Category archives for: Training & Education

French Warship to Enter Black Sea

French Warship to Enter Black Sea

An F70 type anti-submarine frigate of the French Navy, the Dupleix, will enter the Black Sea this weekend, according to Russian news agency ITAR-TASS.   The frigate will replace the US Navy’s destroyer USS Donald Cook, which is currently positioned in the western part of the Black Sea. Arrival of the French ship will keep […]

USS Fort McHenry Welcomes CNP, Fleet Master Chief Aboard

USS Fort McHenry Welcomes CNP, Fleet Master Chief Aboard

The U.S. Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) Vice Adm. Bill Moran and Fleet Master Chief April Beldo spoke with Sailors onboard USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) during an All Hands Call, April 23.   During his visit, Vice Adm. Moran discussed USS Fort McHenry’s upcoming homeport shift to Mayport, Fla., efforts to stabilize manning across […]

Russian Destroyer Passes near UK

Russian Destroyer Passes near UK

In an example of routine work for the Royal Navy’s Fleet Ready Escort, the ship’s company of HMS Dragon have tracked, and met up with, the Vice Admiral Kulakov – a large Russian destroyer – as it transits past the United Kingdom.   Dragon, a fast and powerful Type 45 destroyer, pinpointed and monitored the […]

USA: SPAWAR’s Senior Leaders Discuss Information Dominance Technology at C4ISR Symposium

USA: SPAWAR’s Senior Leaders Discuss Information Dominance Technology at C4ISR Symposium

Senior leaders from the U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) joined panel moderator Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy Dr. John Zangardi for discussions on rapidly advancing global Information Dominance technology across the fleet at the 2014 AFCEA San Diego C4ISR Symposium, April 22.   Victor Gavin, program executive officer for Enterprise Information […]

U.S. CNO, Pacific Fleet Commander Join 14th WPNS

U.S. CNO, Pacific Fleet Commander Join 14th WPNS

The U.S. Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) and the U.S. Pacific Fleet commander joined over 20 maritime leaders April 22 at the 14th Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS) to exchange ideas and agree upon procedures affecting maritime conduct at sea.   “It’s great to be with the heads of navy and the maritime leaders of […]

Ukrainian Frigate Completes Drills

Ukrainian Frigate Completes Drills

Over the past three days the Ukrainian frigate Hetman Sahaydachnyi conducted scheduled drills.   The crew completed artillery exercises against simulated air targets and a range of scheduled trainings on anti-sabotage actions, antisubmarine warfare and ship damage control. In addition, the personnel engaged in mine countermeasure exercises, communication establishment in active and passive interferences etc. […]

Republic of Singapore Navy’s Frigate to Participate in MME Today

Republic of Singapore Navy’s Frigate to Participate in MME Today

The Republic of Singapore Navy’s (RSN) Formidable-class frigate, RSS Formidable, will participate in the Multilateral Maritime Exercise (MME) in Qingdao, China on 24 April 2014, at the invitation of the People’s Liberation Army (Navy) (PLA(N)) for their 65th anniversary celebrations.   Together with 17 ships from seven other countries, RSS Formidable will carry out manoeuvring […]

US Navy’s Electronic Attack Squadron Participates in Exercise Max Thunder

The U.S. Navy’s Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 132 “Scorpions” participated in Exercise Max Thunder, a bilateral aerial training exercise for U.S. and Republic of Korea (ROK) military aircrews and maintainers April 23 at Gwangju Air Base.   Exercise Max Thunder is conducted annually to enhance bilateral air-combat capabilities that increase operational readiness and strengthen the […]

Corpsmen Pay Visit to USS George Washington

Corpsmen Pay Visit to USS George Washington

Nine U.S. representatives from eight states toured the U.S. Navy’s forward deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) April 22 as part of a visit to naval ships, installations and tenant commands operating within Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.   U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, along with representatives from Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Texas, South Dakota, Illinois, Hawaii […]

HMAS Stirling Prepares for the Biggest ANZAC Day

HMAS Stirling Prepares for the Biggest ANZAC Day

HMAS Stirling is preparing for the biggest ANZAC Day yet in the 99th year since the Gallipoli campaign. Personnel from HMAS Stirling, Fleet Base West units and lodger units will be honouring the special day in locations across Western Australia.   Personnel have been practising their drill in the lead up to the day and […]

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