Arleigh Burke—class guided—missile destroyers USS Farragut (DDG 99) and USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98), part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG), conducted a live—fire missile exercise (MISSLEX), Apr. 13.
The Ohio—class ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska (SSBN 739) along with the U.S. Navy's Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) conducted successful test flights of two Trident II D5 Missiles, March 26.
Guided—missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) rescued three fishermen March 27 off the coast of Georgia.
The Arleigh Burke—class guided—missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) arrived in Hong Kong for a port visit March 27 after a stretch of operations as part of a deployment in the Indo—Pacific.
The Navy will commission its newest guided—missile destroyer, the future USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), during a 10 a.m. EDT ceremony Saturday, March 24, at Columbus Street Pier in Charleston, South Carolina.
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy will commission its newest fast attack submarine, the future USS Colorado (SSN 788), during an 11 a.m. EDT ceremony Saturday, March 17, at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut.The principal speaker will be U.S. Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado. Annie Mabus, daughter of 75th Secretary of the Navy [...]
By Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs MANAMA, Bahrain (NNS) -- U.S. Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) James N. Mattis held an all-hands call on board Naval Support Activity Bahrain, March 15.During the all-hands call, he thanked service members for their hard work and dedication while reminding them of the important role they play [...]
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer named the next Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer in honor of Marine Corps Vietnam veteran and Navy Cross recipient Lance Cpl. Patrick Gallagher.In 1966, Gallagher, who immigrated from Ballyhaunis, Ireland in 1962, joined the Marine Corps where he served in H-Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, [...]
PHILIPPINE SEA (NNS) -- The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) led a Surface to Air Missile Exercise (SAMEX) during MultiSail 18 with U.S. forward-deployed naval forces and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Forces (JMSDF) March 10, in the Philippine Sea.This SAMEX builds interoperability between the U.S. Navy and the JMSDF, which strengthens the US-Japanese alliance. [...]
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sara B. Sexton, Commander, Task Force 70 Public Affairs APRA HARBOR, Guam (NNS) -- Units and personnel from the U.S. Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) are scheduled to participate in the annual bilateral training exercise MultiSail 2018, Mar. 8-14.MultiSail is an annual bilateral training exercise that [...]