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Arriving Home,  USS Theodore Roosevelt Wraps Up 2nd Deployment in 16 Months

Arriving Home, USS Theodore Roosevelt Wraps Up 2nd Deployment in 16 Months

Sailors man the rails aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) as the ship passes by the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) while returning to Naval Air Station North Island, Calif., on May 25, 2021. US Navy Photo

Aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt(CVN-71) pulled into its berth at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif., on Tuesday morning, completing its second overseas deployment in 16 months. Read More

Northrop Grumman Testing MQ-8C Expeditionary Controls for Marine, Navy Missions

Northrop Grumman Testing MQ-8C Expeditionary Controls for Marine, Navy Missions

Maintainers from Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 (VX-1) analyze diagnostics from the MQ-8C Fire Scout on the flight deck of the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) on June 21, 2018. US Navy photo

Northrop Grumman is testing a portable expeditionary control station that could help sailors and Marines operate the Navy’s unmanned helicopter from both at sea and ashore. Read More

TRANSCOM Rethinking Sealift in Future Conflict for New Study

TRANSCOM Rethinking Sealift in Future Conflict for New Study

Expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) departs Naval Base Guam, passing the MSC expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4) and marking the start of Pacific Partnership 2019. Navy photo

A military mobility study due out in June will place a greater emphasis on smaller, lower-draft vessels that will ferry supplies, troops and vehicles inside a theater, U.S. Transportation Command’s top general said on Tuesday. Read More

Navy Creating 'Sandbox' to Evaluate Work from Tech Companies

Navy Creating ‘Sandbox’ to Evaluate Work from Tech Companies

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Alberto Ramirez, an infantryman with 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division uses a communication system during Urban Advanced Naval Technology Exercise 2018 (ANTX18) at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, March 19, 2018. Marines are testing next generation technologies to provide the opportunity to assess the operational utility of emerging technologies and engineering innovations that improve the Marine’s survivability, lethality and connectivity in complex urban environments. US Marine Corps photo.

The Navy – looking for flexibility when dealing with small, high-tech companies – is creating a “sandbox” to vet work from both the companies and the service, according to a Navy official. Read More

VCNO: Enthusiasm Over Navy's Performance-to-Plan Readiness Effort is Spreading

VCNO: Enthusiasm Over Navy’s Performance-to-Plan Readiness Effort is Spreading

Airman Kevin Figueroa, from Clayton, N.C., performs maintenance on a vent on USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) on Feb. 18, 2021. US Navy Photo

As the Navy expands the number of two data-driven programs that generate better readiness, there’s increasing support at the deck plate level to apply these principles across the fleet, the vice chief of naval operations told USNI News. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: May 24, 2021

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: May 24, 2021

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 May 24, 2021, 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

UPDATED: Makin Island ARG, 15th MEU Back in California

UPDATED: Makin Island ARG, 15th MEU Back in California

USS Makin Island (LHD-8), front, expeditionary sea base USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB-3) and the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE-7) sail in formation during a Strait of Hormuz transit on March 17, 2021. US Navy Photo

The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are back in California after seven months at sea, U.S. 3rd Fleet announced on Sunday. Read More

NATO's Steadfast Defender Exercise Highlights Allied Deterrence as Russian Aggression Grows

NATO’s Steadfast Defender Exercise Highlights Allied Deterrence as Russian Aggression Grows

Ships from the U.S. Navy’s Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (IWOARG), the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth Carrier Strike Group and the French and Norwegian navies transit the Atlantic Ocean in formation during a photo exercise on May 17, 2021. US Navy Photo

NATO’s Steadfast Defender 2021 exercise is helping participating countries return to “a deterrence mindset,” as Russia continues a military buildup and increases its aggression, according to a Navy admiral. Read More