US Navy

25th anniversary of CARAT exercise kicks off with Sri Lanka

SINGAPORE (NNS) -- Commander, Task Force 73 announced the beginning of the 25th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise series between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of partner nations, April 19. CARAT, the U.S. Navy's oldest and longest continually-running regional exercise in South and Southeast Asia, strengthens partnerships [...]

25th anniversary of CARAT exercise kicks off with Sri Lanka2019-04-19T14:11:54-06:00

France, UK and U.S. Navies Complete Artemis Trident 19

MANAMA, Bahrain (NNS) -- France’s Marine Nationale, the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy and the U.S. Navy completed the U.S. 5th Fleet mine countermeasures exercise Artemis Trident in the Arabian Gulf. The scenario for the defensive exercise was for coalition forces to provide safe passage to humanitarian relief vessels through a mined area. “Mines threaten maritime [...]

France, UK and U.S. Navies Complete Artemis Trident 192019-04-18T14:09:00-06:00

USS Ross Arrives in Varna

VARNA, Bulgaria (NNS) -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) arrived in Varna, Bulgaria, April 15 for a scheduled port visit.While in port, the ship will host officials from the Bulgarian Navy and local Varna government. Ross will provide tours of the ship before a luncheon in preparation for bilateral naval exercises. [...]

USS Ross Arrives in Varna2019-04-17T14:10:12-06:00

John C. Stennis, Charles de Gaulle Conduct Maritime Exercise in Red Sea

RED SEA (NNS) -- Maritime forces from France’s Charles de Gaulle Carrier Strike Group and the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group participated in a naval passing exercise (PASSEX) in the Red Sea, April 15. The Charles de Gaulle Carrier Strike Group, composed of France’s Marine Nationale aircraft carrier FS Charles De Gaulle (R 91), [...]

John C. Stennis, Charles de Gaulle Conduct Maritime Exercise in Red Sea2019-04-16T14:10:54-06:00

U.S., Indian Navies Practice Submarine Hunting in Indian Ocean

DIEGO GARCIA, British Indian Ocean Territory (NNS) -- P-8 aircraft from the U.S. and Indian navies conducted cooperative activities in the Indian Ocean, April 15. The U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) also joined the drills, which focused on anti-submarine warfare training, information sharing and coordination between maritime patrol aircraft and ships. “The U.S. [...]

U.S., Indian Navies Practice Submarine Hunting in Indian Ocean2019-04-16T14:10:56-06:00

USS Ross en Route to Black Sea

DARDANELLES STRAIT (NNS) -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) began its north-bound transit of the Dardanelles Strait, en route to the Black Sea April 14 to conduct maritime security operations and enhance regional maritime stability, combined readiness and naval capability with NATO allies and partners in the region. This is the fourth [...]

USS Ross en Route to Black Sea2019-04-15T14:09:07-06:00

Pacific Partnership Celebrates Arrival in Micronesia

CHUUK, Federated States of Micronesia (NNS) -- Multinational service members, embarked aboard the Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick (T-EFP 6), kicked off the fourth mission stop for Pacific Partnership 2019 (PP19) with an opening ceremony followed by a community health and sports fair at Saramen School, April 13. Brunswick arrived April [...]

Pacific Partnership Celebrates Arrival in Micronesia2019-04-15T14:09:08-06:00

PACFLT Commander Talks Winning High—end Fight with Hawaii—based Navy Leadership

PEARL HARBOR (NNS) -- Navy leadership triads from Hawaii-based units gathered with Adm. John C. Aquilino, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, for a conversation about readiness and winning a high-end fight, if called to do so. Aquilino met April 12 with commanding officers, executive officers, and command senior enlisted leaders for a frank, face-to-face discussion [...]

PACFLT Commander Talks Winning High—end Fight with Hawaii—based Navy Leadership2019-04-15T14:09:10-06:00

Navy Bases Prepare for Hurricane Season

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- U.S. Fleet Forces Command, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, and Commander, Navy Installations Command, based in Washington, D.C., are conducting Hurricane Exercise/Citadel Gale 2019 (HURREX/CG 19) April 15-26. This annual exercise prepares the U.S. Navy to respond to adverse weather conditions in U.S. coastal regions and maintain the ability to deploy forces under [...]

Navy Bases Prepare for Hurricane Season2019-04-11T14:11:34-06:00

Moran Nominated for Chief of Naval Operations

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan announced April 10 that the President has nominated Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran as the 32nd Chief of Naval Operations. Senior Navy leaders were quick to praise President Donald Trump’s nomination. "I welcome the announcement by the White House on the nomination [...]

Moran Nominated for Chief of Naval Operations2019-04-11T14:11:35-06:00