USS Scout Decommissions

August 19, 2020 – Mine countermeasures ship USS Scout (MCM 8) recognized nearly 30 years of naval service during a decommissioning ceremony at Naval Base San Diego, Aug. 19. Due to public health safety and restrictions of large public events related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, plankowners and former crew members of the Avenger-class ship virtually celebrated its distinguished…

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Russian Pacific Fleet Amphibious Exercise

August 20, 2020 (Google Translation) – The crews of the large landing ships (BDK) of the Pacific Fleet “Nikolay Vilkov”, “Oslyabya”, “Peresvet”, and “Admiral Nevelskoy”, together with the Pacific Fleet marines, conducted an exercise in Vladivostok on loading military equipment and personnel onto the BDK from the unequipped coastal area way on emphasis. The loading of the marines was carried…

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Taiwan Denies “Insufficient Armaments”

August 21, 2020 (Google Translation) – In response to the media quoting the content of foreign publications, alleging that “Taiwan is facing a problem of insufficient armaments,” Section B, the Ministry of National Defense stated today (21) that the content of the report is completely inconsistent with the facts. The explanation is as follows: 1. There are relevant regulations for…

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Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard & IMF successfully undocks USS Columbia (SSN 771)

August 20, 2020 – Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF) successfully undocked Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Columbia (SSN 771) July 16, 2020. The undocking was a major milestone in completing the submarine’s engineered overhaul (EOH) availability. To achieve this milestone, the project team, ship’s force, and shipyard docking team collaborated to complete all required…

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