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Indian, Brazilian, South African Navies Show Off Skills

Indian, Brazilian and South African Naval forces put up naval demonstrations for IBSAMAR IV Media Day at South African Navy Training base in Saldanha Bay, SAS Saldanha, on Thursday October 30, 2014…. [[ This...

Australia Hires JFD for Submarine Rescue Services

James Fisher Defence (JFD), the leading global subsea operations and engineering company, has been awarded a contract by the Commonwealth of Australia for the long-term provision of the Royal… [[ This is a content...

Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 Hunts for Mines

When members of Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2’s Area Search Platoon (ASP) participated in a controlled exercise with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12, EOD… [[ This is a content summary...

MCPON Holds All-Hands Call at Naval Station Mayport

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens visited Sailors assigned to Naval Station Mayport, Nov. 3, 2014. Stevens started his visit to Navy Region Southeast with an all-hands call… [[ This...

USS Roosevelt Docks in Lisbon, Portugal

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) arrived in Lisbon, Portugal, for a routine port visit Nov. 3. The port visit will continue efforts to strengthen maritime… [[ This is a content summary...

Iwo Jima ARG Fights the Weather during Bold Alligator

USS Iwo Jima (LHD7), USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) and USS Farragut (DDG 99), have overcome challenges brought on by inclement weather in order to execute complex mission sets during Exercise Bold… [[ This...

Small-Arms Qualifications Conducted aboard USS Stethem

Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) are maintaining weapons qualifications and proficiency on a temporary small-arms range constructed on the ship’s… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

USS Truxtun Waves Goodbye to Villefranche, France

Guided missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) departed the southern French port of Villefranche following a routine port visit to Villefranche, France, Nov. 4. While in port, Truxtun sailors… [[ This is a content...

USS Gettysburg, SERMC Jointly Increase Readiness

Sailors aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) kicked off a partnership with Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC) Oct. 27. The partnership is designed to increase… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

USS George H.W. Bush Leaves Marseille, France

Aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) departed Marseille, France, after completing a scheduled port visit, Nov. 4. Sailors had the opportunity to relax and enjoy the culture of Marseille…. [[ This is...

US, Mexican Sailors Carry Out MIO as Part of BA14

U.S. Navy and Mexican Sailors conducted a maritime interdiction operation (MIO) during exercise Bold Alligator 2014 (BA 14), an amphibious exercise consisting of 19 coalition partners performing… [[ This is a content summary only....

US CBP Seizes USD 9.2 Mln Worth of Cocaine

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine agents aboard a P-3 Orion aircraft assisted in the interdiction and seizure of more than 679 pounds of cocaine on Oct. 25. The estimated…...

F-35C Makes Its First Landing aboard USS Nimitz

The Navy made aviation history Nov. 3 as an F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducted its first arrested landing aboard an aircraft carrier off the coast of San Diego. Navy… [[...

USS Abraham Undocks from Newport News Shipyard

Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) was returned to the water Nov. 3, nearly two years after entering the dry dock at Newport News Shipyard, Va. The undocking of the ship is...

Russia exercises its strategic nuclear ‘triad’

Since 28 October Moscow has tested and exercised all three components of its nuclear arsenal, including the firing of submarine-launched and land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles (SLBMs and ICBMs) as well as extensive long-range strategic...

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