Category Archives: Aviation

Marine Missing from USS Essex Not Found as Search Concludes

Marine Missing from USS Essex Not Found as Search Concludes

Sailors, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21, conduct search and rescue operations for a missing Marine assigned to 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). US Navy Photo

This post was updated with additional information from 13th MEU. The official status of the lost Marine is missing, not presumed dead.

A Marine who went missing from USS Essex (LHD-2) last week has not been found after the Navy and Marines concluded a five-day search of the Sulu Sea, Mindanao Sea and the Surigao Strait. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Aug. 13, 2018

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Aug. 13, 2018

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The USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker is sponsored by CNA. These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of Aug. 13, 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: Navy P-8As Use RIMPAC to Collaborate with Indian Navy, Practice in High-Traffic Environment

VIDEO: Navy P-8As Use RIMPAC to Collaborate with Indian Navy, Practice in High-Traffic Environment

A Patrol Squadron 47 P-8A Poseidon returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, July 24. US Navy photo.

OFF THE COAST OF HAWAII – A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon flying at low altitude spent the better part of three hours pulling hairpin turns and looping through the airspace, working in a grid to drop sonobuoys that would listen for sounds in the water and help the aircraft close in on an “enemy” submarine below. Read More

Sailor AWS1 Jonathan Clement Killed in Helicopter Mishap at NAS North Island

Sailor AWS1 Jonathan Clement Killed in Helicopter Mishap at NAS North Island

Two HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopters assigned to the “Firehawks” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 85 prepare to land at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado during the Navy Employer Recognition Event. US Navy photo.

Due to an editing error, a previous version of this post had the incorrect number of Navy and Marine Corps deaths in the line of duty for 2018. USNI News’ internal records show that this was the 11th death this calendar year

A sailor was killed on July 30 when an auxiliary fuel tank fell off the helicopter he was inspecting, a spokesman for the commander of Naval Air Forces told USNI News. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Aug. 6, 2018

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Aug. 6, 2018

USNI News Graphic

The USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker is sponsored by CNA. These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of Aug. 6, 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

Experts Weigh the Future of the Pentagon’s Space Force

Experts Weigh the Future of the Pentagon’s Space Force

The U.S. Air Force 45th Space Wing supported SpaceX’s successful launch of NASA’s Commercial Resupply Mission 13 aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), Florida, Dec. 15, 2017. DoD Photo

The Trump administration’s push to create a U.S. Space Force could be more like a Space Corps– similar to the Marine Corps – or a separate combatant command, a panel of national security experts predicted on Monday. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: July 30, 2018

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: July 30, 2018

USNI News Graphic

The USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker is sponsored by CNA. These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of July 30, 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