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USS GW Hosts Chief Petty Officers Promotion

Fifty-three chief petty officer selectees from the U.S. Navy’s forward deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, and embarked staff, commander, Task Force (CTF) 70, were awarded the gold fouled anchor and advanced to the rank of chief petty officer in the ship’s hangar bay, […]

USS Shiloh Fires Harpoon Missile during VS14

As part of the Exercise Valiant Shield 2014, a military exercise being held in Guam, the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) launched a harpoon missile.   The missile was fired during a sinking exercise of the ex-USS Fresno (LST-1182) where air and sea units from the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force […]

Four Charged in HMAS Newcastle Investigation

After serious allegations of inappropriate behaviour that occurred in HMAS Newcastle in 2011 were raised, and following investigation by the Australian Defence Force Investigative Service, the Directorate of Military Prosecutions determined to charge four sailors with a range of offences under the Defence Force Discipline Act.   Those charges are now under scrutiny in the […]

Professionals Discuss Maritime Security in Africa

Maritime professionals from Africa, Europe, and the U.S. began a 3-day conference aimed to enhance collaborative efforts to achieve maritime security in Africa, Sept. 15.   The Africa Partnership Station (APS) Annual Planning Conference aims to align individual African nation maritime security goals, APS training opportunities, and comprehensive regional standards. The conference is scheduled to […]

Malaysian Navy Orders Torpedo Launcher System for Its New LCS

J+S Ltd have been selected to supply the Torpedo Launcher System (TLS) for the new Royal Malaysian Navy Littoral Combat Ships being constructed by Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd in Malaysia.   The substantial multi-million pound contract is to supply a Triple Tube Torpedo Launcher System with associated Weapons Handling and Storage equipment across each […]

Image of the Day: MH-60S Sea Hawk Tail Rotor Maintenance

Aviation Machinist’s Mate Airman Nathan Mitchell, from Wichita, Kan., performs maintenance on the tail rotor of an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).   George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air […]

BNS Leopold I Carries Out Friendly Approaches

Whilst conducting EU counter-piracy patrols in the Horn of Africa, the Belgian EU Naval Force frigate, BNS Leopold I, has conducted friendly approaches on a dhow and several skiffs near the Somali coast.   The dhow was initially sighted by BNS Leopold I’s Alouette III helicopter during a reconnaissance flight along the Somali coast on […]

US Navy Awards USS Virginia-Class Submarine Support Deal

3 Phoenix Inc., Chantilly, Virginia, is being awarded an $8,997,455 modification under a previously awarded contract for continuing engineering services to support software development, procurement of commercial off-the-shelf products, and hardware and software integration.   This is required to provide improved technology for U.S. Navy open architecture and Network Centric Operations and Warfare systems in […]

USS Warrior, ROK Navy Remember Incheon Landing

Sailors from USS Warrior (MCM 10) joined Republic of Korea navy ships in a naval demonstration and reenactment Sept. 15 to pay tribute to Korean War veterans who fought side-by-side during the Incheon landing 64 years ago.   The commemoration also included amphibious assault vehicles, helicopters, and a landing force from the ROK marines. More […]

Star-Spangled Spectacular Concludes

Baltimore’s Star-Spangled Spectacular drew to a close, Sept. 15, as more than 2,000 Sailors, Marines and foreign military personnel departed the area after successful participation in a week-long series of events celebrating the 200th anniversary of the US national anthem.   Highlighting the week was a special air show from the Navy’s Flight Demonstration Team, the […]


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