Category archives for: Americas

USS Columbus Back in Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

USS Columbus Back in Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Columbus (SSN 762) returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on August 21, following a deployment to the Western Pacific region.   The submarine’s commanding officer, Cmdr. David Youtt said he is proud of his Sailors and their hard work on deployment. “Our deployment was extremely successful,” said Youtt. “The crew and […]

TR Recreates Worst US Aircraft Carrier Fire

TR Recreates Worst US Aircraft Carrier Fire

July 29, 1967, the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal (CVA 59) experienced the worst U.S. aircraft carrier fire since World War II. As the sun descended upon the horizon, smoke billowed across a chaotic flight deck. Corpsmen worked through their exhaustion, tending to their wounded shipmates strewn on the mangled flight deck.   The aircraft carrier […]

USCG Rescues Man Overboard

The US Coast Guard rescued a 62-year-old man who was stranded on Atkinson Island, after he fell off his boat near Sylvan Beach and swam to the island Wednesday.   At approximately 9 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston received a call from a mariner transiting near Sylvan Beach stating they saw an unmanned […]

Beechcraft: Mexican Navy Receives Three New Aircraft

Beechcraft: Mexican Navy Receives Three New Aircraft

Beechcraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company, has delivered two Beechcraft T-6C+ military trainers ordered earlier this year to the Mexican Navy Secretaría de Marina (SEMAR), as well as one King Air 350ER, the second of four on order, as part of the Mexican Navy’s ongoing fixed-wing aircraft modernization program. […]

Image of the Day: Airman Signals to MV-22 Osprey

Airman Juillian R. Sawyer, from Columbus, Ohio, signals to an MV-22 Osprey during flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8).   Makin Island, the flagship of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, is on a scheduled deployment with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) in the U.S. 7th and […]

US Coast Guard Saves Fisherman near Cape Charles

The US Coast Guard medevaced a 68-year-old man Wednesday from the 200-foot fishing vessel Tidelands approximately five miles northeast of Great Machipongo Inlet near Cape Charles.   A crewmember aboard the boat contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at approximately 3 p.m., stating the man had possibly suffered an injury to his hand. Watchstanders from Sector Hampton […]

USCG Helicopter Medevacs Man from South Korean Icebreaker

A US Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter medevaced a crewmember suffering from a head injury from the South Korean research icebreaker Araon 250 miles north of Barrow, Wednesday.   The helicopter crew, forward deployed to Barrow in anticipation of the forward operating location opening on Thursday, safely hoisted the 43-year-old male from […]

USS Abraham Lincoln Reaches RCOH Milestone

USS Abraham Lincoln Reaches RCOH Milestone

Thirteen divisions of Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) successfully re-installed the port and starboard rudder aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), June 24.   The overhaul and installation of the rudders is considered a huge success for Lincoln’s refueling complex overhaul (RCOH) because the job was not initially planned. “Conducting an inspection early […]

USCG, RBDF Rescue More Than 400 Migrants

USCG, RBDF Rescue More Than 400 Migrants

US Coast Guard crews and Royal Bahamian Defence Force (RBDF) rescued more than 400 Haitians illegally migrating in three separate at sea interdictions in the span of 11 days.   Monday, an aircrew aboard a Coast Guard C-130 aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater located a 40-foot sail freighter riding low west of Ragged […]

USS Roosevelt Hosts CNO

USS Roosevelt Hosts CNO

Chief of Naval Personnel, Vice Adm. William “Bill” Moran arrived on the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) for a visit and all-hands call, Aug. 9.   During his visit, Moran toured various spaces of the ship, spoke with Roosevelt’s leadership and addressed the crew. The ship tour consisted of a visit, board, […]

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