Daily Archives: March 5, 2018

SOUTHCOM Tidd: China Making Aggressive Investments in South, Central America

SOUTHCOM Tidd: China Making Aggressive Investments in South, Central America

U.S. Southern Command Commander, U.S. Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd speaks on Dec. 17, 2017. US Army Photo

Chinese businesses are exploring land development deals near the Panama Canal and offering their skills in building the region’s information technology infrastructure. These are prime examples of Beijing’s stepped-up economic involvement in the Western Hemisphere, the senior American military official for Central and South America told reporters Monday. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: March 5, 2018

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: March 5, 2018

USNI News Photo

These are┬áthe approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of March 5, 2018, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the map reflects the location of the capital ship. Read More

VIDEO: Marine F-35Bs Arrive on USS Wasp for First Pacific JSF Deployment

VIDEO: Marine F-35Bs Arrive on USS Wasp for First Pacific JSF Deployment

Marines assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA-121) look on as an F-35B Lightning II with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 prepares to touch down on the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD-1). US Navy Photo

The Marines have sent their first operational squadron of F-35B Lighting II Joint Strike Fighters to sea for the aircraft’s first deployment on Monday, the service announced. Read More