USS Kearsarge Visits Tromso

The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), flagship of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), arrived in Tromsø, Norway for a scheduled port visit, April 11, 2022. The ship’s presence in the High North is a demonstration of the U.S. Navy’s continued commitment to NATO Allies and Partners and the strong bond…

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Argentine OPV Contraalmirante Cordero Delivered in France

In Concarneau (France) April 13th, the ceremony of affirmation of the national flag was held in the ocean patrol ship ARA “Rear Admiral Cordero” and the commissioning of its Commander. The ceremony was presided over by the Secretary of International Affairs for Defense, Mr. José Francisco Cafiero, accompanied by the Ambassador of the Argentine Republic in France, Leonardo Daniel Constantino;…

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AUSTAL USA Opens Steel Shipbuilding Yard in Mobile

Austal Limited is pleased to announce that Austal USA has officially opened the company’s new state-of-the-art steel shipbuilding facility in Mobile, Alabama, enabling the simultaneous production of both aluminium and steel hulled ships. The ceremony celebrating the opening of the 11,000 square metre manufacturing facility was supported by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, United States Congressman Jerry Carl, Representative for Alabama’s…

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USN/USMC Fixed Wing Refueling Operations in Iceland

U.S. aircraft often fly to the farthest reaches of the globe. To sustain this, the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps created small, specialized teams that move mountains to make that flight possible. One of those teams, comprised of Sailors from Navy Cargo Handling Battalion (NCHB) 1 and Marines from Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 271, trained to support, refuel, rearm…

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Navy and Marine Corps Aircrew Receive New Training Devices

The Naval Aviation Training Systems and Ranges program office (PMA-205) recently delivered the first fully capable Naval Aircrewman Training Systems (NATS) and Marine Common Aircrew Trainers (MCAT) to the fleet. The NATS was delivered to Naval Air Station Mayport, Fla. and two MCATs were delivered to Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C. Both the NATS and the MCAT devices…

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US & Australia Conduct First Joint NGJ-MB Logistics Demo

For the first time, U.S. and Australian fleet aviation maintainers worked together on the newest Airborne Electronic Attack (AEA) weapons system during a recent logistics demonstration conducted at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. Five U.S. Navy Sailors and two Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) airmen participated in a six-week training event in February and March with the AN/ALQ-249 Next…

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Military Sea Crossing Command Helps With Environmental Efforts

The Military Sea Crossing Command together with PT Pelindo and stakeholders in the Tanjung Priok Port area have jointly made a commitment to create a clean and healthy environment in the Tanjung Priok Port area, North Jakarta. One of the commitments shown by PT Pelindo is to provide support for garbage carts to Kolinlamil which was handed over directly by…

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Empowering NATO’s Technological Edge

NATO, CPoW, STO

Despite the impact of the pandemic, the NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO) persistently delivered excellent Programs of Work (PoWs) thanks to its network of over 5,000 scientists, engineers and analysts. This ensures that the STO remains at the vanguard of S&T, and is committed to sustaining NATO, Allies and Partners technological advantage in an ever-competitive world. In 2022, the…

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U.S., Iceland Wrap Up Exercise Northern Viking 2022

Out at sea, French, German and Norwegian surface combatants were joined by American and German maritime patrol aircraft in a hunt for adversary submarines while small boats from Arlington and Icelandic vessels conducted visit, board, search and seizure missions on suspect vessels. CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopters buzzed overhead as two landing craft, air cushions from the San Antonio-class amphibious transport…

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