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  • 13 December 2017
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Just like the internet of things connects smart devices enabling tracking and monitoring of events, The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) wants to have something similar for the open ocean. Dubbed the ‘Ocean of Things’, the program seeks to enable persistent maritime situational awareness over large ocean areas by deploying thousands of small, […]

  • 28 August 2014

    The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) departed the Black Sea Aug. 26, after a series of engagements in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. Here are five things to know about Vella Gulf’s time in the Black Sea:   1. This was Vella Gulf’s third time in the Black Sea. She first entered […]

  • 10 June 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Chief of Naval Operations has developed a working group focused on reducing the administrative overhead on commands, allowing Sailors to spend more time and energy on “Warfighting First.” “Our goal is to give back to our warfighters, and includes everyone from the CO to the deckplate leaders, more time to focus on the […]

  • 12 September 2011
    Training & Education

      Sailors from John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCS CSG) volunteered at a children’s home Sept. 6 during a port visit to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. During the community outreach event, 22 Sailors from USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) and USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) brought $500 worth […]

  • 7 January 2013
    Industry news

    President Barack Obama signed the $633 billion fiscal 2013 National Defense Authorization Act into law yesterday. The legislation, which cleared Congress last month, authorizes the department to act in any number of instances. “There are certain things that cannot be done without [the authorization act],” said a senior defense official speaking on background. The act […]

  • 7 June 2011
    Training & Education

      Navy Reserve Sailors from Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadrons (MSRON) 1 and 11 commenced the field training exercise “Shark Tank 2011” on San Clemente Island, Calif., June 2. A total of 13 Navy Reserve detachments from Texas and California are participating in the month-long exercise, which focuses on multi-phase, squadron-level expeditionary training and certifications. “The […]

  • 13 July 2011
    Training & Education

      The second-tallest and longest sailing ship in the world represents a lot of things to the Chilean navy… By Nathan Max (signonsandiego) [mappress] Source: signonsandiego, July 13, 2011;

  • 26 June 2013
    Training & Education

    Amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) along with embarked Pacific Partnership 2013 personnel arrived in Noumea, New Caledonia, June 25. While in port, U.S. and partner nation service members along with non-governmental organization volunteers will get a chance to experience liberty in the city, and continue to foster a relationship with the […]

  • 28 April 2011

      The operations of the past year highlight the need for the United States to maintain responsive and flexible global forces, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said at a Defense Writers Group breakfast here today. Mabus said he had just returned from Japan, where he met with 7,000 sailors and Marines who worked in Operation Tomadachi […]

  • 24 April 2012
    Training & Education

      A Sailor from multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), competed against culinary specialists from various U.S. and foreign Navy commands, in the “LA Seafood Cook-Off” at the Woldenberg Riverfront Park during Navy Week New Orleans April 20. Eleven well-known Louisiana chefs were paired with culinary specialists including Culinary Specialist 2nd Class (SW/AW) […]

  • 18 March 2013
    Training & Education

    More than 150 Sailors attended an all hands call with Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Naval Base Kitsap March 14. Battaglia’s main focus during the discussion was the development of the Joint Force 2020 and the Total Force Fitness initiatives. According […]

  • 14 August 2013
    Industry news, Training & Education

    The model, replica Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ship, NUSHIP Assault, has been launched in Port Ash (near Newcastle) this week – ready to be used by NUSHIP Canberra’s Command Team during a professional ship handling course next week. It may seem ironic in this digital age, but the manned model-ship simulator training conducted at Port […]

  • 8 February 2013
    Training & Education

    Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus visited Sailors, Marines and Department of the Navy civilians in the Pacific Northwest, Feb. 6-7. The SECNAV’s visits included all-hands calls at Naval Base Kitsap (NBK) Bremerton, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI) and a tour of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), currently undergoing maintenance at Puget Sound […]

  • 10 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Launched in early June, Operational Stress Control (OSC) training offers deployed Sailors effective tools to help them cope with stress aboard amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). “The training focuses on individual traits, but more importantly on the unit dynamics [of stress],” said Lt. Cmdr. Reynalda McBee, Boxer OSC coordinator. “Teaching coping mechanisms to […]

  • 28 July 2011
    Training & Education

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Cape St. George (CG 71) implemented a training program aimed at giving junior officers a better understanding of the ship’s engineering spaces during the Ship’s Restricted Availability (SRA) maintenance period at the shipyards in San Diego, July 25. The program trains ensigns in spotting and documenting maintenance discrepancies within the ship’s […]

  • 23 June 2011
    Training & Education

      Sailors participating in FRUKUS 2011 received firefighting and damage control training at the Farrier Firefighting Facility at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., June 21. FRUKUS 2011, scheduled for June 20 to July 1 in Norfolk, Va., is an invitational exercise designed to enhance communication and interoperability between the navies of France, Russia, the United Kingdom […]

  • 26 February 2013
    Training & Education

    The University of Notre Dame Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) hosted their 17th annual Naval Leadership Weekend to promote the development of midshipmen into strong ethical leaders, 21-24 Feb. The keynote speaker, Coast Guard Vice Adm. John P. Currier, Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard, spoke at the closing ceremonies held in the Notre […]

  • 26 September 2011
    Authorities, Industry news

      Electric Boat’s building of two submarines per year for the first time in more than 20 years doesn’t eliminate the “serious challenges” facing the Navy’s submarine force, a retired admiral said Friday. Former Rear Adm. John B. Padgett III, a Norwich native who lives in Old Lyme, said he was very concerned about what […]

  • 29 July 2012
    Training & Education

    The Chief of Naval Operations held an all hands meeting at Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) on board Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola July 26. After entering NATTC’s huge hangar bay, Adm. Jonathan Greenert was welcomed by a crowd of more than 3,700 Sailors from Pensacola training commands as they recited the Sailors Creed. […]

  • 9 December 2011
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Vice President Joe Biden made a surprise visit to more than 600 Sailors, friends and families during a homecoming celebration for USS Gettysburg (CG-64) Dec. 8. The guided-missile cruiser returned to Naval Station Mayport after a successful seven-month deployment to the Mediterranean and Arabian Seas. Biden spoke with family members and friends on the pier […]

  • 8 November 2011
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Military and civilian officials with the Department of Defense, other federal agencies, and private sector employers will discuss retaining wounded warrior employees at the 2nd Annual Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Conference, hosted by the Naval Sea Systems Command scheduled for Nov. 9-10. According to Stephen King, director of disability programs with the Office of […]

  • 1 November 2013
    Training & Education

    The Navy bade farewell to the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigate USS Ford (FFG 54) after more than 28 years of service during a decommissioning ceremony at Naval Station Everett, Oct. 31. The ceremony featured former USS Ford commanding officers, plankowners and family of the ship’s namesake. As USS Ford commanding officer Cmdr. Joseph […]

  • 16 September 2013

    Theater anti-submarine warfare (TASW) is like a team sport played on a grand scale, where coordinators and players work diligently to obtain sea control by tracking and deterring enemy submarines. “It is comparable to a game of chess,” said Cmdr. Philip Brock, Commander Task Force 74’s (CTF-74) Deputy Chief of Staff (DCOS) for TASW. “There […]

  • 13 June 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Defense Department is doing all it can to minimize the effects of sequestration spending cuts, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter told a “think tank” audience at Washington yesterday. “We’re doing everything we can to manage our way through this very difficult and abrupt circumstance,” Carter said at the Center for a New American […]

  • 16 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) in partnership with Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conducted a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) training evolution aboard USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8) Aug. 13.  “VBSS operations are another way in which we keep sea lanes open and safe for the […]

  • 21 March 2012
    Training & Education

    Multiple teams from Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) are taking part in the monthlong 12th annual “Crews Into Shape” challenge, March 4-31. “The goal for “Crews Into Shape” is overall health improvement by getting people to eat more fruits and vegetables and stay physically active throughout the week,” said Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Holly Dean, NHB […]

  • 5 March 2013

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced March 2 that the Navy will go ahead with reductions in spending in order to meet the fiscal constraints imposed by sequestration. In ALNAV 014/13, Mabus outlined a variety of reductions in operations, training and maintenance. In addition to the ALNAV, the Navy Live blog also has a […]

  • 18 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to USS Freedom’s (LCS 1) visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team staged a compliant boarding exercise with a team from the Singaporean Police Coast Guard July 17 as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2013. CARAT is a series of bilateral military exercises between the U.S. Navy and the armed […]

  • 4 August 2011
    Training & Education

    USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and USS Sampson (DDG 102) arrived in the Port of Seattle Aug. 2, for Seattle Seafair. Seattle Seafair is an annual summer celebration that includes hydroplane races and air shows where the Navy’s flight demonstration team, the Blue Angles, perform. The U.S. Navy, along with the U.S. Coast Guard and […]