E-2C Hawkeyes, assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 124, launch and recover on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) on Sept. 13, 2018. George H.W. Bush, with embarked Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10 staff, is underway in the Atlantic Ocean due to Sortie Condition Alpha, which ordered all ships to depart Hampton Roads in response to Hurricane Florence. US Navy photo.
This post has been updated to include additional information from the Navy and corrected to indicate the sailor killed was the 14th Navy or Marine Corps operational death in 2018.
A sailor assigned to aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) died in a flight deck mishap at approximately 4:45 p.m. Monday afternoon. Read More
The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN-717) on March 16, 2018. US Navy Photo
The Navy will begin offering large bonuses to senior captains in the submarine community – worth up to $180,000 in some cases – in Fiscal Year 2019 to boost retention.
Predicted path of Tropical Storm Gordon, as of 10 a.m. Tuesday. National Hurricane Center map.
As Tropical Storm Gordon approached the north-central Gulf Coast over the Labor Day weekend, Navy commands and shipbuilders in the region are tracking the storm’s progress but do not expect major disruptions.
Fleet Master Chief Russell L. Smith. US Navy Photo
Fleet Master Chief Russell Smith was named the 15th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON), a position he’s held temporarily since June when former Master Chief Steven Giordano abruptly resigned.
Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, Jr.
The current director of Joint Staff has been tapped to lead the U.S. combatant command in the Middle East, according to a Wednesday Pentagon announcement. Read More
(top left to right) Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Corey George Ingram, Interior Communications Electrician 1st Class Abraham Lopez, Interior Communications Electrician 3rd Class Logan Stephen Palmer, Electronics Technician 3rd Class John Henry Hoagland III, Electronics Technician 3rd Class Dustin Louis Doyon
(bottom left to right) Electronics Technician 2nd Class Jacob Daniel Drake, Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Timothy Thomas Eckles, Electronics Technician 1st Class Charles Nathan Findley, Electronics Technician 3rd Class Kenneth Aaron Smith, Electronics Technician 2nd Class Kevin Sayer Bushell
Last year, Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) collided with a merchant ship while approaching Singapore, an incident that resulted in the death of 10 sailors and prompted the Navy to take a hard look at how it operates and trains crews on forward-deployed ships.
Then Capt. David Haas. US Navy Photo
A retired captain and former 7th Fleet official pocketed at least $145,000 in exchange for steering Navy ships to ports where a foreign defense contractor managed port husbanding services, a federal grand jury alleged in an indictment issued Friday in San Diego in the latest in the ongoing probe into Glenn Defense Marine Asia. Read More
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. 20, 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
Naval ROTC Midshipmen listen to safety instructions at the USS Buttercup Damage Control Wet Trainer during Sea Trials at Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island. Sea Trials is a 10-day event, during which Midshipmen must perform a series of scenarios and properly demonstrate the skills they have developed throughout their training. Navy photo
THE PENTAGON — Teaching Navy officers and enlisted sailors how to think, not what to think, is the prime focus of an ongoing study that seeks to radically shift how the service educates its personnel.
Vice Adm. Craig S. Faller. US Navy Photo
The current senior military assistant to Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has been tapped to lead U.S. Southern Command, according to a Thursday Pentagon announcement. Read More