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INS Sahyadri Arrives in Manila, Philippines

INS Sahyadri Arrives in Manila, Philippines

Indian Naval Ship INS Sahyadri, an indigenously built guided missile stealth frigate, arrived in Manila, Philippines on 20 August after participating in exercise RIMPAC 14, and covering a distance of about 5000 nautical miles (9000 Km). The ship had sailed from Hawaii, USA on 2 August.   The multi-role stealth frigate, boasts of an array […]

HMS Iron Duke Docks at Namibian Port

HMS Iron Duke Docks at Namibian Port

A British warship has visited the Namibian port of Walvis Bay where she has built on relations with the country’s Navy and its people.   The Portsmouth based frigate HMS Iron Duke visited the country on the west coast of Africa for four days of sports, capability demonstrations and friendship building, as well as a […]

Japan, Guam and Hawaii Take Part in Citadel Pacific 2014

Japan, Guam and Hawaii Take Part in Citadel Pacific 2014

Exercise Citadel Pacific 2014 will be conducted on Navy Installations throughout the U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility, including Navy Region Japan, Joint Region Marianas and Navy Region Hawaii from Aug. 25-29. This annual exercise is designed to enhance the training, readiness and capability of Navy Security Forces to respond to threats to Navy installations […]

164 Migrants Stopped from Entering the US

164 Migrants Stopped from Entering the US

The US Coast Guard rescued 64 Cuban migrants and 100 Haitian migrants during a busy week of illegal maritime migration attempts from Cuba and Haiti into the United States.   The 64 Cuban migrants were repatriated last week following three separate interdictions at sea in the Florida Straits dating back to August 7. On Monday, […]

USS Saratoga Departs Newport for Final Cruise

USS Saratoga Departs Newport for Final Cruise

Korean War era aircraft carrier USS Saratoga will depart Newport, Rhode Island for her final cruise today, August 20. National Historic Landmark Fort Adams, the largest coastal fortress in North America, will salute this heroic vessel and the men who sailed her as she passes down Narragansett Bay for the last time.   Rick Nagele, Executive […]

ITS Durand de La Penne Sets Sail from London

ITS Durand de La Penne Sets Sail from London

ITS Durand de La Penne has set sail from London where the future officers were able to visit the Greenwich Royal Observatory, the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth and the Bletchley Park to learn about past and modern seafaring.   Durand de La Penne also visited the NATO Maritime Command and the European Union […]

Carl Vinson CSG Leaves for Deployment

Carl Vinson CSG Leaves for Deployment

The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group will depart Aug. 22 for a scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific and U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.   The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, and embarked Destroyer Squadron 1 will deploy with guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) […]

USS Pinckney, USS Kidd to Return Home

USS Pinckney, USS Kidd to Return Home

The guided missile destroyers USS Pinckney (DDG 91) and USS Kidd (DDG 100) are scheduled to return to Naval Base San Diego Aug. 21 following completion of separate deployments to the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans.   Kidd and Pinckney were conducting training and maritime security operations in the South China Sea when called upon […]

EUNAVFOR Force Commander Visits HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën and ESPS Navarra

EUNAVFOR Force Commander Visits HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën and ESPS Navarra

On 15 and 16 August the Force Commander of EU Naval Force (EUNAVFOR), Rear Admiral Guido Rando, visited HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën and ESPS Navarra.   The Dutch frigate is currently conducting the last patrol of her 4 months deployment in the EU’s counter-piracy Operation Atalanta, whilst the Spanish Frigate ESPS Navarra will remain in […]

PACT Provides Unique Career Opportunities for Sailors

PACT Provides Unique Career Opportunities for Sailors

The Professional Apprenticeship Career Track (PACT) program provides unique career opportunities for some first-term Sailors through apprentice-level formal and on-the-job training within a 24-month period.   The main purpose of PACT is to provide Sailors who are unsure about which Navy career fields interest them an opportunity to learn about different Navy jobs without having […]

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