San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD-20) transited the Taiwan Strait Friday morning at a time of increased trade tensions between the U.S. and China.
THE PENTAGON – Officials in Tokyo have requested Marines deploy F-35B fighters aboard Japan’s largest warships, a U.S. defense official confirmed to USNI News on Friday. Read More
The following is the Aug. 23, 2019 first message to the fleet from 32nd Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday. Read More
THE PENTAGON – A review of the Department of the Navy’s legal system has expanded to include the Marine legal community, according to a memo from Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer obtained by USNI News. Read More
The South Korean government’s intent to end an intelligence-sharing agreement with Japan is more than a slight toward its neighbor, but a blow to U.S. efforts at monitoring North Korean activities and countering Chinese influence, experts say. Read More
WASHINGTON NAVY YARD – The next head of the U.S. Navy promised to continue the service’s drive to reposition itself as a high-end fighting force with a “sense of urgency,” he said during a brief speech at his change of command ceremony on Thursday. Read More
The Maritime Administration’s top official warns of “a bleed-off of talent” in the merchant fleet because there are fewer ships for each year’s maritime academy graduates to serve on and even fewer chances of a long career.
Thirty-seven years ago, the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1982 graduated and set out for their first assignments in the service.
Today, one of the classmates retires after reaching the pinnacle of Navy service: Chief of Naval Operations. Read More
Russia pledged a response to a Sunday test of a U.S. ground-based cruise missile the Pentagon conducted two weeks after the expiration of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty in early August. Read More
To retain sailors, the Navy Family Framework version 2.0 addresses stressors facing active duty service members, their spouses and children. Read More