US Navy

Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Departs Norfolk for Medical Mission

NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) left from Naval Station Norfolk, June 14, to begin its deployment to South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. During its deployment, Comfort will provide medical assistance in support of regional partners and in response to the regional impacts of the Venezuela [...]

Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Departs Norfolk for Medical Mission2019-06-15T14:09:31-06:00

New President Announced for Naval War College

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced June 14 that Rear Admiral (lower half) Shoshana S. Chatfield will be the new president of the Naval War College. “Rear Admiral Chatfield is a historic choice for the Naval War College. She is the embodiment of the type of warrior-scholar we need now to [...]

New President Announced for Naval War College2019-06-14T14:10:04-06:00

U.S. CENTCOM Statement on June 13 Limpet Mine Attack in the Gulf of Oman

TAMPA (NNS) -- U.S. Naval Forces in the region received two separate distress calls at 6:12 a.m. local time from the motor tanker (M/T) Altair and a second one at 7a.m. local time from the M/T Kokuka Courageous. Both vessels were in international waters in the Gulf of Oman approximately 10 nautical miles apart at [...]

U.S. CENTCOM Statement on June 13 Limpet Mine Attack in the Gulf of Oman2019-06-14T14:10:04-06:00

Bainbridge Answers Distress Call

GULF OF OMAN (NNS) -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) responded to a distress call from the M/V Kokuka Courageous in the Gulf of Oman the morning of  June 13. The Bainbridge received a call from the Kokuka Courageous crew advising that their ship was in distress approximately 30 nautical miles [...]

Bainbridge Answers Distress Call2019-06-14T14:10:05-06:00

Update: CENTCOM statement on recent events in the Gulf of Oman

TAMPA (NNS) -- "U.S. Naval Forces in the region received two separate distress calls at 6:12 a.m. local time and a second one at 7:00 a.m. U.S. Naval Forces Central Command received the calls from the M/V Front Altair and M/V Kokuka Courageous, who were operating in international waters of the Gulf of Oman. USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) [...]

Update: CENTCOM statement on recent events in the Gulf of Oman2019-06-13T14:09:54-06:00

Navy to Christen Littoral Combat Ship Minneapolis—Saint Paul

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy will christen its newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul (LCS 21), during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony Saturday, June 15, in Marinette, Wisconsin. U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum of Minnesota will deliver the christening ceremony's principal address. Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy Ms. Jodi Greene [...]

Navy to Christen Littoral Combat Ship Minneapolis—Saint Paul2019-06-13T14:09:55-06:00

USS Ronald Reagan, JS Izumo Sail Together in the South China Sea

SOUTH CHINA SEA (NNS) -- The Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) participated in a cooperative deployment with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships JS Izumo (DH-183), JS Murasame (DD-101) and JS Akebono (DD-108) June 10-12. Reagan, Akebono, Izumo and Murasame conducted communication checks, tactical maneuvering drills and liaison officer exchanges designed [...]

USS Ronald Reagan, JS Izumo Sail Together in the South China Sea2019-06-12T14:11:01-06:00

June 2019 SRB and Pay for Performance Pilot Update Announced

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy updated the Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) award plan for Active Component and Full Time Support Sailors and announced the continuation of an incentivized performance program in NAVADMIN 129/19, released June 11. Updates include the decrease of award levels for 88 skills in 20 ratings and removing award levels for 14 [...]

June 2019 SRB and Pay for Performance Pilot Update Announced2019-06-11T14:09:32-06:00

Mine Warfare Takes Center Stage in BALTOPS 2019

TODENDORF, Germany (NNS) -- Vice Adm. Andrew “Woody” Lewis, Commander, U.S. Second Fleet, visited with forces from exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) Mine Warfare Task Group during the first day of operations during the exercise June 9.  Lewis, the commander of BALTOPS 2019, spoke of the relevance of working with partner nations in the areas of [...]

Mine Warfare Takes Center Stage in BALTOPS 20192019-06-11T14:09:32-06:00

Vice Chief of Naval Operations Changes Office

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Adm. Robert Burke became the 40th Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) when he assumed duties from Adm. Bill Moran on Monday, June 10. Burke was promoted to the rank of admiral by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson prior to the change of office. "It is an honor and a privilege [...]

Vice Chief of Naval Operations Changes Office2019-06-11T14:09:32-06:00