UK Carrier Strike Group Visits Guam

The United Kingdom Carrier Strike Group (CSG), led by aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08), pulled into Apra Harbor in the midst of the CSG21 deployment to the Indo-Pacific region, August 6th. The deployment is the U.K.’s first by a carrier strike group in the Indo-Pacific for almost 25 years and marks a historic achievement in the bilateral partnership between…

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ARC Gloria Made First Visit to Providencia Island

August 6, 2021 – For the first time in its 53-year history, the ARC “Gloria” Training Ship arrived in Providencia, where it was anchored in the internal bay from August 2 to 4 of this year; within the framework of the Cadet training cruise of the “Almirante Padilla” Naval Cadet School. Colombia’s floating ambassador to the seas, arrived after visiting…

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NUWC Keyport Names UUV Engineering Center

August 4, 2021 – In June, Naval Undersea Warfare Division Keyport was selected as the In-Service Engineering Agent, or ISEA, for the Orca class Unmanned Undersea Vehicle, Large Displacement UUV and Razorback dry deck shelter launch and recovery UUV. Formally assigned through an Engineering Agent Responsibility Document, or EARD, Keyport is assigned as the primary warfare center focused on the…

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Navy, Coast Guard begin Oceania Maritime Security Initiative Patrol

The U.S Navy and Coast Guard began their joint mission in the Western and Central Pacific under the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) to reduce and eliminate illegal, unregulated, unreported fishing, combat transnational crimes, and enhance regional security, July 28. Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Jackson (LCS 6), with an embarked Coast Guard law enforcement detachment from the Pacific Tactical…

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Severnaya Verf Shipyard Delivered Vsevolod Bobrov to the Russian Navy

The Severnaya Verf shipyard (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) handed over to the Navy the Project 23120 logistics support vessel Vsevolod Bobrov. The Chairman of the Commission for the State Acceptance of Ships, Captain I Rank Andrei Egorov, signed the acceptance certificate of the state tests of the vessel “Vsevolod Bobrov”. “After the operation of the head order, adjustments…

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First TH-73A Thrasher Arrives at NAS Whiting Field

The first operational TH-73A “Thrasher” training helicopter landed at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whiting Field in Milton, August 6th. The helicopter will be assigned to Training Air Wing (TW) 5 and will replace Chief of Naval Air Training’s (CNATRA) TH-57B/C Sea Ranger as the undergraduate training helicopter for the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. The helicopter made the…

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Oklahoma to Welcome Historic WWII Aircraft for Tours and Flights

This September, the B-29/B-24 Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force will bring the CAF AirPower History Tour to Duncan, Oklahoma. This National Air Tour of Historic WWII Aircraft will take place at Halliburton Field Airport from Sept 9-12, 2021. The attending aircraft will include the B-29 Superfortress FIFI, B-24 Liberator Diamond Lil, T-6 Texan, and the Boeing Stearman. Attendees can…

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DLA Refuses to Let Pandemic Sink Naval Support

August 6, 2021 – The need for disposition of naval materiel requires ongoing support to naval partners around the globe, even amidst a global pandemic. Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services recently partnered with the U.S. Navy to provide disposal requirements for current operations on multiple vessels in the Central region. Faisl Liban, a Central region Disposition Services site lead said,…

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Australian Ships Join Large Scale Global Exercise 21

August 6, 2021 – HMA Ships Canberra and Ballarat have arrived in the Western Pacific Ocean for the opening phase of the US-led Large Scale Global Exercise 21. Chief of Joint Operations Lieutenant General Greg Bilton said Australia’s participation in the first phase of the activity followed the success of Exercises Talisman Sabre and Pacific Vanguard. “We have just completed…

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