FRCSW Inducts Its First MV-22 to Suffer Mishap

Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) artisans and the Fleet Support Team (FST) recently joined industry partners and the V-22 Joint Program Office (PMA-275) to prevent the loss of an CMV-22 Osprey aircraft which had suffered damage during a mishap. The right-hand inner composite skin of the $75 million aircraft sustained a four-foot by two-foot crack with other, but minor, composite…

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Charles de Gaulle CSG Protecting NATO’s Eastern Flank

Since March 3, the Carrier Strike Group (GAN) has reoriented its operational effort by participating in the deterrent and defensive posture of NATO’s eastern flank. For this, the GAN operates from the central Mediterranean. The deployment of the GAN in the Mediterranean allows aircraft from the Airborne Group (GAé) to conduct missions under the enhanced vigilance system, or Enhanced Vigilance…

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NAVAIR is Solving its Billion-Dollar Corrosion Problem

The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) recently patented a suite of corrosion mitigation products aimed at solving naval aviation’s billion-dollar corrosion problem. Chemists from NAWCAD developed Navguard, a family of aircraft cleaning, coating, and lubricant products to prevent rust and mildew on aircraft and their components – a problem that cost the Navy over $2 billion for the…

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HMAS Adelaide & Supply Return From Operation Tonga Assist

Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Adelaide, and HMAS Supply have returned to Australia after supporting the people of Tonga in their recovery efforts in the aftermath of January’s underwater volcanic eruption and tsunami. The ships delivered humanitarian and medical supplies, engineering equipment and supported the logistics and distribution of Australian relief in a COVID safe / contactless manner. Teams of Australian…

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Steadfast Returns to Astoria After California Coast Patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast (WMEC 623) returned to Astoria Thursday after a 48-day patrol of the California coast. The 54-year-old cutter and crew conducted drug and migrant interdiction, living marine resource protection, and search and rescue operations along the U.S.-Mexico maritime border. The Steadfast crew coordinated with Customs and Border Protection, Coast Guard aircraft and Mexican Navy vessels to interdict…

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Red Sea Amphibious Exercise for Mission Jeanne d’Arc

On February 26, 2022, the JEANNE D’ARC group – made up of the Amphibious Helicopter Carrier (PHA) Mistral and the La Fayette Type Frigate (FLF) Courbet – carried out an amphibious exercise with the Egyptian armed forces in the Red Sea. The tactical maneuver was prepared and conducted by the French maritime rapid reaction force headquarters (COMFRMARFOR). As part of…

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US Navy Launches Ice Exercise 2022 in the Beaufort Sea

Commander, Submarine Forces (COMSUBFOR) officially kicked off Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2022 in the Arctic Ocean on Friday, March 4, after the building of Ice Camp Queenfish and arrival of two U.S. Navy fast attack submarines. ICEX 2022 is a three-week exercise designed to research, test and evaluate operational capabilities in the Arctic region. The Arctic is experiencing a trend of…

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Reservists Lend Helping Hands on Port Hueneme SDTS

Reservists with the U.S. Navy’s Surge Maintenance (SurgeMain) program are providing time, effort and additional skills to Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division’s (NSWC PHD) Self Defense Test Ship (SDTS) to help her crew prepare for an upcoming in-service inspection (INSURV) later this year. The SurgeMain program has supported the Navy’s four shipyards during peak workload periods since 2005,…

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US/Japan Bilateral Advanced Warfare Training

Units and personnel from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) conclude Bilateral Advanced Warfare Training (BAWT) exercise March 4. BAWT is an annual bilateral training exercise that improves the partnership between U.S. and Japanese forces. This year’s exercise, which began Feb. 28, focused on enhancing the readiness and interoperability…

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