ARA Piedrabuena Attends Ceremony for Namesake in Santa Cruz

August 25, 2021 – The town of Santa Cruz bears the name of the illustrious sailor 88 years ago and held yesterday morning a commemorative act of the new anniversary of the city and a reminder of the 188 years since the birth of Miguel Luis Piedrabuena. Participants in the ceremony were the Mayor of the city, Dr. Federico Bodlovic;…

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Australia, India, Japan, & US Begin Exercise MALABAR 2021

Maritime forces from Australia, Japan, India, and the United States began phase 1 of cooperative maritime exercise MALABAR 2021 in the Philippine Sea, August 26. MALABAR is an annual maritime exercise that enhances planning, training, and employment of advanced warfare tactics between the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Indian Navy (IN), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), and U.S. Navy which demonstrates…

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US & Japanese Coast Guards Train Together in East China Sea

U.S. Coast Guard members aboard the Alameda-based Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) participated in a cooperative two-day deployment with Japan Coast Guard members aboard the Japan Coast Guard ship Aso in the East China Sea Tuesday and Wednesday. The engagement followed Munro’s port visit in Sasebo, Japan, Aug. 20-24, and included crew exchanges; two-ship communication, formation, maneuvering and navigation…

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First Steel Cut for Doris Miller (CVN 81) at Newport News

August 25, 2021 – Huntington Ingalls Industries hosted a ceremonial event today at its Newport News Shipbuilding division that marked the first construction milestone in the life of the aircraft carrier Doris Miller (CVN 81). During a small ceremony held inside of a manufacturing facility, Thomas Bledsoe, the great nephew of the ship’s namesake, gave the order to “cut that…

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Israel Shipyards Gets Reshef Class Design Contract

Today we celebrated the agreement signed for the detailed design phase for the construction of the Reshef class vessel for the Israeli Navy. The agreement was signed with the Ministry of Defense as a final step before the ship’s production phase. During this phase, Israel Shipyards will present an engineering plan, adapted to the needs of the Navy. The company’s…

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