Category Archives: Submarine Forces

East Coast Navy Divers Take on a Minnesota Lake, As Service Eyes Greater Arctic Presence

East Coast Navy Divers Take on a Minnesota Lake, As Service Eyes Greater Arctic Presence

A Navy diver assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2s prepares to enter the water during ice dive training at Camp Ripley in Little Falls, Minn., on Feb. 18, 2021. US Navy Photo

Sailors from the Navy’s Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 are currently in Minnesota for ice diving training, cutting through about two feet of ice to reach the water and donning their thickest drysuits while they rehearse operations in air temperatures of -22 degrees and 36-degree water temperatures. Read More

Huntington Ingalls Sees Record-Breaking 2020, Moving to Integrating Business Lines

Huntington Ingalls Sees Record-Breaking 2020, Moving to Integrating Business Lines

Ingalls Shipbuilding in May 2019. HII Photo

After coming through 2020 with record sales and growing its unmanned systems portfolio through acquisitions and partnerships, Huntington Ingalls Industries plans to use that momentum in 2021 to integrate its different business lines to help its customers tackle more complex challenges, the company president said today. Read More

Navy Submariner Dies of COVID-19 Complications After Hospitalization in NAS Jacksonville

Navy Submariner Dies of COVID-19 Complications After Hospitalization in NAS Jacksonville

The Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Tennessee (SSBN 734) (Blue) returns to its homeport at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga., on Oct. 17, 2018, following a strategic deterrent patrol. The boat is one of five ballistic-missile submarines stationed at the base and is capable of carrying up to 20 submarine-launched ballistic missiles with multiple warheads. US Navy photo.

This post has been updated to include additional information from Submarine Group 10.

A submariner died today of complications from a COVID-19 infection, the Navy announced. Read More

Task Force One Navy Issues More than 50 Recommendations to Improve Diversity in the Service

Task Force One Navy Issues More than 50 Recommendations to Improve Diversity in the Service

Airman Joshua Dick, from Wichita, Kansas, and Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Jared Shirley, from Jonesborough, Ark., perform maintenance on a Mark 38 gun aboard USS America (LHA-6) on Jan. 16, 2021. US Navy Photo

The task force designated to find improvements in how the Navy thinks about diversity rolled out more than 50 recommendations on how to make the service fairer and more inclusive in a report released on Wednesday. Read More

U.S. Would Benefit from Partner Navies, Flexibility of 2nd and 6th Fleets If Russian Conflict Arose

U.S. Would Benefit from Partner Navies, Flexibility of 2nd and 6th Fleets If Russian Conflict Arose

The fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) and the Royal Navy Duke-class frigate HMS Kent (F78) conduct a replenishment-at-sea in the Barents Sea while training in the Arctic Circle on May 3, 2020. US Navy photo.

The U.S. Navy’s two key advantages in the Arctic are its partners and allies and the flexibility of the forces it could bring to bear, the head of U.S. naval forces in Europe said today. Read More