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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Carrier Air Wing 8 Joins Carrier Strike Group 12

August 21, 2020 – Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 officially joined Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12 aboard USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), the flagship for CSG-12, Aug. 21. CVW-8, known as “Factory,” joins Gerald R Ford, nicknamed “Wolverine,” Destroyer Squadron Two, USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), and USS Gettysburg (CG 64) to complete CSG-12. During Independent Steaming Event 9A…

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MARAD Issues Warning for Eastern Mediterranean

Issues August 21, 2020 Description 1. Issues: Recent disputes among countries over maritime boundaries and offshore resources have increased regional tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Also, NATO’s Operation Sea Guardian has resumed focused NATO patrols in the Eastern Mediterranean with naval forces of multiple nations operating near each other. These developments could pose an indirect risk to commercial vessels…

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Norwegian Support Ensures Successful Sustained U.S. Operations in High North

August 25, 2020 – U.S. ships operating in the High North have received steadfast support from Norway, ensuring successful sustained operations in the region. U.S. ships operating in the High North have received steadfast support from Norway, ensuring successful sustained operations in the region. Tromsø serves as a refueling and resupply port for U.S. vessels operating in the North Sea.…

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