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  • 15 May 2015
    Authorities

    The Spanish Minister of Defence, Mr Pedro Morenés, was the guest of honour during Operation Atalanta’s Force Headquarters Change of Command ceremony that was held on board Dutch flagship, HNLMS Johan de Witt, on Wednesday 6 May 2015 in Djibouti. At the ceremony Spain took Force Command of the Force Headquarters from Sweden. Once the […]

  • 28 September 2015
    Authorities

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) hosted a reception for senior Albanian defense officials aboard the ship September 26. The reception was an expression of Porter’s appreciation for hosting the ship and its crew in Vlore, and it also served to strengthen the ties between the U.S. and Albania. The guest list […]

  • 4 December 2012
    Industry news

    Nearly 12,000 past and current crewmembers, family and friends attended the inactivation of aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Dec. 1, 2012, at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. Enterprise, the world’s first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, recently completed its 25th and final deployment and returned to its homeport of Naval Station Norfolk for a scheduled inactivation, […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The 20th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and the Malaysian Armed Forces commenced formally with an opening ceremony at Lumut Naval Base, June 16.   Malaysia has participated in CARAT since the nine-nation bilateral exercise series began in 1995 to address shared maritime security priorities […]

  • 25 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Breaking new grounds in the making of warships in the country, India, commissioned the first indigenously built stealth Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette, INS Kamorta, on 23 Aug 2014, at Visakhapatnam naval dockyard.   The Defence Minister Shri Arun Jaitley who commissioned the warship, described the development as ‘the coming of age of our ship building industry’. […]

  • 11 August 2014
    Authorities

    The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) amphibious ship HMAS Tobruk recently hosted an Official Reception for Philippine dignitaries in the Port of Manila, during a port visit to the city.   Tobruk’s Commanding Officer, Commander Leif Maxfield, RAN, welcomed the Chief of Staff Armed Forces Philippines, General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr., the Australian Ambassador to the […]

  • 18 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Maritime professionals from South and East Africa, Europe, Indian Ocean nations and the U.S. met for the Cutlass Express 2016 Main Planning Event (MPE) in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania Aug. 4 – 7. The four-day planning event aimed to further develop exercise scenarios for partner nations, participant force offerings, schedule of events and participant manning […]

  • 13 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The 21st Singapore-US Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise was officially launched at Changi Naval Base this morning. The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) Fleet Commander Rear-Admiral (RADM) Lew Chuen Hong and the United States Navy (USN) Commander Logistics Group Western Pacific RADM Charles Williams officiated at the opening ceremony of the exercise. Exercise […]

  • 3 June 2014
    Authorities

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus formally named USS Tripoli (LHA 7) May 30 during an evening parade hosted by Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos at Marine Barracks Washington.   “It is a unique evening here at Eighth and I. We are officially naming the next big-deck amphibious ship, the USS […]

  • 16 June 2014
    Authorities

    During a recent port visit of the EU Naval Force Flagship FGS Brandenburg to the Seychelles, the Force Commander, Rear Admiral Jürgen zur Mühlen, took the opportunity to meet several ministers and military representatives of the Republic of Seychelles, as well as the EU delegation.   Rear Admiral zur Mühlen met with the Minister of […]

  • 26 August 2015
    Authorities

    Commander-In-Chief of Israeli Navy, Vice Admiral Ram Rutberg, is on an official visit to India from 24 to 27 August. The Vice Admiral Ram Rutberg called on Vice Admiral SPS Cheema, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Command 25 August. He toured the Indian Naval Ship Kolkata, an indigenously designed and developed guided missile destroyer, where he […]

  • 13 May 2015
    Authorities

    Commander Combined Task Force 151 (CCTF151) Commodore Asif Hameed Siddique discussed mutual operability with the Bahrain Defence Forces on April 26. During his visit, CCTF-151 met Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF), Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Commander of the Royal Bahrain Naval Force Brigadier General Khalifa Bin Abdullah Khalifa and […]

  • 4 May 2011
    Authorities

    Kuwait’s Prime Minister has made a short visit to Bahrain to meet Kuwaiti navy forces stationed in the Persian Gulf kingdom since late March. During his visit on Tuesday, Sheikh Nasser Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah once again stressed his support for the Al Khalifa regime in Manama, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported. The people of Bahrain […]

  • 15 October 2015
    Authorities

    Commander of NATO’s Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM), Vice Admiral Clive Johnstone, welcomed SHAPE Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Intelligence (DCOS OPI), Major General Joseph Guastella, to the headquarters for an in-depth briefing on NATO maritime operations Oct 14. During the visit, Major General Guastella toured the Maritime Operations Centre, MARCOM’s nerve centre, responsible […]

  • 3 March 2015
    Authorities

    On Friday 27 February, during her port visit to Djibouti, EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Rayo, welcomed on board the commander of the Japanese Escort Division 2, Captain Masatoshi Kashihara, along with representatives from Japanese Warship, JS Harusame. The Japanese delegation was given a brief on the warship’s systems and functions, followed by a tour […]

  • 24 August 2015
    Authorities

    Senior government officials from the Republic of Korea (ROK) visited one of Military Sealift Command’s (MSC) largest Maritime Prepositioning Force ships, Large, Medium-Speed, Roll-on/Roll-off Ship (LMSR) USNS Red Cloud, Aug. 19-20. Busan Mayor Byung-soo Suh received a guided tour of the vessel, which can carry an entire U.S. Army task force, including 58 tanks, 48 […]

  • 20 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Officials from the U.S. and Canada welcomed back a U.S. Coast Guard cutter with more than 28,000 pounds of cocaine on Thursday as allied forces set record drug seizure rates in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy and Royal Canadian Navy ships have seized more cocaine in the last six months than in […]

  • 8 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Government representatives from the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) visited the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), July 5. The representatives visited the ship to receive a general orientation of an underway aircraft carrier and to better understand George Washington’s strategic mission in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of […]

  • 3 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Malaysian Armed Forces and delegates from the State of Sabah, Malaysia, visited the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Feb. 27. Participants were given the opportunity to embark Bonhomme Richard via an MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, tour the spaces and view the ship’s capabilities, […]

  • 13 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Trent, the third of five River-class offshore patrol vessels (OPV) being built for the Royal Navy, has been named. The naming ceremony took place in Govan, Glasgow on March 13, BAE Systems Maritime informed. Trent is now set to take to the water for the first time and make the short journey across the Clyde […]

  • 2 May 2014
    Authorities

    Having recently joined the Combined Maritime Forces – a naval partnership that combats piracy and terrorism – officials from Yemen received a warm welcome at its Bahrain headquarters   The inaugural visit served to strengthen and enhance the relationship between CMF and its newest member Yemen, which has existed informally for a number of years, […]

  • 26 May 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Admiral Bill Gortney, commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command, and Vice Admiral Michael Connor, commander of Submarine Forces Atlantic, visited Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), May 21.   During their stay, Gortney and Connor took a tour of the ship, including the combat information center (CIC), bridge, central control station, […]

  • 10 June 2015
    Authorities

    The designated Operational Commander for EUNAVFOR Med, Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino (Italian Navy), was recently received by MARCOM Chief of Staff, Rear Admiral Giorgio Lazio (Italian Navy) to discuss and assess matters of mutual interest. Rear Admiral Lazio and Rear Admiral Credendino have exchanged impressions, focusing on the different challenges that currently NATO and EU […]

  • 11 May 2015
    Authorities

    Vice Admiral SPS Cheema, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Command and Air Marshal BS Dhanoa, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief South Western Air Command witnessed naval operations by the Western Fleet at sea on 08 May 2015. Flying operations from on board INS Viraat and other fleet ships, weapon firings and other drills were demonstrated to the […]

  • 1 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Australia’s Naval Shipbuilding College which will deliver a coordinated, national approach to workforce development has been officially opened. Australian defense minister Christopher Pyne opened the College at Osborne in South Australia on November 1. The minister said it’s an integral interface with the shipbuilding industry to identify workforce requirements throughout all phases of construction and […]

  • 23 February 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    HMAS Success is showing her versatility in a multi-role capacity while deployed to Operation MANITOU in the Middle East Region. Commanding Officer Captain Justin Jones met with a small team from Combined Maritime Forces during a port visit recently to discuss his ship’s role. In what was an Australian affair, his Combined Maritime Forces counterparts […]

  • 22 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), the lead ship of the Navy’s next-generation of multimission surface combatants, May 20. Ship delivery follows extensive tests, trials and demonstrations of the ship’s hull, mechanical, and electrical systems including the ship’s boat handling, anchor and mooring systems as well as major demonstrations of the […]

  • 15 August 2014
    Authorities

    Forty high-ranking civilian and military officials from the South American nation of Uruguay visited the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) Aug. 13 to participate in a key leadership engagement.   Distinguished visitors included U.S. Ambassador to Uruguay, Julissa Reynoso; Deputy Chief of Mission, Brad Freden; members of the Uruguay House of Representatives […]

  • 18 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 15 officially transitioned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 15 during a ceremony, Nov. 15, at Naval Air Station North Island. The “Red Lions” are the latest anti-submarine squadron to make the transition to a sea combat squadron as part of the Navy’s new direction for the rotary wing community, said […]