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Business News: U.S. Navy Commissions Littoral Combat Ship 13 (Wichita)

LCS 13 commissioned at home port in Naval Station Mayport in Florida NAVAL STATION MAYPORT, FL – Jan. 12, 2019 – The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Wichita (LCS 13) – the nation’s seventh Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) – at Naval Station Mayport today before a crowd including active-duty and veteran sailors.  This milestone places … Continue reading Business News: U.S. Navy Commissions Littoral Combat Ship 13 (Wichita)

Business News: Lockheed Martin Awarded $108 Million For IRST21 Sensor System

ORLANDO, FL – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) received a contract for phase II of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Block II Infrared Search and Track (IRST) program for the U.S. Navy, awarded by aircraft prime contractor Boeing. Under this contract, Lockheed Martin will complete development, platform integration, flight test, and qualification of the IRST21® Block II … Continue reading Business News: Lockheed Martin Awarded $108 Million For IRST21 Sensor System

Business News: U.S. Navy Commissions Littoral Combat Ship 11, Sioux City

First combat ship commissioned at United States Naval Academy is 13th commissioned LCS in Navy fleet ANNAPOLIS, MD – The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Sioux City (LCS 11) – the nation’s sixth Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) – at the United States Naval Academy today.  This milestone places the ship, built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: … Continue reading Business News: U.S. Navy Commissions Littoral Combat Ship 11, Sioux City

U.S. Navy News: USS Gerald R. Ford Successfully Sails into Post-Shakedown Availability Period

NORFOLK (NNS) – The Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), departed Naval Station Norfolk on Sunday, July 15, 2018 to begin a post-shakedown availability (PSA) period at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia. As the ship closes in on one year since its commissioning, the first-in-class aircraft carrier has seen … Continue reading U.S. Navy News: USS Gerald R. Ford Successfully Sails into Post-Shakedown Availability Period

US Navy Aircraft Carrier USS Carl Vinson Makes Vietnam Port Call

WASHINGTON (STL.News) The USS Carl Vinson arrived in Danang, Vietnam, today, becoming the first aircraft carrier to dock in the country since the Vietnam War ended in 1975. The guided missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain and destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer are also making the port call. The Vietnamese port was also the site of the … Continue reading US Navy Aircraft Carrier USS Carl Vinson Makes Vietnam Port Call

US Navy says China’s military buildup won’t stop patrols

ABOARD USS CARL VINSON, Philippines/February 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —U.S. forces are undeterred by China’s military buildup on man-made islands in the South China Sea and will continue patrolling the strategic, disputed waters wherever “international law allows us,” said a Navy officer aboard a mammoth U.S. aircraft carrier brimming with F-18 fighter jets. Lt. Cmdr. Tim … Continue reading US Navy says China’s military buildup won’t stop patrols

US Navy says it won’t be deterred by Chinese-built islands

ABOARD USS CARL VINSON, Philippines /February 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A Navy officer aboard a mammoth U.S. aircraft carrier brimming with F18 fighter jets said Saturday that American forces would continue to patrol the South China Sea wherever “international law allows us” when asked if China’s newly built islands could restrain them in the disputed waters. … Continue reading US Navy says it won’t be deterred by Chinese-built islands

U.S. Navy Commissions Fifth Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship $codeDebug.log(“output array of get country targets countryT

USS Little Rock enters active service after ceremony on Buffalo River BUFFALO, NY/December 16, 2017 (STL.News) – The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Little Rock (LCS 9) –– the nation’s fifth Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) –– on the Buffalo River on Dec. 16. This milestone officially places the ship, which was designed and built by … Continue reading U.S. Navy Commissions Fifth Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship $codeDebug.log(“output array of get country targets countryT

Through Thick & Thin – US Marines & Sailors having each other’s backs since 1775

CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan/December 1, 2017 (STL.News) – From the time when the U.S. Navy began, groups of specifically trained, maritime infantry have accompanied them. Since November 10, 1775, when Congress approved the establishment of two Marine battalions, as America’s expeditionary force in readiness, the U.S. Marine Corps has teamed with the Navy to form … Continue reading Through Thick & Thin – US Marines & Sailors having each other’s backs since 1775

Governor Scott Statement Regarding the Loss of Lieutenant Steven Combs & Airman Apprentice Bryan Grosso

NAPLES, FL/November 26, 2017 (STL.News) Yesterday, Saturday, November 25, 2017, Governor Rick Scott issued a statement in response to the US Navy reporting the loss of two Floridians, Lieutenant Steven Combs and Airman Apprentice Bryan Grosso following a C-2A Greyhound crash on Wednesday.  Lt. Combs served on the USS Ronald Reagan as part of Carrier … Continue reading Governor Scott Statement Regarding the Loss of Lieutenant Steven Combs & Airman Apprentice Bryan Grosso

Eight personnel recovered from C2-A aircraft crash in Philippine Sea

AT SEA/November 22, 2017 (STL.News) Search and rescue operations recovered eight personnel following a C2-A Greyhound aircraft crash southeast of Okinawa at approximately 3:23 p.m. today. All personnel were transferred to USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) for medical evaluation and are in good condition at this time. Search and rescue efforts for three personnel continue … Continue reading Eight personnel recovered from C2-A aircraft crash in Philippine Sea

USNS Comfort Completes Hurricane Relief Mission in Puerto Rico

NORFOLK/November 21, 2017 (NNS)(STL.News) – Military Sealift Command’s hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) returned to Naval Station Norfolk after providing life-saving medical care to the people of Puerto Rico. Comfort departed Virginia Sept. 29 and had been in Puerto Rico for almost two months providing disaster relief support after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. … Continue reading USNS Comfort Completes Hurricane Relief Mission in Puerto Rico

U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon to Support Argentina Search for Submarine

NAVAL STATION MAYPORT, FL/November 18, 2017 (NNS)(STL.News) – U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) directed the U.S. Navy to deploy a P-8A Poseidon multi-mission maritime aircraft to Bahia Blanca, Argentina, Nov. 18 to support the South American nation’s ongoing search for the submarine A.R.A. San Juan in the waters of the Southern Atlantic. The aircraft and its … Continue reading U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon to Support Argentina Search for Submarine

Online Retirement Requests Ready

MILLINGTON, TN/November 16, 2017 (NNS)(STL.News) – The Navy announced a self-service function for Retirements and Separations within Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS) in NAVADMIN 273/17 Nov. 15. According to NAVADMIN 273/17, the functionality allows members to initiate requests electronically using NSIPS self-service, route them through their chain for review and recommendation and then electronically … Continue reading Online Retirement Requests Ready

USS Donald Cook Departs Aksaz, Turkey and Participates in Exercise Dogu Akdeniz 2017

AKSAZ, Turkey/November 13, 2017 (NNS)(STL.News) — The Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) departed Aksaz, Turkey, Nov. 9 after conducting a regularly scheduled port call. While Donald Cook was in port, Sailors attended multiple planning sessions, a reception for participants and a press conference for exercise Dogu Akdeniz 2017. After … Continue reading USS Donald Cook Departs Aksaz, Turkey and Participates in Exercise Dogu Akdeniz 2017

Three-Carrier Strike Force Exercise to Commence in Western Pacific

YOKOSUKA/November 8, 2017 (NNS)(STL.News) – The USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) strike groups will commence a three-carrier strike force exercise in the Western Pacific, Nov. 11-14. Units assigned to the strike force will conduct coordinated operations in international waters in order to demonstrate the U.S. … Continue reading Three-Carrier Strike Force Exercise to Commence in Western Pacific

Life Saving Kearsarge Returns Home

NORFOLK/November 6, 2017 (NNS)(STL.News) – The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) returned home to Norfolk Nov. 6, after 68 days of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria. Kearsarge, the staff of Expeditionary Strike Group 2, along with the … Continue reading Life Saving Kearsarge Returns Home

SECNAV Names New Expeditionary Sea Base

Washington/November 5, 2017 (NNS)(STL.News) – Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced the Navy’s newest Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ship, T-ESB 5, will be named in honor of Marine Corps Vietnam veteran and Medal of Honor recipient Miguel Keith during a ceremony in National Harbor, Maryland, Nov. 4. Keith was born in San Antonio, … Continue reading SECNAV Names New Expeditionary Sea Base

Navy Celebrates 2017 National American Indian and Native Alaskan Heritage Month

WASHINGTON/November 1, 2017 (NNS)(STL.News) — The Navy joins the nation in celebrating American Indians and Native Alaskans during National American Indian and Native Alaskan Heritage Month throughout the month of November. ALNAV 006/17 encourages participation in all the heritage celebrations and special observances throughout the year. This year, Navy commands are encouraged to celebrate and … Continue reading Navy Celebrates 2017 National American Indian and Native Alaskan Heritage Month

Coalition Forces Render Aid to an Iranian Fishing Vessel

OFF THE COAST OF SOCOTRA, Yemen/October 25, 2017 (NNS)(STL.News)(Keywords: Coalition Forces, Iranian Fishing Vessel) — In coordination with the European Union Naval Force and the Turkish-led Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, which is a part of the Combined Maritime Forces, the U.S. Navy provided assistance to an Iranian fishing vessel after a reported piracy attack … Continue reading Coalition Forces Render Aid to an Iranian Fishing Vessel

Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group Enters 7th Fleet

PACIFIC OCEAN/October 24, 2017 (STL.News) – The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) entered the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations (AOO) Oct. 23, to conduct maritime security operations, theater security cooperation and port visits as part of the U.S. Navy’s ongoing presence in the … Continue reading Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group Enters 7th Fleet

Anchorage Conducts HIMARS Shoot During Dawn Blitz 2017

PACIFIC OCEAN/October 23, 2017 (STL.News) – The High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) was fired from the flight deck of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) during Dawn Blitz 2017 Oct. 22. The HIMARS is a weapons system made up of the M142, five-ton chassis vehicle and can carry either … Continue reading Anchorage Conducts HIMARS Shoot During Dawn Blitz 2017

Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group Visits South Korea

October 22, 2017 (NNS)(STL.News) Task Force 70 Public Affairs – The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group arrived in Busan for a port visit, Oct. 21. The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) with embarked staff of Commander, Task Force (CTF) 70, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 staff and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, and the … Continue reading Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group Visits South Korea

USS Constitution Gets Underway and Celebrates 220 Years

CHARLESTOWN, MA/October 21, 2017 (NNS)(STL.News) – USS Constitution and her crew headed underway from the ship’s berth in Charlestown, Massachusetts, on Oct. 20, in commemoration of the ship’s launching 220 years ago and the U.S. Navy’s 242nd birthday. This was the first underway Constitution completed since she left dry dock on July 23 of this … Continue reading USS Constitution Gets Underway and Celebrates 220 Years

USS Monterey Provides Assistance to Vessel

ATLANTIC OCEAN/October 21, 2017 (STL.News) – The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) provided assistance to a commercial vessel in distress off the coast of Florida Oct. 20. Monterey, a component of Carrier Strike Group Ten (CSG) 10, received a distress signal and immediately maneuvered to provide assistance. Upon arrival, the Junior Officer of … Continue reading USS Monterey Provides Assistance to Vessel

Divers find remains of all missing from USS McCain collision

SINGAPORE/August 27, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Divers have recovered the remains of all 10 sailors who went missing after the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker collided near Singapore last week, the U.S. Navy said Monday. Navy and Marine Corps divers had been searching in flooded compartments of the destroyer for days after the … Continue reading Divers find remains of all missing from USS McCain collision

Trump helps commission $12.9 billion aircraft carrier

NORFOLK, VA/July 22, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump helped commission the USS Gerald R. Ford on Saturday and declared that the most advanced aircraft carrier to join the Navy will cause America’s enemies to “shake with fear” whenever they see its form cutting across the horizon. “I hereby place United States Ship Gerald R. … Continue reading Trump helps commission $12.9 billion aircraft carrier

APNewsBreak: Sex assault reports up at Navy, Army academies

WASHINGTON/March 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Reports of sexual assaults increased at two of the three military academies last year and an anonymous survey suggests sexual misconduct rose across the board at the schools, The Associated Press has learned. The new data underscore the challenge in stemming bad behavior by young people at the military college … Continue reading APNewsBreak: Sex assault reports up at Navy, Army academies

China says ‘appropriately handling’ US Navy drone issue

US Navy drone issue BEIJING (AP)(STL.News) — China said Saturday that its military was in contact with its American counterparts on “appropriately handling” the Chinese navy’s seizure of a U.S. Navy unmanned underwater glider, one of the most serious incidents between the two militaries in years. The one-sentence comment by the foreign ministry offered no … Continue reading China says ‘appropriately handling’ US Navy drone issue