Stratton conducts fisheries patrol en route Guam from Philippines

On the heels of their operations combatting United Nations sanctions violations in support of the U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) arrived in Guam, Monday, furthering the United States’ commitment to regional security and partnerships. This arrival comes after seven successful high seas fisheries boardings under the authority of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) while on their transit between the Philippines and Guam. This part of their deployment is intended to deter illegal fishing of highly migratory fish stocks such as…

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USS Momsen Returns to Everett

October 29, 2019 – USS Momsen (DDG 92) returned to her homeport of Everett, Washington, Oct. 28, following an independent deployment with a detachment from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35 to the U.S. 3rd and 7th Fleet areas of operation. “The consummate professionals of Momsen repeatedly demonstrated our toughness and ingenuity as we were able to ‘Rise Above’ the numerous challenges we faced on this deployment,” said Cmdr. Robert M. Laird, Momsen’s commanding officer. “Despite long underway periods and few port visits, we kept Momsen on mission demonstrating the…

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Orekhovo-Zuevo Conducts Missile Trials in Black Sea

October 29, 2019 (Google Translation) – In the Black Sea Fleet (Black Sea Fleet), the crew of the Orekhovo-Zuevo small missile ship (RTO) and the combat calculations of the Bal coastal anti-ship missile complex (BPCRK) conducted exercises with the implementation of electronic launches for naval targets. The event was held in accordance with the plan of combat training and daily activities of the forces (troops) of the Black Sea Fleet (Black Sea Fleet). According to the idea of ​​the exercise, the Orekhovo-Zuevo RTO discovered a detachment of ships of a…

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Argentine Navy Graduates Latest Commando Class

October 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – Last Thursday at the School of Airborne Troops and Special Operations of the Argentine Army, the ceremony for the exit of Commands of the Navy and the Army was carried out, which carried out the Joint Basic Course of Command Formation for six months. During the ceremony, chaired by the Chief of the General Staff of the Army, Lieutenant General Claudio Ernesto Pasqualini, 46 troops from both Forces received the Commando brief and the traditional green beret. The students of the Argentine Navy began…

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COMSUBPAC AND UH Use Drone to Deliver Supplies to Submarine

October 28, 2019 – Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC) in partnership with the University of Hawaii, tested their unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capabilities by delivering supplies onto a submarine off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii, Oct. 10. The UAV took a five-pound payload consisting of circuit cards, medical supplies, and food to the Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Hawaii (SSN 776) while underway. “What started as an innovative idea has come to fruition as a potentially radical new submarine logistics delivery capability,” said Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Keithley, assigned to…

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Karachi Shipyard to Build Third Damen ASD Tug 2009 for Pakistani Navy

October 23, 2019 – Damen Shipyards Group on 22nd October signed a contract with Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KS&EW) for the materials package of a third ASD Tug 2009 under the Damen Technical Cooperation (DTC). The order follows a contract of two ASD Tugs 2009 signed in July 2019. KS&EW are constructing all three vessels with Damen’s support. The contract was signed on behalf of KS&EW by General Manager Shipbuilding Commodore (R) Saleem Iqbal SI(M) and by regional director Teun Haverkort on behalf of Damen. Speaking on the occasion…

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Marine Corps F-35Bs and USS America Train Together

October 24, 2019 – Approximately one dozen, fully-operational F-35B Lightning IIs embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) Oct. 8 during routine training in the eastern Pacific. The F-35Bs are assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 122, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force. Lt. Col. John Dirk, commanding officer, VMFA 122, highlighted the importance of being able to conduct the training in a joint environment and stated the training was a success. “The training went exceedingly well. We were able to sustain a high…

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Fincantieri to Build Forward Sections for French LSS Program

October 24, 2019 (Google Translation) – Fincantieri has been awarded an order from Chantiers de l’Atlantique (CdA) for the construction of the forward sections of four vessels based on the Italian “Vulcano” design. The forward sections will be built in Castellammare di Stabia (Naples), as for the “Vulcano” vessel, with deliveries to Chantiers de l’Atlantique scheduled between 2021 and 2027. The contract is part of the FLOTLOG (Flotte logistique) program, which provides for the construction of four Logistic Support Ships (LSS) for the French Navy by the temporary consortium between…

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Spokesperson answers query on Chinese ships’ exit from Vietnamese waters

October 25, 2019 – Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lê Thị Thu Hằng on Friday once again stressed Việt Nam’s request that relevant parties not repeat violations of the country’s waters while answering reporters’ question regarding a group of Chinese ships’ withdrawal from Việt Nam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf. Responding to a question about the Chinese survey vessel Haiyang Dizhi 8 and its escort ships’ exit from Việt Nam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, the spokesperson noted Việt Nam had repeatedly stated that all activities that are not permitted…

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USS Gerald R Ford Returns to Sea

October 25, 2019 – USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) got underway today for sea trials from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS) division following a 15-month pierside maintenance period. “I am proud of the crew’s efforts to get USS Gerald R. Ford back out to sea,” said Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer. “The Navy has diligently tackled issues associated with this first-in-class ship and will continue to do so. All are eager to demonstrate Ford’s capacity to deliver combat power. There is more work to do,…

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Boeing Elects Adm. John M. Richardson (Ret.) to Board of Directors

October 25, 2019 – The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] Board of Directors today announced that it has elected retired Adm. John M. Richardson as its newest member. Richardson, 59, served as the 31st chief of Naval Operations from September 2015 until August 2019, when he retired from the U.S. Navy after 37 years of service. Adm. John M. Richardson (Ret.) Richardson will join the Aerospace Safety Committee, which was formed in August following a rigorous five-month review of the company’s policies and processes for airplane design and development by the…

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