Category archives for: Training & Education

RFA Cardigan Bay, HMS Shoreham Test Capabilities

RFA Cardigan Bay, HMS Shoreham Test Capabilities

UK Navy’s Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship, Cardigan Bay, and the minehunter, HMS Shoreham, have rendezvoused to test their capability to safely raft – or tie up alongside – in order for the smaller ship to replenish and therefore stay at sea for a prolonged period of time.   Shoreham is deployed as part of the […]

Peruvian Navy Organizes UNITAS Professional Symposium

Peruvian Navy Organizes UNITAS Professional Symposium

Junior officers from the United States, Mexico, Honduras, Chile, and Peru attended a professional symposium hosted by the Peruvian Navy Sept. 12, during UNITAS, an annual multinational maritime exercise.   Representatives from the five nations presented various topics to the participants in an effort to educate the other nations on their respective navy’s missions and operations […]

VS14: USS Mustin Launches Two SM-2 Missiles

VS14: USS Mustin Launches Two SM-2 Missiles

During the military exercise Valiant Shield 2014, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) fired two SM-2 missiles as part of a sinking exercise.   Air and sea units from the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force participated in the sinking of ex-USS Fresno (LST 1182). Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) is […]

Naval Station Rota, Spain Welcomes CPOs

Naval Station Rota, Spain welcomed 19 Sailors and an Air Force master sergeant to the chief petty officer (CPO) ranks during a pinning ceremony held in the courtyard of U.S. Naval Hospital Rota (USNHR), Sept. 16.   The Rota chiefs are among more than 4,660 Sailors, Navy-wide, who were selected to join the khaki-clad ranks […]

USS Shiloh Fires Harpoon Missile during VS14

As part of the Exercise Valiant Shield 2014, a military exercise being held in Guam, the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) launched a harpoon missile.   The missile was fired during a sinking exercise of the ex-USS Fresno (LST-1182) where air and sea units from the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force […]

SINKEX Units Sink Former USS Fresno

SINKEX Units Sink Former USS Fresno

Ships and aircraft sank the decommissioned former USS Fresno (LST 1182) yesterday, in waters 18,000 feet deep, 215 nautical miles northeast of Guam as part of the exercise Valiant Shield 2014.   The participating sinking exercise (SINKEX) units included the U.S. Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, each of whom were able to gain proficiency in […]

Valiant Shield 2014 Kicks Off

Valiant Shield 2014 Kicks Off

Exercise Valiant Shield 2014 kicked off with more than 18,000 joint force service members from 30 units, including 200 aircraft and 20 ships in, and around, the island of Guam beginning Sept. 15.   The exercise will demonstrate a wide range of capabilities designed to test the inherent flexibility of joint forces. These capabilities range […]

USS Ross, USS Cole Pay Visit to Haifa, Israel

USS Ross, USS Cole Pay Visit to Haifa, Israel

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) arrived in Haifa, Israel, yesterday for a scheduled port visit. USS Cole (DDG 67) arrived in port, Sept. 14.   This port visit will provide Ross and Cole Sailors with an opportunity to engage with their Israeli counterparts and meet with the people of Haifa, experiencing […]

Image of the Day: Sailors Pull Craft into USS Germantown Well Deck

US Sailors pull a combat rubber raiding craft carrying Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) into the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during amphibious operations.   Germantown is part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group and is conducting joint forces exercises in the U.S. […]

CNO’s Global War Game Comes to a Close

The CNO’s Navy Global War Game came to a close on Friday, 12 Sept with a final plenary session attended by over 80 game participants from across the Department of Defense, as well as Australia, Canada, Japan and the United Kingdom.   The game was led by RADM Peter Gumataotao, the Commander of Naval Surface […]

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