Category Archives: Surface Forces

USS Gerald R. Ford Needs Parts from Carrier Kennedy for Repairs; Navy Says 'Cannibalization' Won't Delay JFK Schedule

USS Gerald R. Ford Needs Parts from Carrier Kennedy for Repairs; Navy Says ‘Cannibalization’ Won’t Delay JFK Schedule

Carriers USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) and John F. Kennedy (CVN-79) at Newport News Shipbuilding on Nov. 12, 2021. USNI News Photo

The Navy is taking parts from an aircraft carrier currently under construction and placing them on USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) so the lead ship is ready to deploy next year, USNI News has learned. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Nov. 15, 2021

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Nov. 15, 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 Nov. 15, 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

Navy Issues Contracts in First Step Toward $8B to Rebuild Two Public Shipyards

Navy Issues Contracts in First Step Toward $8B to Rebuild Two Public Shipyards

Sailors and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF) workers load a crash and salvage crane onto the flight deck of Nimitz-class nuclear aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) on June 22, 2021. US Navy Photo

The Navy issued the first contracts to companies that will compete for about $8 billion worth of military construction projects at shipyards in Hawaii and Washington state, two of its four public shipyards long overdue for modernization that can support the fleet’s growing repair and maintenance backlog. Read More

Littoral Combat Ship Crew Adopts to 'Human Performance' Training  to Make Better Sailors

Littoral Combat Ship Crew Adopts to ‘Human Performance’ Training to Make Better Sailors

Alyssa Olsen, a yoga instructor from O2X Human Performance workshop, leads sailors from the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Manchester (LCS-14) Blue Crew during a yoga session as part of a Crew Readiness, Endurance, and Watchstanding (CREW) study at Naval Station San Diego on Oct. 19, 2021. US Navy Photo

NAVAL BASE SAN DIEGO, Calif. – After completing a leadership course before taking command of a Littoral Combat Ship crew, Cmdr. Edison Rush knew that other sailors could benefit from what he learned about human performance, starting with his own crew. Read More