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Special Arrangement Pays Active-Duty Coast Guard in December Despite Shutdown

Special Arrangement Pays Active-Duty Coast Guard in December Despite Shutdown

A Coast Guard Cutter Sherman crewmember lowers the national ensign during a ceremony honoring Sherman’s final colors, held the evening before the Sherman was decommissioned in Honolulu, Mar. 28, 2018. Coast Guard photo.

While the Department of Homeland Security lacks funding to operate in Fiscal Year 2019, active duty Coast Guard personnel will receive their regularly-scheduled pay due on Dec. 31.

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Top Stories 2018: U.S. Marine Corps Acquisition

Top Stories 2018: U.S. Marine Corps Acquisition

USNI News polled its writers, naval analysts and service members on what they consider the most important military and maritime stories in 2018. This story is part of USNI News year-end series

2018 brought the Marine Corps such rapid advances in its next ground vehicle that the service canceled an interim upgrade program, new details on a large Group 5 unmanned aerial vehicle and a plan to upgrade amphibious warships over time to better support future Marine operations. Read More

USS Chung-Hoon Seizes 5.5 Tons of Drugs in Gulf of Aden

USS Chung-Hoon Seizes 5.5 Tons of Drugs in Gulf of Aden

Members of the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon’s (DDG-93) visit, board, search and seizure team (VBSS) board a stateless dhow that was transporting 11,000 pounds of illicit drugs in the international waters of the Gulf of Aden, Dec. 27, 2018.

More than 5.5 tons of hashish were seized by the crew of Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG-93) while patrolling the Gulf of Aden. Read More

Top Stories 2018: International Naval Developments

Top Stories 2018: International Naval Developments

HMS Queen Elizabeth has arrived back in Portsmouth following successful First of Class rotary wing trials in the Atlantic. Royal Navy Photo.

USNI News polled its writers, naval analysts and service members on what they consider the most important military and maritime stories in 2018. This story is part of a series; please also see U.S. Coast GuardU.S. Navy Operations and U.S. Marine Operations.

Freedom of navigation operations, increased submarine activity, aggressive flight operations and large-scale exercises were among the many international naval operations and acquisition stories of 2018, but capital ships run by the navies of China, France and the United Kingdom captured the biggest attention. Read More

DHS: Coast Guard Personnel Sent to Mexican Border to Assess Medical Treatment of Migrants

DHS: Coast Guard Personnel Sent to Mexican Border to Assess Medical Treatment of Migrants

Members of the Coast Guard mobile medical unit West participate in a simulated medical evacuation during Cascadia Rising exercise at Naval Weapons Station Indian Island, Washington on June 9, 2016. US Coast Guard Photo

U.S. Coast Guard medical personnel are being sent to the border with Mexico to assess how U.S. Customs and Border Protection treats sick and ailing migrants caught crossing into the U.S. after a second child this month died while in government custody. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Dec. 27, 2018

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Dec. 27, 2018

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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 Dec. 27, 2018, 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