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U.S. 5th Fleet Set to Expand Unmanned Ship Operations in Middle East

U.S. 5th Fleet Set to Expand Unmanned Ship Operations in Middle East

A Saildrone Explorer unmanned surface vessel (USV) sails in the Gulf of Aqaba off of Jordan’s coast, Dec. 12, during exercise Digital Horizon. U.S. Naval Forces Central Command began operationally testing the USV as part of an initiative to integrate new unmanned systems and artificial intelligence into U.S. 5th Fleet operations. US Army Photo

The U.S. Navy is emphasizing unmanned surface ships in its testbed effort for new platforms operating in U.S. Central Command, the commander of U.S. 5th Fleet said on Friday.
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Navy to Congress: Future of Hawaii Red Hill Fuel Facility Uncertain

Navy to Congress: Future of Hawaii Red Hill Fuel Facility Uncertain

Rear Adm. John Korka, Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC), and Chief of Civil Engineers, leads Navy and civilian water quality recovery experts through the tunnels of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility on Dec. 23, 2021. US Navy Photo

Whether the Red Hill bulk fuel storage facility in Hawaii remains open is uncertain, following two major fuel spills that contaminated Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickham’s water supply and forced thousands of families out of their homes after Thanksgiving. Read More

CNO Blames Culture of Poor Self-Assessment for Major Navy Problems; SWOBOSS Unveils New Surface Vision

CNO Blames Culture of Poor Self-Assessment for Major Navy Problems; SWOBOSS Unveils New Surface Vision

Chief of Naval Operations Mike Gilday speaking on Jan. 11, 2022 from his office in the Pentagon. US Navy Photo

ARLINGTON, Va. – The reluctance across the Navy to be self-critical and a tendency to hide mistakes and minimize flaws have resulted in systemic problems in the service and stalled efforts to improve, Chief of Naval Operations Adm Mike Gilday said on Tuesday. Read More

Navy Basic Training Extended to 10 Weeks, First Major Overhaul in 20 Years

Navy Basic Training Extended to 10 Weeks, First Major Overhaul in 20 Years

Sailors in recruit division 012 present class and 2d Marine Division (MARDIV) guidons in the USS Midway Ceremonial Drill Hall during their boot camp graduation at Navy Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill., on Dec. 10, 2021. U.S. Marine Corps Photo

New Navy recruits will now have 10 weeks of basic training, in the service’s biggest overhaul to training in nearly 20 years.

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