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George Washington CSG Conducts Valiant Shield Torpedo Exercise

George Washington CSG Conducts Valiant Shield Torpedo Exercise

Ships assigned to the George Washington Carrier Strike Group conducted a complex, live-fire anti-submarine torpedo training evolution as part of exercise Valiant Shield, Sept. 17-18.   Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Mustin (DDG 89), USS Stethem (DDG 63), and USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers USS Antietam (CG 54), and USS Shiloh (CG 67) […]

USCG Investigates Reported Fuel Spill

USCG Investigates Reported Fuel Spill

The Coast Guard and California Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel are investigating a reported fuel spill that occurred near Pier 45 at Fishman’s Wharf in the San Francisco Bay on Saturday.   At approximately 10:56 a.m., Coast Guard Sector San Francisco personnel received a report that an undetermined amount of fuel oil was discharged […]

Norwegian Warship Pays Visit to Halifax

Norwegian Warship Pays Visit to Halifax

Rear Admiral John Newton, Commander of Maritime Forces Atlantic issued the following statement on Friday 19th September, regarding a port visit of the Norwegian Navy vessel His Norwegian Majesty’s Ship (HNoMS) Fridtjof Nansen:   “To the commander and sailors of HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen, it is my pleasure to welcome you for your two day port […]

HMCS Regina Returns Home

HMCS Regina Returns Home

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Regina arrived home at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, B.C., September 17, after an eight-month deployment in support of Operations Artemis and Reassurance.   On hand for her arrival were the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, Commodore Bob Auchterlonie, Commander Canadian Fleet Pacific, and many friends and families, all […]

US Navy Ships Head for Joint Warrior 14-2

US Navy Ships Head for Joint Warrior 14-2

Two U.S. Navy ships, led by Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 26, departed the U.S. for Scotland, Sep 18-19, to participate in Joint Warrior 14-2.   Joint Warrior is a semi-annual training exercise conducted off the coast of Scotland. The training, led by the United Kingdom, is designed to provide NATO and allied forces a multi-warfare […]

Royal Navy Joins French Navy’s Exercise Gabion

Royal Navy Joins French Navy’s Exercise Gabion

Royal Navy sailors joined their French counterparts at action stations this week as part of one of the French Navy’s largest quarterly exercises.   Landing Platform Helicopter HMS Ocean joined Exercise Gabion off the coast of Toulon and set about demonstrating its flexibility and utility across the full range of Naval warfare. Exercise Gabion takes […]

USA: Submarine Force Marks 4,000th Strategic Deterrent Patrol

USA: Submarine Force Marks 4,000th Strategic Deterrent Patrol

Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic and Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, in conjunction with Commander, U.S. Strategic Command, commemorated the Submarine Force’s 4,000th strategic deterrent patrol, Sept. 19, by conducting dual ceremonies in Bangor, Washington and Kings Bay, Georgia.   The first fleet ballistic-missile submarine USS George Washington (SSBN 598) was commissioned Dec. 30, 1959, […]

USS Anchorage Completes URT-3

USS Anchorage Completes URT-3

Amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) arrived at Naval Base San Diego after completing the third Underway Recovery Test (URT-3) for NASA’s Orion Program, Sept. 19.   USNS Salvor (ARS 52) was completing URT-4A, a towing and recovery test with NASA’s test model of the crew module when Anchorage arrived at the recovery site […]

USS Vella Gulf Back in Homeport

USS Vella Gulf Back in Homeport

The US Navy’s guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) returned to its Naval Station Norfolk homeport on Sept. 20 after a six-month deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet Area of Operations.   Vella Gulf, homeported in Norfolk, Va., deployed March 14, 2014, to conduct naval operations with allies and regional partners in support of […]

Carrier Strike Groups, Air Force, Marines Complete War-at-Sea Exercises

Carrier Strike Groups, Air Force, Marines Complete War-at-Sea Exercises

The US Navy’s George Washington and Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Groups, as well as land-based aircraft from Marine Corps Air Group 12 and Air Force 36th Operations Group completed dynamic war-at-sea exercises (WASEX) as part of Valiant Shield Sept. 16 and 18.   These WASEXs utilized joint assets to simulate long range strikes against hostile […]

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