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Squadron Commanding Officer Visits German EU NAVFOR MPRA

The German EU Naval Force Maritime Patrol Reconnaissance (MPRA) Detachment in Djibouti received a welcome visit from their Squadron Commanding Officer, Captain Hans-Jörg Detlefsen, who is based in Germany.   Since 2009 men and women from the German Squadron Graf Zeppelin in Nordholz, Northern Germany, have been supporting the EU Naval Forces off the Coast […]

UK’s HMS Blyth Returns Home to Naval Base Clyde

Royal UK Navy mine hunter, HMS Blyth, returned to her home port of HM Naval Base Clyde on Monday, July 21, after a deployment which saw her begin and end with a maritime rescue operation.   Crew 1 from the Faslane-based First Mine Counter Measures Squadron (MCM1) sailed with Blyth on April 22 and were […]

HMAS Yarra Recovers Anchor and Shackles from Seabed

Personnel in the Australian coastal mine hunter HMAS Yarra have used their diving expertise to recover an anchor and shackles weighing one tonne from the seabed near Ashmore Island.   The anchor, belonging to Armidale class patrol boat HMAS Bundaberg, was cut lose when it firmly wedged beneath a large boulder and the sea floor […]

MBLT5 Arrives in Manila for Retraining and Refurbishing

After almost 10 years battling lawless elements in Mindanao, members of Marine Battalion Landing Team 5 (MBLT5) arrived at Headquarters Philippine Navy on July 22 for retraining and refurbishing.   As a fitting tribute and recognition to their various accomplishments, an arrival ceremony headed by no less than the Navy Chief, Vice Admiral Jesus C […]

Image of the Day: Blue Angels Fly in Diamond Formation

The U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, fly in the Diamond Formation during the Defenders of Freedom Open House and Air Show at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.   The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform 68 demonstrations at 34 locations across the U.S. in 2014. The Blue Angels is the United States […]

11 People Rescued in Southern Alaska

Good Samaritans, with US Coast Guard coordination, rescued 11 people from boating emergencies in four separate cases across Southern Alaska, Tuesday.   Sector Anchorage watchstanders received a mayday from the crew of the vessel Alaska Rose, that their vessel was on fire on the southwest side of Resurrection Bay with three people aboard. Good Samaritans […]

USS Newport News Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The city of Newport News, Virginia, presented their namesake ship, Los Angeles class-attack submarine USS Newport News (SSN 750), a proclamation commemorating the boat’s 25th commissioning anniversary during a ceremony held in the city’s Huntington Park, July 19.   Mayor McKinley L. Price expressed his gratitude to the ship and her crew for their contribution […]

L-3 Communications Gets Naval Aircraft Deal

L-3 Communications Corp., Arlington, Texas, is being awarded around $14,1 million modification to a firm-fixed-price delivery order issued previously against Basic Ordering Agreement.   This modification provides for footprint reduction/storage area network to update existing architecture for the F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft. The update reduces Tactical Operational Flight Trainer (TOFT) host/instructor operator station hardware, centralizes […]

Naval Counselors Board USS George Washington

Naval Counselors (NC) embarked on the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) keep the ship properly manned by providing career services for Sailors.   NCs monitor and maintain the ship’s manning and retention rate, and provide career advice and assistance to Sailors. An NC makes use of a periodic career development […]

USNA Changes Command

The U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) held a change of command ceremony July 23 in Annapolis, Maryland.   Vice Adm. Walter E. “Ted” Carter Jr. relieved Vice Adm. Michael Miller, becoming the 62nd academy superintendent. Carter, a native of Burrillville, Rhode Island, served as president of the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, before he […]


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