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U.S. Carrier Strike Group 15 Gets New Commander

Rear Adm. Richard “Rick” Williams relieved Rear Adm. Joseph Kuzmick as commander of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 15 during a change of command ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island,… [[ This is a...

LÉ Niamh Disembarks 468 Migrants off Sicily

The LÉ NIAMH disembarked 468 migrants (412 male, 41 female, 15 minors), at Pozzallo, Sicily at 9 am on July 25th. Having successfully conducted a Search and Rescue Operation 110 kilometres north-west… [[ This...

USS Lassen Completes CARAT Singapore 2015

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) successfully completed five days of combined, at-sea training events with the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN), July 23, as part… [[ This is a content...

U.S. 3rd Fleet Changes Command

Vice Adm. Nora Tyson relieved Vice Adm. Kenny Floyd as commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet during a change of command and retirement ceremony held on Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)… [[ This...

Saudi JSOW contract awarded to Raytheon

The US Department of Defense announced on 24 July that it had awarded a USD180 million contract to Raytheon’s Missile Systems division to produce 200 AGM-154C-1 Joint Stand-Off Weapons (JSOWs) for Saudi Arabia. The...

Most Read News, July 20 – 25, 2015

James Joyce Docks in Haulbowline, Ireland Irish Navy’s newest Naval Service Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) LÉ James Joyce arrived in Haulbowline on Friday 17th July. Australia Gifts Two Landing… [[ This is a content...

New Father Volunteering To Stand Duty For Everyone

SAN DIEGO – The father of newly-born Nicholas Braun, Jr. is volunteering to stand duty for anyone and everyone stationed aboard the USS Makin Island (LHD-8), sources told Duffel Blog today. Quartermaster 2nd Class...

Navy Builds Second America-Class Amphibious Assault Ship

The Navy and Huntington Ingalls are nearly one-third complete with initial construction of the soon-to-be USS Tripoli, the second new America-class amphibious assault ship slated for delivery in December, 2018. The USS Tripoli, called...

Forbes: White House Has No China Strategy; Here’s Mine

WASHINGTON: What’s the strategy for coping with what everyone on Capitol Hill and inside the Obama administration agrees is an increasingly assertive China? The White House can’t answer, Rep. Randy Forbes says, “because they...

HMS Sutherland Shows Off Her Fighting Skills

Royal Navy’s HMS Sutherland has once again proven her fighting worth by firing her 4.5in main gun for the first time since coming out of refit in March. The firing, in the South Coast...

US, RS Navies Conclude 21st Annual CARAT Drills

The U.S. Navy and Republic of Singapore Navy completed the 21st annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore after 11 days of comprehensive training both at sea and ashore, July… [[ This is...

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