Category archives for: Americas

VIDEO: US Navy Hires Kongsberg for NSM Testing

VIDEO: US Navy Hires Kongsberg for NSM Testing

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) is contracted by the US Navy to test fire KONGSBERG’s Naval Strike Missile (NSM) from the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) under the Foreign Comparative Testing program.   The firing was requested by the US Navy to demonstrate the capability to engage a surface target at a range of 100 nautical miles from an LCS class ship. […]

Washington Navy Yard Remembers NAVSEA Tragedy

On Sept. 16, 2013, shortly after 8:00 a.m., a great tragedy hit the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) headquarters building when the Navy contractor Aaron Alexis entered and killed 12 people while wounding four more – including two police officers.   A year later, Washington Navy Yard employees met to remember the lives of co-workers, […]

Naval Station Rota, Spain Welcomes CPOs

Naval Station Rota, Spain welcomed 19 Sailors and an Air Force master sergeant to the chief petty officer (CPO) ranks during a pinning ceremony held in the courtyard of U.S. Naval Hospital Rota (USNHR), Sept. 16.   The Rota chiefs are among more than 4,660 Sailors, Navy-wide, who were selected to join the khaki-clad ranks […]

Diversity Groups Representatives Board USS Nimitz

Nine representatives from five different diversity groups along with Commander, Navy Recruiting Command (NRC), Rear Adm. Annie B. Andrews, visited the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as part of the distinguished visitor (DV) embark program, Sept. 11-12.   The DV embark program places key leaders from all sectors of society aboard a deployed carrier to experience […]

USS James E. Williams Changes Command

USS James E. Williams Changes Command

Capt. Anthony L. Simmons relieved Cmdr. Curtis B. Calloway as commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) at sea Sept. 16.   Simmons arrives from the staff of Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2 and will remain in command pending the completion of a DESRON 2 command-directed investigation into the command […]

USS Ingraham Stops 680 Kilos of Cocaine

USS Ingraham Stops 680 Kilos of Cocaine

USS Ingraham (FFG 61) with Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 49 Detachment 2 and U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) personnel intercepted 680 kilograms of cocaine illegally trafficked in the 4th Fleet Area of Responsibility Aug. 21.   Ingraham, based in Everett, Washington, successfully tracked and intercepted a go-fast vessel in international waters of […]

USS GW Hosts Chief Petty Officers Promotion

Fifty-three chief petty officer selectees from the U.S. Navy’s forward deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, and embarked staff, commander, Task Force (CTF) 70, were awarded the gold fouled anchor and advanced to the rank of chief petty officer in the ship’s hangar bay, […]

USS Shiloh Fires Harpoon Missile during VS14

As part of the Exercise Valiant Shield 2014, a military exercise being held in Guam, the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) launched a harpoon missile.   The missile was fired during a sinking exercise of the ex-USS Fresno (LST-1182) where air and sea units from the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force […]

USS America Docks at Its Homeport

USS America Docks at Its Homeport

The future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) arrived at its homeport of San Diego for the first time Sept. 15 after completing its two-month maiden transit from Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi.   The America crew trained for nearly two years to take possession of the ship, pushing through the countless amounts of […]

Professionals Discuss Maritime Security in Africa

Maritime professionals from Africa, Europe, and the U.S. began a 3-day conference aimed to enhance collaborative efforts to achieve maritime security in Africa, Sept. 15.   The Africa Partnership Station (APS) Annual Planning Conference aims to align individual African nation maritime security goals, APS training opportunities, and comprehensive regional standards. The conference is scheduled to […]

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