USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) leads a formation of ships from Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12 during a maneuvering exercise on Sept. 23, 2014. US Navy Photo
SAN DIEGO – The Navy is nine months into its new deployment model – the Optimized Fleet Response Plan (OFRP) – designed to keep carrier strike groups from unexpectedly long deployments and allow time for needed ship upkeep.
The plan promises to make life more predictable for sailors and maintainers, but service officials are already running into roadblocks that, if not addressed by Navy leadership and Congress, could exacerbate gaps in overseas carrier presence and further burden the maintenance community. Read More
Former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton speaking on Sept. 9, 2015 at the Brookings Institution.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that in backing the pending agreement on the Iranian nuclear weapons program her position was one of “distrust and verify.” Read More
The following is footage of a Bell-Boeing MV-22 Osprey lifting off from the deck of USS Boxer (LHD-4) during the ongoing Dawn Blitz 2015 exercise on Sept. 5, 2015. Read More
An undated photograph of the Hughes Glomar Explorer. US Navy Photo
The owners of a ship used to execute one of the most world’s most complicated and expense pieces of espionage have sold it for scrap. Read More
The Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS George Washington (CVN 73) and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) are pierside at Naval Air Station North Island while conducting a hull-swap on Aug. 18, 2015. US Navy photo.
SAN DIEGO – Fresh with minor repairs that delayed its planned departure by four days, the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73) pulled away from North Island Naval Air Station in Coronado, Calif., for a notable deployment. Read More
Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2013.
“Thanks to Vladimir Putin, it looks like the strategic holiday is over” for the United States and NATO when it comes to examining the role that non-strategic nuclear weapons in Europe will play in the alliance, a leading expert on Russia’s foreign and military policy said Friday. Read More
Adm. Scott H. Swift, commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, congratulates Vice Adm. Robert L. Thomas, commander U.S. 7th Fleet, during a change of command ceremony at Fleet Activities Yokosuka Fleet Theater on Sept. 7, 2015. US Navy photo.
Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin assumed command of U.S. 7th Fleet on Monday, relieving Vice Adm. Robert Thomas of his duties. Read More
Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG-64) returns to Naval Station Mayport after a deployment in 2014. US Navy Photo
The fourth and final guided missile destroyer that will serve as part of the forward deployed U.S. ballistic missile defense (BMD) network in Europe has left Naval Station Mayport, Fla., the Navy announced on Tuesday. Read More
The following is the Sept. 2, 2015 Congressional Research Service report, Navy Lasers, Railgun and Hypervelocity Projectile: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
Marines with the 31st MEU fast rope from a CH-53, similar to training conducted at Camp Lejeune before Wednesday’s hard landing. US Marine Corps Photo
A Marine that was killed during a the hard landing of a Sikorsky CH-53E late Wednesday at Camp Lejeune, N.C. was identified on Friday. Read More