USS John Finn returns from maiden deployment

April 2, 2021 – Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn (DDG 113) returned to San Diego April 2, after the ship‘s maiden deployment. John Finn departed with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) for a scheduled deployment to the Indo-Pacific December 23. “John Finn provided presence and maintained the freedom of the seas while deployed,” said Cmdr. Bralyn…

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Norfolk Naval Shipyard Unveils Strategic Framework

April 2, 2021 – Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) has unveiled its new Strategic Framework. This is a tool that communicates the shipyard’s path forward on achieving its vision of delivering on time, every time, everywhere to protect America. According to Quality Assurance Director (Code 130) George Fitzgerald, “The Strategic Framework is important in aligning our efforts across the shipyard on…

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Australian, U.S. Group Sail in Eastern Pacific

April 1, 2021 – The U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy joined forces for a Group Sail exercise in the waters off the coast of Southern California, March 31 and April 1. Group Sail exercises provide an opportunity for like-minded nations to improve their collaborative partnerships, combined lethality exercises, and interoperability. By conducting operations together, Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS…

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Wreckage confirmed as heroic USS Johnston (DD 557)

April 1, 2021 – A mission sponsored by undersea technology company Caladan Oceanic and led by entrepreneur, explorer and retired naval officer Victor Vescovo has announced they have found a section of wreckage belonging to the World War II Fletcher-class destroyer USS Johnston (DD 557) which was lost at the Battle off Samar, part of the Battle of Leyte Gulf,…

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BAE Systems secures Future Maritime Support Program contracts worth over £1 billion

April 2, 2021 – BAE Systems will retain its key role supporting the Royal Navy at Portsmouth Naval Base, with the Company securing two contracts as part of the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) Future Maritime Support Program (FMSP) competition. The contracts, worth up to £1.3 billion over five years, will commence on 1 October 2021 following a transition period. BAE…

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FS Pluton Assists in Wreck Removal off Corsica

April 2, 2020 (Google Translation) – Departing on March 15, 2021 aboard the chartered support and assistance vessel (BSAA) Pioneer , a detachment of the Mediterranean Clearance Divers Group led a wreck removal operation in Southern Corsica. Supported by the building-base of mine clearance divers (BBPD) Pluto from March 17, mine clearance divers identified five wrecks in the bays of…

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KRI Hasan Basri Welcomes Spanish Tall Ship Juan Sebastian Elcano

March 31, 2021 (Google Translation) – KRI Hasan Basri (HBS-382), commanded by Marine Lieutenant Colonel (P) Hafidz, welcomed the Spanish Navy training ship Juan Sebastian Elcano in the middle of the Guard Shark-21 operation patrol under Guspurla Koarmada II Command on Tuesday (30/03/2021) . The JS Elcano is the third largest high mast ship in the world which was inaugurated…

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USS Roosevelt (DDG80) Begins Second FDNF-E Patrol

March 29, 2021 – Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) departed Naval Station Rota, Spain, to begin its second Forward-Deployed Naval Forces-Europe (FDNF-E) patrol, March 29, 2021. Roosevelt will conduct maritime security operations in support of national security interests in Europe and Africa through a variety of exercises and partnerships with NATO Allies to include Exercise Baltic Operations…

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