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Crew of USCGC Seneca Returns Home

The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returned to their homeport in Boston on April 10, after completing a 53-day deployment which included two weeks of training at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Va., and five weeks of fisheries patrols off the coasts of New Jersey, Virginia, and North Carolina.   The Seneca patrolled […]

Canada: Combined Dive Team “Break the Ice”

The Canadian Combined Dive Team, made up of 18 members from the Fleet Diving Unit (FDU-A) Atlantic and four Combat divers from 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group have “broken the ice” in Gascoyne Inlet, Nunavut as part of Operation NUNALIVUT 2014.   “A considerable amount of planning has gone into this operation, we have brought […]

USS Lake Erie Sailors Participate in COMSERV Project

Sailors assigned to the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) participated in a community service (COMSERV) project at Holy Family Home April 14.   The COMSERV was designed to allow Sailors to interact with members of the local community while providing assistance to the residents and managers of Holy Family Home. “It always […]

USA: Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Passes 15K Flight Hours

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fleet recently surpassed 15,000 flight hours, marking a major milestone for the program.   “Flying 15,000 hours itself demonstrates that the program is maturing, but what I think is even more impressive is the fact that operational F-35s accounted for more than half of those flight hours,” said J.D. McFarlan, […]

Japan: SUBGRU 7 Sailors Host Students from Yokosuka

Sailors assigned to Submarine Group 7 (SUBGRU 7) hosted students from Yokosuka Middle School’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program, April 3.   The STEM program has educated more than 30,000 students since 2002, and has helped to bolster interest and potential career paths in the various fields that make up the program’s acronym. […]

Chaplain from USS Makin Island Travels to USS Comstock

An MV-22 Osprey with engines roaring waits on the flight deck for its next mission. Fueled up and pilots on station, only one more passenger needs to board: Lt. Robert J. Chapa, Roman Catholic chaplain assigned to USS Makin Island (LHD 8).   Transported by “Holy Helo,” a term used for helicopters transporting chaplains, Chapa, […]

Canberra’s Damage Control Instructors: Steep Learning Curve

NUSHIP Canberra’s Damage Control Instructor organisation is made up of a team of people from a vast range of ranks, categories and experience.   They recently had to apply their experience to brand new information as they took the leap into teaching Canberra’s first Duty Watch groups about how to react to incidents such as […]

USA: VMM 265 Supports Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group

Mission readiness is an essential part of an amphibious ready group (ARG). The composite Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced) aboard the forward-deployment amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) is a great example of the mission readiness the U.S. Armed Forces strives for.   “The mission of VMM-265 is to bring in […]

US, NATO Voice Concern over Increased Violence in Ukraine

The United States is concerned about reports of increased violence in Ukraine, and continues to call on Russia to de-escalate the situation, Pentagon officials said yesterday (April 15).   Meanwhile, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen echoed the U.S. concern during a media availability in Luxembourg on the same day. There has been no substantial […]

Submarine Force Atlantic Marks 114th Anniversary

More than 1,000 Sailors, spouses and their guests gathered to celebrate the 114th birthday of the submarine force at The Founders Inn in Virginia Beach, Va., April 12.   The celebration paid tribute to the men and women serving the submarine force, their families and all of those who came before them to take on […]


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