Category Archives: Surface Forces

Admiral: U.S. Needs More Ships in Europe to Counter Growing Russian Threats

Admiral: U.S. Needs More Ships in Europe to Counter Growing Russian Threats

Lt. j.g. Melissa Jock observes a replenishment-at-sea between the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE) and the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on May 10, 2018. US Navy Photo

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The head of Naval Forces Europe is making a pitch for more ships to provide presence, training and crisis response capability in his area of the world, even as tensions are rising globally. Read More

Nimitz Sailor Dies After Fall From Aircraft Carrier

Nimitz Sailor Dies After Fall From Aircraft Carrier

Logistics Specialist Seaman Juan José Garcia-Herrera. US Navy Photo

This post will be updated with additional information as it becomes available.

A sailor assigned to USS Nimitz (CVN-68) died over the weekend following a fall aboard the aircraft carrier, a Navy spokesperson told USNI News on Monday. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Sept. 30, 2019

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Sept. 30, 2019

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 Sept. 30, 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 3rd Fleet CO Committed to Operating Forward to 'Preserve Peace'

New 3rd Fleet CO Committed to Operating Forward to ‘Preserve Peace’

Vice Adm. Scott D. Conn delivers remarks during a change of command and retirement ceremony after relieving Vice Adm. John D. Alexander as Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet, aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on Sept. 27, 2019. US Navy Photo

NAVAL BASE CORONADO, Calif. – The Navy’s West Coast-based fleet welcomed a new commander on Friday as Vice Adm. Scott “Satan” Conn took the helm of San Diego-based U.S. 3rd Fleet from Vice Adm. John D. “Sarge” Alexander. Read More

Navy, Marines Rethinking How to Build Future Fleet with Unmanned, Expeditionary Ships

Navy, Marines Rethinking How to Build Future Fleet with Unmanned, Expeditionary Ships

USS America (LHA-6) transits the Pacific Ocean near Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) in 2018. US Navy

THE PENTAGON – Though the Navy had already advertised it was updating its desired fleet size and composition, after a 2016 effort pegged the future fleet at 355 ships, the service is now taking an even bigger step: working on an Integrated Naval Force Structure Assessment that also includes emerging unmanned and expeditionary platforms to support new concepts of warfare, according to a memo signed by the chief of naval operations and commandant of the Marine Corps. Read More