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  • 31 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 2 carried out an astern refueling training drill with the Military Sealift Command maritime prepositioning force container, roll-on/roll-off and mobile landing platform USNS Dahl (T-AKR 312) in Guam’s Apra Harbor on May 24. The coastal riverine force has done an astern replenishment at sea a few […]

  • 19 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Friday the 16th of August marks the start of Navy Week celebrations in Brisbane for 2013. This year’s Navy Week has been moved forward from its traditional October dates to allow for more service personnel to participate in the upcoming International Fleet Review, in Sydney on October 3. Navy Week will commence with a traditional […]

  • 3 January 2019
    Authorities

    US Navy’s Guam-based Mark VI Patrol Boats recently completed a 500 nautical mile long-range transit, in a test of the boats’ operational reach. The two Mark IVs, assigned to Coastal Riverine Group (CRG) 1, Detachment (Det.) Guam,helped provide reliable planning factors and considerations to navigate MK VI Patrol Boats to Yap, Federated States of Micronesia. Mark […]

  • 11 November 2014
    Authorities

    Around 250 members of the Royal Australian Navy Submarine Force marched through the streets of Fremantle on 7 November as part of the celebrations to mark the centenary of Australian Submarines. In a tradition that dates back to ancient Rome, Fremantle City Council bestowed Freedom of Entry rights to the port city which lies at the […]

  • 7 May 2015
    Authorities

    For patrol boat crew Assail Two, embarked in HMAS Armidale, the conclusion of Exercise PENGUIN 2015 on 24 April did not mean the end of official duties. Instead, Assail Two had the honour of leading the Anzac Day dawn service on Muara Beach, Brunei. The ceremony was held at the site where Australian forces landed […]

  • 2 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    British defense contractors Babcock and BAE Systems have jointly won a five-year contract worth £41 million to improve the Royal Navy’s Medium Calibre Guns (MCGs). Under the contract, which can potentially be extended for another five years, the two companies will provide a weapons system which would “increase reliability and functionality, and reduce obsolescence risk”. The companies will […]

  • 29 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) celebrated President Roosevelt’s birthday by touring the ship’s museum, Oct. 27. The museum’s design motif is derived from Roosevelt’s home in Sagamore Hill, N.Y., and is home to more than 30 artifacts. The artifacts depict the many facets of Roosevelt’s life, including his time as […]

  • 18 June 2015
    Authorities

    Royal Navy warship HMS Northumberland is set to play a lead role in events marking the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo this weekend. The Plymouth Type 23 frigate sails from Ostend in Belgium to Kent as part of a re-enactment called The New Waterloo Dispatch. The event recreates the historic journey of the […]

  • 15 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Naval Station Norfolk (NSN) held a birthday celebration to mark the Navy’s 237th birthday on the base parade field Oct. 12. Capt. David Culler, commanding officer of NSN, said in his opening remarks it is the Sailors who create and preserve the Navy’s heritage for those in the future to uphold. “From sailing ships to […]

  • 2 May 2014
    Training & Education

    It was a breezy dawn under a cloudy Indian Ocean sky that greeted the men and women serving in HMAS Perth on Anzac Day 2014.   The quiet sounds of the ocean mingled with that of the ship’s engines as frigate birds went about their breakfast fishing. The crew of 200 formed up on the […]

  • 12 November 2014
    Authorities

    The crew from HMAS Stuart took time from providing support to the G20 to pause and remember those men and women who had gone before them in service to the nation and had made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The 186 officers and sailors of Stuart stood silently at attention as the catafalque party, […]

  • 25 June 2014
    Authorities

    The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) joined with the maritime community on Wednesday 25 June to mark the International Maritime Organisation’s Day of the Seafarer.   The Day of the Seafarer recognises the unique contribution made by mariners, by increasing awareness among the general public of the indispensable services they render to international trade, the world […]

  • 6 December 2012
    Training & Education

    HMAS Waterhen celebrated its golden anniversary today with a ‘Freedom of Entry’ parade through the Municipality of North Sydney. The parade of 200 Officers and Sailors, accompanied by the Royal Australian Navy Band, exercised Waterhen’s rite marching down Miller Street, North Sydney with ‘swords drawn, bayonets fixed, band playing and colours flying.’ Superintendent Allan Sicard, […]

  • 14 December 2016
    Training & Education

    This week the European Union is marking eight years since it launched its first ever maritime military operation, EU NAVFOR Somalia – Operation Atalanta, in response to a surge in armed pirate attacks on merchant ships and other vessels in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean. Back in 2008, increasingly violent attacks by armed […]

  • 19 September 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133 gathered to celebrate 70 years of service with a cake cutting ceremony aboard the Construction Battalion Center Sept. 17. Commanding Officer Cmdr. Jeff Powell, spoke briefly to remind those in attendance of the battalion’s tremendous legacy – a story that stretches from the “Black Hell” of Iwo […]

  • 1 January 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education, Vessels
  • 22 October 2017
    Authorities

    The world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat got underway for the first time in three years as the USS Constitution got underway from the ship’s berth in Charlestown, Massachusetts, on Oct. 20, in commemoration of the ship’s launching 220 years ago and the U.S. Navy’s 242nd birthday. This was the first underway Constitution completed since she […]

  • 4 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Navy and residents of the Orkney Isles are set to mark the centenary of the sinking of two destroyers off South Ronaldsay in a snowstorm on January 12 1918. Just one man survived when HMS Opal and Narborough ran aground when they were caught a snowstorm during a patrol. One hundred years to […]

  • 16 April 2014
    Training & Education

    More than 1,000 Sailors, spouses and their guests gathered to celebrate the 114th birthday of the submarine force at The Founders Inn in Virginia Beach, Va., April 12.   The celebration paid tribute to the men and women serving the submarine force, their families and all of those who came before them to take on […]

  • 3 June 2014
    Authorities

    Representatives from Japan, the United States, New Zealand, Britain, the Netherlands and Australia attended a commemorative service at Garden Island, Sydney, last week, to mark the 72nd anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Kuttabul.   Assistant Minister of Defence, the Hon Stuart Robert MP and Commodore Warfare, Commodore Peter Leavy were in attendance to honour […]

  • 27 May 2013
    Training & Education

    The Philippine Navy (PN) was established on May 20, 1898 during the second phase of the Philippine Revolution when General Aguinaldo formed the Revolutionary Navy which was initially composed of a small fleet of eight Spanish steam launches captured from the Spaniards. For more than a century of invaluable service to the Filipino people, its […]

  • 21 April 2015
    Authorities

    A memorial service was held on April 16, 2015, to honour the service and sacrifice of the crew of His Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Esquimalt, the last Canadian warship lost to enemy action in the Battle of the Atlantic during the Second World War. The ceremony marked the 70th anniversary of its sinking. The service […]

  • 1 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Expeditionary Strike Group 2’s (ESG-2) Multi-Cultural Committee presented a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration Sept. 27, highlighting the contributions of Hispanics throughout the history of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. The event was held as part of the nationally recognized Hispanic Heritage Month, which is observed from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. This year’s […]

  • 30 July 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Bottlenose dolphins from the US Navy’s Marine Mammal Systems Program (MMSP) took part in dynamic mine countermeasure (MCM) training during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise in Southern California. The dolphins are based at Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific on Naval Base Point Loma in Southern California and designated as “Mark 7 […]

  • 22 September 2014
    Training & Education

    Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic and Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, in conjunction with Commander, U.S. Strategic Command, commemorated the Submarine Force’s 4,000th strategic deterrent patrol, Sept. 19, by conducting dual ceremonies in Bangor, Washington and Kings Bay, Georgia.   The first fleet ballistic-missile submarine USS George Washington (SSBN 598) was commissioned Dec. 30, 1959, […]

  • 26 May 2014
    Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy celebrated the one hundredth anniversary of the arrival into Sydney of its first submarines, HMA Ships AE1 and AE2 on Saturday with a commemorative event at the Navy Heritage Centre in Sydney.   With the first surface flotilla arriving in Australia on 4 October 1913, the arrival of AE1 and AE2 […]

  • 26 February 2014
    Training & Education

    Forty Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) honored the recipients of the Five Star Leadership and Waging Peace awards at a celebration dinner in Virginia Beach, Feb. 19.   Capt. Stephen T. Koehler, Ike’s commanding officer, and Rex Buffington, the executive director of the John C. Stennis Center […]

  • 29 April 2014
    Training & Education

    As dawn was breaking on Friday 25th of April, the crew from HMAS Stuart formed up on the ship’s flight deck for an Anzac Day Service.   186 men and women stood proud as the Executive Officer, Lieutenant Commander Benjamin Dalton, the Ship’s Company through an emotional service. For many of the crew this was […]

  • 5 May 2014
    Training & Education

    Members of NUSQN 725 commemorated Anzac Day with a dawn service and wreath laying ceremony in Jacksonville, Florida.   Jacksonville’s Memorial Park and World War statue played host to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) contingent currently stationed in Jacksonville. Located on the shores of the mighty Saint Johns River, the Memorial Park provided a fitting […]