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U.S. Senators Tour HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding Division

U.S. Senators Tour HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding Division

Huntington Ingalls Industries hosted U.S. Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) Tuesday for a tour of the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division.   The visit provided the senators an opportunity to meet shipbuilders and see construction progress being made on all programs across the shipyard. Huntington Ingalls Industries President and CEO Mike Petters […]

US DoD, ROK Ministry of National Defense Hold 5th KIDD

US DoD, ROK Ministry of National Defense Hold 5th KIDD

The U.S. Department of Defense and Republic of Korea (ROK) Ministry of National Defense held the 5th Korea-U.S. Integrated Defense Dialogue (KIDD) on April 15-16 in Washington, D.C. Over the course of the two-day meeting, ROK Deputy Minister for Defense Policy Yoo, Jeh Seung, met with the U.S. Chief of Staff to the Secretary of […]

Chaplain from USS Makin Island Travels to USS Comstock

An MV-22 Osprey with engines roaring waits on the flight deck for its next mission. Fueled up and pilots on station, only one more passenger needs to board: Lt. Robert J. Chapa, Roman Catholic chaplain assigned to USS Makin Island (LHD 8).   Transported by “Holy Helo,” a term used for helicopters transporting chaplains, Chapa, […]

MCPON Tours USS Chafee

MCPON Tours USS Chafee

Master Chief Petty Officer of the U.S. Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens visited Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam during a two-week fleet enhancement trip to the Pacific region April 14.   While in Pearl Harbor, Stevens visited the guided missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) where he was given a guided tour that included the ship’s Combat […]

US, NATO Voice Concern over Increased Violence in Ukraine

The United States is concerned about reports of increased violence in Ukraine, and continues to call on Russia to de-escalate the situation, Pentagon officials said yesterday (April 15).   Meanwhile, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen echoed the U.S. concern during a media availability in Luxembourg on the same day. There has been no substantial […]

UK: HMS Richmond Gets New Commander

UK: HMS Richmond Gets New Commander

In a ceremony in HMNB Portsmouth, Commander Mark Anderson Royal Navy has assumed Command of the Type 23 frigate HMS Richmond, succeeding Commander Robert Pedre Royal Navy   Commander Anderson, whose career highlights have included commanding both HMS Mersey and HMS Clyde, is HMS Richmond’s eleventh Commanding Officer. The outgoing Captain, Commander Pedre had been […]

MH370: Chinese Replenishment Ship Restocks in Albany, Australia

MH370: Chinese Replenishment Ship Restocks in Albany, Australia

The town of Albany in Western Australia played host to a unique international visitor on 9 April when the People’s Liberation Army – Navy (PLA-N) vessel Qiandaohu visited.   The Fuchi class replenishment ship had spent more than a month at sea with a Chinese fleet as part of the international search for missing Malaysia […]

USS Hue City Catches Fire, No Injuries

USS Hue City Catches Fire, No Injuries

A fire broke out aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) late Monday, April 14 as the ship was transiting the Atlantic, the U.S. Navy informed.   There were no injuries as a result of the fire, and the ship continues to operate under her own power. The extent of the damage is […]

MH370: No Objects of Interest Found from Bluefin-21 Gathered Data

MH370: No Objects of Interest Found from Bluefin-21 Gathered Data

The six hours of data gathered by the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Bluefin-21 deployed on Monday night from Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Ocean Shield within the MH 370 search mission has been downloaded and analysed. No objects of interest were found, Australian JACC said.   The Autonomous Underwater Vehicle was again deployed last night from ADV […]

Singapore’s Defence Minister Stresses Militaries’ Role in Non-Traditional Security Challenges

Singapore’s Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Monday, April 14th to attend the 14th Defence Services Asia and 3rd Putrajaya Forum.   Delivering the keynote address at the Putrajaya Forum themed “Strengthening Security and Regional Stability”, Dr Ng expressed Singapore’s support for the Malaysian Government’s handling of the […]

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