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  • 8 February 2011

    The Philippine National Red Cross, Philippine Coast Guard, and the Philippine Marines rescue personnel held on Thursday, February 3 a cross… [mappress] Source: pia , February 8, 2011; [mappress] Source: , February 8, 2011; Image:

  • 15 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Indian Navy’s Chief of Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan announced the Navy’s plans to conduct an International Fleet Review (IFR) on the Eastern Seaboard at Visakhapatnam from February 4 – 8, 2016. Speaking at a specially convened press conference on October 14, Admiral Dhowan disclosed that 46 nations have confirmed their participation in IFR 2016. Next year’s IFR will […]

  • 16 October 2014

    Under a grey sky on Scapa Flow in Orkney on October 14, more than 100 people gathered to pay tribute to more than 830 men who lost their lives on HMS Royal Oak. Marking the 75th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the Revenge-Class battleship, a shore side ceremony at the HMS Royal Oak Memorial […]

  • 17 August 2015

    The US Department of the Navy and City of Chattanooga held a ceremony Aug. 15 at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga’s, McKenzie Arena in memory of the Sailor and four Marines killed in the Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) shooting on July 16. The lives of Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, Staff Sgt. David Wyatt, Sgt. […]

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

    The 2014 National Naval Officers Association (NNOA) 42nd Annual Professional Development and Training Conference will be held at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, July 9-11.   The conference provides an opportunity to engage with the world’s largest gathering of African American Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen. Events include educational and professional development workshops, seminars and […]

  • 17 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) presents participating nations with opportunities to work together on mutually beneficial defence projects. HMAS Success was the ideal platform to support Australia’s involvement in the practical component of a joint Australian, New Zealand, Canadian, United States and United Kingdom co-ordinated electronic warfare experiment known as TAPA.   TAPA is […]

  • 12 June 2014

    U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG), Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Guam, and Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Marianas held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly-renovated Sumay Cove Marina on the base in Santa Rita, June 12.   The $18 million modernized facility improves quality of life for service members and families by offering fishing charters, […]

  • 5 September 2012

    A solemn flag-hoisting ceremony was held in Black Sea Fleet (BSF) Novorossiysk Naval Base on the newest Russian… [mappress] Source: rusnavy, Septembar 5, 2012

  • 10 April 2014
    Training & Education

    A bilateral course on “Investigations after Explosions” was held in Cartagena from March 31st to April 4th. It was attended by four members from Spanish Mine Countermeasures Divers Unit (UBMCM), two amphibious sappers from the Army EOD Unit, and eight explosive disposal technicians from the 8th U.S. Mobile Unit (EODMU-8).   The exercise was organized […]

  • 19 December 2013
    Industry news

    The delivery of the Italian FREMM ‘Virginio FASAN’, the first in ASW configuration, was held today at the FINCANTIERI shipyard in Muggiano (La Spezia). The FASAN was delivered to the Customer with an outstanding state of readiness. All the scheduled complex and meaningful operations were performed in due time. Within the current framework of the […]

  • 14 February 2013
    Training & Education

    The three-day initial planning conference for Africa Partnership Station took place in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, Feb. 11-13. The primary operational elements of APS include international partner missions conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa, and U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area, with African navies and coast guards.  “International partner participation is absolutely vital to increase the quantity and […]

  • 23 November 2012
    Training & Education

    TRITON WARRIOR 2012 (TW12) has been taking place in the East Australian Exercise Area (EAXA) during November, and is the fourth in the series of TRITON exercises conducted by the RAN providing regular maritime warfare scenarios to ensure ships and personnel are properly trained and equipped. TW12 has involved a series of mariner skill and […]

  • 10 October 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Minister of Defense, Pedro Morenés accompanied by the Chief of Defense Staff, Admiral Fernando García and the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Jaime Muñoz-Delgado, attended the multinational Maritime Security exercise ‘Seaborder-13’organized in Portuguese waters from the 1st to the 3rd of October. This exercise was carried out within the framework of scheduled activities of […]

  • 30 August 2012

    Rear Adm. William K. Lescher relieved Rear Adm. Peter J. Fanta as commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 5 during a change of command ceremony at Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Aug. 26. Fanta took command of ESG 5, Aug. 24, 2011. As commander of ESG 5, he commanded U.S. Task Forces 51 and 59, overseeing a […]

  • 4 September 2012
    Training & Education

    Fifteen ships with about 2,000 Defence personnel from seven Pacific nations set sail from Darwin Harbour for the military training Exercise KAKADU 2012 on Sunday.  Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN, said Exercise KAKADU is the Royal Australian Navy’s principle multilateral exercise in Australia for 2012. “We are excited to be […]

  • 12 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Black Sea Fleet (BSF) destroyer Smetlivy and seagoing tug MB-304, Italian frigates Aviere and Zeffiro took the sea on… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, November 12, 2012

  • 24 May 2013
    Training & Education

    More than 200 Sailors, veterans and civilians attended the “Tolling of the Boats” ceremony hosted by members of the U.S. Navy Bremerton Base Submarine Veterans (SubVets) at the Naval Undersea Museum’s Jack Murdock Auditorium, May 23. The ceremony honors the memory of the submariners who lost their lives in the line of duty, especially those […]

  • 24 October 2012
    Training & Education

    The biannual Naval Commanders Conference of 2012 commenced in New Delhi on 16 Oct 12. This conference is held every May and Oct to discuss issues of operational relevance, identify capability gaps and to review the future plans of the Indian Navy. While addressing the senior naval commanders, Admiral DK Joshi, Chief of the Naval […]

  • 22 February 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Rear Adm. David F. Steindl relieved Rear Adm. T. K. Shannon as commander, Carrier Strike Group One (CSG-1) during a change of command ceremony aboard aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Feb. 21. Shannon, who assumed command of CSG-1 Nov. 18, 2011, led the strike group through a successful Western Pacific (WESTPAC) and Arabian […]

  • 3 September 2014

    Hawaii-based service members, veterans, government leaders and civilians attended a ceremony of the 69th anniversary of the end of World War II aboard the Battleship Missouri Memorial Sept. 2.   Now moored on Ford Island, the location where Sailors first witnessed the attack that brought America to war, USS Missouri, serves as a monument and […]

  • 12 May 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Naval War College conducted a Combined Force Maritime Component Commander (CFMCC) Flag Officer Course at U.S. Southern Command headquarters in Miami, Florida, May 4-8. This year marks the second offering of the CFMCC Course for the U.S. Southern Command area of operation. The course is comprised of admirals and senior captains from Brazil, Canada, […]

  • 30 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Key leaders at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, hosted the annual winter holiday safety stand-down at the installation’s Bulkeley Hall auditorium, Nov. 27-28. Officials at the naval station conduct two safety standdowns per year in an effort to promote safety awareness; one at the beginning of summer and one before the winter holiday season. […]

  • 19 January 2015

    Naval leaders, government officials and private industry members gathered for the final presentations and closing banquet of the 27th Annual Surface Navy Association Symposium (SNA) in Crystal City, Virginia, Jan. 15. Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus delivered his keynote address on the state of the surface Navy, highlighting the strength of the fleet […]

  • 19 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The Insignia Awarding Ceremony of the 20th Intake of the Special Boat Squadron (SBS) was held at the SBS Headquarters in Trincomalee on 18th April 2013. Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. A large audience including family members of the SBS personnel was also present along […]

  • 1 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Tweed Roosevelt, the great-grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt, was one of the speakers Monday at the official ceremony commemorating t… (wavy) [mappress] Source: Wavy, March 1, 2011;

  • 21 March 2012
    Training & Education

    Chairman of the St. Petersburg Submariners and Navy Veterans Club Capt 1 rank (retired) I.K. Kurdin; Admiral, Doctor of Engineering, professor, Government Prize awardee A.A. Komaritsyn; and former submariner and novelist A.M. Pokrovsky on March 19 met with journalists at the press conference “Submarine Fleet: Present and Future”. Igor Kurdin opened the press conference: “The […]

  • 11 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The keel laying ceremony for the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)’s first Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV) was held at Singapore Technologies Marine (ST Marine) in Jurong today.   The keel laying of the first LMV marks another significant milestone for the RSN. This LMV is the first of eight new LMVs to be built for […]

  • 4 December 2013

    During the medal ceremony which was held on the flight deck in the Gulf of Aden, the international staff and ship’s company were decorated by the Force Commander of Atalanta, commodore Peter Lenselink of the Royal Netherlands Navy. Commodore Lenselink praised the EU flag staff and ship’s company “You have all done very well. The […]

  • 6 August 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Senior military officials, including eight flag officer from over 15 nations including the UK, US, Italy, Norway, Finland, France, The Netherlands, Poland, Philippines and Australia will gather in London along with leading industry experts at the 3rd Annual Amphibious Operations between 25 – 27 September. The 3rd annual Amphibious Operations conference will explore how marine […]