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USS Halsey Docks in Laem Chabang, Thailand

The crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) arrived in Laem Chabang, Thailand, Dec. 22, for a port visit. The sailors will participate in a series of Community Relations (COMREL)… [[ This...

BAE Systems Bags USS Barry Repair Contract

BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Norfolk, Virginia, is being awarded a $7,4 million modification to a previously awarded contract for USS Barry (DDG-52) fiscal 2015 emergent docking availability. The… [[ This is a content...

New Commander of USFF Command Named

Adm. Phil Davidson assumed command of U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF), Dec. 19, following his promotion to the rank of Admiral. The small ceremony was officiated via teleconference by Adm. Bill… [[ This is...

USS Vicksburg Becoms SNMG2’s New Flagship

USS Vicksburg (CG 69) relieved USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) as the Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG) 2 flagship in the Port of Naples. Vicksburg, home-ported in Mayport, Fla., departed North America Dec…. [[...

Austal USA to Provide LCS Support Services

Austal USA is being awarded a $14,3 million cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded contract to exercise an option for class services in support of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS)… [[ This is a...

Image of the Day: Sea Hawk Refuels

Sailors refuel an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Desert Hawks of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 during night delayed landing qualifications aboard the guided-missile destroyer… [[ This is a content summary...

HMAS Stuart Visits Devonport, Tasmania

HMAS Stuart has wrapped up a successful port visit to its hometown of Devonport, Tasmania, with over 1,800 locals getting a tour of the ship. Between 12-14 December the ship’s company exercised… [[ This...

P-8A Training System Deal Goes to Boeing

The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $171,1 million undefinitized modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of a P-8A… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

GD Wins Advanced Submarine Technologies Deal

General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $36.5 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to develop advanced submarine technologies for current and future undersea platforms. Electric… [[ This is a content summary...

US Navy Helicopter Crashes in Kuwait

A U.S. Navy MH-60S helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 26 (HSC 26) crashed at 11:22 a.m. (EST), Dec.21, while on an overland training flight at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. All six… [[ This...

Sri Lanka Navy Rescues 180 Persons from Floods

Sri Lankan naval troops have been able rescue 180 persons during their deployment on flood relief operations in the Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura districts. 75 persons were… [[ This is a content summary...

Indian Navy Test Its New LCA

Indian Navy’s first indigenously designed and developed 4th plus generation combat aircraft designed to operate from the decks of aircraft carriers took-off from Ski-Jump facility of Shore… [[ This is a content summary only....

USS New Orleans Elects PHIBRON 1 SSOY

A Sailor assigned to amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) was named Amphibious Squadron One (PHIBRON 1) 2014 Senior Sailor of the Year (SSOY), Dec. 5. Hospital Corpsman 1st Class… [[...

Australian STS Young Endeavour Set Sail

The Royal Australian Navy operated Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour set sail from Sydney today for a 12-month voyage, circumnavigating the globe. Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart… [[ This is a content summary...

HMAS Huon Recognized for RENDER SAFE Op Efforts

On 9 December, just prior to departing the wharf on patrol, HMAS Huon’s then Lieutenant Commander Richard Caton received a Silver Australian Defence Force Commendation for his achievements and… [[ This is a content...

USS McCampbell Changes Command

The guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) received a new commanding officer during a change of command ceremony, Dec. 19. Cmdr. Edward D. Sundberg relieved Cmdr. Sharif H. Calfee after 18… [[ This is...

Swiss Company Buys Two Former Danish Navy Vessels

Martrade BV of Sliedrecht, The Netherlands recently announced the sale of the two former Danish Navy guardvessels Milla A (ex VTS 3) and Mickey A (ex VTS 4). The sale was concluded in close…...

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