Category Archives: Surface Forces

UPDATED: Status of 5 Marines Unknown Following MV-22B Osprey Crash in Southern California

UPDATED: Status of 5 Marines Unknown Following MV-22B Osprey Crash in Southern California

U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 362 (reinforced), 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit takes off during an Amphibious Raid course at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, May 17, 2022. US Marine Corps Photo

An MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft carrying five Marines assigned to a squadron based at Camp Pendleton, Calif., went down Wednesday afternoon in the Southern California desert, military officials said. Read More

HASC Seapower Mark Saves 5 Ships, Backs Marine Corps Call for 31 Amphibs

HASC Seapower Mark Saves 5 Ships, Backs Marine Corps Call for 31 Amphibs

USS Vicksburg (CG-69) getting repaired at BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Va., on April 8, 2022. Christopher P. Cavas Photo used with permission

The House Armed Services Committee will prevent the Navy from retiring five ships from the fleet and supports the Marine Corps’ call for 31 amphibious warships, according to a summary of the seapower and projection forces subcommittee’s mark of the House’s defense policy bill. Read More

New Marine Littoral Regiment Will Make Debut in This Year’s RIMPAC Drills

New Marine Littoral Regiment Will Make Debut in This Year’s RIMPAC Drills

U.S. Marines with 3d Marine Littoral Regiment, 3d Marine Division, post security during a field training exercise at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, Hawaii, May 30, 2022. US Marine Corps Photo

Marines with 3rd Marine Littoral Regiment will join ground forces along with a fleet of ships, submarines and aircraft from 26 countries for this year’s multinational, Rim of the Pacific maritime exercise off Hawaii, officials told USNI News. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: June 6, 2022

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: June 6, 2022

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 June 6, 2022, 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

Pilot Killed in Super Hornet Crash Near China Lake

Pilot Killed in Super Hornet Crash Near China Lake

A U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151, takes off from the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 11, 2018. US Navy Photo

A Navy pilot was killed on Friday in a F/A-18E Super Hornet crash near the service’s test range at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, Calif., Naval Air Forces announced on Friday. Read More