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Australian Sea Trainer Awarded as Top Instructor

Instructor of the Year On-the-Job for 2103, Warrant Officer James McEwan was presented with his award at Garden Island, Fleet Base East on Friday 18 July.   As the Fleet Gunnery Assistant for Sea Training Group from February 2011 through January 2014, Warrant Officer McEwan trained ships’ companies in close range and small arms gunnery, […]

FASTPAC Mariners Embark USS George Washington

FASTPAC Mariners Embark USS George Washington

Twenty-two Marines assigned to Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Pacific (FASTPAC) embarked the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as part of ADIUTRIX SPEAR 14-2, July 23-25.   George Washington acted as a short-term sea platform for the exercise and provided ship to shore movement for Marines to develop scalable employment concepts […]

Historic Merchant Vessel Departs Charlestown Navy Yard

The Charles W. Morgan, an 18th century commercial vessel, departed Charlestown Navy Yard July 23 after a week-long visit to Boston, one of the ship’s port stops along her voyage up the eastern seaboard.   The Morgan sailed to Boston during her 38th voyage to not only share with the public the ship’s rich history, […]

USS Fort Worth Hosts Change of Command Ceremony

USS Fort Worth Hosts Change of Command Ceremony

Cmdr. Kendall Bridgewater officially took over the reins of the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) in a time honored change of command ceremony on board the ship while pierside at Naval Base San Diego, July 25.   Command of LCS Crew 104, known as the Juggernauts and currently “on hull” aboard Forth […]

USS Forrestal’s Fallen Remembered

The Farrier Firefighting School honored the memory of 134 Sailors who died during a fire on board aircraft carrier USS Forrestal (CV 59), July 25.   Farrier, named in honor of a Forrestal Sailor, Chief Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Gerald W. Farrier, holds the ceremony annually to recognize the living and deceased veterans of the […]

USS Mount Whitney Welcomes NAVEUR Commander Aboard

USS Mount Whitney Welcomes NAVEUR Commander Aboard

Adm. Mark Ferguson, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, visited the U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) in Gaeta, July 25, for the first since taking command.   During an all-hands call with Sailors, Ferguson expressed his appreciation and gratitude for the hard work they do on a daily basis. […]

USS Donald Cook Sails Back to Rota, Spain

USS Donald Cook Sails Back to Rota, Spain

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) returned to Naval Station Rota, Spain, July 25, after completing her first patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.   Donald Cook arrived on station in February, and departed Rota a month later to conduct naval operations with partners and allies in both the […]

Peruvian MoD Orders LAVs from General Dynamics Land Systems

The Peruvian Ministry of Defence has awarded a USD$67 million contract to General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada for 32 Light Armoured Vehicles (LAVs) for the Peruvian Marines.   General Dynamics Land Systems, the Canadian company’s parent corporation, is a business unit of General Dynamics. The contract was signed through the Canadian Commercial Corporation, a Crown corporation […]

USCG: 97 Cuban Migrants Sent Back to Cuba

The US Coast Guard repatriated 97 Cuban migrants that were rescued during a busy week of illegal migration attempts from Cuba.   The repatriation was the result of 10 separate groups attempting to illegally enter the United States aboard rustic vessels in the Florida Straits dating back to July 14, 2014. “Our main concern is […]

Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe Visits Romania

Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (DSACEUR) General Sir Adrian Bradshaw reinforced NATO’s commitment to collective defence with a visit to Bucharest, Romania on Thursday, 24 July. In light of the Ukraine Crisis, NATO continues to implement a series of comprehensive assurance measures on land, sea and air in which Romania has played a vital role. […]


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