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USS Frank Cable Restores Village Community Center

Mangilau village mayor, Nito Blas, recruited the help of Sailors from the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) to help clean up the village’s community center, July 29.   Blas needed help to restore his community center and recruited the Frank Cable Sailors through a program called the Sister-Village Program, a 40-year-old program that […]

US SECNAV Pays Visit to Singapore during CARAT 2014

US SECNAV Pays Visit to Singapore during CARAT 2014

Secretary of the U.S. Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus visited Sailors participating in the 20th annual exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) with the Republic of Singapore Navy at Changi Naval Base, July 30.   Mabus addressed the crews of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) and USS Halsey (DDG […]

HMS Prince of Wales Delivery Kicks Off

HMS Prince of Wales Delivery Kicks Off

A huge section of the hull for HMS PRINCE OF WALES, the second aircraft carrier being delivered to the Royal Navy, on July 28th departed BAE Systems in Glasgow on a 600 mile journey to Rosyth where final assembly of the ship will take place.   The 8,000 tonne section, known as Lower Block 03, […]

Singapore: MoD Appoints New Senior Military Experts

Singapore: MoD Appoints New Senior Military Experts

Second Minister for Defence Mr Chan Chun Sing officiated at the 7th Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Senior Military Experts Appointment Ceremony at SAFTI Military Institute on July 29th, where 91 servicemen and women were appointed as senior military experts.   The graduating cohort comprised 51 military experts from the Republic of Singapore Air Force, 14 […]

India: First Ever Pilot Induction at Southern Naval Command

India: First Ever Pilot Induction at Southern Naval Command

In a first of its kind, three pilots were awarded ‘wings’ on successful completion of the basic Dornier Conversion Course during an impressive ceremonial parade held on 30 Jul 14 at INS Garuda, the Naval Air Station at Kochi.   The ceremony thus witnessed the transition of the young officers into pilots of Indian Navy’s […]

US Coast Guard to Name Cutter for BMCS Terrell Horne III

US Coast Guard to Name Cutter for BMCS Terrell Horne III

U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft announced yesterday the Coast Guard will name a cutter in honor of Senior Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne III who died on Dec. 2, 2012, while carrying out law enforcement operations near Santa Cruz, California.   The Commandant personally informed the Horne family yesteray a fast response cutter […]

Australian MH-60R Romeo Sends Hellfire Down Range

In the space of seven short months, NUSQN 725 has leapt from receiving their first MH-60R Romeo helicopters to firing the first Royal Australian Navy AGM-114 Hellfire missiles during a live fire exercise at the Atlantic Underwater Test and Evaluation Centre (AUTEC) in the United States.   It was smiles all round for the entire […]

US Navy, Air Force Personnel Complete Training at Naval Station Norfolk’s Air Terminal

The U.S. Navy and Air Force personnel completed two weeks of training at Naval Station Norfolk’s Air Terminal, July 25.   Patriot Partner 2014 (PP 14) is a training opportunity that demonstrates the joint capability of Air Force Reserve aerial ports along with Navy air terminal units to test and satisfy their wartime tasking requirements […]

UK: HMS Argyll Remembers Fallen

A Plymouth ship has paid her respects to those who sacrificed their lives in past conflicts during a visit to Antigua.   HMS Argyll has recently paid visits to both Antigua and Montserrat and during her stopover in Antigua a small service was held at the graves of soldiers who died during the Second World […]

Teamwork Key to Anti-Submarine Warfare for RIMPAC Participants

Teamwork Key to Anti-Submarine Warfare for RIMPAC Participants

Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014 exercise is providing Anti-Submarine Warfare Force 3rd Fleet (CTF-34) the opportunity to bring together a cooperative training environment for multinational anti-submarine warfare (ASW).   Liaison naval officers (LNOs) from Australia, Republic of Korea, Canada and Japan stand watch with CTF-34 staff helping coordinate various air, surface and subsurface assets […]

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