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  • 17 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Four Sailors were injured Oct. 16 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) when a line parted during a refueling at sea between Truman and the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201) off the coast of Florida. Two of the injured Sailors were flown via Navy helicopter […]

  • 4 April 2014
    Equipment & technology

    The US Navy’s Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship, USNS Cesar Chavez, hull number (T-AKE 14) delivers fuel to the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) at night during an underway replenishment on April 3rd in the Pacific Ocean.   This replenishment was the first for USS Frank Cable in last ten […]

  • 28 March 2011
    Training & Education

      A Naval training exercise that included an underwater blast off San Diego’s coast has been linked to at least three dolphin deaths earlier t… (huffingtonpost) [mappress] Source: huffingtonpost,March 28, 2011;

  • 23 December 2011

    Anticipating that the pirates will not take a break over the holiday period, neither will the EU NAVFOR units patrolling around the Horn of Africa and in the Somali Basin. Whilst back at home in Europe the families of the deployed EU NAVFOR personnel celebrate this very special season of the year, the crews of […]

  • 26 January 2012
    Training & Education

    From Boston to Sacramento, America’s Navy will come home to 15 cities across the country in 2012 to show Americans why having a strong Navy is critical to the American way of life and to help commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. Since 2005, the Navy Week program has served as the Navy’s […]

  • 2 August 2011
    Training & Education

      U.S. Navy ships were a popular draw during Navy Week, which ended today with the departure of the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln​… (dailynews) [mappress] Source: dailynews, August 2, 2011;

  • 22 February 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Hundreds of workers at a British missile factory have been thanked by the Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology Peter Luff for their efforts in supporting the Armed Forces during the Libya intervention. The Minister visited MBDA UK at Lostock in Bolton last week to see for himself where some of the UK’s most […]

  • 23 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Four Sailors from USS Bataan (LHD 5) and three civilian instructors from the Center for Security Forces were injured yesterday aboard a rigid hull inflatable boat when it collided with USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) during a small boat training exercise near Thimble Shoals Channel, off the coast of Hampton Roads, Va. The exercise was […]

  • 19 March 2012
    Training & Education

      USS Spruance (DDG 111) set the Navy record for distance while firing a missile during Combat Systems Ship Qualification Trial (CSSQT), March 13. Spruance culminated its eighth week of CSSQT events with a record-setting missile shoot. “The crew is probably getting tired of me saying ‘first ever’ or ‘best ever’ but, when the reality […]

  • 16 May 2011

      The crew of a Canadian warship that returned fire after being shot at by Libyan forces was calm during the incident, the commander of the fr… (cbc) [mappress] Source: cbc, May 16, 2011;

  • 2 April 2014
    Training & Education

    The frigate ‘Cristóbal Colón’ and the OPV ‘Relámpago’ visited Doha (Qatar) during the Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX 2014)   Both warships made the most of their scheduled port calls in support of the national defense industry in what is considered the most important international naval exhibition in the Middle East. The […]

  • 28 March 2012
    Training & Education

    A diver died on Sat, March 24 during Pacific Fleet (PF) naval exercise. The tragedy happened when rescue ship Alagez was conducting a submarine salvage drill, reported RIA PrimaMedia referring to Capt 1 rank Roman Martov, chief of Eastern Military District Press Service. During the drill, crew of Alagez was rendering assistance to “damaged” submarine […]

  • 15 June 2011
    Training & Education

      Navy reservists are providing support for Naval Cooperation and Guidance for Shipping (NCAGS) teams during Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2011, June 5-17. NCAGS teams provide vital information about civilian vessels to maritime commanders and ensure the safety and security of both merchant ships and military units during times of crisis or military action. They also […]

  • 19 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Active duty and reserve Sailors from Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron (MSRON) 9 look to retest their skills as a cohesive organization in a Unit Level Training and Readiness Assessment (ULTRA) during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise July 21. During ULTRA, Maritime Expeditionary Security Group (MESG) 1 will evaluate MSRON 9’s command training team […]

  • 22 April 2016
    Training & Education

    Civilian crews on merchant vessels and cruise ships worked with navies from more than 30 nations to ensure the waterways of the Middle East remain open and secure for commercial shipping. More than 30 commercial ships, together with partner nation navies, participated in the International Mine Countermeasure Exercise (IMCMEX), which focuses on maritime security from […]

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

    A search involving boats and aircraft is underway to locate a Pakistani sailor who went missing from Pakistan Navy Ship PNS Nasr in the early hours of 7th September 2014.   It is belived the sailor went overboard while the ship was at anchor in Darwin Harbour during Exercise KAKADU 2014. The Australian Defence Force […]

  • 26 November 2014
    Training & Education

    The George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) arrived at its forward operating location of Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan upon completion of its 2014 patrol, Nov. 25. Throughout the 2014 Patrol the GWCSG was made up of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) and Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers USS Antietam (CG 54), USS Shiloh (CG […]

  • 21 May 2014
    Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt’s (CVN 71) close in weapons system (CIWS) successfully tracked and fired upon a mobile surface target during a Combat System Ship Qualification Trial (CSSQT) surface gun exercise (GUNEX), May 19.   The CIWS, a 20mm radar-guided Gatling gun system, fires 75 rounds per second and protects the ship from […]

  • 15 April 2014
    Industry news, Training & Education

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division will share modeling and simulation practices used in the design and construction of aircraft carriers and submarines during the MODSIM World Conference this week. The shipyard is among more than 25 organizations sharing best practices at the conference being held Tuesday through Thursday at the Hampton Roads Convention […]

  • 7 October 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    In a message released on Friday 4th, U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) commander, Admiral Bill Gortney, directed that the Fleet will continue to provide ready forces to safeguard national security during the government shutdown, but limit activities to only those that are absolutely necessary to safely accomplish currently assigned excepted missions. In the message Gortney directed […]

  • 26 May 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) successfully engaged incoming aerial threats with its NATO Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) system during a Combat System Ship Qualification Trial (CSSQT), May 21.   TR launched multiple ESSMs to verify the defensive capabilities of the missile system are functional and effective. “The ESSM is the ship’s […]

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

    The Republic of Singapore Navy’s (RSN) Formidable-class frigate RSS Intrepid, conducted a successful live-firing of an Aster Surface-to-Air Missile on 12 July (Singapore time), as part of the multilateral Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) maritime exercise.   Hosted by the United States Navy and held from 26 June to 1 August, Exercise RIMPAC 2014 comprises […]

  • 18 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The US Navy executed a successful flight test of the surface-to-air Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) at White Sands Missile Range, Aug. 14.   During flight test “Juliet,” the Navy examined the missile’s ability to intercept a subsonic, low altitude target over land. Juliet is one of 10 follow on operational test and evaluation (FOT&E) events planned […]

  • 28 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Handling major maritime incidents was the focus of activities of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), the Maritime Rescue Coordinating Centre (MRCC) in Cape Town and the Maritime Rescue Sub-Regional Centre (MRSC) conducted on September 21-22 during Exercise Oxide. The Search and Rescue exercise took place off the coast of Richards Bay. A combined Maritime […]

  • 17 June 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) ran a successful test of its Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) system during an at-sea missile exercise (MISSLEX), June 14. The exercise simulated a possible real-life event, where the ship shot down a rapidly approaching drone. The work center supervisor in charge of the fired missile, Fire Controlman […]

  • 24 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Monmouth was joined by French FS Primauguet and Spain’s EPS Victoria for two days of naval gun firing at the Cape Wrath range on mainland Britain. 175 rounds crashed down on the Cape Wrath in 15 shoots – high-explosive, practice, star shells – in a coordinated eight and half hours of fire […]

  • 13 June 2012
    Training & Education

      Sailors assigned to guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) gathered to honor deceased U.S. Sailors interred at the Dissident Cemetery in Valparaiso, Chile, June 11. A Chilean navy band that performed the “Star Spangled Banner” and “Taps” joined the group of 17 Sailors and officers. As the Underwood crew members stood in formation, Cmdr. […]

  • 25 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Chief Special Warfare Operator Bradley S. Cavner, 31, of Coronado, California, died from injuries sustained during an accident while conducting parachute jump training operations in El Centro, California, June 23.   “The training SEALs go through is inherently high-risk,” said Cmdr. Christian A. Dunbar, Naval Special Warfare Group One’s chief staff officer. “Bradley was a […]

  • 9 April 2014
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy and Vietnam People’s Navy began the annual Naval Engagement Activity (NEA) April 7 with a welcoming ceremony for USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) and USNS Safeguard (T-ARS-50) at the port of Da Nang.   During the welcoming ceremony, Vietnamese officials from the Ministry of Defense, Foreign Relations Department, Naval Zone 3, […]