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HII completes RCOH dry dock work on USS Abraham Lincoln

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division has successfully completed dry dock work on the US Navy’s fifth Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, USS Abraham Lincoln, paving the way for its final outfitting and testing...

F-35C’s First Catapult Launches From USS Nimitz

SAN DIEGO: Yesterday, the F-35C made its first catapult takeoffs from the USS Nimitz. The video and photo have just been made available. No word on whether election shenanigans were involved… Make sure you...

Portugal Escorts Russian Boat From Its Waters

The Portugese Navy escorted a Russian oceanographic ship out of its waters Wednesday in response to the latest in a series of territorial incursions by a Russian vessel or plane. …read more Source:: Defense...

Taiwan Defence Minister Visits Disputed Spratlys

Taiwan’s defence minister visited a disputed island in the South China Sea Wednesday, the first such trip by a Taiwanese military chief for more than five years, amid growing tensions in the region. …read...

Yaroslav Mudry, Cola Arrive in Jakarta, Indonesia

Russian Navy’s Baltic Fleet (BF) frigate “Yaroslav Mudry” (727), along with the tanker “Cola”, arrived on a business call at the port of Jakarta, Indonesia. With the task of providing security for… [[ This...

Russian Navy’s Vessel on Fire in Sevastopol

The Russian Navy’s anti-submarine vessel Kerch caught on fire yesterday, November 4, in Sevastopol Navy Base. According to the Russian Navy, the ship was undergoing routine maintenance when the… [[ This is a content...

F-35C Lightning II Completes 1st Carrier Launch

The F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter completes its first carrier launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), Nov. 4. The F-35 Lightning II Pax River...

Happy Seventh B-Day USS Sampson!

Crew members from the guided missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) gathered on the ship’s messdecks Oct. 3 to observe the ship’s seventh birthday since commissioning. In honor of the ship’s… [[ This is...

Image of the Day: USS Oak Hill’s LCAC Deploys

A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) departs the amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) during Bold Alligator 2014. Bold Alligator is intended to improve Navy and Marine Corps amphibious… [[ This...

Indian, Brazilian, South African Navies Show Off Skills

Indian, Brazilian and South African Naval forces put up naval demonstrations for IBSAMAR IV Media Day at South African Navy Training base in Saldanha Bay, SAS Saldanha, on Thursday October 30, 2014…. [[ This...

Australia Hires JFD for Submarine Rescue Services

James Fisher Defence (JFD), the leading global subsea operations and engineering company, has been awarded a contract by the Commonwealth of Australia for the long-term provision of the Royal… [[ This is a content...

Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 Hunts for Mines

When members of Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2’s Area Search Platoon (ASP) participated in a controlled exercise with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12, EOD… [[ This is a content summary...

MCPON Holds All-Hands Call at Naval Station Mayport

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens visited Sailors assigned to Naval Station Mayport, Nov. 3, 2014. Stevens started his visit to Navy Region Southeast with an all-hands call… [[ This...

USS Roosevelt Docks in Lisbon, Portugal

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) arrived in Lisbon, Portugal, for a routine port visit Nov. 3. The port visit will continue efforts to strengthen maritime… [[ This is a content summary...

Iwo Jima ARG Fights the Weather during Bold Alligator

USS Iwo Jima (LHD7), USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) and USS Farragut (DDG 99), have overcome challenges brought on by inclement weather in order to execute complex mission sets during Exercise Bold… [[ This...

Small-Arms Qualifications Conducted aboard USS Stethem

Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) are maintaining weapons qualifications and proficiency on a temporary small-arms range constructed on the ship’s… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

USS Truxtun Waves Goodbye to Villefranche, France

Guided missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) departed the southern French port of Villefranche following a routine port visit to Villefranche, France, Nov. 4. While in port, Truxtun sailors… [[ This is a content...

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