Category archives for: Operations

Joint Maritime Efforts Could Help Reduce Piracy

Joint Maritime Efforts Could Help Reduce Piracy

Piracy is posing one of the gravest challenges to the global maritime industry. The challenge, which will be addressed at the conference ‘Maritime Crime and the Effects on Growth and Development in the African Region’ at Danish Maritime Days on the 7th of October, should be met in a collective and holistic manner, the industry […]

Spanish Navy’s Minesweeper Joins SNMCMG-2

Spanish Navy’s Minesweeper Joins SNMCMG-2

Spanish Navy’s minesweeper  ‘Douro’ (M-35), of class Segura,  will be a part of the SNMCMG-2 Alliance from August 29.   The vessel has started its journey on 28 August from the port of Alicante to join the Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group TWO, along with other units from NATO countries. Douro will be a part of the NATO […]

CNO Hosts All-Hands Call at NAS Key West

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert visited Naval Air Station Key West for an all-hands call Aug. 27 and tour of enlisted housing.   Greenert’s visit was part of a Southeast U.S. tour which included stops at Southern Command, Joint Interagency Task Force-South, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Central Command and Special Operations Command. At […]

Philippine Coast Guard Assist Vessel in Distress

Nine passengers were successfully rescued by the elements of Philippine Coast Guard from a distressed motor boat in El Nido, Palawan last Friday, August 22.   Lady Chen motor boat reportedly left Brgy. Barunganan, Linapacan, Palawan around 8:00 of the same day but encountered engine trouble three hours later while enroute to Taytay, Palawan. The […]

Naval Aviators Recognized aboard USS Midway Museum

A ceremony held aboard the USS Midway Museum Aug. 27 recognized the heroism and bravery of two naval aviators during Operation Lion’s Den, a critical nighttime surface operation late in the Vietnam War.   The Air Medal was presented to Rear Adm. William W. Pickavance, Jr. and Rear Adm. Patrick D. Moneymaker for heroic achievement […]

HMAS Harman Hosts Welfare Session

HMAS Harman conducted a Youth Mental Health Awareness Session last week as the first of a number of joint initiatives by the Harman command team and Defence Community Organisation (DCO).   Sponsored by the Harman Welfare Committee, the session was open to all Australian Military and Defence APS members with emphasis on providing information to […]

Video: MDSU 2 Moves to Colombia for Southern Partnership Station 2014

Navy divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit Two (MDSU 2) are in Colombia working with divers from the Armada de la Rebublica de Colombia as part of Southern Partnership Station 2014.   This week the MDSU divers brought out an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and demonstrated its capabilities to divers and dive students […]

Image of the Day: Sailors Conduct RHIB Training

Sailors aboard a Naval Special Warfare rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) practice coming alongside the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) during routine small boat training.   Mesa Verde is part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in support of maritime security operations […]

Marines, Sailors Work Together during MPFEX 14

Combat Logistics Regiment 25 and Navy Beach Group Two conducted a month-long Maritime Prepositioning Force Exercise-14 (MPFEX 14) during the month of August at Marine Corps Support Facility Blount Island in Jacksonville, Fla.   The 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade and Expeditionary Strike Group Two led the exercise, which feeds into BOLD ALLIGATOR 2014, a large-scale amphibious […]

Raytheon Wins SM-1 Maintenance Deal

Raytheon Wins SM-1 Maintenance Deal

Raytheon Co., Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $36,5 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the repair and maintenance of the SM-1 standard missile for the governments of Taiwan, Spain, Turkey, Japan, France, Chile, Bahrain, Italy, and Poland, including core support and discrete tasking.   Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (60 percent); Camden, Arkansas (28 […]


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