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Phoenix Express 2015 Comes to an End

Maritime forces from North Africa, Europe, and the United States concluded Exercise Phoenix Express 2015, May 25. Phoenix Express 2015, sponsored and facilitated by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), is… [[ This is a content...

HMAS Success on Its Way Home to Sydney

Australian Navy’s HMAS Success is homeward bound after a six month deployment in the Middle East undertaking duties as part of Operation MANITOU. During a respite and refuelling stop in the… [[ This is...

ITS Grecale Responds to Tug’s Distress Call

On 17 May 2015, during a counter-piracy patrol in the Arabian Sea, EU Naval Force warship, ITS Grecale, came to the assistance of a tug after it had put out a SOS distress call....

John Warner Conducts Initial Sea Trials

US Navy’s newest Virginia-class submarine, John Warner (SSN 785), successfully completed its initial sea trials on Saturday. Sea trials are aggressive operational tests that demonstrate the… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

Fleet Week New York Concludes

Fleet Week New York (FWNY) 2015 came to a close as the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17), the guided-missile destroyers USS Barry (DDG 52) and Stout (DDG 55), and U.S....

Abraham Lincoln Hits Another RCOH Milestone

Another step towards the completion of the refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) was achieved May 18 when the covers for catapult one were installed on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft… [[ This...

Royal Navy Divers Train with Nigerian Navy in Lagos

Royal Navy divers have been sharing their experience of hunting for terrorist devices in harbours and on ships when they spent a fortnight with the Nigerian Navy in Lagos. The African divers want to…...

Fort Worth Reaches Halfway Deployment Point

LCS Crew 103 Rough Riders successfully completed the second quarter of the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth’s (LCS 3) maiden deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific following a crew swap with… [[ This is a...

USS Antietam Carries Out First Replenishment-at-Sea

The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) conducted its first replenishment-at-sea (RAS) of its patrol, May 25. The mighty Antietam’s deck department was at the heart of… [[ This is a content summary...

Colombian Navy Members Attend ONC Conference

Rear Adm. George Ballance, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command (USNAVSO)/U.S. 4th Fleet, welcomed members of the Colombian Navy to Naval Station Mayport in Mayport, Florida, for the annual… [[ This is a content...

USS Theodore Roosevelt Promotes 264 Sailors

On the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) 264 Sailors were advanced to the next pay grade during a frocking ceremony, May 24. Capt. Daniel Grieco, Theodore… [[ This...

USS Kauffman, USCG Seize Shipment of Cocaine

In collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard, the guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman (FFG 59) interdicted 1,775 kg of cocaine, worth an estimated wholesale value of approximately $59 million, in… [[ This is a content...

Korean Navy’s Second Minelayer Launched

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) launched its second minelayer MLS-II Nampo for the Korean Navy. The MLS-II Nampo is both HHI and Korea’s second minelayer following MLS-560 Wonsan that was delivered in… [[ This is...

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