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Most Read News, January 19 – 25, 2015

USS Constellation Enters Scrap Yard The decommissioned supercarrier USS Constellation (CV 64), once among the US Navy’s fastest vessels, arrives at its final destination – the scrap yard. USNS Sgt…. [[ This is a...

US Naval Air Forces Changes Command

Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF) held a change of command ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) at Naval Air Station North Island Jan. 22. During the ceremony, Vice Adm…....

Negligent Weapon Shoots Watch Stander In The Foot

Video produced by We Are The Mighty SAN DIEGO, Calif. – A firearm stationed aboard the USS Boxer (LHD-4) has been charged with negligence, reckless endangerment and assault after it wounded a sailor on...

USS Comstock Docks in Sepanggar, Malaysia

The amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) and the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit arrived in Sepanggar, Malaysia, Jan. 22 for a port visit. The port visit marks the second stop… [[...

DCOM of EUNAVFOR Operation Atalanta Appointed

The role of Deputy Operation Commander (DCOM) of the European Union Naval Force Somalia – Operation Atalanta was handed over today. After five months, Brigadier General Dick Swijgman (Royal… [[ This is a content...

Image of the Day: Contributing to the RAS

Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) handle the phone and distance line during a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command… [[ This is a content summary only....

Sri Lanka Navy Commander Visits Southern Naval Area

The Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera visited the Southern Naval Area on 23rd January 2015. He was accompanied by the President of the Navy Seva Vanitha Unit Mrs. Shalika…...

Commando Helicopter Force Supports Artillery Training

A Commando Helicopter Force Merlin Mk3 aircraft, flown by CHF Aircrew from 28 (AC) Sqn based in RAF Benson, supported 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery training from their Royal Citadel base in… [[ This...

BAE takes pride in HMAS Canberra’s Australia Day role

As Australian Prime Contractor for the Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Program, BAE Systems is delighted that HMAS CANBERRA, the largest ship ever built for the Royal Australian Navy, will be centre stage at this...

Dutch Navy Takes Command of NATO SNMCMG1

The Netherlands Navy took over command of Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1) yesterday morning in Den Helder, the Netherlands. The Lithuanian Navy Commander Giedrius Premeneckas… [[ This is a content summary only....

HMS Kent Kicks Off 2015 by Fighting Terrorism

The Type 23 Frigate HMS Kent has started 2015 by stepping up the fight against international terrorism. Having spent the end of 2014 working with the carrier task group of the USS Carl Vinson,...

US Navy Warships Standby Near Yemen

U.S. Navy’s two warships are on standby near Yemen due to the ongoing militia forces uprising, according to Pentagon. The uprising in Yemen continues with militia forces fighting to take… [[ This is a...

USCG: Eleven People Rescued after Vessel Sinks

Eleven people are safe after a 95-foot towing vessel sank approximately two and half miles west of Barbers Point Harbor, Oahu, Thursday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu command… [[ This is a...

US Navy Approves F/A-18 IRST System Production

The F/A-18 Super Hornet infrared search and track (IRST) system, developed and integrated by Boeing and Lockheed Martin, received approval from the U.S. Navy to enter low-rate initial production. The… [[ This is a...

USS America, USNS Henry J. Kaiser Engage in RAS

The US Navy’s first America-class amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) conducted a replenishment-at-sea on January 21. USS America met with the Military Sealift Command fleet… [[ This is a content summary only....

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