US Navy

Trump Signs Fiscal Year 2018 Defense Authorization

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- President Donald J. Trump signed the fiscal year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act into law during a White House ceremony Dec. 12.The act calls for $626 billion for the department's base budget and another $66 billion for operations. The act includes a 2.4 percent pay raise for military personnel.The act authorizes the [...]

Trump Signs Fiscal Year 2018 Defense Authorization 2017-12-13T13:09:41+00:00

USS John S McCain Returns to Fleet Activities Yokosuka

From Commander, U.S. 7the Fleet Public Affairs Office YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka Dec. 13.John S. McCain arrived in Tokyo Bay aboard heavy lift transport vessel MV Treasure Dec. 5. For several days, crews prepared the ship for safe [...]

USS John S McCain Returns to Fleet Activities Yokosuka 2017-12-13T13:09:43+00:00

Nimitz Carrier Strike Group Returns to Washington After Deployment

BREMERTON, Wash. (NNS) -- Washington-based ships assigned to Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 returned Dec. 10, just in time for the upcoming holidays following a six-month deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and the Arabian Gulf.The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), with embarked CSG-11, returned home to Naval Base Kitsap, and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile [...]

Nimitz Carrier Strike Group Returns to Washington After Deployment 2017-12-11T13:07:36+00:00

Navy to Launch New Branding Campaign, Tagline at Army—Navy Game

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- The Army-Navy football game is one of the oldest and most storied contests in the history of collegiate athletics. On Saturday, Dec. 9, in Philadelphia the U.S. Navy will use the occasion to tell a new story about itself, as it launches a new, multifaceted branding campaign aimed at attracting a [...]

Navy to Launch New Branding Campaign, Tagline at Army—Navy Game 2017-12-05T13:11:24+00:00

USS John S McCain Departs Subic Bay En Route to Yokosuka

171128-N-NO824-001 SUBIC BAY, Philippines (Nov. 28, 2017) The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) departs Subic Bay, Philippines aboard heavy lift transport vessel MV Treasure, Nov. 28. Treasure will transport McCain to Fleet Activities Yokosuka to undergo repairs. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Aaron Van Driessche/Released) November 28, 2017

USS John S McCain Departs Subic Bay En Route to Yokosuka 2017-11-28T13:07:44+00:00

Navy Identifies Sailors Lost in C—2A Crash

PHILIPPINE SEA (NNS) -- After notifying their families that extensive search and rescue efforts had ended, the Navy identified Lt. Steven Combs, Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Matthew Chialastri and Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Apprentice Bryan Grosso Nov. 25 as the three Sailors lost in a C-2A Greyhound crash on Wednesday."Our thoughts and prayers are with [...]

Navy Identifies Sailors Lost in C—2A Crash 2017-11-25T13:11:12+00:00

Search Ends For Sailors in C—2A Crash

PHILIPPINE SEA (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy ceased search and rescue operations at 10 a.m. Japan Standard Time Nov. 24, for three Sailors not immediately recovered after a C-2A Greyhound crashed on the afternoon of Nov. 22.USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) led the combined search and rescue efforts with units from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense [...]

Search Ends For Sailors in C—2A Crash 2017-11-24T13:08:43+00:00

USS Fitzgerald departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka

From Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) departed Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka, Nov. 24, to meet heavy lift transport vessel Transshelf and begin her journey to Pascagoula, Mississippi for further repairs.Fitzgerald was towed to deep water to begin the heavy lift process, which [...]

USS Fitzgerald departs Fleet Activities Yokosuka 2017-11-24T13:08:45+00:00

UPDATE: Eight Personnel Recovered from C2—A Crash, Search Continues

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- UPDATE POSTED NOV. 22, 10:30 A.M. (EDT)Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer's statement on the incident: "I would like everyone to take a moment and keep some of our Navy family in their thoughts and prayers. A C2 Greyhound with 11 personnel on board crashed in the Philippine Sea while in [...]

UPDATE: Eight Personnel Recovered from C2—A Crash, Search Continues 2017-11-22T13:08:10+00:00

US Navy Deploys Unmanned Submersibles in Argentine Submarine Search

From U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command Public Affairs NAVAL STATION MAYPORT, Fla. (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy has deployed unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) to join in the search for the Argentine navy's submarine, A.R.A. San Juan, in South Atlantic waters.The equipment consists of one Bluefin 12D (Deep) UUV and three Iver 580 UUVs, which are [...]

US Navy Deploys Unmanned Submersibles in Argentine Submarine Search 2017-11-20T13:11:01+00:00