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Image of the Day: Simulated Boarding of USNS Spearhead

Image of the Day: Simulated Boarding of USNS Spearhead

The US Navy’s Personnel assigned to Naval Special Warfare Group 10 and Cameroonian Rapid Intervention Battalion conduct a simulated boarding of the joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) during exercise Obangame Express 2014.   Obangame Express, now in its fourth year, is designed to improve tactical expertise and cooperation among West and Central African […]

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 […]

Image of the Day: USS Carl Vinson Steams Her Way through Sea Mist

Image of the Day: USS Carl Vinson Steams Her Way through Sea Mist

The U.S. Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits to homeport at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif on April 10th. Carl Vinson returned from an underway conducting unit-level training off the coast of Southern California.   Built by Newport News Shipbuilding, the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) is the third United States Navy […]

Image of the Day: USS Vinson’s Bullets Light Up the Sea

Image of the Day: USS Vinson’s Bullets Light Up the Sea

USS Carl Vinson’s sailors fire a 50-caliber machine gun during a gun shoot on the ship’s fantail on April 8th.   The ship, which is the third US Navy’s Nimitz class super carrier, is underway off the coast of Southern California conducting unit-level training. NavalToday Staff, April 11, 2014; Image: U.S. Navy photo by Mass […]

Image of the Day: US Navy EODMU Members Take a Dive from the Sky

Image of the Day: US Navy EODMU Members Take a Dive from the Sky

Members of the U.S. Navy’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8 conduct a paradrop training exercise with Spanish Special Forces on March 26th.   These operations, which were held in Rota, Spain, also included fast rope and cast recovery operations. NavalToday Staff, April 10, 2014; Image:Lt. Cmdr. Scott “Smoke” Moak/US Navy

Multinational Exercise Noble Dina Concludes

Multinational Exercise Noble Dina Concludes

The U.S Navy concluded the active portion of the regularly-scheduled multinational exercise, Noble Dina, along with Greece and Israel in the Mediterranean Sea, April 10.   Noble Dina is a combined exercise designed to increase interoperability by developing individual and collective maritime proficiencies of participating nations, as well as promoting friendship, mutual understanding and cooperation. […]

Image of the Day: Royal Navy’s Swimmer in MH370 Search Mission

Image of the Day: Royal Navy’s Swimmer in MH370 Search Mission

During the search for missing Malaysian airliner MH370, AB Joshua Ruff, HMS Echo’s swimmer of the watch, is recovered after recovering some debris from the water.   No objects recovered by the survey ship have to date been found to come from the missing Malaysian airliner. The Royal Navy’s survey ship HMS Echo and nuclear-powered […]

USS 
Vandegrift Due in San Diego after Successful Rescue Mission

USS 
Vandegrift Due in San Diego after Successful Rescue Mission

The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigate USS 
Vandegrift (FFG 48) is scheduled to arrive at Naval Base San Diego today, on April 9
 following the rescue of a family with a sick infant on a disabled sailboat 
approximately 1,300 miles south of San Diego.   Namely, on April 6 a team from the 129th […]

Image of the Day: Artist Rendering of Electromagnetic Railgun aboard USNS Millinocket

Image of the Day: Artist Rendering of Electromagnetic Railgun aboard USNS Millinocket

The Office of Naval Research-founded electromagnetic railgun, which is installed aboard the joint high-speed vessel USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3), shown by an artist rendering.   A long range weapon, railgun, can launch projectiles using electricity instead of chemical propellants and is under testing at Naval Sea Systems Command, Dahlgren Division. Naval Today Staff, April 7, […]

Image of the Day: USNS Cesar Chavez during Nighttime Underway Replenisment

Image of the Day: USNS Cesar Chavez during Nighttime Underway Replenisment

The US Navy’s Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship, USNS Cesar Chavez, hull number (T-AKE 14) delivers fuel to the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) at night during an underway replenishment on April 3rd in the Pacific Ocean.   This replenishment was the first for USS Frank Cable in last ten […]

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