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  • 9 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Phoenix Express 2012 (PE12), a multi-national exercise between Southern European, North African and U.S. naval forces, officially kicked off at the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operation Training Center (NMIOTC) in Souda Bay, May 7. Phoenix Express is an at-sea maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation among participating nations to help increase maritime safety and security in […]

  • 3 April 2014
    Training & Education

    The Trincomalee Naval Exercise (TRINEX) commenced on 1st April 2014. It is conducted in Trincomalee to enhance the professionalism of the Sri Lanka Navy fleet units and to provide training exposure to the Officer Under Trainees at the Naval and Maritime Academy (NMA).   The exercise is being held in the Eastern Naval Area under […]

  • 29 June 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) are attending the first command indoctrination workshop of the ship’s maiden deployment. The command indoctrination workshop seeks to provide n newly reporting Sailors with a base-level of knowledge on the ship to allow for a successful and career-enhancing tour. Command Master Chief (SW/SS) Raymond Chamberlain […]

  • 17 May 2012
    Industry news

    The commitment of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to combat piracy off the coast of Somalia through boosting capacity building in the region has been underlined with the signing of five strategic partnerships with a number of UN agencies and the EU, following a Conference on Capacity Building to Counter Piracy off the Coast of […]

  • 9 November 2011
    Training & Education

    The Royal Canadian Navy joins their fellow Canadians in marking Veterans’ Week from November 5-11. Sailors from across Canada and on overseas deployments from Libya to Kandahar will take time to remember, and to help keep alive the achievements and sacrifices made by those who served Canada in times of war and peace. About Veterans’ […]

  • 30 July 2014
    Training & Education

    The 20th annual exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore commenced with an opening ceremony at Changi Naval Base, July 29.   Vice Adm. Robert Thomas, commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, delivered remarks before several hundred participating U.S. Navy Sailors and members of the Republic of Singapore navy. Thomas noted that CARAT Singapore stood out […]

  • 11 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Multinational naval and coast guard representatives attended an opening ceremony to kick off the week-long training collaboration, Eurasia Partnership Capstone (EPC) 2012, in Souda Bay, Greece, Dec. 9. Members of the Eurasian Partnership participate in events throughout the year, including diving exercises, ship rider exchanges, port visits, staff talks, and senior leader engagements. Eurasian Partnership […]

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

    Planning is nearly complete for the Royal Australian Navy’s biggest and most exciting warfare exercise, Kakadu 2014, which will play out off the coast of Darwin from 25 August – 12 September.   Around 1,200 people, eight warships and 26 Navy and Air Force aircraft from throughout the Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean regions will […]

  • 23 May 2014
    Training & Education

    Two U.S. Navy ships, the guided-missile destroyers USS Cole (DDG 67) and USS McFaul (DDG 74) cruised through the New York Harbor, kicking off 2014 Fleet Week New York, May 21.   Throughout the week, Sailors and visitors, along with the Marines and Coast Guardsman will participate in various events, including community relations projects, musical […]

  • 23 January 2013
    Training & Education

    The sixth year of bilateral medical engagements with the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces began on January 21 in Phnom Penh, Kampot Province, at the Phnom Penh Preah Ket Melea Hospital. Approximately 14 Marines and sailors from 3rd Medical Battalion, part of Combat Logistics Regiment 35, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, with more […]

  • 21 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Getting rusty on the seabed for years, wrecks of over 50 ships spoil the aquatic area. However, their lifting is a labor-consuming… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, November 21, 2012

  • 20 October 2011
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert welcomed the world’s maritime leaders to the 20th International Seapower Symposium (ISS) at the U.S. Naval War College, Oct. 19. More than 110 nations, with many of the senior-most officers from their navy or coast guard, are attending this biennial event. With 75 heads of navy and […]

  • 4 July 2011

      Every Sunday for a past couple of weeks, protesters have taken to a streets of Hanoi as good as Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam chanting “down… (aboutvietnam) [mappress] Source: aboutvietnam, July 4, 2011;

  • 27 June 2012
    Training & Education

    The multinational training exercise FRUKUS 2012 began with an opening ceremony held at the Baltic Fleet Headquarters in Baltiysk, Russia, where participating senior leaders from France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States discussed the exercise objectives, June 25. Russian navy Vice Adm. Viktor Chirkov, commander, Baltic Fleet, welcomed the guests to Baltiysk and […]

  • 24 September 2012
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile cruiser USS ANZIO (CG 68) moored in Key West, Florida, Sept. 20, the kick off location for UNITAS 53, a two-week multinational interoperability training exercise off the coast of Florida and in the Central Caribbean. The word “UNITAS”, Latin for ‘Unity’. UNITAS is designed to train participating forces in a variety of maritime scenarios […]

  • 16 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Naval representatives from Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and the United States gathered in the Ricardo Palma auditorium at the Peruvian naval base to officially recognize the beginning of UNITAS Pacific (PAC) at an opening ceremony in Callao, Peru, May 14. Leaders from each country’s navy took turns addressing the audience as the ceremony commenced. […]

  • 31 July 2014
    Industry news

    A huge section of the hull for HMS PRINCE OF WALES, the second aircraft carrier being delivered to the Royal Navy, on July 28th departed BAE Systems in Glasgow on a 600 mile journey to Rosyth where final assembly of the ship will take place.   The 8,000 tonne section, known as Lower Block 03, […]

  • 27 October 2011

    Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has arrested five vessels for illegal crude oil transfer and bunkering activitie… (Vanguardngr) By Godwin Oritse Geofrey Bivbere & Martha Akokhia [mappress] Source: vanguardngr, October 27, 2011

  • 4 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Military leaders from 22 nations formally launched Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) 2012, July 2. RIMPAC is hosted biennially by U.S. Pacific Fleet in and around Hawaii. U.S. and international speakers at the opening press conference included Adm. Cecil D. Haney, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet; Vice Adm. Gerald R. Beaman, Commander of […]

  • 15 August 2012
    Training & Education

    The Chicago Navy Week 2012 portion of the commemoration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812 officially kicked off Aug. 13 with a noon performance by the Navy Band Midwest Brass Quintet in downtown Chicago. According to organizers, the War of 1812 event is a salute to all Sailors and Marines who fought in […]

  • 9 August 2012
    Training & Education

    U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Sinclair Harris and Brazilian Rear Admiral Wilson Pereira de Lima Filho welcomed partner-nation participants and officially kicked off this year’s PANAMAX exercise August 6. The main focus of PANAMAX is to practice methods of protecting the safe passage of commercial traffic through the Panama Canal while ensuring its neutrality and respecting […]

  • 6 March 2012
    Training & Education

      The crew of USS Constitution will kick off their participation in the “Crews Into Shape” program from the ship’s berth in Charlestown, Mass. March 4-31. Sponsored by the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center and open to anyone employed by the DoD, Crews into Shape is a workplace-focused initiative that fosters teamwork with […]

  • 15 May 2014
    Training & Education

    Phoenix Express 2014, a multinational maritime exercise between North African, European, and U.S. naval forces, commenced its inport phase at the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operation Training Center (NMIOTC) in Souda Bay, May 13.   The U.S. Africa Command-sponsored exercise, now in its eighth year, is designed to improve cooperation and interdiction expertise among participating nations […]

  • 2 August 2012
    Training & Education

    The 63rd annual Seattle Seafair Fleet Week kicked off as amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18), guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), and guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) arrived in the Port of Seattle, July 31. Seafair is Seattle’s monthlong summer celebration that includes multiple Navy events such as a […]

  • 4 June 2012

    Ships of Russian Navy bear no relation to the armed incident occurred on Tuesday off Somali port town Kismayu… (rusnavy) [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, June 4, 2012; Image: Tomsk

  • 3 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Team Navy/Coast Guard kicked off the competition at the 2012 Warrior Games by participating in cycling events at the U.S. Air Force Academy, May 1. The men’s 20-km recumbent cycling race brought drama as retired Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Jim Casteneda had one of his tires burst in the first turn of the course. No […]

  • 15 February 2013
    Training & Education

    USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) was named the top aircraft carrier in the Atlantic Fleet in the 2012 Commander Naval Air Force Aircraft Carrier Battle Efficiency and Departmental Awards program, Feb. 11. The Battle “E” is awarded annually to ships that display the maximum condition of readiness in their group and for their […]

  • 17 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Naval forces from the United States, Europe, South America and Africa commenced the multinational maritime exercise Obangame Express, April 16.   Obangame Express, now in its fourth year, is designed to improve tactical expertise and cooperation among West and Central African nations in order to enhance those maritime forces’ collective ability to deter illicit activity […]

  • 20 January 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Final preparations are underway to launch the US Navy’s latest communications satellite that will significantly improve capability for Navy and Department of Defense tactical operators. The launch of an Atlas V rocket carrying the MUOS-3 payload for the U.S. Navy is set to lift off Jan. 20 from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral […]