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US 7th Fleet Commander Discusses Priorities

Vice Adm. Robert L. Thomas, commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, outlined his priorities during an all-hands call with his staff Nov. 14, to discuss his goals and objectives for the Fleet. Seventh… [[ This is...

ARC Punta Espada Joins Colombian Navy

The Colombian Navy expanded its fleet of coastal patrol vessels on October 31. ARC Punta Espada, the first patrol vessel completely constructed in Colombia, was built by the Colombian Navy-run… [[ This is a...

Image of the Day: Welcome Home Honey!

Machinist’s Mate Fireman Jacob Hines kisses his wife after disembarking the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The ship is returning to Naval Station Norfolk after a nine-month… [[ This is a...

HMAS Anzac Returns Home with New Capabilities

After over six months away from their homeport of Fleet Base East, the crew of HMAS Anzac has returned home with an upgraded ship that brings new capabilities to the Royal Australian Navy. Commanding…...

ITS Andrea Doria Meets Fishermen in Gulf of Aden

One of Operation Atalanta’s objectives is to develop a greater understanding of the way of life of fishermen and other seafarers who sail in the Gulf of Aden. As a result, EU Naval Force...

BMT Kicks Off Warship Capability Management Training Course

BMT Design & Technology (BMT), an operating company of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, announced its pioneering whole life warship… [[ This is a content summary only....

Hellenic Navy Chief Visits NATO MARCOM

The Chief of the Hellenic Navy, Vice Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis, visited NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) to enhance awareness of MARCOM activities and discuss topics of mutual interest with… [[ This is a content...

FS Vendemiaire and HMAS Diamantina Meet at Sea

French Navy ship FS Vendemiaire and HMAS Diamantina had a sea-borne rendezvous on 29 October, conducting exercises prior to visiting the port of Darwin. Vendemiaire is undertaking a two month… [[ This is a...

USCGC Alligator Offloads USD 5.1 Mln Worth of Cocaine

US Coast Guard Cutter Alligator offloaded approximately $5.1 million, estimated wholesale value, of cocaine Thursday at Sector St. Petersburg, Florida. The cocaine was seized in support of Operation… [[ This is a content summary...

Australian Navy’s Romeo on Display in Florida

The Royal Australian Navy’s latest aviation acquisition has been on display at a recent airshow in Florida. Naval Air Station Jacksonville and the St Johns River provided the perfect backdrop… [[ This is a...

Australian Navy’s HMAS Broome Concludes Exercise PARADISE

The Royal Australian Navy patrol boat HMAS Broome has departed Papua New Guinea after a successful bilateral maritime engagement. Exercise PARADISE coincided with 40th anniversary celebrations for… [[ This is a content summary only....

USS James E. Williams Docks in Port Victoria, Seychelles

The Arleigh Burke-Class guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) arrived in Port Victoria, Seychelles, Nov. 14, for a scheduled port visit. This port visit serves to continue U.S…. [[ This is a...

Indian Defence Minister Tours INS Hansa

Indian Defence Minister, Shri Manohar Parrikar, visited Naval Air Station INS Hansa on November 14, 2014. He was received by Vice Admiral Anil Chopra, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Flag Officer Commanding In… [[ This is...

New Commander at NUWC Division Newport

Commander, Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport held a change of command ceremony, Nov. 14. Navy Capt. Howard Goldman relieved Navy Capt. Todd Cramer as commander, NUWC Newport. A… [[ This is a...

USS Russell Welcomes JS Teruzuki in San Diego

The crew of USS Russell (DDG 59) hosted the crew of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Ship JS Teruzuki (DD 116), Oct. 15- Nov. 6 as the partner nation participated in exercises with the...

USS Farragut Changes Command at NS Mayport

The guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) held a change of command ceremony at Naval Station Mayport Nov. 14. Cmdr. Cory R. Applebee relieved Cmdr. William Musser as Farragut’s… [[ This is a content...

USS Germantown Takes Part in Keen Sword Ex

The amphibious dock landing ship, USS Germantown (LSD 42) and the 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion (AAB), 2nd Marine Division (MARDIV), operated with Japanese Self Defense Forces (JSDF) during… [[ This is a content summary...

F-35C Carries Out Night Flight Ops

The F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducted its first carrier-based night flight operations aboard an aircraft carrier off the coast of San Diego Nov. 13. Navy test pilot… [[ This is...

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