Two years of Operation AGENOR in Gulf and Strait of Hormuz

Launched on February 25, 2020 at the initiative of France, the EMASoH mission (European-led maritime awareness in the Strait of Hormuz) aims to restore confidence and security in the Arabian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz. Germany, Belgium, Denmark, France, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands and Portugal have thus wished to participate in the stabilization of the region, in a spirit…

Read More

Polar Star Reaches Southernmost Navigable Waters on Earth

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) reached the southernmost navigable waters on the planet Feb. 17 while underway in the Bay of Whales, Antarctica. Polar Star reached a position of 78 degrees, 44 minutes, 1.32 seconds south latitude at 12:55 p.m. New Zealand time, holding a distance of approximately 500 yards from the edge of the Ross Ice…

Read More

New Industry Engagement Plan Maintains DLA’s focus

Enabling and supporting a secure defense industrial base remains a Defense Logistics Agency priority according to an updated Industry Engagement Plan that outlines five focus areas expected to facilitate better acquisition outcomes. The new 15-page plan refreshes the 2018 version by reflecting changes in the acquisition environment and incorporating DLA’s latest Strategic Plan, which prioritizes modernizing acquisition and supply chain…

Read More

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Returns USS Santa Fe to Navy

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard successfully delivered USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) back to the fleet February 25 following an extensive two-year availability. Santa Fe and her crew of 16 officers and 127 enlisted personnel arrived at the shipyard on Aug. 15, 2019. Project Superintendent Gabe Griego, along with the project team and Ship’s Force, collaborated to overcome late stage hurdles on…

Read More

USS Washington Returns from Deployment

Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Washington (SSN 787) returned to its homeport at Naval Station Norfolk after successfully completing a scheduled deployment, Sunday, Feb. 27. Under the command of Cmdr. Eric Astle, Washington returns from a deployment where it executed the chief of naval operation’s maritime strategy by supporting national security interests and maritime security operations. “I’m incredibly proud of the…

Read More

Future USS Oregon Delivered to U.S. Navy

The Submarine Force’s newest attack submarine, the future USS Oregon (SSN 793), delivered to the U.S. Navy on Feb. 26. PCU Oregon is the twentieth Virginia Class submarine that are co-produced at General Dynamics Electric Boat and Huntington Ingalls Industries – Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS) through a long-standing teaming agreement. Oregon is the eleventh Virginia Class delivered by GDEB and…

Read More

U.S. Coast Guard Patrols EEZ in Partnership with Samoa

Working with the Government of Samoa, U.S. Coast Guard Cutters Juniper (WLB 201) and USCGC Joseph Gerczak (WPC 1126) conducted security patrol operations in Samoa’s exclusive economic zone throughout February 2022, to protect fisheries and other natural resources. The Juniper and Joseph Gerczak crews helped fill the operational presence needed to deter illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing while Samoa’s Nafanua…

Read More