Category archives for: Regional news

NATO’s Warship, Tanzanian Navy Work Together

NATO’s counter-piracy Operation Ocean Shield warship ITS Mimbelli has concluded a port visit to Dar es Salaam designed to deepen ongoing cooperation with the Tanzanian Navy in a common effort to eradicate piracy off the coast of eastern Africa, protect maritime trade and ensure safe navigation in the Indian Ocean.   Mimbelli’s boarding teams performed […]

SNMG2 Starts Drills in Support of OAE

SNMG2 Starts Drills in Support of OAE

Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) has begun exercises in support of Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR (OAE), two days after Rear Admiral Brad Williamson (US Navy) assumed command.   Williamson and his embarked international NATO command staff serve aboard the flagship, USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), which is home-ported in Norfolk, Virginia. SNMG2 is also comprised […]

US CNO Pays Visit to Italian Navy Chief

US Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert conducted a two-day visit to Italy to visit the chief of the Italian navy and attended the Naval Forces Europe change of command ceremony this week.   Chief of Staff of the Italian navy, Adm. Giuseppe De Giorgi hosted Greenert July 21 for a welcoming ceremony […]

Raytheon Wraps Up Program Reviews for New AMDR

Raytheon Company completed two critical program reviews for the new Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR), the U.S. Navy’s next generation integrated air and ballistic missile defense radar.   Successful completion of the hardware Preliminary Design Review and the Integrated Baseline Review are both key milestones of the Navy’s acquisition plan and highlight the maturity […]

ESPS Navarra Joins EU Naval Force

ESPS Navarra Joins EU Naval Force

On Tuesday 22 July 2014 Spanish frigate ESPS Navarra joined the EU Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta.   Over the next five months the task of the 214 men and women on board will be to deter, prevent and repress acts of piracy and armed robbery in the piracy high risk areas and escort World […]

Image of the Day: Sailors Practice Hose Handling

Sailors practice hose handling in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during a general quarters (GQ) drill.   GQ drills prepare Sailors for the highest state of readiness in the event of actual casualties. USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) is the eighth Nimitz-class aircraft carrier of the United […]

Allied JFC Naples, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa Gets New Commander

U.S. Navy Adm. Mark Ferguson assumed command as Commander Allied Joint Force Command (JFC) Naples/Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, relieving Adm. Bruce W. Clingan in a ceremony, July 22.   U.S. Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Jonathan Greenert, presided over the change of command ceremony. Gen. Philip Breedlove, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe/Commander, U.S. European Command […]

USS Denver to Retire after 46 Years of Service

USS Denver to Retire after 46 Years of Service

After 46 years of service, USS Denver will hold its decommissioning ceremony at 10:00 a.m. at Naval Station Pearl Harbor on 14 August, 2014.   “It is with a great sense of pride that Denver will decommission as the oldest deployable warship in the Navy and as the last and longest serving Austin class amphibious […]

HMS Illustrious Hands Over Her Duties to HMS Ocean

In a symbolic gesture the UK’s outgoing helicopter carrier has handed over duties to her successor.   In the waters off the south coast HMS Illustrious and HMS Ocean met yesterday morning and the baton of protecting the nation’s interests handed between the two. The two ships steamed side by side, in the company of the […]

USS Blue Ridge Boosts U.S. – Japanese Relations

U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departed Otaru, Japan, after a four-day port visit devoted to boosting U.S.-Japanese ties July 22.   During the visit, Blue Ridge crew members, embarked 7th Fleet Staff, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 and Marines from Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team Pacific hosted a ceremony on the […]


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