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Göteborg, Sweden Hosts SNMCMG1

On Friday, May 1, the seven ships of Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1), under the command of Dutch Navy Commander Peter A.J. Bergen Henegouwen, arrived in the port of Göteborg… [[ This...

USS Abraham Lincoln Sailors Recognized

Three Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) were awarded Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals (NAM) during a ceremony April 23. Lincoln’s Commanding… [[ This is a content summary...

HMCS Fredericton Joins DYNAMIC MONGOOSE

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Fredericton joins Exercise DYNAMIC MONGOOSE yesterday in the North Sea as part of its deployment under Operation REASSURANCE, Canada’s response to Russia’s military… [[ This is a content summary...

Sailors Remember USS Firebolt Crew Members

During their Operation MANITOU deployment, personnel from Maritime Operations Support Group and Combined Task Force 150 visited the US Navy Patrol Craft USS Firebolt for a tour. This was particularly… [[ This is a...

USS Shiloh Visits Busan, Korea

The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) arrived in Busan, Republic of Korea, for a port visit, May 4. Capt. Kurush F. Morris, commanding officer of Shiloh, said: Our visit is… [[ This...

Canadian, American Naval Vessels Sail for TRIDENT FURY

Seven Canadian and American naval vessels sailed from Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt yesterday to participate in Exercise TRIDENT FURY, a biennial multinational exercise that takes place off the… [[ This is a content summary...

Australian Navy’s Helicopter Crew Supports NATO Op

Australian Navy’s Seahawk helicopter crew embarked in HMAS Success operated in support of Operation OCEAN SHIELD, a NATO counter-piracy operation around the Horn of Africa, in early April. The… [[ This is a content...

Colombian Navy Stops 41 Migrants in Gulf of Uraba

The Colombian Navy recently interrupted a human smuggling attempt in the Gulf of Uraba. 41 migrants of different nationalities were being transported aboard three vessels operated by six Colombian… [[ This is a content...

USNS Richard E. Byrd Overhaul Contract Awarded

Vigor Industrial LLC received an $11,9 million contract for the regular overhaul and dry docking of USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4). The contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the… [[ This...

USCG’s New Cutter James Completes Acceptance Trials

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ fifth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter (NSC), James (WMSL 754), has successfully completed her acceptance trials. The Ingalls-built NSC spent two full… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

HMS Bulwark Ready to Work in the Mediterranean

Royal Navy’s HMS Bulwark and three Merlin helicopters are now ready to operate in the Mediterranean, working closely with the Italian Navy, and coordinated via Rome. The 19,000 tonne amphibious… [[ This is a...

USS Mount Whitney Leaves Dry Dock Staging Area

The U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) departed the Viktor Lenac dry dock staging area in Rijeka, Croatia, April 30 for the first time since staging began Jan....

VFA 151 CO Relieved Due to Misconduct

The commanding officer of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 was relieved for cause due to misconduct May 2. Cmdr. Kurt Bohlken was relieved by Rear Adm. Ron Boxall, commander, Carrier Strike Group 3,… [[...

Welcome Home USS Mitscher

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) returned home to Naval Station Norfolk May 4 completing a seven-month independent deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of… [[ This is a content...

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