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Navy Acquisition Excellence Award winners include NAVSUP personnel

22 Aug 12:33 | U.S. News

Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) personnel were named winners in the 2017 Department of the Navy Acquisition Excellence Awards.read more »

San Diego Departs Phuket

22 Aug 12:27 | U.S. News

The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) departed Phuket, Thailand after a routine port visit, Aug. 22. read more »

Pacific Fleet Cmdr: Remains of Some USS John S. McCain Sailors Located

22 Aug 10:45 | U.S. News

Adm. Scott Swift, commander, Pacific Fleet, said some of the 10 missing USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) Sailors were discovered Aug. 22, by divers performing recovery operations inside the guided—missile destroyer. read more »

Divers Join Search for Missing USS John S. McCain Sailors

22 Aug 10:35 | U.S. News

U.S. Navy and Marine Corps divers began searching for 10 Sailors from USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), missing since the guided—missile destroyer and merchant vessel Alnic MC collided early Aug. 21. read more »

USS Coronado Hits Target With Lethal, Harpoon Missile During Training Near Guam

22 Aug 10:08 | U.S. News

The Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) conducted a successful live—fire of the harpoon block 1C missile off the coast of Guam Aug 22 striking a surface target at significant distance beyond the ship's visual range. read more »

NAVFAC Southeast Awards BOS Contract to Small Business

22 Aug 09:50 | U.S. News

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded an $8.8 million indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract August 14 to KJS MP Joint Venture, LLC, a small business based in Fort Worth, Texas.read more »

GHWB Begins Tiger Cruise

22 Aug 09:46 | U.S. News

The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) arrived in Mayport, Florida, to embark friends and family members of GHWB Sailors for a Tiger Cruise, August 19-21 as it makes the transit to its homeport in Norfolk.read more »

Theodore Roosevelt Completes Fueling at Sea

22 Aug 09:37 | U.S. News

Aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) successfully completed a fueling at sea (FAS) with guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102), Aug. 21.read more »

Pacific Fleet Cmdr: Remains of Some USS John McCain Sailors Located

22 Aug 09:35 | U.S. News

Adm. Scott Swift, commander, Pacific Fleet, said some of the 10 missing USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) Sailors were discovered today by divers performing recovery operations inside the guided—missile destroyer. read more »

NAVFAC Pacific Awards Contract for Sewer System Upgrades at Naval Base Guam

22 Aug 09:09 | U.S. News

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific awarded today a $41.16 million firm-fixed price contract to Contrack Watts Inc., of Mclean, Va. for construction of upgrades to the existing sanitary sewer system at the Naval Base Guam. read more »

Hawaii Business Awarded Contract to Construct Communications Facility at Marine Corps Base Hawaii

22 Aug 08:58 | U.S. News

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific awarded today a $60.64 million firm-fixed price contract to Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company Inc., of Honolulu, Hawaii for new construction of a communications facility at Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH).read more »

'Something Bigger Than Themselves': Frank Cable Experiences Solar Eclipse

22 Aug 08:37 | U.S. News

Sailors, Military Sealift Command civilian mariners and Vigor Industrial employees aboard the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), witnessed the Great American Eclipse while in dry-dock, Aug. 21, in Portland, Ore.read more »

Navy Launches USNS Hershel 'Woody' Williams

22 Aug 08:33 | U.S. News

The Navy launched expeditionary sea base Hershel 'Woody' Williams (ESB 4) at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard, Aug. 19.read more »

Future USS Portland Successfully Completes Acceptance Trials

22 Aug 08:32 | U.S. News

Future USS Portland (LPD 27) successfully completed Acceptance Trials on Aug. 18, sailing from and returning to Huntington Ingalls Industries' shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi.read more »

Joint Typhoon Warning Center Improves Tsunami Readiness

22 Aug 07:08 | U.S. News

The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) released a new, publicly available tsunami decision support website that improves tsunami readiness for U.S. and coalition forces.read more »

USS Philippine Sea Returns from Deployment

22 Aug 06:43 | U.S. News

Ticonderoga-class, guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) returned to Naval Station Mayport Aug. 19, following a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation. read more »

Hue City Returns Home From Deployment

22 Aug 06:42 | U.S. News

Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66), part of the George H.W. Bush Strike Group (GHWBCSG), returned to homeport here Aug. 21 after a seven-month deployment to the U.S. Navy's 5th and 6th Fleet area of operations.read more »

PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 19, 2017)

22 Aug 03:40 | U.S. News

An F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter attached to the "Avengers" of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 takes off from the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Essex is underway conducting sea trials and flight deck certifications off the coast of Southern California. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Irwin Sampaga (Released) 170819-N-XN518-294read more »

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 20, 2017)

22 Aug 03:40 | U.S. News

An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the "Tomcatters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 breaks the sound barrier above the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) during an air power demonstration. The ship and its carrier strike group are returning home from a seven-month deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matt Matlage (Released) 170820-N-FE442-0400read more »

ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 20, 2017)

22 Aug 03:40 | U.S. News

Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) Erik Potter mans a .50-caliber machine gun aboard an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the "Eightballers" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 during routine operations with the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the Arabian Gulf. Nimitz is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. While in this region, the ship and its carrier strike group are conducting maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners, preserve freedom of navigation, and maintain the free flow of commerce. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Colby S. Comery (Released) 170820-N-OV009-084read more »

WASHINGTON (Aug. 21, 2017)

22 Aug 03:40 | U.S. News

Vice President Mike Pence watches the 2017 solar eclipse with students from Cornerstone Schools of Washington D.C. who spent the afternoon learning about heliophysics - the study of our sun - with former NASA astronaut Pam Melroy, NASA scientist Brad Bailey, and agency education specialist Evelina Felicite-Maurice, at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class George M. Bell (Released) 170821-N-ZI635-401read more »

Search Efforts Continue for USS John S. McCain Sailors

21 Aug 20:52 | U.S. News

Aircraft from the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) will continue search efforts Aug. 22 for 10 missing Sailors assigned to the guided—missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56).read more »

USS Porter Conducts Replenishment-at-Sea with Turkish Navy

21 Aug 10:36 | U.S. News

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) received fuel and supplies during a replenishment-at-sea, Aug. 19, from Turkish replenishment oiler TCG YB. Kudret (A 595) in the Black Sea.read more »

USS Porter Enters Black Sea

21 Aug 10:35 | U.S. News

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) entered the Black Sea, Aug. 18, to conduct maritime security operations and enhance capability and interoperability with allies and partners in the region.read more »

TR CSG, CVW-17 Ramp up Training at Midpoint of COMPTUEX

21 Aug 10:34 | U.S. News

Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 conducted surge flight operations Aug. 18 and 19 at the midpoint of its composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX), a milestone signifying the next step toward certification for deployment. read more »

America Departs Malaysia

21 Aug 10:31 | U.S. News

The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed Malaysia after a scheduled port visit, Aug. 19.read more »

Ocean Giant Returns to Norfolk, Completes Annual Resupply of Remote Arctic Air Base

21 Aug 10:26 | U.S. News

Military Sealift Command chartered heavy lift ship MV Ocean Giant pulled into Naval Station Norfolk to complete its support of of Pacer Goose 2017, the annual resupply mission to Thule Air Base, Aug. 18.read more »

Statement from Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer on USS John S. McCain

21 Aug 10:03 | U.S. News

The following is a statement by Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer on USS John S. McCain, which was involved in a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on Aug. 21.read more »

Statement from Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer on USS John S. McCain

21 Aug 10:03 | U.S. News

The following is a statement by Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer on USS John S. McCain, which was involved in a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on Aug. 21.read more »

SEACAT enhances cooperative maritime security in South and Southeast Asia

21 Aug 09:01 | U.S. News

The 16th annual Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) exercise commenced Aug 21 in Singapore, Brunei, and the Philippines focusing on shared maritime security challenges of the region. read more »

America pulls into Changi Naval Base to support USS John S. McCain

21 Aug 07:58 | U.S. News

Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) arrived Aug. 21 at Changi Naval Base and is moored across the pier from the guided—missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56).read more »

Navy Implements Changes to Devices on Awards

21 Aug 05:04 | U.S. News

The Navy announced Aug. 21 in ALNAV 055/17 that it is implementing changes to the letter-type devices worn on certain medals and ribbons.read more »

UPDATE: USS John S. McCain Collides with Merchant Ship

20 Aug 19:38 | U.S. News

The guided—missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) has arrived at Changi Naval Base following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on Aug. 21.read more »

UPDATE: USS John S. McCain Collides with Merchant Ship

20 Aug 19:38 | U.S. News

The guided—missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) has arrived at Changi Naval Base following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on Aug. 21.read more »

UPDATE: USS John S. McCain Collides with Merchant Ship

20 Aug 19:38 | U.S. News

The guided—missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) has arrived at Changi Naval Base following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on Aug. 21.read more »

UPDATE: USS John S. McCain Collides with Merchant Ship

20 Aug 19:38 | U.S. News

The guided—missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) has arrived at Changi Naval Base following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on Aug. 21.read more »

USS John S. McCain Collides with Merchant Ship near Strait of Malacca

20 Aug 19:38 | U.S. News

The guided—missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) was involved in a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of Singapore and the Strait of Malacca, Aug. 21. read more »

UPDATE: USS John S. McCain Collides with Merchant Ship

20 Aug 19:38 | U.S. News

The guided—missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) was involved in a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on Aug. 21.read more »

President Ghani: ANASOC is officially a corps

20 Aug 05:01 | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (Aug. 20, 2017) � The Afghan National Army�s elite Special Operations Command officially transitioned from a division to a corps at an activation ceremony here today, a crucial step in President Ashraf Ghani�s commitment to nearly double the unit�s size.read more »

President Ghani: ANASOC is officially a corps

20 Aug 05:01 | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (Aug. 20, 2017) � The Afghan National Army�s elite Special Operations Command grew from a division to a corps at an activation ceremony here today, a crucial step in President Ashraf Ghani�s commitment to nearly double the unit�s size.read more »

CENTCOM�s senior NCO encouraged by progress, commitment

19 Aug 15:04 | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (Aug. 19, 2017) � U.S. Central Command�s senior enlisted leader concluded his tour of Afghanistan at Train, Advise, Assist Command � East last week.read more »

Researchers Announce Wreckage from USS Indianapolis Located

19 Aug 12:53 | U.S. News

A team of civilian researchers led by entrepreneur and philanthropist Paul G. Allen has announced they have found the wreck of the World War II cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA 35), which was lost July 30, 1945.read more »

Researchers Announce Wreckage from USS Indianapolis Located

19 Aug 12:53 | U.S. News

A team of civilian researchers led by entrepreneur and philanthropist Paul G. Allen has announced they have found the wreck of the World War II cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA 35), which was lost July 30, 1945.read more »

Afghan Air Force exceeding expectations

19 Aug 04:10 | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (Aug. 19, 2017) � Resolute Support advisors working with the Afghan Air Force explained strides in progress and power projection to U.S. Central Command�s senior enlisted leader Tuesday.read more »

BILLINGS, Montana (Aug. 17, 2017)

19 Aug 02:05 | U.S. News

Musician 2nd class Dan Webber, assigned to the U.S. Navy Band Northwest popular music group, Passage, performs at the St. John's Summer Concert Series during Navy Week Montana. Navy Week programs serve as the Navy's principal outreach effort in areas of the country without a significant Navy presence. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James Vazquez (Released) 170817-N-KB426-269read more »

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Aug. 18, 2017)

19 Aug 02:05 | U.S. News

Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Bennett Evans, left, and Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Vonnalle Green man a .50-caliber machine gun aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) as the ship transits the Strait of Gibraltar. Oscar Austin is conducting a routine deployment supporting the U.S. national security interests in Europe and increasing theater security cooperation and forward naval presence in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan U. Kledzik (Released) 170818-N-UY653-024read more »

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (Aug. 16, 2017)

19 Aug 02:05 | U.S. News

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven S. Giordano speaks to Sailors, Airmen and Marines during an all-hands call on Joint Base Charleston, S.C. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis (Released) 170916-N-SD120-003read more »

IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. (Aug. 14, 2017)

19 Aug 02:05 | U.S. News

Chief petty officers (CPO) and CPO selectees assigned to Coastal Riverine Group (CRG) 1 conduct CPO 365 phase II physical training at Imperial Beach Naval Outlying Landing Field. CPO 365 phase 1 and 2 contain time-honored traditions and training focused on the critical relevance of teamwork and resilience, providing an opportunity for consistent year-round professional development. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Boatswain's Mate Nelson Doromal (Released) 170814-N-NT795-201read more »

Truman Completes CART II

18 Aug 12:27 | U.S. News

Sailors aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) completed the Command Assessment of Readiness and Training (CART) II, Aug. 18. read more »

First CVW-5 Jet Squadrons to Relocate to Iwakuni this Fall

18 Aug 11:41 | U.S. News

The U.S. Navy announced Aug. 18, that the first jet squadrons from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 will relocate to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni (MCASI) later this fall. read more »

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