigating their way around the 65,000 tonne aircraft carrier familiarising themselves with the new and high tech systems on […]

  • 13 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Charlottetown, currently part of NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2, recently conducted a cooperative boarding on the Togolese flag merchant vessel (MV) Byblos as part of NATO’s counter-terrorism Operation Active Endeavour. HMCS Charlottetown (FFH 339) conducted this cooperative boarding for cargo and documentation verification during its operations in international waters of the Mediterranean. The […]

  • 16 June 2015

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) held a change of command ceremony aboard the vessel in Salalah, Oman, June 13. Cmdr. Todd Zenner relieved Cmdr. John Krisciunas to become the ship’s seventh commanding officer since the ship’s commissioning in 2006. Krisciunas, a native of Wyndham, New Hampshire, took command of Forrest […]

  • 28 May 2015

    On Tuesday 26 May 2015, EU Naval Force flagship, ESPS Galicia, hosted four local Somali leaders on board. Meetings such as this, which take place at sea near to the Somali coast, help to build mutual understanding and trust between counter-piracy forces and the Somali population. The leaders were greeted and welcomed on board by […]

  • 28 April 2015

    On Wednesday 22nd April, during her port visit to Dubai, Spanish warship ESPS Rayo welcomed on board the Spanish Ambassador to United Arab Emirates, His Excellency Mr José Eugenio Salarich. Port visits such as this are an opportunity to resupply the warship with food and stores, and give the crew the chance to take some […]

  • 18 December 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    “The Ukrainian Navy is very much looking forward to joining the European Union Naval Force, which has made a significant contribution in the fight against piracy over the past five years.” On Tuesday 17 December 2013, Rear Admiral Hervé Bléjean, the Force Commander of the European Union’s counter piracy operation, Atalanta, visited the Ukrainian frigate […]

  • 22 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The crew of Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) are hosting two midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014, July 14 to Aug. 10.   The midshipmen are aboard the Mercy to further their professional development as future leaders of the fleet by introducing them […]