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USS Carl Vinson Hosts NAVCENT/C5F

Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/U.S. 5th Fleet (C5F), Vice Adm. John Miller held an admiral’s-call aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Jan…. [[ This is a content summary...

UK’s New RFA Tankers to Get Military Capabilities

The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded a £15 million contract to A&P Group to install high-end military capabilities in four new tankers so that they are ready for operations by the Royal Fleet…...

SLC San Diego Changes Command at USS Roncador Memorial

Submarine Learning Center (SLC) Detachment (Det) San Diego held a change of charge ceremony at the USS Roncador submarine memorial Jan. 23 at Naval Base Point Loma. Cmdr. Robert Jezek was relieved by… [[...

Image of the Day: USS Fort McHenry Hoists Romeo Flag

Sailors aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) hoist a Romeo flag in preparation for an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition… [[ This is...

SNMG2, French Navy Engage in Mediterranean Sea Drills

Over the past week, Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 and the French Navy’s CHARLES DE GAULLE Carrier Strike Group (TF 473) conducted exercises across the Mediterranean Sea in a demonstration of the… [[ This...

GBP15M Defence Contract for A&P Group in Falmouth

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has visited A&P Group in Falmouth, where he announced that the firm has been awarded a major new pound15 million contract by the Ministry of Defence to install...

US Navy Hires BAE Systems for Combat Systems Support

The U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded BAE Systems a five-year contract to provide full life-cycle engineering and technical support for communication and combat systems on… [[ This is a content...

NAVSUP WSS Acquires Gatling Gun

The NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP WSS) Mechanicsburg site recently acquired a M61A1 20mm Gatling gun from Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake, California. The 20mm Vulcan Gatling gun… [[ This is a...

The Pathfinders Get to Know USS Fort Worth

The “Pathfinders” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35, Det. 1, the Navy’s first composite expeditionary helicopter squadron, are currently deployed aboard the littoral… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...

Australian Navy’s Young Endeavour Rounds Cape Horn

The Royal Australian Navy operated Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour rounded Cape Horn on Australia Day, 36 days into a 12-month circumnavigation of the world. Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett… [[ This...

HMAS Success Assists CSIRO’s Argo Program

During their transit to the Middle East in November and December 2014, the crew of HMAS Success assisted the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) with their global… [[ This is a content...

USS Abraham Lincoln CO Holds All-Hands Call

Capt. Ron Ravelo, commanding officer of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), held a two-day all hands call for Lincoln Sailors at Naval Station Norfolk, Jan. 21-22. Ravelo… [[ This is a...

USS California Back from Its Maiden Deployment

The Virginia-class attack submarine USS California (SSN 781) returned to its homeport at U.S. Naval Submarine Base, New London, from its maiden deployment Jan. 24. Under the command of Cmdr. Shawn… [[ This is...

USS Green Bay Leaves for US 7th Fleet

USS Green Bay (LPD 20) departed San Diego Jan. 26 for Sasebo, Japan, where the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship will join U.S. 7th Fleet’s Forward Deployed Naval Forces. Green… [[ This is...

U.S. to Aid India in Building Aircraft Carriers

Tucked away in a new defense deal with India was an agreement for the U.S. to aid India in fielding aircraft carriers that China views as a threat. As part of a Defense Technology...

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