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SUBRON 6 Welcomes New Commodore

Aug 07, 2016

Capt. Carl Hartsfield relieved Capt. Paul Snodgrass as commander, Submarine Squadron 6 (SUBRON 6), Aug. 5, during a change of command ceremony aboard the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Boise (SSN 764), at Naval Station Norfolk.A native of Seymour…

Exercise Rim of Pacific Concludes

Aug 06, 2016

The world's largest international maritime exercise concluded Aug. 4, after more than a month of training events conducted in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines…

US Navy Promotes First LDO Captain

Aug 05, 2016

Capt. David Garlinghouse has made Navy history by becoming the first Navy Reserve security limited duty officer (LDO) to achieve the rank of captain.Vice Adm. Dixon Smith, commander, Navy Installations Command (NIC), presided over the promotion ceremony…

USS Carney Rescues 97 Migrants in Mediterranean

Jul 31, 2016

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) aided in the rescue of 97 migrants adrift in the Mediterranean Sea, July 29. Carney is forward deployed to Rota, Spain, and is conducting a routine patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U…

Piracy Drops to 21-year low - IMB

Jul 25, 2016

Piracy and armed robbery at sea has fallen to its lowest levels since 1995, despite a surge in kidnappings off West Africa, according to a new report from the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB).IMB’s…

US Navy Tests Latest Aegis Weapon System

Jul 23, 2016

The U.S. Navy conducted a series of cooperative air defense test exercises with the Spanish navy that culminated in live missile firing events using the latest Aegis Weapon System baseline July 20-21.The event was not only the first interoperability test of the latest Aegis Baseline 9…

LCS 6 Completes Full Ship Shock Trials

Jul 20, 2016

Austal Limited successfully completed Full Shock Trials by USS Jackson(LCS 6) on July 16, 21016. The Navy stated that USS Jackson (LCS 6) “performed exceptionally well” during her third and final underwater explosion as part of her Full Ship Shock Trials (FSST)…

HMAS Darwin Returns from Middle East Deployment

Jul 18, 2016

Family and friends joined Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett on the wharf at Garden Island, Sydney to welcome HMAS Darwin home from a successful Middle East deployment.During her Operation MANITOU rotation, Darwin and her Ship’s Company seized a large cache of illicit weapons and narcotics…

Biden Visits Stennis

Jul 17, 2016

Vice President Joe Biden visited the Sailors aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) July 14, while the ship and John C. Stennis Strike Group (JCSSG) were participating in the Rim of the Pacific maritime exercise.The visit, which occurred just…

Tighe Takes Charge of Information Warfare, Naval Intelligence

Jul 16, 2016

Vice Adm. Jan Tighe assumed the duties of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (DCNO) for Information Warfare (N2N6) and Director of Naval Intelligence (DNI) July 15 at the Pentagon.Tighe succeeded Vice Adm. Ted N. 'Twig' Branch, who has…

Kudos for Norsafe from Australian Navy

Jul 11, 2016

Norsafe Receives High Praise from Australian NavyNorsafe, global leader in marine life-saving equipment, has received a glowing recommendation from the Australian Navy for the quality of its lifeboat servicing on one of the Navy’s replenishment vessels HMAS Sirius…

LA Port Gears up for LA Fleet Week Inaugural

Jul 10, 2016

Organizers of this summer’s inaugural LA Fleet Week 2016 are in full planning mode for the week-long call of U.S. Navy ships on the LA Waterfront  in the days leading up to and including Labor Day Weekend.   Friday September 2, through Monday September 5…

U.S. Accuses Russian Warship of Aggressive Maneuvers

Jul 03, 2016

A Russian warship carried out aggressive and erratic maneuvers close to a U.S. Navy ship in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, the second such Cold War-style incident there in a matter of weeks, the U.S. military said on Saturday.The U.S. European Command said the Russian frigate…

US Naval Academy Inducts Class of 2020

Jul 03, 2016

The U.S. Naval Academy welcomed the 1,184 men and women of the incoming Class of 2020 in Annapolis June 30 during Induction Day.Induction Day--or I-Day--marks the beginning of a demanding six-week indoctrination period called Plebe Summer…

Russian Warship made 'unprofessional' Maneuver-U.S. Official

Jul 02, 2016

A Russian warship carried out 'unprofessional' maritime operations in close proximity to a U.S. Navy ship in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, a U.S. Defense official said on Friday.This is the second time the same Russian vessel has come within close proximity of a U…

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