US Navy

Navy Returns to Flying Union Jack

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy on Feb. 21 released a NAVADMIN 039/19 directing the display of the union jack instead of the first Navy jack aboard Navy ships and craft.  U.S. Navy ships and craft will return to flying the union jack effective June 4, 2019. The date for reintroduction of the union jack commemorates the greatest [...]

Navy Returns to Flying Union Jack2019-02-22T13:11:17+00:00

U.S., British Navies Conduct Maritime Security Drills

SOUTH CHINA SEA (NNS) -- U.S. Navy fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200) and Royal Navy frigate HMS Montrose (F236) conducted Feb. 18 maritime security and logistics training in the South China Sea. The drills involved Royal Marine commandos, Royal Navy sailors and Guadalupe crew members. During a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) [...]

U.S., British Navies Conduct Maritime Security Drills2019-02-20T13:09:23+00:00

USS Donald Cook en route to Black Sea

DARDANELLES STRAIT (NNS) -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) began its north-bound transit of the Dardanelles Strait, en route to the Black Sea Feb. 19 to conduct maritime security operations and enhance regional maritime stability, combined readiness, and naval capability with our NATO allies and partners in the region. The ship [...]

USS Donald Cook en route to Black Sea2019-02-19T13:10:35+00:00

USS Tulsa Commissioned as Navy's Newest Surface Combatant

SAN FRANCISCO (NNS) -- The littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) was commissioned as the Navy's newest surface combatant in a ceremony in San Francisco Feb. 16. The Independence-variant LCS is the Navy's second ship to be named for the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma. "She truly is an amazing ship and an amazing addition [...]

USS Tulsa Commissioned as Navy's Newest Surface Combatant2019-02-17T13:09:45+00:00

Annual Force Protection Exercise Enhances, Tests Navy Readiness

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy’s largest annual force protection exercise, which included a real-world response, concluded Feb. 15. During Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2019, all Navy installations in the continental United States used realistic training scenarios to ensure Navy security forces maintain a high level of readiness to respond to changing and dynamic threats. In Texas, [...]

Annual Force Protection Exercise Enhances, Tests Navy Readiness2019-02-16T13:08:56+00:00

Navy Updates Medical Waiver Process

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (NNS) -- U.S. Navy surgeon general Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, on behalf of the Department of the Navy (DoN), instituted a new policy regarding the medical waiver process. The changes were officially signed Feb. 15, and impacts all applicants, with greater emphasis on enlisted to officer commissioning programs. The decision to update [...]

Navy Updates Medical Waiver Process2019-02-15T13:09:11+00:00

U.S. 3rd, 10th Fleet Commanders Discuss Dynamic Force Employment at WEST 2019

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (NNS) -- Commanders of the U.S. 3rd and 10th fleets have emphasized dynamic force employment at WEST 2019 conference at the San Diego Convention Center. Vice Adm. John Alexander, commander U.S. 3rd Fleet, and Vice Adm. Timothy “T.J.” White, commander U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet (FCC/C10F), said Feb. 13 at the San Diego Convention [...]

U.S. 3rd, 10th Fleet Commanders Discuss Dynamic Force Employment at WEST 20192019-02-15T13:09:12+00:00

Navy to Commission Littoral Combat Ship Tulsa

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy will commission its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship, the future USS Tulsa (LCS 16), during a 10 a.m. (PST) ceremony Saturday, Feb. 16, at Pier 30/32 in San Francisco. U.S. Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma will deliver the commissioning ceremony's principal address. Kathy Taylor, former mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma is the [...]

Navy to Commission Littoral Combat Ship Tulsa2019-02-14T13:09:52+00:00

Department of the Navy Announces New Education Initiatives

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Department of the Navy (DoN) released its Education for Seapower report Feb. 12, along with the Secretary of the Navy’s action memorandum providing the way forward for the new education initiatives for the department. The Education for Seapower study was a clean-sheet review of naval learning and focused on flagship institutions [...]

Department of the Navy Announces New Education Initiatives2019-02-13T13:10:32+00:00

Final Resting Place of USS Hornet CV—8 Located in South Pacific

SEATTLE, Wash. (NNS) -- Wreckage of the World War II aircraft carrier USS Hornet rests on the floor of the South Pacific Ocean around the Solomon Islands, 5,400 meters (nearly 17,500 feet) below the surface as discovered last month by the expedition crew of Paul G. Allen’s Research Vessel (R/V) Petrel. Hornet was best known [...]

Final Resting Place of USS Hornet CV—8 Located in South Pacific2019-02-12T13:09:59+00:00