US Navy

7th Fleet Announces USS Fitzgerald Accountability Determinations

By U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- The commanding officer, executive officer and command master chief of the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) were relieved of their duties by Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, Commander, 7th Fleet Aug, 18.Additionally, a number of officer and enlisted watch standers were held accountable.The determinations were [...]

7th Fleet Announces USS Fitzgerald Accountability Determinations 2017-08-18T14:07:57+00:00

Navy to Commission USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3)

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy will commission the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) during a 5 p.m. AST ceremony Thursday, August 17, at Khalifa bin Salman Port in Al Hidd, Bahrain.The future Lewis B. Puller - currently USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB 3 )- is the second ship to bear the [...]

Navy to Commission USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) 2017-08-17T14:08:35+00:00

Navy Announces New Authority for COs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- In an effort to reduce administrative distractions and further empower commanding officers (CO), the Navy announced Wednesday in NAVADMIN 200/17 that it will grant COs the authority to reinstate Sailors to E4 who were previously reduced in rank to E3.Additionally, this NAVADMIN also announces the elimination of the E4 advancement exam for [...]

Navy Announces New Authority for COs 2017-08-17T14:08:36+00:00

Deceased Fitzgerald Sailors Posthumously Advanced

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy announced Wednesday that the seven Sailors who died aboard USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), were posthumously advanced to their next rank.- Gunner's Mate Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, Virginia, was posthumously advanced to Petty Officer 3rd class.- Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, from San Diego, California, was [...]

Deceased Fitzgerald Sailors Posthumously Advanced 2017-08-16T14:08:53+00:00

Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group Begins COMPTUEX

PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) -- The ships of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) departed, Aug. 1, for Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), the final work-up phase prior to deployment scheduled later this year.COMPTUEX evaluates the strike group's deployment readiness by testing command and control functions, crew safety evolutions, search and rescue operations, damage control [...]

Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group Begins COMPTUEX 2017-08-01T14:08:09+00:00

CNO talks with Japanese Counterpart

Washington (NNS) -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson held a video teleconference (VTC), July 27 with Admiral Yutaka Murakawa, Chief of Staff, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.During the call, the two discussed new ways to expand and deepen bilateral and multilateral maritime operations, the situation in North Korea and the East China Sea, [...]

CNO talks with Japanese Counterpart 2017-07-28T14:09:08+00:00

As Restoration Nears Completion, Old Ironsides Returns to Boston Harbor

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Charlotte C. Oliver, Defense Media Activity CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (NNS) -- After a two-year restoration at historic Dry Dock 1 at Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston National Historical Park, America's oldest commissioned warship, USS Constitution was refloated July 23.Since entering dry dock on May 18, 2015, ship restorers from the Naval [...]

As Restoration Nears Completion, Old Ironsides Returns to Boston Harbor 2017-07-24T14:07:59+00:00

President Trump Commissions USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)

By Ens. Corey Todd Jones NORFOLK (NNS) -- President Donald J. Trump commissioned the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) at a commissioning ceremony July 22.A commissioning is a day of celebration, and honors the dedication, team work, and collaboration of Sailors, legislators, shipbuilders, program managers, and the ship's sponsor in delivering the [...]

President Trump Commissions USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) 2017-07-23T14:08:05+00:00

CNO Holds Initial Call with New Chinese Counterpart

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson held a video teleconference (VTC), July 20 with Vice Adm. Shen Jinlong, People's Liberation Army (Navy) Commander.The leaders discussed bilateral naval engagements as well as recent missile tests by North Korea. During the hour long call, Richardson stressed the importance of regional maritime security [...]

CNO Holds Initial Call with New Chinese Counterpart 2017-07-20T14:08:19+00:00

Naval War College Wargame Focuses on Civ—Mil Response to Cyber Attacks

By Daniel L. Kuester, U.S. Naval War College Public Affairs NEWPORT, R.I. (NNS) -- U.S. Naval War College (NWC), Newport, Rhode Island welcomed to campus elected officials, business and government leaders, and military members, to conduct a wargame focused on civilian cyber attacks and their effects.The Navy-Private Sector Critical Infrastructure Wargame brought together approximately 140 [...]

Naval War College Wargame Focuses on Civ—Mil Response to Cyber Attacks 2017-07-18T14:09:46+00:00