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
An undated photo of Dongdiao-class auxiliary general intelligence (AGI) Tianwangxing (852).
Russia recently concluded the 2018 edition of the massive Vostok exercise series that included Chinese forces for the first time. At Moscow’s invitation, Beijing sent People’s Liberation Army soldiers, helicopters, tanks – and one uninvited Chinese surveillance ship. Read More
Marines from Mobility Assault Company, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, deploy an armored vehicle launch bridge after Hurricane Florence on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Sept. 16, 2018. Marine Corps photo.
Before dawn Saturday, Marines used two hardback Humvees and two assault amphibian vehicles (AAVs) to rescue about 20 civilians trapped by rising flood waters outside the gate at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Read More
USNI News Graphic
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 Sept. 17, 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
The MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system approaches the runway at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., after completing its inaugural cross-country flight from California on Sept. 18, 2014. US Navy photo.
The Navy’s Unmanned Patrol Squadron (VUP) 19 is temporarily standing down operations while it investigates the crash of an MQ-4C Triton in California this week. Read More
China’s icebreaker Xue Long
China’s drive for influence in the Western Hemisphere has zeroed in on economic gain, making the current great powers competition significantly different from the Soviet Union’s attempt to assert military power in the Americas the during the Cold War, a panel assessing the American-Chinese relationship after 40 years of diplomatic recognition agreed. Read More
Marines with Marine Air Control Group 18 and Navy Seabees with 30th Naval Construction Regiment clear debris from Typhoon Mangkhut on Tinian. Marine Corps photo.
The Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) has finished providing disaster relief to Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) following Typhoon Mangkhut.
Photo of a sample page of the new Mariners Skills logbook for US Navy surface warfare officers. US Navy Photo
Surface warfare officers are borrowing a lesson from naval aviators and will now keep a logbook of their time underway throughout their career, according to a new Navy instruction obtained by USNI News. Read More
Amphibious warships USS Kearsarge (LHD-3), USS Arlington (LPD-24) and elements of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit are positioned off the Carolina coast to offer disaster relief and search and rescue assistance, if requested, once Hurricane Florence makes landfall, the Pentagon’s top homeland defense officials said. Read More
USS Miami arrives at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Maine in 2012. US Navy Photo
The Congressional Budget Office found that a common type of attack submarine maintenance availability is actually less expensive to perform at private shipyards than at the Navy’s own public naval shipyards, according to a summary of the report obtained by USNI News. Read More