Category Archives: Surface Forces

China on ‘High Alert’ to Prevent Japan from Entering South China Sea Disputes

China on ‘High Alert’ to Prevent Japan from Entering South China Sea Disputes

hinese Sailors man the rails aboard the destroyer Qingdao (DDG 113) as they arrive in Pearl Harbor. US Navy Photo

hinese Sailors man the rails aboard the destroyer Qingdao (DDG 113) as they arrive in Pearl Harbor. US Navy Photo

Chinese officials claim to be on “ high alert against Japan’s attempt to poke its nose in the issue of the South China Sea,” following an interview published Sunday in which Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for the international community to “raise its voice” against Chinese encroachment. Read More

Carrier Hull Swap Ends with Return of Last of 'The Three President's Crew'

Carrier Hull Swap Ends with Return of Last of ‘The Three President’s Crew’

Senior Chief Information Systems Technician Dan Boemmel is greeted by his daughter after returning home from a deployment around South America. Aircraft carrier on Jan. 15, 2016. US Navy Photo

Senior Chief Information Systems Technician Dan Boemmel is greeted by his daughter after returning home from a deployment around South America. Aircraft carrier on Jan. 15, 2016. US Navy Photo

CORONADO, Calif. – As her dad stepped off the chartered airplane, 5-year-old Ashley Boemmel could barely contain her joy. But with her mother’s urging, Ashley dashed across the tarmac at North Island Naval Air Station’s air terminal and ran into her father’s arms. Read More

SECNAV Ray Mabus Defends Shipbuilding Record

SECNAV Ray Mabus Defends Shipbuilding Record

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus on Jan. 14, 2016 addressing the Surface Navy Association symposium. US Navy Photo

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus on Jan. 14, 2016 addressing the Surface Navy Association symposium. US Navy Photo

A month after a terse memo from the Office of the Secretary of Defense that accused the Navy of spending too many resources to plus up its ship numbers, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus defended his seven-year shipbuilding record in a speech at the Surface Navy Association symposium on Thursday. Read More

Navy to Begin LCU Affordability Talks With Industry After Procurement Accelerated

Navy to Begin LCU Affordability Talks With Industry After Procurement Accelerated

A Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1664 approaches the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during a September 2015 exercise. US Navy photo.

A Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1664 approaches the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) during a September 2015 exercise. US Navy photo.

The Navy and industry will soon begin work on the Landing Craft Unit replacement program two years ahead of the original schedule, forcing some concurrent design and model testing but delivering a much-needed replacement sooner. Read More