Category Archives: Military Personnel

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Aug. 20, 2018

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Aug. 20, 2018

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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

Focus on Critical Thinking is Key in New Navy Education Study

Focus on Critical Thinking is Key in New Navy Education Study

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.

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75 years later, Search Finds Ship's Stern Ripped Away by Mine in WWII's Aleutians Campaign

75 years later, Search Finds Ship’s Stern Ripped Away by Mine in WWII’s Aleutians Campaign

USS Abner Read (DD 526), bow view. Hunters Point, California, June 13, 1943. US Navy Photo from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command

Halfway through his midwatch, 19-year-old Seaman Daryl Weathers scanned the screens in the darkened radio shack as the USS Abner Read (DD-526) hunted Japanese submarines off the Aleutian island of Kiska on Aug. 18, 1943. Read More

Pentagon Asia Policy Chief Talks South East Asia Military Cooperation, U.S. South China Sea Operations

Pentagon Asia Policy Chief Talks South East Asia Military Cooperation, U.S. South China Sea Operations

Marine Capt. Shane Robinette Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines and Lt. Umar with 22nd Royal Malaysian Army Regiment explain how to run through the Jungle Point-man Training Course in Kota Belud, Malaysia, August 12, 2018. US Marine Corps Photo

KULALA LUMPUR – Washington is in discussion with individual South-East Asian countries on what programs to support as part of the ongoing Maritime Security Initiative and the $290.5 million Foreign Military Financing (FMF) aid allocation for the Indo-Pacific region announced by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Aug. 4 at the ASEAN Regional Forum in Singapore. The FMF allocation is purposed towards strengthening maritime security, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR), and peacekeeping capabilities. Read More

Marine Missing from USS Essex Not Found as Search Concludes

Marine Missing from USS Essex Not Found as Search Concludes

Sailors, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21, conduct search and rescue operations for a missing Marine assigned to 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). US Navy Photo

This post was updated with additional information from 13th MEU. The official status of the lost Marine is missing, not presumed dead.

A Marine who went missing from USS Essex (LHD-2) last week has not been found after the Navy and Marines concluded a five-day search of the Sulu Sea, Mindanao Sea and the Surigao Strait. Read More

President Trump Signs FY 2019 Defense Authorization Bill

President Trump Signs FY 2019 Defense Authorization Bill

President Donald J. Trump walks with Defense Secretary James N. Mattis following a meeting at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Jan. 18, 2018. DoD photo.

President Donald Trump signed the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) clearing the path for a host of Navy and Marine Corps programs and policy initiatives to take effect.

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Search Underway in Sulu Sea for Marine Missing from USS Essex

Search Underway in Sulu Sea for Marine Missing from USS Essex

The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) maneuvers into position to conduct a fueling-at-sea with Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) during an amphibious squadron and Marine expeditionary unit (MEU) integration (PMINT) exercise. US Navy photo.

A search is ongoing in the Sulu Sea for a 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Marine assigned to USS Essex (LHD-2) who has been missing for almost two days. Read More

Lt. Gen. Lewis Craparotta Relieves Lt. Gen. David Berger As MARFORPAC Commander

Lt. Gen. Lewis Craparotta Relieves Lt. Gen. David Berger As MARFORPAC Commander

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. David H. Berger, left, outgoing commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific (MARFORPAC) and Lt. Gen. Lewis A. Craparotta, incoming commander of MARFORPAC, speak after the MARFORPAC change of command ceremony at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Aug. 8, 2018. US Marine Corps photo.

Lt. Gen. Lewis Craparotta relieved Lt. Gen. David Berger as commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific at a ceremony at Camp Smith, Hawaii, earlier this week, in what has become a common thread linking the careers of both generals.

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