Category Archives: Surface Forces

USS Ross Tailed By Russian Corvette in Black Sea

USS Ross Tailed By Russian Corvette in Black Sea

USS Porter (DDG-78) entering the Black Sea. Photo by Yörük Işık‏ used with permission

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG-71) arrived in Constanta, Romania, Monday morning, after entering the Black Sea on Friday while being tailed by a Russian corvette.

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USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Dec. 16, 2019

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Dec. 16, 2019

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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. 16, 2019, 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

New Navy Enlisted Online Detailing Program is Live for 277K Sailors

New Navy Enlisted Online Detailing Program is Live for 277K Sailors

Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG-91) wave to sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) after completing a fueling at sea on Dec. 6, 2019. US Navy Photo

The Navy launched a new online detailing program to bring more transparency, choice and control to the process that places the service’s more than 277,000 enlisted sailors in their next billets, officials told USNI News. Read More

Acting SECNAV Modly Puts a Ten-Year Clock on Reaching 355 Ship Navy

Acting SECNAV Modly Puts a Ten-Year Clock on Reaching 355 Ship Navy

USS Chancellorsville (CG-62), left, is underway alongside the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) during a fueling-at-sea. Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region on June 30, 2019. US Navy Photo

Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly has made a bold call: the Navy should reach a fleet of 355 ships – both manned and unmanned – within a decade. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Dec. 10, 2019

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Dec. 10, 2019

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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. 10, 2019, 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

Underway on USS Gerald R. Ford: Navy Marks Progress on Carrier as Scrutiny of Program Grows

Underway on USS Gerald R. Ford: Navy Marks Progress on Carrier as Scrutiny of Program Grows

An MH-60S Knight Hawk helicopter assigned to the Dragonslayers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 11 flies by the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) on Oct. 27, 2019. US Navy Photo

ABOARD AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS GERALD R. FORD – The Navy’s newest aircraft carrier left a pier from Naval Station Norfolk, Va., late last month with its reputation arguably at an all-time low. Read More

VIDEO: Carrier John F. Kennedy Christened

VIDEO: Carrier John F. Kennedy Christened

Caroline Kennedy, President John F. Kennedy’s daughter, former ambassador to Japan, and sponsor of the Ford-class aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CVN-79), christens the ship on Dec. 7, 2019. US Navy Photo

The future USS John F. Kennedy (CVN-79) was christened Saturday morning during a ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding.

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