Category Archives: Military Personnel

Navy Decouples Research Chief and N94 Positions

Navy Decouples Research Chief and N94 Positions

Rear Adm. Loren Selby during his change of command ceremony to lead the Office of Naval Research. US Navy Photo

The chief of naval research will cease serving in a dual role as the Navy’s director of innovation, technology requirements, and test and evaluation (OPNAV N94), according to a recent service memo obtained by USNI News. Read More

UPDATED: E-2C Hawkeye Crashes Near Wallops Island, Crew Recovered Safely

UPDATED: E-2C Hawkeye Crashes Near Wallops Island, Crew Recovered Safely

An E-2C Hawkeye, assigned to Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 120, flies over the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) in the Atlantic Ocean, Dec. 6, 2019. US NAvy Photo

This post has been updated with an additional statement from the Navy.

A Navy command and control aircraft on a training flight crashed near the NASA flight center on Wallops Island, Va., service officials told USNI News on Monday. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Aug. 31, 2020

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Aug. 31, 2020

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 Aug 31, 2020, 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

Surface Warfare Training Growing More Complex with Tougher Scenarios

Surface Warfare Training Growing More Complex with Tougher Scenarios

Chief Intelligence Specialist William Buller video records pre-aim calibration (PAC) fire maintenance on MK-45 MOD 4 5-inch 62 caliber lightweight gun aboard USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG-81) on July 7, 2020. US Navy Photo

The Navy’s plans to create tougher advanced-phase training events for surface ships are made possible by improvements in individual-level training for surface warfare officers and sailors, according to the officers that oversee the spectrum of surface training. Read More

NCIS, ATF Investigating Sailor in USS Bonhomme Richard Fire Criminal Probe

NCIS, ATF Investigating Sailor in USS Bonhomme Richard Fire Criminal Probe

An MH-60S Seahawk helicopter from the “Merlins” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 3, provides aerial firefighting support alongside sailors and civilian fire crews on the ground to fight the fire aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) on July 13, 2020. US Navy Photo


This post has been updated with additional details.

Federal agents are questioning a sailor in connection to the July fire aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) as part of the ongoing criminal investigation into the blaze, three defense officials told USNI News on Wednesday night. Read More