The head of U.S. forces in the Pacific has asked Congress to support several new initiatives to increase American military power in the region beyond what has been set aside in the Fiscal Year 2020 budget request, according to a March 22 letter obtained by USNI News. Read More
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After more than a year of repairs, the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) left a dry dock at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss., Naval Sea Systems Command announced late Tuesday. Read More
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THE PENTAGON — The Marines have identified the Raider who died from injuries he suffered during an April 13 training accident at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command announced on Monday. Read More
Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has issued formal letters of censure to the former commander and tactical action officer of USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) for their roles in the June 17, 2017, collision between a destroyer and a merchant ship. Read More
This post has been updated with additional statements from the Navy.
The Navy’s number-two officer has been nominated to lead the service as the next chief of naval operations, USNI News has learned. Read More
The Navy plans to drop all criminal charges against two officers for their roles in the 2017 fatal collision of USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62), USNI News has learned. Read More
CAPITOL HILL — The Navy isn’t anticipating changes in how it deals with the naval branch of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as it operates in the Persian Gulf, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson told USNI News on Wednesday. Read More
A U.S. guided-missile destroyer and P-8A Poseidons maritime surveillance aircraft have joined in the search for a Japanese Air Self Defense Force F-35A Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter pilot who went missing on Tuesday. Read More
This post has been updated with the names of the Marines who were killed.
CAPITOL HILL – Three Marines were killed in an improvised explosive device attack near Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan on Monday, Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer told a Senate panel on Tuesday. Read More