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

    The 14th annual Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) exercise commenced at the Republic of Singapore Navy’s Multinational Operations and Exercises Centre (MOEC) Oct. 5. SEACAT focuses on regional cooperation to address shared maritime security challenges like smuggling, piracy and other illicit activities at sea, by bringing together liaison officers (LNOs) from Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, […]

  • 8 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Two midshipmen from the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy trained aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) from July 18 to Aug. 7 as part of the Foreign Exchange Training of Midshipman (FOREXTRAMID) program. This program is managed by Naval Service Training Command in coordination with Operational Navy (OPNAV) N3/N5 and the U.S. Naval Academy […]

  • 3 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Ten midshipmen from various Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs completed their eighth day of underway training aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (IKE), as part of a three-week summer training cruise, Aug. 2. The midshipmen, who are at all stages of their schooling, have been learning about the many facets of naval operations […]

  • 10 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) advocates from several commands on island came together to celebrate the Day of Action at Gab Gab Beach on U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) April 6. According to Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Coordinator Evangeline Cabacar, the event provided an opportunity for prevention […]

  • 10 August 2015
    Authorities

    The amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) pulled into Guam for a four-day port visit, Aug 3. The ship’s crew and the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) participated in three community service events; Umatac Village Cleanup, Juan M. Gerrero Elementary School painting and Chagui’an Massacre Memorial Preparation. Ashland is forward deployed to […]

  • 31 March 2015
    Authorities

    The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) arrived in Singapore for a port visit, March 27. Shiloh, with more than 350 Sailors, will spend several days in Singapore, enjoying the hospitality, history and heritage of the city and surrounding area. Port visits provide U.S. Navy Sailors a chance to connect with the citizens and […]

  • 22 September 2014
    Training & Education

    Former crew member of the battleship USS Arizona (BB 39) and survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, Lauren Bruner, visited with Sailors stationed aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100), Sept. 19.   “As I was running to my battle station from the main deck, I was wounded […]

  • 19 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrived in Helsinki, Finland, on April 18 for a scheduled port visit. The visit is aimed at enhancing US-Finland relations as the two nations work together to strengthen regional security and stability. It follows a bilateral interoperability live-fire gunnery exercise between the two navies. “Porter […]

  • 12 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors from Submarine Group 7 and organizations around the world participated in a Search for Simulated Submarine Casualty Exercise (SMASHEX) at Fleet Activities Yokosuka Aug. 7-8. SMASHEX is a table top exercise to test procedures and practices required in the very unlikely event of a submarine search, escape and rescue. Several external groups participated in […]

  • 13 May 2013
    Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) hosted a reception May 11 for local dignitaries aboard the ship upon its arrival to Busan, Republic of Korea. Representatives from the Republic of Korea (ROK) military and several community leaders attended the event, along with Rear Adm. Michael D. White, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11, Rear […]

  • 7 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Contractors are working overtime transforming the flight deck of the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) into a full-scale basketball court for the Navy-Marine Corps Classic scheduled for, Nov. 9, at Naval Station Mayport. The classic, which will feature the University of Florida Gators and the Georgetown University Hoyas, will be one of […]

  • 22 March 2015
    Authorities

    The Royal Navy’s largest warship HMS Ocean celebrated her royal links by hosting Her Majesty the Queen on board in Plymouth on Friday, March 20. Her Majesty paid her fourth visit to the nation’s ‘very high readiness’ helicopter carrier since commissioning in 1998. Her Majesty, the ship’s sponsor since the official naming ceremony on 20th […]

  • 16 February 2015
    Authorities

    Vice Adm. Thomas S. Rowden, Commander, Naval Surface Forces (COMNAVSURFOR), spoke with the officers and crew of the guided missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) during an inport visit, Jan. 26. The purpose of Rowden’s visit was to assess the ship’s readiness and spend time with the officers and crew as part of COMNAVSURFOR responsibilities. […]

  • 22 August 2014
    Authorities

    Chief of Naval Personnel, Vice Adm. William “Bill” Moran arrived on the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) for a visit and all-hands call, Aug. 9.   During his visit, Moran toured various spaces of the ship, spoke with Roosevelt’s leadership and addressed the crew. The ship tour consisted of a visit, board, […]

  • 27 November 2014
    Authorities

    Capt. Timothy R. Trampenau transferred leadership of the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) to Capt. Brian K. Sorenson during a change of command ceremony held aboard the ship in Norfolk, Nov. 25. Rear Adm. DeWolfe H. Miller III, commander, Carrier Strike Group Two, presided over the ceremony. During Trampenau’s tenure as commanding officer, the […]

  • 19 February 2015
    Authorities

    The Commander of Combined Air Operations Centre (CAOC) UEDEM, Lieutenant General Joachim WUNDRAK, paid a visit to NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) on February 17. He met with the Command Group to discuss interaction and cooperation between CAOC UEDEM and MARCOM, in particular NATO Maritime Air Command. Lieutenant General WUNDRAK was greeted by Rear Admiral […]

  • 9 July 2015
    Authorities

    Irish Navy’s patrol vessel LÉ EITHNE recently hosted the Minister for Defence Mr Simon Coveney T.D. Ireland’s Minister for Defence addressed the 70 members of the Ship’s Company in the hangar of the vessel in Valletta, Malta. Minister Frances Fitzgerald, Minister Joe Sherlock and Chief Of Staff of the Defence Forces, Lt Gen Conor O Boyle were also […]

  • 6 April 2015
    Authorities

    The officers and crew of the guided missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) hosted friends and family members off the coast of Southern California, March 27. After getting underway, guests experienced a professionally narrated harbor cruise during the outbound transit of San Diego harbor. Once out to sea, guests received a special exhibition of […]

  • 6 April 2017
    Authorities

    Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work visited the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as part of a scheduled visit, on April 4th. Work visited Nimitz to meet with leadership and observe and discuss Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 capabilities and training as they prepare for an upcoming 2017 deployment. Nimitz is currently undergoing Composite […]

  • 25 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Canadian Armed Forces are hosting an international drill taking place from October 24 to November 16, 2016, off the east coast of Nova Scotia and along the eastern seaboard of North America, going as far south as the Bahamas. Participants are scheduled to transit down the eastern seaboard of the U.S. and end their training in the […]

  • 9 September 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The ship’s company of HMS Illustrious has hosted the President of Albania, His Excellency Mr Bujar Nishani, as exercise Albanian Lion draws to an end. Albanian Lion was the first major workout for the Royal Navy’s Response Force Task Group (RFTG) as part of Cougar 13 – a long planned deployment that left the UK […]

  • 11 August 2015
    Authorities

    Indian Navy’s warship INS Trikand is conducting a port visit to Djibouti. The vessel entered the port on August 10 and is scheduled to stay until August 13. Since November 2008, the port has been frequented by warships of the Indian Navy for operational tasking during anti-piracy escort missions being conducted in the Gulf of Aden. Recently, […]

  • 14 April 2015
    Authorities

    Republic of Korea (ROK) Lt. j.g. Gyeong Min Lee, operations officer of ROK Ship Hae Nam (MSH 573), embarked aboard mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) to further cooperation between the U.S. and ROK navies during Exercise Foal Eagle, April 5-11. During his first underway period aboard a U.S. Navy ship, Lee made note […]

  • 30 October 2014
    Authorities

    Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville (Jax) hosted an air show featuring the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, and 13 other military and civilian aviation acts at its airfield, Oct. 24-26. The air show broke previous NAS Jax air show attendance records with more than 297,000 people and 2,100 boaters […]

  • 8 September 2014
    Authorities

    Prince Charles has visited the Royal UK Navy’s newest warship HMS Duncan in Cardiff as he arrived for the NATO summit reception.   As Admiral of the Fleet, Prince Charles wore his Naval uniform and was shown around the state-of-the-art Type-45 destroyer which is the sixth and final of its class. While on board he […]

  • 29 August 2014
    Authorities

    HMAS Harman conducted a Youth Mental Health Awareness Session last week as the first of a number of joint initiatives by the Harman command team and Defence Community Organisation (DCO).   Sponsored by the Harman Welfare Committee, the session was open to all Australian Military and Defence APS members with emphasis on providing information to […]

  • 27 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Armed forces from 19 nations concluded two weeks of multinational exercises and events at-sea and in port, in Loma, Peru. The 58th iteration of the longest running multinational naval exercise closed on July 26. Participating nations utilized 30 vessels, 28 aircraft as well as several submarines and amphibious vehicles to complete six live-fire exercises and 37 […]

  • 9 April 2014
    Training & Education

    More than 40 military officials and distinguished guests attended a reception hosted by guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) during its scheduled port visit in Civitavecchia, Italy, April 4.   “While deployed, we have stood by the motto ‘liberty is a mission’, which means that even while in a foreign port, we are still representing […]

  • 10 September 2015
    Authorities

    The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Houston (SSN 713) arrived in Sasebo, Japan, for a visit as part of its deployment to the Western Pacific, Sept. 10. The visit strengthens the already positive alliance between the U.S. and Japan through the crews’ interaction with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. It also demonstrates the U.S. Navy’s […]