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Monday, May 20, 2024
USS Carney (DDG 64) returns to Naval Station Mayport after a deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation. U.S. Navy Photo
Defense

USS Carney Returns Home from Historic Deployment Fighting Houthi Drones and Missiles

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, USS Carney, arrived back at Naval Station Mayport on Florida, marking the end of a historic seven-month

May 20, 2024
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Sunday, May 19, 2024
Navy Secretary Del Toro speaking in front of an American flag
Navy

Navy Secretary Backs U.S. Maritime Revitalization Plan

In the Senate Armed Service committee meeting on Thursday Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro endorsed the call to action plan published by members of

May 19, 2024
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Friday, May 17, 2024
Aid Arrives in Gaza via U.S.-Built Pier
Defense

Aid Arrives in Gaza via U.S.-Built Pier

GAZA, May 17 (Reuters) – Aid deliveries began arriving at a U.S.-built pier off the Gaza Strip on Friday as Israel comes under

May 17, 2024
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RFA Tidespring underway
Defense

UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary Officers to Begin Industrial Action Amid Ongoing Pay Dispute

Officers of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) represented by Nautilus International, have announced plans for industrial action starting 1 June 2024, the union

May 17, 2024
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Thursday, May 16, 2024
U.S. Army Soldiers and Israel Defense Forces anchor the Trident Pier on the Gaza coast, May 16, 2024. U.S. Army Photo
Defense

U.S. Anchors Temporary Pier in Gaza

By Jonathan Landay and Michelle Nichols WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS, May 16 (Reuters) – The United States anchored a floating pier in Gaza on

May 16, 2024
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Sunday, May 12, 2024
US Navy ship raising Greek ensign
Navy

Naval Exercises Intensify as Greece Aims to Prevent Russian Oil Transfers

By Alex Longley (Bloomberg) Greece’s Navy extended a series of exercises aimed at preventing tankers from transferring Russian oil just miles off its

May 12, 2024
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DVIDS photo of the Gaza pier being built by the DoD
Navy

UK To Send Contractors Not Soldiers To Gaza Pier

By Esteban Duarte (Bloomberg) The UK will probably use contractors in the US-led operation to deliver humanitarian aid on the beaches of Gaza rather than

May 12, 2024
Total Views: 1321

Saturday, May 11, 2024
Philippines resupply mission in the South China Sea. REUTERS/Adrian Portugal/File Photo
Defense

Philippines Sends Ships To Disputed Atoll Where China’s Building ‘Artificial Island’

MANILA, May 11 (Reuters) – The Philippines said on Saturday it has deployed ships to a disputed area in the South China Sea, where it accused China of

May 11, 2024
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Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Vice Admiral Paul Thomas during Transportation and Maritime Security Subcommittee Hearing: Building the Fleet: Assessing the Department of Homeland Security’s Role in the United States Coast Guard’s Acquisitions Process, May 7, 2024.
Defense

Coast Guard to Start Polar Cutter Construction Before Finalizing Design, Despite Recommendation

By Malte Humpert (gCaptain) – A congressional hearing about the state of the Coast Guard’s Polar Security Cutter program revealed ongoing design

May 8, 2024
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Monday, May 6, 2024
U.S. Army soldiers and sailors attached to the MV Roy P. Benavidez assemble the roll-on, roll-off pier off the coast of Gaza, April 26, 2024. U.S. Army photo
Defense

U.S. Military Continues with Gaza Pier Construction

Despite relocating due to weather conditions, the U.S. Department of Defense is moving forward with plans to build a temporary pier for humanitarian aid

May 6, 2024
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Sea drone shows the silhouette of Olenegorsky Gornyak ship near the port of Novorossiysk. Video obtained by Reuters/via REUTERS
Defense

Sea Drone Warfare Has Arrived and The U.S. is Floundering

May 6 (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy‘s efforts to build a fleet of unmanned vessels are faltering because the Pentagon remains wedded to

May 6, 2024
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Saturday, May 4, 2024
US Navy and Chinese PLAN Navy warships sailing together in formation
Navy

China Has 350 Warships. The US Has 290. That’s a problem.

by Admiral James Stavridis (Bloomberg Opinion) There are plenty of disagreements between Beijing and Washington — from Taiwan to human rights to aiding

May 4, 2024
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Friday, May 3, 2024
U.S. Army soldiers and sailors attached to the MV Roy P. Benavidez assemble the roll-on, roll-off pier off the coast of Gaza, April 26, 2024. U.S. Army photo
Defense

Construction of U.S. Military Pier for Gaza Changes Location Due to Weather

WASHINGTON, May 3 (Reuters) – The U.S. military said on Friday it was temporarily pausing the offshore construction of a maritime pier because of

May 3, 2024
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Artist rendering of the Polar Security Cutter. Credit: Bollinger Shipyards
Defense

U.S. Coast Guard Polar Security Cutter Program Faces Substantial Cost Overrun and Delay Until 2029

By Malte Humpert (gCaptain) – The U.S. Coast Guard’s Polar Security Cutter program intended to renew the service’s aging icebreaker fleet continues

May 3, 2024
Total Views: 1640

Wednesday, May 1, 2024
China's largest and most advanced aircraft carrier Fujian.
Defense

China’s Third and Largest Aircraft Carrier Heads for Sea Trials

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — China’s largest and most advanced warship has begun its first sea trial, paving the way for the country to enhance its

May 1, 2024
Total Views: 3867

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Screenshot of video from the Philippines Coast Guard shows Chinese Coast Guard vessels using water cannons against a Philippine Coast Guard vessel near the Scarborough Shoal, April 30, 2024. Philippine Coast Guard Image
Defense

Philippines Weighs New Strategy to Counter China’s Sea Actions

By Peter Martin and Andreo Calonzo (Bloomberg) — The Philippines is weighing a new approach in the South China Sea where increasing encounters with

April 30, 2024
Total Views: 14253

Monday, April 29, 2024
uss john s mccain collision
Defense

GAO Urges U.S. Navy to Improve Ship Crewing Data Management

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) says the U.S. Navy needs to improve the reliability and management of its ship crewing data. The Navy has

April 29, 2024
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Sunday, April 28, 2024
FADM Bull Halsey smoking and writing letters
Navy

Dear Admiral, Bull Halsey Did Not Have A Recruiting Crisis – OPED

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain OPED) In the crucible of World War II, iconic figures like Fleet Admiral William “Bull” Halsey and General Douglas

April 28, 2024
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Thursday, April 25, 2024
The Bob Hope-class MV Roy P. Benavidez (T-AKR 306), a large, medium speed roll-on, roll-off ship, departed its pier in Newport News, Virginia, March 21, 2024. Photo courtesy U.S. Navy
Defense

U.S. Military Begins Gaza Pier Construction

WASHINGTON, April 25 (Reuters) – The U.S. military has started constructing a maritime pier that will allow humanitarian aid into Gaza, the Pentagon

April 25, 2024
Total Views: 2398

HMS Diamond shoots down a missile fired by the Iranian-backed Houthis from Yemen – the first time a Royal Navy warship has intercepted a missile in combat since 1991.
Defense

Royal Navy Shoots Down Houthi Ballistic Missile Over Gulf of Aden

The Royal Navy warship HMS Diamond successfully shot down an anti-ship ballistic missile targeting a merchant vessel in the Gulf of Aden, marking the first

April 25, 2024
Total Views: 3116
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