US Navy

Essex ARG, 13th MEU Conclude at—Sea Search for Missing Marine

AT SEA (NNS) -- After a deliberate, five-day search, the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) concluded their search and rescue operation for a missing Marine, Aug. 13. The Marine was reported missing and assumed overboard Aug. 9. At that time the ship was conducting routine operations in the Sulu [...]

Essex ARG, 13th MEU Conclude at—Sea Search for Missing Marine 2018-08-14T14:12:14+00:00

President Trump Signs Fiscal 2019 Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- President Donald J. Trump signed the $717 billion Fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act at a ceremony at Fort Drum, New York, Aug. 13. The act – named for Arizona Sen. John S. McCain – authorizes a 2.6 percent military pay raise and increases the active duty forces by 15,600 service members. “With [...]

President Trump Signs Fiscal 2019 Defense Authorization Act 2018-08-14T14:12:16+00:00

Navy Announces Rating Modernization Progress Update

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Navy released an update on the Sailor 2025 Rating Modernization’s four lines of effort (LOE): Career Fields, Marketplace Force Management, Advancement, and Credentialing in NAVADMIN 196/18, Aug. 13. The updates listed below provide a summary on the current status and way ahead of the four LOEs, but all personnel are strongly encouraged [...]

Navy Announces Rating Modernization Progress Update 2018-08-13T14:10:31+00:00

NRL's Sun Imaging Telescopes Fly on NASA Parker Solar Probe

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s unique expertise in sun-viewing telescopes will be an integral part of the historic NASA Parker Solar Probe mission scheduled to launch Aug. 11 to better understand how the Sun affects our solar system.  The mission to “touch the Sun” is 60 years in the making and will [...]

NRL's Sun Imaging Telescopes Fly on NASA Parker Solar Probe 2018-08-10T14:10:58+00:00

Rushmore Arrives in Jakarta, Kicks—Off 24th CARAT Indonesia Exercise

JAKARTA, Indonesia (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps with the Indonesian navy commenced the 24th Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Indonesia exercise with the arrival of the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) with elements from 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit in Jakarta, Indonesia, August 10. U.S. Sailors and Marines [...]

Rushmore Arrives in Jakarta, Kicks—Off 24th CARAT Indonesia Exercise 2018-08-10T14:10:59+00:00

US, Malaysia Commence 24th CARAT Exercise

KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia (NNS) -- The U.S. and Royal Malaysian Navy commenced the 24th iteration of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Malaysia in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, August 10. The CARAT exercise focuses on the full spectrum of naval capabilities and is designed to strengthen the close partnership between both navies while cooperatively ensuring maritime [...]

US, Malaysia Commence 24th CARAT Exercise 2018-08-10T14:11:01+00:00

Commander, Naval Forces Europe Visits U.K. Submarine Base

FASLANE, Scotland (NNS) -- Adm. James G. Foggo III, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa and commander, Allied Joint Force Command Naples, visited Her Majesty's Naval Base (HMNB) Clyde in Faslane, Scotland, Aug. 8, 2018. HMNB Clyde, one of three bases in the U.K. used by the Royal Navy, is the home to the of Royal [...]

Commander, Naval Forces Europe Visits U.K. Submarine Base 2018-08-08T14:10:26+00:00

More than 38,000 Guests Visit Fleet Activities Yokosuka for Friendship Day

YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- More than 38,000 people braved Japan’s summer heat to visit U.S. Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka for the installation’s annual Friendship Day festival, Aug. 4. This year marked the 42nd time this base, just 36 miles miles south of Tokyo, opened its gates for the summer event. Visitors enjoyed sampling American food [...]

More than 38,000 Guests Visit Fleet Activities Yokosuka for Friendship Day 2018-08-06T14:10:52+00:00

Burlington (EPF 10) Successfully Completes Acceptance Trials

MOBILE, Ala. (NNS) -- The Navy’s 10th Expeditionary Fast Transport ship, Burlington, successfully completed Acceptance Trials, Aug. 3 after two days of underway evaluation in the Gulf of Mexico.  The ship successfully demonstrated the readiness of its equipment and systems for operations, both dockside and underway, for the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey.  The ship [...]

Burlington (EPF 10) Successfully Completes Acceptance Trials 2018-08-06T14:10:55+00:00

Three Aircraft Carriers to Change Homeports

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy announced Aug. 2 that three Nimitz-class aircraft carriers, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) will conduct homeport shifts. USS Abraham Lincoln, currently located in Norfolk, Virginia, will rejoin the Pacific Fleet, making San Diego its homeport. Abraham [...]

Three Aircraft Carriers to Change Homeports 2018-08-03T14:11:21+00:00