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USA: Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Passes 15K Flight Hours

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fleet recently surpassed 15,000 flight hours, marking a major milestone for the program.   “Flying 15,000 hours itself demonstrates that the program is maturing, but what I think is even more impressive is the fact that operational F-35s accounted for more than half of those flight hours,” said J.D. McFarlan, […]

HMS Blazer Stops at Port of Wells, UK

HMS Blazer Stops at Port of Wells, UK

HMS Blazer paid a visit to the Port of Wells on 16th April 2014 for one night. The vessel was piloted into the Outer Harbour by Robert Smith using the Harbour Launch.   HMS Blazer is an Archer-class patrol vessel of the Royal Navy. She was built by Watercraft Marine in 1985 and after serving […]

USCG, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Students Demonstrate Vessel Boarding Exercise

USCG, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Students Demonstrate Vessel Boarding Exercise

At a media event on Tuesday, U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Mounted Police students demonstrated a vessel boarding exercise for their “Shiprider” training at the Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement Academy located at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers in Charleston, S.C.   The graduation ceremony Wednesday marks the culmination of eight days of […]

USS Howard Finishes Its Visit to Manila

USS Howard Finishes Its Visit to Manila

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) completed its visit to Manila April 11-14 while on their Western Pacific deployment.   During their port visit Howard crew members interacted with the Manila community through visits to the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Hospicio de San Jose, and historical sites. The crew paid their respects […]

VIDEO: Raytheon’s Experts Install Advanced Technologies on USS Zumwalt

VIDEO: Raytheon’s Experts Install Advanced Technologies on USS Zumwalt

Seagulls overhead. Waves and water underfoot. After years spent fine-tuning systems in a lab, a team of Raytheon experts is getting its sea legs as it installs advanced technologies onboard the U.S. Navy’s stealthy future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) destroyer.   At the Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine, the first of three Zumwalt-class ships […]

Japan: SUBGRU 7 Sailors Host Students from Yokosuka

Sailors assigned to Submarine Group 7 (SUBGRU 7) hosted students from Yokosuka Middle School’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program, April 3.   The STEM program has educated more than 30,000 students since 2002, and has helped to bolster interest and potential career paths in the various fields that make up the program’s acronym. […]

ESPS Cristobal Colon Engages with Royal Omani Navy, EU NAVFOR

ESPS Cristobal Colon Engages with Royal Omani Navy, EU NAVFOR

This past weekend, NATO’s counter-piracy flagship, ESPS CRISTOBAL COLON, engaged with the Royal Omani Navy and the European Union Naval Force’s (EUNAVFOR) counter-piracy task force commander (CTF-465) following a port visit to Salalah, Oman.   COLON departed Salalah on Saturday 12 April 2014 and conducted a series of exercises with the Royal Omani Navy corvette […]

US, Malaysian Sailors Hold SUBSAFE Seminar

US, Malaysian Sailors Hold SUBSAFE Seminar

Sailors from the Quality Assurance (QA) team aboard the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) hosted officers from the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) for a Submarine Safety Program (SUBSAFE) seminar in Sepangar, Malaysia, April 15.   The purpose of the seminar was to give the RMN officers some insight into how the U.S. Navy’s […]

Canadian Navy Ships Complete Deployment on Operation CARIBBE

Canadian Navy Ships Complete Deployment on Operation CARIBBE

Royal Canadian navy ships HMCS Glace Bay and HMCS Kingston returned to the port of Halifax, Nova Scotia yesterday.   The ships, which are both Kingston-class vessels, successfully completed their six-week deployment on Operation CARIBBE. During the operation they conducted joint operations and supported multiple patrol aircraft sorties resulting in the disruption of about three […]

Australia: Sun Sets on Exercise SEA DAWN

Australia: Sun Sets on Exercise SEA DAWN

As the sun sets on Exercise SEA DAWN this month, the ship’s company of HMAS Choules reflected on the important milestones they helped the Australian Defence Force (ADF) achieve in training for amphibious operations.   From 24 March, around 450 people from all three Services conducted helicopter, boat and vehicle operations, casualty response and recovery […]

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