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USS Dewey Reaches Deployment Halfway Point

Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) marked the halfway point of the ship’s deployment with a celebration hosted by the ship’s Morale, Welfare, and Recreation… [[ This is a content summary...

USS Bonhomme Richard Ends Flight Deck Certification

The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) successfully completed flight deck certification, Jan. 29, with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) (Reinforced) 262,… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my...

USS George H.W. Bush to Undergo Training

The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) departed its homeport of Norfolk to conduct various training exercises in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan 31. The underway will include various shipboard… [[ This is...

New Zealand Navy Vessels to Take Part in Waitangi Day

Royal New Zealand Navy’s vessels departed Devonport Naval Base to take part in Waitangi Day celebrations at Waitangi. The frigate HMNZS Te Kaha left the base on February 2, and will be joined… [[...

Indian Coast Guard Vessel Vaibhav Visits Sri Lanka

Indian Coast Guard vessel Vaibhav entered the Port of Trincomalee on 28th January 2015, where it was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy. The ship’s Commanding Officer Inspector General Anil Kumar paid a… [[...

USNS Leroy Grumman Deal Goes to BAE Systems

BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair is being awarded a $6,9 million firm-fixed-price contract for 43-calendar day shipyard availability for the Mid Term Availability of USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195)…. [[ This is a content...

USS Winston S. Churchill, USNS Arctic Engage in RAS

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) filled up its tanks during a recent replenishment-at-sea. The destroyer met with the Military Sealift Command fleet… [[ This is a content summary...

Irish Navy Decommissions Its OPV LÉ Aoife

The Irish Navy’s has decommissioned one of its Offshore Patrol Vessels after 35 years of service. LÉ Aoife (P22) was retired by the Irish Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe in Waterford,… [[...

USS Chosin Engages in Pre-Aim Calibration Fire

Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) recently conducted a pre-aim calibration fire. During the drill, USS Chosin crew fired a short burst with the MK-15 Phalanx close-in… [[ This is a content summary...

HMAS Canberra in the Heart of Australia Day Celebrations

Australian Navy’s newly commissioned Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Canberra took centre stage in Sydney Harbour for the Australia Day celebrations. The LHD was positioned in the waters between… [[ This is a content summary...

USS Shiloh Concludes Routine Patrol

US Navy’s Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) recently concluded another routine patrol. The vessel moored in Yokosuka, Japan, on January 30, where it is deployed… [[ This is a content summary only....

Cutlass Express 2015 Drills Commence

The underway portion of Exercise Cutlass Express 2015 commenced as boarding team members from Comoros, Kenya, Mauritius, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda began visit, board, search, and… [[ This is a content summary...

USNA Midshipmen Select First Ships

Two hundred and forty-three U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) midshipmen selected the ships that they will serve on after graduation and commissioning during Ship Selection Night in Mahan Hall, Jan. 29. Ship… [[ This is...

Frigate USS Elrod Retires from Service

Placed into commission nearly 30 years ago, the guided-missile frigate USS Elrod (FFG 55) was decommissioned on Friday, January 30, during a Naval Station Norfolk ceremony, led by Cmdr. Brad… [[ This is a...

Fighting Marlins Return from US 7th Fleet Deployment

The “Fighting Marlins” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 40 returned to Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, Washington, Jan. 29, following a seven-month deployment to the Pacific in the U.S…. [[ This is a content...

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