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Ammo Loaded onto USS Peleliu

The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5), in coordination with Naval Munitions Command Detachment Sasebo, conducted a three-day ammunition onload while anchored near Command Fleet Activities Sasebo, Aug. 27-29.   While anchored, Peleliu safely took on more than 1,200 pallets of conventional ordnance in support of its mission with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit […]

GA‑ASI’s Lynx Radar Detects Small Maritime Targets

During the U.S. Navy Exercise Spearhead IIA held off the coast of Key West, Fla., in June, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) proved that its Lynx® Multi-mode Radar successfully demonstrated the ability to support maritime operations in a littoral environment.   Integrated aboard a Predator® B/MQ-9 Reaper surrogate (King Air 350), Lynx’s Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Maritime […]

USS Blue Ridge Opens 2014 Combined Federal Campaign

U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and embarked 7th Fleet staff opened the 2014 Combined Federal Campaign Overseas (CFC-O) with a cake-cutting ceremony Aug. 30.   The Combined Federal Campaign was created by President John F. Kennedy in 1961 to promote awareness for various nonprofit organizations and federations and provide federal employees […]

Peru Welcomes USS America

Peru Welcomes USS America

The future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) payed a visit to Callao, Peru, on August 31. This was the final scheduled port visit of her maiden transit, “America Visits the Americas”.   During the visit, Sailors and Marines assigned to America and Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) South conducted bilateral exercises with the Peruvian […]

New Commander aboard USS Carl Vinson

New Commander aboard USS Carl Vinson

Capt. Kent D. Whalen was relieved by Capt. Karl O. Thomas as commanding officer of aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during a change of command ceremony Sept. 1 off the coast of Hawaii.   Rear Adm. Christopher Grady, Commander, Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group, presided over the ceremony. Before being relieved of command, […]

USS Peleliu to Embark Okinawa’s 31st MEU

USS Peleliu to Embark Okinawa’s 31st MEU

The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5), arrived in Okinawa, Japan, to embark the Okinawa-based 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) after embarking Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 11 while in Sasebo, Japan Aug. 31.   Peleliu recently participated in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014, as the flag ship for the RIMPAC Amphibious Task Force […]

BNS Leopold I Carries Out First Friendly Approach

BNS Leopold I Carries Out First Friendly Approach

On Saturday 30 August, EU Naval Force warship BNS Leopold I conducted their first friendly approach with two Yemeni fishing vessels.   Having sighted the vessels at sea with approximately 15 men, women and children on board, the warship’s Boarding Party was dispatched to investigate the situation. Once on board, the Belgium Navy crew was […]

Image of the Day: Hornets Fly in Formation

An F/A-18C Hornet from the Stingers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113 and an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Fighting Redcocks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22 fly in formation over the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).   Carl Vinson is underway off the coast of Southern California conducting […]

Spanish Navy Disposes of Three Hand Grenades

The bomb disposal team of the Spanish Mine Countermeasures Divers Unit (UBMCM) disposed of  three hand grenades found off the coast of Tarragona, Spain.   A diver located the bombs off Forti de la Reina, on Saturday, in a depth of about 3.5 meters. After the Civil Guard alerted the Operations Center and the Navy Maritime Surveillance in Cartagena, a team of […]

UK Defence Forces Join Cougar 14

UK Defence Forces Join Cougar 14

Thousands of Royal UK Navy, Royal Marine and Royal Fleet Auxiliary personnel have left the UK for an annual exercise in the Mediterranean and Gulf regions.   Two Royal Navy warships, the Lead Commando Group from 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines (40 Commando) and elements of Naval Air Squadrons, together with two ships from the […]

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