Taiwan Holds Han Kuang Exercise 36 Computer War Game

September 21, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Ministry of National Defense stated today (21) that the “Han Kuang Exercise No. 36 Computer War Game Game” has been executed last week. The latest regional situation and new enemy threats have been incorporated into the exercise process, and the needs of Taiwan and Penghu defense operations will be the main training axis.…

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USS Tripoli Maiden Arrival at San Diego

September 18, 2020 – The Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship, USS Tripoli (LHA 7), arrived at its new homeport in San Diego, Sept. 18. The Navy’s latest America-class amphibious assault ship, USS Tripoli arrived at Naval Base San Diego following its commissioning and subsequent sail around South America this summer. “Our Sailors did an outstanding job in getting Tripoli safely…

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Austal Delivers Guardian Class OPV to Palau

September 18, 2020 – Austal Limited is pleased to announce Austal Australia has delivered the seventh Guardian-class Patrol Boat (GCPB) to the Australian Department of Defence. The vessel, PSS President H.I. Remeliik II, was today gifted by the Government of Australia to the Government of Palau during a handover ceremony at Austal Australia’s Henderson shipyard, attended by the Australian Minister…

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Ex-USS Curts Sunk as Target During Valiant Shield 2020

September 18, 2020 – U.S. joint armed forces conducted a multi-platform live-fire missile exercise, Sept. 19, involving surface, air, and subsurface launched ordinance to sink the decommissioned frigate USS Curts (FFG 38) as part of exercise Valiant Shield 2020. The sinking exercise (SINKEX) combined an orchestrated sequence of live ordnance targeting the ex-USS Curts, including air-launched ordnance from fixed and…

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Carl Vinson, Navy’s first operational F-35C squadron conduct flight deck certification

September 18, 2020 – USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) successfully completed several certifications, including flight deck certification (FDC) and carrier air traffic control center (CATCC) certification, Sept. 17, after nearly a week of flight deck operations designed to ready the carrier for future operations. The underway also marked the first time that Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 and Vinson, both…

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ARA Canal Beagle Redelivered from Refit

September 18, 2020 (Google Translation) – This afternoon, the Minister of Defense, Agustín Rossi, together with the Chief of the General Staff of the Navy, Rear Admiral Julio Horacio Guardia and the Chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces, Brigadier General Juan Martín Paleo, toured the transport ship ARA “Canal Beagle”, after having carried out general…

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L’Aigle Countermining Operations North of Cherbourg 

September 18, 2020 (Google Translation) – The tripartite mine hunter (CMT) L ‘ Aigle has been deployed in the north of Cherbourg-en-Cotentin since September 12, 2020. The building intervenes within the framework of the security of the metropolitan maritime approaches, and in particular of the surveillance of the accesses of the main commercial ports, in order to permanently guarantee the…

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Book Review: The Greek Genocide in American Naval War Diaries

The Greek Genocide In American Naval War Diaries Naval Commanders Report and Protest Death Marches and Massacres in Turkey’s Pontus Region. 1921-1922 Edited by Robert Shenk and Sam Koktzoglou February 2020 404 pages Paperback 9781608011803 This book is a collection of American naval war diaries recently found in the National Archives about what was happening on the northern coast of…

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