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USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Nov. 21, 2022

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Nov. 21, 2022

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These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of Nov. 21, 2022, 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

Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 31 CO Removed from Command

Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 31 CO Removed from Command

An EA-18G Growler assigned to the ‘Dust Devils’ of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 31 launches from Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) Point Mugu. VX-31 is based at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, Calif. US Navy Photo

The commanding officer of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 31 was removed from command after she was arrested for driving while intoxicated, the Navy announced Friday. Read More

5 Aircraft Carriers Set to Operate Together in Europe for NATO Exercise

5 Aircraft Carriers Set to Operate Together in Europe for NATO Exercise

From top left clockwise USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78), FS Charles de Gaulle (R91), HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08), ITS Cavour (CVH 550), USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77)

U.S. aircraft carriers USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) and USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) will exercise with aircraft carriers from France, Italy and the United Kingdom as part of a joint operation across Europe meant to show NATO interoperability, the Pentagon announced Thursday. Read More

Red Hill Joint Task Force Commander Wade Nominated for Third Star

Red Hill Joint Task Force Commander Wade Nominated for Third Star

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. John Wade, Joint Task Force-Red Hill (JTF-RH) Commander, addresses the media onboard Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), Hawaii, on Oct. 24, 2022. US Army Photo

The White House nominated Rear Adm. John Wade, the Navy official overseeing the closure of Hawaii’s Red Hill Fuel Facility, to the rank of vice admiral, the Department of Defense announced Wednesday.
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