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  • 29 May 2017

    Preparing for the Onslaught Are We Ready to Cooperatively Manage Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Andrew Keene In September, 1941, USS GREER (DD-145) had moved from its patrols in the Caribbean to the North Atlantic as part of the Neutrality Patrol. Headed toward Iceland she was still some 200 miles southwest with her load of passengers and […]

  • 17 October 2012
    Training & Education

    With many commands across the fleet preparing for the semi-annual physical readiness assessment (PFA) the Navy’s Physical Readiness Program director, addressed a Sailor’s responsibilities for the PRT. “It’s the Sailor’s responsibility to maintain physical fitness standards constantly and consistently, not solely at the time of semiannual testing,” said William Moore, director, Navy Physical Readiness Program. […]

  • 19 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Principal Warfare Officer’s (PWO) Course number 50 will be the first in HMAS Watson’s 28 year history to graduate students with one of three new specialisations on offer, including Communications and Information Warfare, Amphibious Warfare or Mine Warfare. The School of Maritime Warfare (SMW) based at Watson in Sydney is the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) premier Warfare training establishment. It has provided training to the […]

  • 18 November 2014

    A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to the Flying Tigers of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 361 prepares to land on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during exercise Blue Chromite. The amphibious training exercise is with the 4th Marine Regiment and the 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines. Germantown […]

  • 19 August 2015

    When USS Simpson (FFG 56) decommissions at the end of September, the U.S. Navy will be left with only one active frigate on the books. Simpson, the last active Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate, is being prepared for inactivation as she takes a sabbatical from active service prior to being sold through the State Department’s foreign […]

  • 16 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer met HMAS Newcastle in Jervis Bay in the first week of March to review the ship’s readiness to deploy on Operation MANITOU. The visit included the opportunity for Rear Admiral Mayer to view boarding party operations, damage control exercises, and speak with ship’s company. During a brief to […]

  • 8 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The Royal Navy has hosted a number of organizations working on unmanned maritime systems for the main planning conference for October’s Unmanned Warrior. The demonstration of unmanned systems overlaid onto the twice-yearly multinational Joint Warrior exercise staged off western Scotland will allow the Royal Navy to see first-hand how some of the systems and sensors could […]

  • 10 March 2011

    The aircraft carrier Stennis returned to Bremerton Tuesday after nearly two months of training off the coast of Southern California… (fresnobee) [mappress] Source: fresnobee, March 10, 2011;

  • 16 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The anchors have been reinstalled, the “69” lights are up and running on the ship’s superstructure, and various other teams remain busy with preservation, restoration and reinstallation of the systems that make the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) run.   Among the ship’s many docking planned incremental availability period (DPIA) projects, […]

  • 21 September 2012
    Training & Education

    HMS Monmouth is alongside at her homeport of Plymouth undergoing engineering support ahead of pre-deployment training. The ship’s bridge reverberates to the sound of grinding tools as a new sensor mount is fitted on top of the ship and a welder works in the engine turbines, while at the bows, weapon engineers align the new […]

  • 11 July 2013
    Training & Education

    More than 27,000 U.S. and Australian personnel are converging in Australia and the Coral Sea in preparation for the amphibious exercise Talisman Saber 2013, to be held off the coast of Australia July 15 through Aug. 6.  Talisman Saber is a U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM)-sponsored exercise that trains forces in a mid-intensity, high-end warfighting scenario […]

  • 7 September 2017

    Navy installations throughout Florida are preparing for heavy weather as Hurricane Irma approaches South Florida. Commander, Navy Region Southeast, Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, directed the evacuation of non-essential personnel and family members from Naval Air Station Key West, Florida, Sept. 5. “Their safety and security is a top priority,” Bolivar said. Approximately 50-60 mission essential […]

  • 5 December 2013
    Industry news

    On Monday, Australia’s second Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ship departed the Navantia Ferrol Dockyard in Spain for a short trip south to Vigo, where she will be loaded onto the Dockwise Heavy Lift Ship (HLS) Blue Marlin for transit to Australia. Weather permitting, Blue Marlin is scheduled to depart before Christmas and is expected to […]

  • 15 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Sailors and Marines of Commander, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 4 and the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) returned to Norfolk, Virginia, May 15, following a 12-day at-sea PHIBRON-MEU Integrated Training (PMINT) off the coast of North Carolina. During the nearly two-week underway period, amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), the command ship for […]

  • 25 May 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) completed a three-day petty officer leadership and advancement course, May 20, in preparation for their upcoming advancement. Each cycle of advancement-eligible Sailors are required to participate in a petty officer leadership course to learn leadership skills and management techniques. Each lesson plan focuses on topics such […]

  • 30 May 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A team from HMS Ocean has been training at Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) in preparation for taking Britain’s biggest warship back to sea following a 15-month £65 million revamp.   The ship’s Bridge team of 11, made up of Officers and Ratings, spent the week at the Naval College in Dartmouth using the state-of-the-art […]

  • 2 March 2012
    Industry news

    One of the Britain’s most potent weapons is bowing out of service for the next three-and-a-half years – as her sister prepares to resume duties after a similar amount of time away from the front line. Nuclear deterrent submarine HMS Vengeance held a ‘de-dedication’ service on the eve of a £300m revamp in Devonport, where […]

  • 21 September 2011

      HMS Ocean is resuming patrols off Libya after a short break in Crete to undergo essential maintenance following nearly three months of constant action. As she returned to sea, Britain’s biggest warship was visited by the Second Sea Lord, who thanked all aboard for the continuing sacrifices. Heading into the Mediterranean sunset, an Army […]

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

    HMS Artful, the third of the Royal Navy’s new Astute Class attack submarines will set sail for sea trials this summer. Artful, which will provide the Royal Navy with its most technologically advanced submarine, is currently preparing to leave the construction yard in Barrow-in-Furness for sea trials, before joining the Royal Navy fleet around the […]

  • 19 June 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) workers safely drydocked USS Annapolis (SSN 760) June 15 for planned maintenance work and several system upgrades. Annapolis arrived at PNSY April 25, and the dry-docking of the submarine is part of a greater engineering overhaul scheduled to last 23 months. More than a year prior to Annapolis’ arrival, the shipyard […]

  • 6 March 2015
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy’s ultimate trainers and assessors spent six days aboard HMS Clyde preparing the patrol ship’s latest crew for the challenging conditions in the Falklands. Clyde has been patrolling around the South Atlantic islands since 2007 with her crew changing roughly every six months – trading places with sailors on fishery protection ships operating around […]

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

    The two week long Northern Coast 2014 (NOCO14) exercise, arranged in August and September is the Finnish Navy’s main exercise this year.   The main aim of the Northern Coasts exercise is to improve the multinational interoperability between the participating troops. The shallow and shoaly waters along the Finnish coast offer challenging exercise conditions where […]

  • 21 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Center for Service Support (CSS) emergency management team provided evacuation and emergency preparedness training to Sailors and civilians for this hurricane season, Aug. 20. “You can’t take the threat of hurricanes lightly,” said Command Master Chief (SW/SCW/AW) Ray Rosado. Rosado said that every hurricane preparedness kit should include important documents, clothing, medication, tools, food and […]

  • 9 February 2011

    PERHAPS it was Kevin Rudd’s most impossible dream – a submarine fleet to face down China. But while the idea of building 12 of our own big… [mappress] Source: theaustralian, February 9, 2011;

  • 7 October 2013
    Training & Education

    HMAS Melbourne is well prepared for the job ahead after practising a fast rope insertion into the ship from an aircraft. The boarding party conducted the evolutions from 15 metres above a pitching flight deck, dressed in full boarding party kit consisting of ballistic vest, boarding party life jacket, webbing complete with 9mm pistol and helmet. Aircraft […]

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

    The amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) departed Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story (JEBLCFS), July 15, to participate in the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group’s (KSGARG) Composite Unit Training Exercise (COMPTUEX) in preparation for the ship’s upcoming deployment. COMPTUEX is a series of training scenarios designed to certify the ARG as a […]

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

    Australia’s biggest warship completed the first of a series of intensive training and assessment periods on her way to being fully operational – HMAS Canberra is now ready to undertake disaster relief and permissive non-combatant evacuation operations. The man in charge of Navy’s training organisation, Commodore Michael Rothwell, says the significance and complexity of the period cannot […]

  • 3 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Maritime professionals from North Africa, Europe and the U.S. started another round of planning for Phoenix Express 2015 at the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Center in Souda Bay, Greece, Dec. 2. The four-day planning event, the second of three before exercise execution in spring 2015, seeks to further develop exercise scenarios aligned with specific […]

  • 31 December 2014
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy military and civilian engineers are preparing the latest military communications satellite for a planned Jan. 20 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The satellite is part of MUOS, or Mobile User Objective System, which operates like a smartphone network from space, vastly improving secure satellite communications for mobile U.S. forces. […]