First Steps to Making Design 2.0 Reality in Afloat Networks

January 23, 2019 – The organization responsible for acquiring, deploying and sustaining the U.S. Navy’s afloat network technologies conducted a review to guarantee alignment with the Chief of Naval Operations’ (CNO’s) recently released A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority Version 2.0. Completed in late January 2019, the examination revealed positive past results, meaningful plans for the future and a solidification of efforts to build a better, networked, agile and ready fleet. Items specifically relevant to the Tactical Networks Program Office (PMW 160) in the Design include moving Navy labs to…

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The Big Easy Kicks off Navy Week

The “Big Easy” will host ships from three navies including the flagship, the USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) during New Orleans Navy Week with a week-long series of community outreach events, April 19-25. The celebration offers an opportunity for the citizens of New Orleans to meet and interact with Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen. “The sea services belong to the American people,” said Rear Adm. Brad Skillman, Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group Two. “NOLA Navy Week is a great opportunity to demonstrate to visitors who the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S.…

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USS Bataan Enters U.S. 6th Fleet

USS Bataan (LHD 5), flagship of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (BATARG), and the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) entered U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations Sept. 3, after nearly six months of routine operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations as part of a regularly scheduled deployment. While in the Middle East, the BATARG provided critical crisis response across the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.

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U.S., U.K. and France began Exercise Alligator Dagger 17

April 7, 2017 – The two-week multilateral amphibious exercise is taking place in international waters off the coast of Djibouti and in the vicinity of Djibouti and Arta Beach, April 5 – April 20. Exercise Alligator Dagger 17, led by U.S. Naval Amphibious Forces, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade (51/5), is a multilateral amphibious exercise with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) as part of the sustainment training for ARG/MEUs in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. The Alligator Dagger Exercise iterations…

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