The search has ended for a sailor who is believed to have gone overboard from USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) on Wednesday morning, U.S. 5th Fleet announced. Read More
Instead of a using an almost-million-dollar Navy missile, Marines splashed a hostile Iranian drone on Thursday for about the cost of a couple of gallons of gas. Read More
U.S. and international warships are searching for a sailor missing from the Lincoln Carrier Strike Group in the Arabian Sea, U.S. 5th Fleet announced on Thursday. Read More
New Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David Berger outlined his largely naval priorities for the Marine Corps, and he’s willing to shed some key tenets of the Marines’ amphibious force planning in recent years – including the demand for 38 amphibious warships to support a 2 Marine Expeditionary Brigade-sized forcible entry force. Read More
The following is the Commandant’s Planning Guidance to the Marine Corps from Gen. David Berger. Read More
CAPITOL HILL – Maintaining a technological edge, improving the lives of military families and continuing to present potential adversaries with an assured strong U.S. response to hostile acts would be among Secretary of the Army Mark Esper’s priorities if the Senate approves his nomination to lead the Department of Defense.
ABOARD USS GRAVELY, IN THE BALTIC SEA – A year and a half after surface navy leadership demanded ships implement new work schedules to ensure sailors got enough sleep, officers aboard a destroyer say the new scheduling has made them more effective at sea and they’re not looking back. Read More
The following is the July 15, 2019 message to the Department of Defense from Acting Secretary of Defense Richard V. Spencer. Read More
A previous version of this post had the incorrect number for the Air Wing attached to USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71). It’s CVW 11, not CVW 17.
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 15, 2019, 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
The full House of Representatives passed its version of the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act on a strict party-line vote.