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HNLMS Johan de Witt Departs Operation Atalanta

On Wednesday 6 May Dutch warship, HNLMS Johan de Witt, completed three and a half months as the flag ship for Operation Atalanta. Under the command of Captain René Lyuckx, she carried out… [[...

USS Germantown Receives 2014 Green H Award

US Navy’s USS Germantown (LSD 42) was recently awarded the 2014 Green H award in recognition of outstanding adherence to both medical and physical fitness standards. This is the eighth… [[ This is a...

Russian Navy’s Aircraft Carrier to Start Repairs

Russian Navy’s only aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, after undergoing preparations for repairs, entered into dock repair in north Russia. The vessel started its move to the repair dock in… [[ This is a content...

ESPS Rayo Ends Counter-Piracy Mission off Somalia

On Wednesday 6 May 2015 Spanish Navy warship, ESPS Rayo, completed her counter-piracy deployment with Operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia. Since joining the Mission in December 2014, she has… [[ This is...

Changes for Midshipmen’s Careers and Opportunities

US Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus announced Navy-wide changes that will affect midshipmen’s physical readiness, career paths and post graduate education, during a speech at the United… [[ This is a content...

Sweden Sends Vessels for Open Spirit 2015

It is estimated that around 75 thousand mines were places in the Baltic Sea during the two World Wars. An unknown number of those is still there. The annual historical ordnance disposal operation,… [[...

US Navy’s Sailors of the Year Advanced to CPOs

The US Navy’s 2014 Sailors of the Year (SOY) were meritoriously advanced to chief petty officer during a ceremony held at the Navy Memorial, May 14. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan… [[ This...

Canada Researches HMS Erebus Wreck

After almost 170 years of searching to understand the fate of English explorer Sir John Franklin’s fabled arctic voyage, a multilateral partnership from public, private and non-profit sectors, led by… [[ This is a...

Image of the Day: Helicopter Drills during Eager Lion

Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians assigned to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 take part in helicopter training during Exercise Eager Lion 2015. The drills were conducted in Aqaba, Jordan on… [[ This is a content...

Logistics Support Contract Awarded for US Navy Aircraft

M7 Aerospace LLC, San Antonio, Texas, is being awarded a $13,3 million modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery requirements contract to exercise an option for logistics support for… [[ This is a content summary...

US Marines and Sailors Carry Out PMINT

U.S. Marines and sailors with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit embarked aboard the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), USS Arlington (LPD 21) and USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) initiating Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON),… [[ This is...

USS George Washington Ready for Deployment

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) completed its Selective Reserve Availability (SRA) period and pre-patrol preparations, May 15. Prior to departing Fleet Activities… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

Russian, Chinese Ships Sail to the Mediterranean Sea

As part of their week-long exercises, a group of Russian and Chinese warships are sailing through the Bosphorus and Dardanelles straits. China is represented by two missile frigates, the Linya and… [[ This is...

USS McFaul Honors the Fallen in Malaga, Spain

Sailors assigned to the US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) participated in a joint ceremony with the armed forces of Spain honoring fallen members of the… [[ This is a...

Obama picks new chiefs for US Army, Navy

President Barack Obama has chosen a submarine officer to serve as the next head of the US Navy and an infantry officer who commanded troops in Afghanistan for army chief, officials said Wednesday. Admiral...

North Korea launches firing drills in Yellow Sea

North Korea launched live-fire drills near the disputed sea border with South Korea late Wednesday, the Yonhap news agency reported, amid high tensions over Pyongyang’s recent submarine-launched ballistic missile test. The reported firing drills...

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