Friday, April 16, 2021
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Defense

U.S. Navy Decommissions USS Bonhomme Richard After Fire

The U.S. Navy held a decommissioning ceremony for the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) at Naval Base San Diego on Wednesday after last July’s devastating fire which...

April 16, 2021
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Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Defense

Mastering the Helm: The Women Master Helmsmen Entrusted to Steer the USS Theodore Roosevelt

Among a crew of 5,000 Sailors aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) only four are entrusted to steer the aircraft carrier in restricted maneuvering evolutions. From Petty Officer 3rd Class...

March 9, 2021
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Monday, March 1, 2021
Defense

Over 300 Lay-Offs Announced at Newport News Shipbuilding

More than 300 salaried employees at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia have been informed they will be laid off as the nation’s leading defense shipbuilder reshapes its workforce. Newport New...

March 1, 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
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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
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Friday, February 12, 2021
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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Monday, January 25, 2021
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Defense

China Admonishes US Navy For South China Sea Carrier Patrol

By Cate Cadell (Reuters) – The United States often sends ships and aircraft into the South China Sea to “flex its muscles” and this is not good for peace, China’s...

January 25, 2021
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Sunday, January 24, 2021
Navy

US Carrier Group Enters The South China Sea

by Ben Blanchard (Reuters) – A U.S. aircraft carrier group led by the USS Theodore Roosevelt has entered the South China Sea to promote “freedom of the seas,” the U.S....

January 24, 2021
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Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Defense

U.S. Navy’s First John Lewis-Class Oiler Launched at NASSCO

The first ship in the U.S. Navy’s new class of fleet replenishment oilers has been launched at General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego. The John Lewis-class oilers will provide underway...

January 13, 2021
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Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Defense

Search Underway for Crew of Abandoned Fishing Vessel Off Midway Island

A search involving U.S. Coast Guard, Navy and good samaritan vessels is continuing for 10 missing crew members of from an abandoned Taiwanese fishing vessel approximately 550 miles off the...

January 12, 2021
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Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Defense

U.S. Navy Releases Arctic Strategy

The U.S. Navy on Wednesday revealed its strategy in the Arctic as the region becomes more and more accessible. The forward-looking “blueprint” provides strategic guidance on how the Department of...

January 6, 2021
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Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Defense

U.S. Navy Names First Female Commanding Officer of a Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier

The U.S. Navy for the first time in its history has named a woman to lead one of the service’s nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. The Navy announced last Friday that Captain...

January 5, 2021
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Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Defense

Why in this COVID-Ridden World Would Anyone Ever Want to Become a Naval Officer? Here’s a few reasons…

By CAPT Roy Love, USN I can’t for the life of me understand why the Navy is not getting sufficient applicants for Navy ROTC scholarships. Each year, hundreds of scholarships...

December 30, 2020
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Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Defense

U.S. Nuclear-Powered Sub Enters Gulf After Transiting the Strait of Hormuz

The U.S. Navy’s nuclear-power submarine USS Georgia has entered the Arabian Gulf after transiting through the Strait of Hormuz. The Navy said the sub was accompanied by the guided-missile cruisers...

December 22, 2020
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Thursday, December 17, 2020
china navy ships
Defense

U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Issue New Maritime Strategy

The U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard have today issued a new maritime strategy providing strategic guidance for their plan for facing adversaries at sea over the next decade....

December 17, 2020
Total Views: 13995

Monday, December 14, 2020
Defense

USS Gabrielle Giffords Catches Drug Smuggling Vessel Carrying Over $100 Million of Cocaine

The littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords has seized suspected cocaine worth more than $100 million from a low-profile drug smuggling vessel in the Pacific Ocean, the Navy said over...

December 14, 2020
Total Views: 16896