US Navy

Gilday Relieves Richardson as CNO

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Adm. Mike Gilday relieved Adm. John Richardson as the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) in a ceremony, Aug. 22, at the Washington Navy Yard. Gilday became the 32nd CNO, the U.S. Navy's most senior officer. As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the CNO acts as an advisor to the [...]

Gilday Relieves Richardson as CNO2019-08-22T14:09:46-06:00

Navy Releases More Public—Private Housing Survey Results, Continues Corrective Plans

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy has released more details from its 2019 Summary of the Navy Public Private Venture (PPV) Housing ‘Out of Cycle’ Survey, conducted earlier this year based on concerns with privatized family housing. The results of the survey, conducted April 2-May 9 by CEL & Associates for Commander, Navy Installations Command, are [...]

Navy Releases More Public—Private Housing Survey Results, Continues Corrective Plans2019-08-21T14:09:27-06:00

Indo—Pacific Maritime Forces Kick off 18th SEACAT Exercise

SINGAPORE (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy and maritime forces from 10 Indo-Pacific partner nations began the 18th iteration of Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) in Singapore, Aug. 19. The goal of the SEACAT exercise is to bring together regional partner nations to engage in "real world, real time" training designed to enhance partner nation [...]

Indo—Pacific Maritime Forces Kick off 18th SEACAT Exercise2019-08-20T14:08:37-06:00

UNITAS LX Kicks off in Rio de Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (NNS) -- Over 3,100 Naval Forces from 13 countries kicked off UNITAS LX (60), the 60th anniversary of the annual multinational exercise, in Rio de Janeiro, Aug. 19. Comprised of both Atlantic and Amphibious phases, UNITAS participants include Naval Forces from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico, Panama, [...]

UNITAS LX Kicks off in Rio de Janeiro2019-08-20T14:08:37-06:00

New F—35 Modification Facility Brings Strategic Capability to FRCE

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. (NNS) -- A recently-completed facility will bring a new strategic capability to Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) and the F-35B Lightning aircraft line next year. When the new F-35 laser shock peening facility is fully operational in 2020, FRCE will be one of two sites in the world [...]

New F—35 Modification Facility Brings Strategic Capability to FRCE2019-08-21T14:09:27-06:00

Gravely conducts PASSEX with Royal Danish Navy

Atlantic Ocean (NNS) -- U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-Class guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) and Royal Danish navy Absalon-class command and support ship HMDS Absalon (L 16) conducted a passing exercise (PASSEX) in the Arctic waters off the coast of Greenland, Aug 16. PASSEXs are unit exercises requiring cooperation, communication and interoperability between two or [...]

Gravely conducts PASSEX with Royal Danish Navy2019-08-19T14:08:36-06:00

US, Malaysia Kick—Off Maritime Training Activity 2019

LUMUT NAVAL BASE, Malaysia (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) began Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Malaysia 2019 marked by an opening ceremony at Lumut Naval Base, Aug. 14. MTA Malaysia 2019 is a continuation of 25 years of maritime engagements between the U.S. Navy and Royal Malaysian [...]

US, Malaysia Kick—Off Maritime Training Activity 20192019-08-15T14:09:01-06:00

MyNavyHR Career Development Symposium Wraps up in Pacific Northwest

EVERETT, Wash. (NNS) -- The MyNavy HR Career Development Symposium (CDS) wrapped up three days of briefings and on-site detailing to Sailors based at commands throughout Navy Region Northwest, Aug. 12-14. MyNavy HR CDS brought senior Navy leadership directly to Sailors, showcased new programs and initiatives, explained how these changes will affect the fleet, demonstrated [...]

MyNavyHR Career Development Symposium Wraps up in Pacific Northwest2019-08-15T14:09:01-06:00

Navy Announces FY—20 General Military Training Requirements

PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- The Navy announced fiscal year (FY) 2020 General Military Training (GMT) requirements via Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) 191/19, released Aug. 13. The number of mandatory topics has been reduced to empower commanders with a greater ability to decide what training their personnel should receive. As part of Sailor 2025’s initiatives, reducing [...]

Navy Announces FY—20 General Military Training Requirements2019-08-13T14:08:34-06:00

Bataan Amphibious Ready Group Completes SWATT

ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) -- The USS Bataan (LHD 5) Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) completed its first Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise Aug. 5. For the Bataan ARG, SWATT provided an important transition from single ship operations to multi-ship, aircraft, and landing craft operations in scenarios that spanned multiple warfare areas. SWATTs are a [...]

Bataan Amphibious Ready Group Completes SWATT2019-08-12T14:10:32-06:00