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California and Florida Congressmen Tour USS Carl Vinson

Representatives from California and Florida Congressional delegates experienced air operations while on a distinguished visitor (DV) embark aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Oct. 22. The… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

US, Republic of Korea Navies Conclude Clear Horizon

The U.S. and Republic of Korea navies completed a successful mine countermeasures exercise Oct. 24, in waters south of the Korean peninsula. The annual Clear Horizon exercise ran Oct. 20-24 and was… [[ This...

Manila, Philippines Welcomes George Washington CSG

The George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) arrived in Manila, Philippines on 23rd of October for a Goodwill Visit. GWCSG is composed of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington… [[ This is a content...

Souda Bay, Crete Hosts USS Roosevelt

The guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) arrived in Souda Bay, Crete, for a scheduled port visit, Oct. 24th. Cmdr. Jason Reller, commanding officer of USS Roosevelt, said: This port visit… [[ This is...

CSG 4 Commander Boards USS Oscar Austin

The commander of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 4 visited guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) Oct. 21 while the ship was underway conducting training in preparation for an upcoming… [[ This is a...

USS Porter Gets Ready to Change Port

In support of Navy ballistic missile defense (BMD) efforts abroad, Sailors and families from USS Porter (DDG 78) attended a series of briefings Oct. 21 at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, prior to… [[ This...

US Navy Strengthens Bonds with Philippines and Japan

Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) participated in a training evolution with Philippine navy frigate Gregorio Del Pilar (PF 15) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

USS Stethem CO Relieved

The commanding officer of the forward-deployed guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63), Cmdr. John Bradford, was relieved by Capt. Shan Byrne, commander, Destroyer Squadron (CDS) 15, Oct. 24,… [[ This is a content summary...

USS George H.W. Bush Docks in Duqm, Oman

USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) arrived in Duqm, Oman for a scheduled port visit, Oct. 21. This is the first time that Duqm, Oman has hosted an aircraft carrier. This port visit was...

USS Carl Vinson Celebrates 230,000th Arrested Landing

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) hosted a cake-cutting ceremony commemorating the ship’s 230,000th arrested landing, Oct. 23. During the ceremony, Captain Karl Thomas, commanding officer of USS Carl… [[ This is a content summary...

USS Michael Murphy Joins US 7th Fleet

Guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) Oct. 23. Commanded by Cmdr. Todd Hutchison, the ship and its crew of more than 300… [[...

Washington Navy Yard Hosts CNIC Change of Command

More than 500 military and civilian personnel attended the change of command ceremony for Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) on Friday, Oct. 24 at Admiral Leutze Park on the Washington Navy… [[ This is...

Brazil signs for 36 Gripen E/F fighters

Key Points Brazil’s contract for 36 Gripen E/F fighters makes it the first export customer for the type. As well as signing for the aircraft, Brazil and Saab have agreed a 10-year industrial co-operation...

Teledyne reaches deal for Oceanside

Teledyne has acquired Oceanscience, both based in California, the company announced on 23 October. Teledyne declined to provide the value of the deal, but will bring Oceanscience’s technologies in oceanographic and hydrographic equipment under...

Navantia gets deal to study frigates for Australia

Navantia, the Spanish state-owned ship builder, announced on 23 October that it had signed a deal to study the SEA 5000 future frigate programme. The contract is designed to support research into adding radar...

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