Monday, February 22, 2021
Defense

U.S. Concerned China’s New Coast Guard Law Could Escalate Maritime Disputes

WASHINGTON, Feb 19 (Reuters) – The United States is concerned by China’s recently enacted coast guard law and that it could escalate maritime disputes and be invoked to assert unlawful claims, the...

February 22, 2021
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Defense

USCGC Polar Star Returns from Arctic Deployment -Photos

The USCGC Polar Star, the nation’s only heavy icebreaker, returned to its homeport in Seattle on Saturday after a months-long deployment to the Arctic. The season’s deployment marked a departure...

February 22, 2021
Total Views: 2465

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Navy

Iran And Russia Start Joint Naval Drill

by Angus MacSwan (Reuters) – Iran and Russia on Tuesday embarked on joint naval exercises in the Indian Ocean which will include thwarting a mock pirate attack on a merchant ship, Iranian...

February 22, 2021
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Thursday, February 18, 2021
Defense

U.S. Coast Guard Seizes Cocaine Worth $156 Million in Eastern Pacific

U.S. Coast Guard crews have interdicted three suspected drug smuggling vessels in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and seized more than 9,000 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated $156 million. The...

February 18, 2021
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Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Navy

USS Russell Challenges Beijing’s Claims To Spratly Island Navigation

by Se Young Lee (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy warship USS Russell sailed by islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Wednesday in a freedom of navigation operation,...

February 17, 2021
Total Views: 7053

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Defense

U.S. Navy Destroyer Seizes Weapons Cache from Dhows Off Somalia

A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer has seized a cache of illicit of weapons from two dhows in international waters off the coast of Somalia. The seizures took place February 11...

February 16, 2021
Total Views: 9052

Friday, February 12, 2021
Dr. Gladys West inducted into Air Force Space and Missile Pioneers Hall of Fame
Navy

Meet The Navy’s GPS Pioneer Dr. Gladys West

Looking back on the legacies of some of the amazing women who have contributed to the field of technology at sea. Trailblazers in their fields, these women broke down barriers,...

February 12, 2021
Total Views: 4360

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Navy

US Navy Tests 3D Printed Radars

by Kevin McAndrews (U.S. Navy) U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) experts created and tested 3D-printed antennas, arrays, and parts to advance radar technology at sea. Radar systems perform critical functions...

February 12, 2021
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Navy

Black History Month – Meet The US Navy’s First Female African-American Officers

by Adam Bisno (US Navy History Command) Quite suddenly, and contrary to expectations, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt agreed to reopen the Navy to African-American women in October 1944. Not since World...

February 12, 2021
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Navy

Denmark Ramps Up Arctic Naval Defense Spending

By Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen (Reuters) Denmark said on Thursday it will significantly strengthen its defense capabilities in the Arctic, including long-range drones and radars, as shrinking sea ice has fast-tracked a...

February 12, 2021
Total Views: 2071

Thursday, February 11, 2021
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Great Lakes Ice Coverage Is The Smallest In Decades

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The U.S. rang in the new year with an unusually mild January 2021 that tied with 1923 for the ninth-warmest January on record. The warmth was...

February 11, 2021
Total Views: 4114

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Defense

U.S. Aircraft Carriers Conduct Exercise in South China Sea

By Kari Lindberg (Bloomberg) — Two U.S. carriers conducted a military exercise in the South China Sea, signaling that U.S. President Joseph Biden and his administration are taking a strong stance...

February 9, 2021
Total Views: 3308

Defense

U.S. Coast Guard Offloads $330 Million Worth of Drugs in Florida

Two U.S. Coast Guard cutters offloaded more than $330 million worth of illegal narcotics seized from smugglers in the Eastern Pacific. The drugs were displayed at Port Everglades, in Ft....

February 9, 2021
Total Views: 5759

Defense

Japanese Submarine Hits Ship Off Japan

A Japanese submarine was damaged after colliding with a ship as it surfaced off the southeast coast of Japan on Monday. The incident took place in waters off Shikoku island...

February 9, 2021
Total Views: 5440

Friday, February 5, 2021
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Navy

US Navy To Spend $173m On Cleantech Energy Upgrades At Norfolk Naval Shipyard

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Ameresco ($AMRC), today announced a $173 million clean energy upgrade contract with the U.S. Navy to construct a new 19-megawatt (MW) combined heat and power (CHP)...

February 5, 2021
Total Views: 1689

Navy

USS John McCain Patrols Disputed Paracel Islands

by Ben Blanchard (Reuters) – A U.S. warship sailed near the Chinese-controlled Paracel Islands in the disputed South China Sea on Friday in a freedom of navigation operation, the U.S. Navy...

February 5, 2021
Total Views: 2329

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
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Navy

Golden 13 – The First Black Officer Training Course

In January 1944, there were nearly 100,000 Black Sailors in the United States Navy, but none were officers. That would change when a group of sixteen Black enlisted men were...

February 3, 2021
Total Views: 2374

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Navy

America’s First Black Sailors

“British gold and promises of personal freedom served as futile incentives among the Negroes of the American Navy; for them, the proud consciousness of duty well done served as a...

February 2, 2021
Total Views: 2391

Monday, January 25, 2021
Defense

Why Piracy is Surging in the Gulf of Guinea -EXPLAINER

By Libby George LAGOS, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Pirates are stepping up attacks on ships in West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea, defying regional navies. On Saturday, pirates off Nigeria kidnapped...

January 25, 2021
Total Views: 5591

Defense

Biden Administration’s ‘Buy American’ Executive Order Reiterates Support of the Jones Act

President Joe Biden is set to sign an Executive Order, titled Strengthening ‘Buy American’ Provisions, Ensuring Future of America is Made in America by All of America’s Workers, ensuring that...

January 25, 2021
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