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Biden Administration Basing Two More Destroyers in Rota, Spain

Biden Administration Basing Two More Destroyers in Rota, Spain

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) departs Naval Station Rota, Spain, June 1, 2022. U.S. Navy Photo

This story has been updated with additional information about USS Paul Ignatius (DDG-117) moving to Rota, Spain.

The Biden administration plans to station two more forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class destroyers in Rota, Spain, the White House announced Tuesday. Read More

USS Samuel B. Roberts, Sunk in Battle of Leyte Gulf, Found

USS Samuel B. Roberts, Sunk in Battle of Leyte Gulf, Found

USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413) in 1944. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photo

The story has been updated to correct the hull number for Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG-58).

The Navy confirmed the discovery of the wreckage site of destroyer escort USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413), which sunk in the Battle of Leyte Gulf in October 1944. Read More

U.S. Carrier Abraham Lincoln to Participate in Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2022

U.S. Carrier Abraham Lincoln to Participate in Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2022

Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), Royal Australian Navy auxiliary oiler replenishment ship HMAS Supply (AO 195), Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) sail in formation with Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and RAN ships in the Pacific Ocean on June 23, 2022. U.S. Navy Photo

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific exercise this summer near Hawaii, USNI News understands. Read More

CNO Gilday: Sweden, Finland's NATO Membership Poised to Change Allied Arctic Strategy

CNO Gilday: Sweden, Finland’s NATO Membership Poised to Change Allied Arctic Strategy

CNO Adm. Mike Gilday arrives at the BALTOPS22 closing reception aboard the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20) in Kiel, Germany, June 17, 2022. US Navy Photo

WASHINGTON NAVY YARD — Finland and Sweden joining the NATO alliance would fundamentally alter naval strategy and operations in the Baltic Sea and Arctic Basin, the heads of the French and American navies said today. Read More