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Coast Guard Pacific Area Gets New Commander

Coast Guard Pacific Area Gets New Commander

Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray relieved Vice Adm. Paul F. Zukunft as Commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area and Coast Guard Defense Forces West, in a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., April 22, 2014.   “This is not a transition, this is a continuity of leadership,” said Zukunft. “Just as […]

Commander of PLA-N Farewelled from HMAS Success

Commander of PLA-N Farewelled from HMAS Success

Commander Lin Wan of the People’s Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) was farewelled from HMAS Success on 20 April following a successful 12-day placement as part of Operation Southern Indian Ocean.   Commander Wan joined Success as a Liaison Officer for the Chinese vessels searching as part of the international fleet trying to locate Malaysia Airlines flight […]

U.S. Defense Secretary to Visit Mexico, Guatemala

U.S. Defense Secretary to Visit Mexico, Guatemala

The U.S. Defense Secretary, Chuck Hagel, begins a three-day trip to Mexico and Guatemala today to meet with allies and partners in the Western Hemisphere and affirm America’s commitment to the region, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said yesterday.   Because an important part of U.S. strategy there is building partner capacity […]

Royal Navy, Air Forces Get Thanks from The Philippines

Royal Navy, Air Forces Get Thanks from The Philippines

Senior officials from the Philippines have thanked the team in charge of the UK Armed Forces’ month-long response to the typhoon which devastated their islands last year. The Royal Navy – spearheaded by HMS Daring and Illustrious – and the RAF in particular played a key role in delivering aid and providing help last November […]

Sri Lanka Navy Holds Insignia Awarding Ceremony

Sri Lanka Navy Holds Insignia Awarding Ceremony

The Insignia Awarding Ceremony of the 21st Intake of the Special Boat Squadron (SBS) was held at the SBS Headquarters in Trincomalee on the 21st of April 2014. Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.   A large audience including family members of the SBS […]

US, Japan, RoK Discuss Defense Cooperation

US, Japan, RoK Discuss Defense Cooperation

The United States, Japan, and the Republic of Korea held a productive meeting in Washington, D.C., April 17-18, to promote trilateral defense cooperation.   The meeting grew out of the trilateral summit hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama in The Hague on March 25. The United States, Japan, and Republic of Korea reaffirmed that they […]

USA: XO of Naval Base Coronado Relieved of Duties

USA: XO of Naval Base Coronado Relieved of Duties

The executive officer of Naval Base Coronado in San Diego was relieved of his duties April 18 by Commander, Navy Installations Command.   Vice Adm. William French, commander of Navy Installations Command relieved Capt. Gregory McWherter. The decision was based on initial findings of an ongoing investigation into recent allegations of misconduct and an inappropriate […]

USA: 2013 Shore Sailor of the Year Announced

USA: 2013 Shore Sailor of the Year Announced

The vice chief of naval operations (VCNO) announced the winner of the CNO Shore Activities Sailor of the Year (SOY) during a ceremony at the Pentagon, April 19.   Adm. Mark Ferguson announced Cryptologic Technician Collections 1st Class Patricia Madigan of Navy Information Operations Command Hawaii, as this year’s winner. Madigan received a Navy and […]

Top News of the Week Apr 14-20, 2014

Top News of the Week Apr 14-20, 2014

USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) Christened The christening ceremony of the first Zumwalt-class destroyer, the USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), took place at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard located in Bath, Maine on 12 April, 2014.   Secretary of the U.S. Navy, Ray Mabus, and other honored guests attended the christening ceremony. US General Voices Need for More […]

USS Ramage Welcomes Commander of U.S. 6th Fleet Aboard

USS Ramage Welcomes Commander of U.S. 6th Fleet Aboard

The commander of U.S. 6th Fleet visited Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61), April 17.   While visiting the ship, Vice Adm. Phil Davidson met with Ramage’s leadership and held an all-hands call with the crew, recognizing them for all their hard work and accomplishments while deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area […]

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