Category Archives: Aviation

VIDEO: Reagan, Stennis Carrier Strike Groups Conduct Dual Operations In Philippine Sea

VIDEO: Reagan, Stennis Carrier Strike Groups Conduct Dual Operations In Philippine Sea

Carriers USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) and USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) lead ships of their respective carrier strike groups as they transit the Philippine Sea on Nov. 16, 2018. US Navy Photo

The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group and the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group are currently operating together in the Philippine Sea, conducting air, surface and anti-submarine warfare operations. Read More

Carrier Eisenhower Leaves Repair Yard to Finish Maintenance at Naval Station Norfolk

Carrier Eisenhower Leaves Repair Yard to Finish Maintenance at Naval Station Norfolk

The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transits the Elizabeth River during the ship’s transit to Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va. Dwight D. Eisenhower is preparing for a planned incremental availability at Norfolk Naval Shipyard during the maintenance phase of the Optimized Fleet Response Plan. US Navy photo.

Aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) has departed Norfolk Naval Shipyard and is returning to Naval Station Norfolk to complete the remaining months of work on its long-overrun maintenance availability there, USNI News has learned. Read More

Pentagon Awards $6 Billion Contract Modification To Keep F-35 Production Rolling

Pentagon Awards $6 Billion Contract Modification To Keep F-35 Production Rolling

Two Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II, assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, transit the Pacific Ocean on Jan. 9, 2017. US Marine Corps Photo

The Pentagon modified its current F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter contract with Lockheed Martin to include an additional $6 billion intended to keep the production line going as details of a future contract are negotiated. Read More

Navy Pitching Amphibious Warship Overhaul to Boost Lethality, Survivability

Navy Pitching Amphibious Warship Overhaul to Boost Lethality, Survivability

The guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) leads the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) and the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) in formation during a simulated strait transit as part of Dawn Blitz 2017. US Navy photo.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The amphibious force may get a massive capability overhaul, if a plan by the Expeditionary Warfare Directorate (OPNAV N95) to increase lethality and survivability of amphibious ships is accepted by Navy and Marine Corps leadership. Read More

Trident Juncture Wraps Up After Successful Amphibious Landings, Training Ashore in Norway

Trident Juncture Wraps Up After Successful Amphibious Landings, Training Ashore in Norway

U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Ospreys, assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fly during the Exercise Trident Juncture 18 joint-capability demonstration near Trondheim, Norway, Oct. 30, 2018. US Marine Corps photo.

The live exercise portion of Trident Juncture 2018 wraps up today, after an early hiccup but a successful amphibious landing and training ashore in the largest NATO exercise in years. Read More

Truman CSG: Arctic Strike Group Operations Required Focus on Logistics, Safety

Truman CSG: Arctic Strike Group Operations Required Focus on Logistics, Safety

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) conducts a replenishment-at-sea alongside the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), Sept. 19, 2018. Farragut, homeported at Naval Station Mayport, Florida, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. US Navy photo.

Operating in the Arctic didn’t stop the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group from conducting flight operations or surface and undersea warfare missions, but it did force leadership to focus on the logistics that kept those ships running. Read More

U.S. Navy, Marines Clean Up Pacific Island Caught in Hurricane's Eye

U.S. Navy, Marines Clean Up Pacific Island Caught in Hurricane’s Eye

NOAA tweeted this satellite photo of Tinian Island, one of three main islands of the Northern Mariana Islands, in the eye of the tapestry. NOAA photo.

The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are delivering supplies to the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI) in the wake of category 5 Typhoon Yutu which devastated the island chain two weeks ago. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Nov. 5, 2018

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Nov. 5, 2018

USNI News Graphic

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