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MQ-4C Triton UAS Ends Cross-Country Flight

MQ-4C Triton UAS Ends Cross-Country Flight

The MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) arrived at Naval Air Station Patuxent River September 18 after completing its inaugural cross-country ferry flight, bringing the US Navy closer to delivering this new capability to the fleet.   This flight marked the transition from initial flight test, which established basic safety of flight, to testing that […]

Russian Northern Fleet Ends Barents Sea Exercises

Russian Northern Fleet Ends Barents Sea Exercises

The Russian Northern Fleet concluded bilateral tactical exercises in the Barents Sea yesterday, according to the Russian Ministry of Defence.   More than 15 warships, nuclear and diesel submarines, as well as the division of coastal forces and naval aviation were involved in the exercise. The final stage of the Barents Sea drills, comprising combat firing with cruise missiles, included […]

USS George H.W. Bush Wins AOC Award

USS George H.W. Bush Wins AOC Award

Aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (GHWB)(CVN 77) was awarded the 2014 Association of Old Crows (AOC) Award for outstanding performance from January to December 2013 by the ship’s electronic warfare team, announced by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, Sept. 13.   “The teamwork, professionalism and innovation displayed by the CVN 77 electronic warfare […]

BRP Ramon Alcaraz Docks in Indonesia

BRP Ramon Alcaraz Docks in Indonesia

After its participation in the “Kakadu 2014″ in Australia, BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF-16), most modern warship of the Philippines, is now at the Surabaya Naval Base in Indonesia for a three-day port visit which is designed to promote naval diplomacy, camaraderie and foster goodwill with the Indonesian Navy.   The ship left Darwin, Australia at the […]

NAACP Recognizes Military Leadership

Yeoman 1st Class Latoya Calvin, an Akron, Ohio, native, received the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Inspirational Leadership Award on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Sept. 13.   The Honolulu-Hawaii chapter of NAACP held a Military Leader Awards luncheon at the Hickam Officer’s Club. Calvin was among 14 […]

Image of the Day: EA-18G Growler aboard USS Carl Vinson

US Navy Airman William Gutierrez, from Estero, Fla., walks past an EA-18G Growler from the Cougars of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 139 on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).   Carl Vinson and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, are on deployment in the U.S. […]

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Repair Deal Awarded

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Repair Deal Awarded

Cianbro Corp., Pittsfield, Maine, is being awarded a $13,842,000 firm-fixed-price contract for structural repairs to Bridge #1 at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.   Work will be performed in Kittery, Maine, and is expected to be completed by April 2016. Fiscal 2014 operation and maintenance (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $13,842,000 are being obligated on […]

Guam Distinguished Guests Board USS George Washington

Distinguished guests from the Guam legislature, Guam mayor’s council and Guam chamber of commerce visited the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) for an underway embark, Sept. 16.   Sen. Rory Respicio, majority leader of the Guam Legislature; Sen. Christopher Duenas, legislative assistant minority leader; Robert D.C. Hoffmann, mayor and vice […]

Australian Navy Delivers Supplies to Solomon Islands

Australian Navy Delivers Supplies to Solomon Islands

Two Royal Australian Navy landing craft have delivered vital supplies to remote communities in Solomon Islands as part of Australia’s commitment to provide support to the region.   HMA Ships Labuan and Tarakan transported education, medical and flood relief supplies from the capital Honiara to coastal communities in need. Labuan headed north and east to […]

USS Mesa Verde Runs for Suicide Awareness and Prevention

Sailors and Marines aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) participated in a 5 kilometer (5K) run for suicide awareness and prevention, Sept. 14.   September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and commands throughout the Navy are using this month as a launch pad to focus on the Navy’s ongoing suicide […]

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