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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 […]

Image of the Day: Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Directs Super Hornet

Image of the Day: Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Directs Super Hornet

The U.S. Navy’s Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Christopher O’neil directs an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the “Gunslingers” of Strike Fighter Squadron 105 onto a catapult on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).   USS Harry S. Truman, flagship of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, is […]

Multi-Ship Replenishment at Sea off Horn of Africa

Multi-Ship Replenishment at Sea off Horn of Africa

Whilst conducting counter-piracy operations off the Horn of Africa different nations from different task forces often meet. In this case the US supply ship USNS Joshua Humphreys from Task Force 53 provided two flagships with fuel.   FGS Brandenburg flagship of the EU Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta took station on the supplier’s left and […]

USS Mason Arrives in Norfolk

USS Mason Arrives in Norfolk

Guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) returns Norfolk, Va. from a nine-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility (AOR), April 18.   “This deployment was the culmination of nearly 30 weeks of training, preparation and assessments,” said Cmdr. Mikal Phillips, Mason’s commanding officer. “This crew was extremely well prepared mentally, […]

Personnel Recovery Training Takes Place aboard USS Blue Ridge

Personnel Recovery Training Takes Place aboard USS Blue Ridge

U.S. 7th Fleet hosts the Joint Personnel Recovery Agency’s (JPRA) personnel recovery training aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet Flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) during the week of April 14.   The JPRA is charged with coordinating and advancing capabilities for military, civil, and diplomatic efforts to obtain the release or recovery of captured, missing, […]

Crew of USCGC Seneca Returns Home

The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returned to their homeport in Boston on April 10, after completing a 53-day deployment which included two weeks of training at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Va., and five weeks of fisheries patrols off the coasts of New Jersey, Virginia, and North Carolina.   The Seneca patrolled […]

U.S. President Expresses Condolences, Pledges Aid for Korean Ferry Sinking

U.S. President Expresses Condolences, Pledges Aid for Korean Ferry Sinking

U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have expressed condolences to the families of the victims of Korean ferry which sank off the coast of South Korea on April 16th.   In a White House statement, the president also said he’s directed the U.S. military “to provide any and all assistance requested by […]

Canada: Combined Dive Team “Break the Ice”

The Canadian Combined Dive Team, made up of 18 members from the Fleet Diving Unit (FDU-A) Atlantic and four Combat divers from 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group have “broken the ice” in Gascoyne Inlet, Nunavut as part of Operation NUNALIVUT 2014.   “A considerable amount of planning has gone into this operation, we have brought […]

HMS Exploit Transits Caledonian Canal, UK

HMS Exploit Transits Caledonian Canal, UK

Cardiff based P2000 HMS Exploit has recently completed a transit of the Caledonian Canal from Fort William to Loch Ness as part of Operation Celtic Conquerer – Birmingham URNU’s annual Easter deployment.   “Travelling up the spectacular scenic Caledonian Canal through Loch Lochy and Loch Oich with snow capped mountains tumbling down into the sea […]

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