WWII submariners remembered in Albany ceremony

August 28, 2020 – Current and former members of the Royal Australian Navy and the United States Navy gathered in Albany, Western Australia today to remember submariners who lost their lives during World War II operations out of the port city. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said Western Australia played a significant role in Allied submarine…

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NATO Secretary General Discusses Eastern Mediterranean Situation with Erdogan

August 28, 2020 – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke by telephone with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan today to discuss recent developments in the eastern Mediterranean. They also discussed exploring deconfliction mechanisms to prevent incidents and accidents. The Secretary General reiterated the importance of dialogue and de-escalation, and stressed that the situation must be resolved in a spirit of…

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USCGC Hamilton offloads more than $228 million in cocaine

August 27, 2020 – Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton (WMSL 753) crew offloaded approximately 11,500 pounds of cocaine and approximately 17,000 pounds of marijuana, Thursday, worth more than $228 million. The drugs were interdicted in the international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America, and in the Caribbean Sea. Coast Guard cutters and U.S. Navy…

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Thomas Hudner Completes Operation NANOOK 2020

August 24, 2020 – USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) concluded its participation Operation Nanook on Aug. 23, a joint exercise conducted in the northern Atlantic Ocean. “Thomas Hudner performed very well during Operation Nanook,” said Cmdr. Brett Litchfield, the ship’s commanding officer. “The crew was very motivated and forward-leaning throughout the exercise. We have gathered many lessons learned that can…

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BRP Antonio Luna Sea Trials in September

August 25, 2020 – Sea trials for the Philippine Navy (PN)’s second missile-frigate, BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151), are tentatively scheduled by mid-September. “The tentative schedule for (sea trials is on) mid-September. However, it is still not yet finalized,” said Navy public affairs office chief, Lt. Commander Maria Christina Roxas, in a message to the Philippine News Agency on Monday. Sea…

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Littoral Combat Ship 21 (Minneapolis-Saint Paul) Completes Acceptance Trials

August 24, 2020 – Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 21, the future USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul, completed acceptance trials in Lake Michigan. Trials included a full-power run, maneuverability testing, and surface and air detect-to-engage demonstrations of the ship’s combat system. Major systems and features were demonstrated, including aviation support, small boat launch handling and recovery and machinery control and automation. Now that…

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