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  • 11 November 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Australian National Maritime Museum opened its new ‘Action Stations’ attraction on Sunday, November 8, in Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia. Austal, Australia’s defence contractor, is supporting this new USD 8,5 million attraction at the Maritime Museum. The Action Stations is located in an all-new waterfront pavilion and offers a look into the history of the Oberon-class submarine HMAS Onslow, the Daring-class destroyer […]

  • 1 November 2018

    US Navy’s Commander Task Force (CTF) 48 has completed this year’s iteration of the Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2018 deployment to Central and South America. SPS is an annual series of US Navy deployments focused on subject matter expert exchanges (SMEE) with regional partner nation militaries and security forces. This year’s iteration of the mission […]

  • 19 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Maritime professionals from Africa, Europe and the U.S. concluded the Africa Partnership Station (APS) Annual Planning Conference, Sept. 17.   The 3-day conference allowed training officers from African maritime forces to express maritime capacity desires and work with U.S. and European stakeholders to build training plans to meet capability gaps. The conference also allowed for […]

  • 9 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) got underway Sembawang Wharves in Singapore for routine operations and training on May 8. Starting the training with a new crew, Coronado is slated to conduct mission-package workups, including initial ship aviation team training (ISATT), small-boat operations, and visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) evolutions. ISATT […]

  • 16 July 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) Vice Adm. Scott R. Van Buskirk, visited Naval Station (NAVSTA) Rota, Spain, July 13, to look at base operations and address base personnel on topics including, Perform to Serve, workforce stabilization and the value of the Navy remaining a force of top performers. Van Buskirk enjoyed breakfast with NAVSTA Rota […]

  • 22 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Twenty Benin service members received course completion certificates April 19 after completing a boarding team operations course onboard the Belgian navy command and logistical support ship BNS Godetia (A960). This milestone capps a nearly three months multi-lateral maritime capacity building that has taken place on the Godetia. Godetia, on deployment, began its maritime capacity building […]

  • 21 August 2013
    Industry news

    Eight people were injured in an explosion which occurred at the Naval Weapon Station Earle, New Jersey, yesterday morning about 9 a.m. Police officials report that the explosion happened at the base, an ammunition depot, about 72 km from New York City, during maintenance works on a 35-foot utility vessel. According to, the officials were […]

  • 27 July 2015

    Rear Adm. Richard “Rick” Williams relieved Rear Adm. Joseph Kuzmick as commander of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 15 during a change of command ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island, July 23. The ceremony marked the end of a successful tour and career for Kuzmick, who also retired during the ceremony after serving as commander […]

  • 15 December 2016

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87), part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (Ike CSG), and the embarked detachment from the Swamp Foxes of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 74 concluded a multi-day port visit to Naval Station (NAVSTA) Rota, Spain, Dec. 11. The port visit comes after Mason escorted the amphibious transport dock […]

  • 24 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Military Sealift Command Joint High-Speed Vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) moored to the pier in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala July 22 to commence the offload of gear and personnel in support of Southern Partnership Station 2014 (SPS-JHSV 14).   The Sailors, Marines, soldiers and airmen that make up the adaptive force packages (AFPs) supporting SPS-JHSV 14, […]

  • 16 February 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors and coast guardsmen from several African nations are gathered in Lagos, Nigeria, to participate in the start of Africa Partnership Station 2012 (APS), Feb. 14. APS is part of an ongoing international effort to assist African nations to improve maritime safety and security. The security cooperation initiative, now in its fifth year, is aimed […]

  • 4 March 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded a $240 million indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity design-build multiple award construction contract (IDIQ-MACC) for the construction of littoral combat ship training facilities. The first of five contracts, valued at at $24.7 million, was awarded to Archer Western Federal JV for the P427 Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Operational Trainer […]

  • 28 September 2015

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) arrived at Naval Station Rota, Spain, joining three other destroyers as part of the Forward-Deployed Naval Force, Sept. 25. Carney will be forward-deployed in Rota to fulfill the United States’ phased commitment to NATO ballistic missile defense (BMD) while also carrying out a wide range of […]

  • 2 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The 6th Fleet is the United States Navy’s operational fleet and staff of United States Naval Forces Europe. It is headquartered at Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy. Commanded by Vice Admiral James G. Foggo, III, sailors conduct daily operations, port visits and engage with allies and partners throughout Europe and Africa. The area of responsibility (AOR) of U.S. forces […]

  • 12 January 2015
    Training & Education

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) returned to Naval Station Norfolk on January 11th, following a five-month deployment in the U.S. 6th and 5th Fleet areas of operation. Mahan entered the theater last August via the Mediterranean Sea and Suez Canal where she conducted maritime security operations, ballistic missile defense, and theater security cooperation […]

  • 12 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    USNS Spearhead (EPF 1) returned to Mayport Oct. 9, after deploying from early June to early October in support of Southern Partnership Station-Joint High Speed Vessel 2015 (SPS-JHSV 15). USNS Spearhead (EPF 1), formerly known as USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) returned to Mayport to drop off members of the crew before it returns to Norfolk, […]

  • 16 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) returned to Naval Station Norfolk July 15 following a nearly eight-month deployment in the 6th Fleet Area of Operations.   Nitze entered the theater in December, 2013 via the Mediterranean Sea and Suez Canal. Her crew conducted maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts there, and remained off […]

  • 15 June 2012
    Training & Education

    Portugal marked its first trans-Atlantic submarine trip when NRP Tridente arrived at Naval Station Norfolk, June 14. Tridente is here to participate in the multi-national Fleet Training Exercise War of 1812 (FLEETEX) from June 19 to 29. “The Portuguese are one of our European allies,” said Cmdr. Tom Winter, commanding officer of USS Montpelier (SSN […]

  • 17 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Naval Station Rota, Spain welcomed 19 Sailors and an Air Force master sergeant to the chief petty officer (CPO) ranks during a pinning ceremony held in the courtyard of U.S. Naval Hospital Rota (USNHR), Sept. 16.   The Rota chiefs are among more than 4,660 Sailors, Navy-wide, who were selected to join the khaki-clad ranks […]

  • 6 November 2012
    Training & Education

    The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Norfolk (SSN 714) returned to Naval Station Norfolk from a regularly scheduled deployment Nov. 3. Norfolk, under the command of Cmdr. Greg Zettler, is returning from the European Command Area of Responsibility where it executed the CNO’s Maritime Strategy in supporting national security interests and maritime security operations. Norfolk […]

  • 24 November 2014
    Training & Education

    Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) departed Naval Station Norfolk Nov. 21 for a deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). The ship will conduct maritime security operations and provide theater security cooperation efforts within the AOR. Oscar Austin will deploy with ScanEagle, an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) designed […]

  • 2 December 2013
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) departed Naval Station Norfolk to participate in a scheduled Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), Nov. 22. “We are getting ready to deploy,” said Cmdr. Camille Flaherty, Arleigh Burke’s commanding officer. “We are forging a command team that is ready to go into harm’s way.” COMPTUEX allows Arleigh Burke […]

  • 4 December 2014

    US Naval Weapons Station Yorktown (WPNSTA Yorktown) named its top Sailors of the Year and Blue Jacket of the Year for 2014, Dec. 1. WPNSTA Yorktown named Master-at-Arms 1st Class Derek Vasko, Senior Sailor of the Year; Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Alan Anderson, Junior Sailor of the Year and Operations Specialist 3rd Class Phillip Crafton, as […]

  • 17 June 2014

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) arrived at Naval Station Rota, Spain to begin her forward deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations, June 16.   Ross, departed Norfolk, Va., June 3, and is the second of four Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers to be forward deployed to Rota, joining USS […]

  • 1 August 2014
    Equipment & technology

    Admiral RK Dhowan, Chief of the Indian Naval Staff, inaugurated a new state-of-the-art “Very Low Frequency (VLF)” transmitting station at INS Kattaboman, Tirunelvelli, Tamil Nadu today.   This new facility would provide a boost to the Navy’s ability to communicate with deployed ships and submarines on an uninterrupted basis throughout the year. India is among […]

  • 24 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) departed Naval Station Mayport July 22 to join the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group on a scheduled deployment to the 6th and 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. Gettysburg has been actively preparing for this deployment with Carrier Strike Group 10 assets, participating in several exercises to prepare the […]

  • 27 January 2012
    Training & Education

    Two hundred fifty Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) will return to Naval Station Norfolk today Jan. 27 from an eight-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea. Ramage departed May 20, and is one of six Atlantic-based ships equipped with the Ballistic Missile Defense system. This return home marks her third deployment in […]

  • 21 February 2012
    Training & Education

    The Los Angeles fast-attack submarine USS Montpelier (SSN 765) returned to Naval Station Norfolk from a regularly scheduled deployment Feb. 17. Under the command of Cmdr. Thomas A. Winter, Montpelier is returning from the European Command area of responsibility where it executed the nation’s maritime strategy in supporting national security interests and maritime security operations. […]

  • 11 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) departed Naval Station Mayport April 9, embarking on the ship’s maiden voyage to its homeport of San Diego. The transit, led by the ship’s Gold Crew, marks the successful completion of testing the ability of the ship’s mine countermeasures (MCM) mission package to detect, localize, and destroy mines […]