US Navy

Final Countdown to 2017 DOD Warrior Games

After two years of planning and preparation, the 2017 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games will kick off in Chicago, Friday, June 30 and run through Saturday, July 8.

Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group Returns from WESTPAC Deployment

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Ticonderoga class guided—missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), Arleigh Burke—class guided—missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), along with embarked Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON)

CNO Adm. John Richardson Statement on Recent Trip to Japan

170618-N-UT312-001 WASHINGTON (June 18, 2017) The Department of the Navy seal modified with the traditional black ribbon signifying remembrance or mourning. (U.S. Navy graphic illustration by Jason Kelly/Released) June 18, 2017 170620-N-FN963-017 YOKOSUKA, Japan (June 20, 2017) Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, center right, Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, top right, commander U.S. 7th Fleet, and [...]

Navy Updates Wear of Earrings and Ball Caps for Women

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Wednesday, the Navy released NAVADMIN 146/17, which announces several uniform changes that are effective immediately.Officially authorized in the message is the decision by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson to permit women to wear a hair bun through the rear opening of a command or Navy ball cap. The change was [...]

The US and Philippine Navies Will Participate in the Maritime Training Activity Sama Sama

CEBU, Philippines (NNS) -- The U.S and Philippine navies will participate in the Maritime Training Activity Sama Sama June 19-25 in the vicinity of Cebu.Maritime Training Activity Sama Sama is designed to enhance the complexity and diversity of training opportunities, while strengthening the longstanding alliance between the U.S. and the Republic of the Philippines.The exercise [...]

US Navy Identifies Seven Deceased Fitzgerald Sailors

From U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- The remains of seven Sailors previously reported missing were located in flooded berthing compartments, after divers gained access to the spaces, June 18, that were damaged when USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) was involved in a collision with the Philippine-flagged merchant vessel ACX Crystal.The deceased are:- [...]

Coalition Defends Partner Forces from Syrian Fighter Jet Attack

SOUTHWEST ASIA (NNS) -- At approximately 4:30 p.m. Syria time, June 18, Pro-Syrian regime forces attacked the Syrian Democratic Forces-held town of Ja'Din, South of Tabqah, wounding a number of SDF fighters and driving the SDF from the town.Coalition aircraft conducted a show of force and stopped the initial pro-regime advance toward the SDF-controlled town.Following [...]

Number of USS Fitzgerald Sailors’ Remains Found

170617-N-XN177-155 YOKOSUKA, Japan (June 17, 2017) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) returns to Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka following a collision with a merchant vessel while operating southwest of Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter Burghart/Released) June 17, 2017 170617-N-XN177-158 YOKOSUKA, Japan (June 17, 2017) The Arleigh Burke-class [...]

USS Fitzgerald Returns to Yokosuka

From U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs PHILIPPINE SEA (NNS) -- USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), aided by tug boats, returned to Yokosuka at 6:15 p.m. this evening.Approximately 16 hours earlier, it was involved in a collision with the Philippine-flagged merchant vessel ACX Crystal while operating about 56 nautical miles southwest of Yokosuka, Japan. Seven of Fitzgerald's [...]

U.S. — Japan SAR Efforts Continue for 7 Missing Fitzgerald Sailors

From U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs PHILIPPINE SEA (NNS) -- Search and rescue efforts continue by U.S. and Japanese aircraft and surface vessels in the hopes of recovering seven USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) Sailors.Fitzgerald was involved in a collision with the Philippine-flagged merchant vessel ACX Crystal at approximately 2:30 a.m. local time, June 17, while [...]