Category Archives: Surface Forces

Schultz: Coast Guard Expanding Western Pacific Operations

Schultz: Coast Guard Expanding Western Pacific Operations

Crew members from USCGC Munro (WMSL-755) conduct law enforcement from the cutter’s 35-foot Cutter Boat in the Central Pacific, Dec. 2, 2018. US Coast Guard Photo

KUALA LUMPUR – The U.S. Coast Guard will increase its presence and deployments to Asia – particularly around Oceania and U.S. Pacific territories – and test out a new operational deployment concept in the region, service head Adm. Karl Schultz told reporters on Thursday. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: July 22, 2019

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: July 22, 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 July 22, 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

Navy Ends Search for Sailor Missing from USS Abraham Lincoln

Navy Ends Search for Sailor Missing from USS Abraham Lincoln

An MH-60S Knight Hawk helicopter assigned to the Nightdippers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 5 lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). US Navy Photo

The search has ended for a sailor who is believed to have gone overboard from USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) on Wednesday morning, U.S. 5th Fleet announced. Read More

Search Underway for Sailor Missing from USS Abraham Lincoln

Search Underway for Sailor Missing from USS Abraham Lincoln

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) steams with the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG-96) after a replenishment-at-sea on May 8, 2019. US Navy Photo

U.S. and international warships are searching for a sailor missing from the Lincoln Carrier Strike Group in the Arabian Sea, U.S. 5th Fleet announced on Thursday. Read More

Kearsarge Returns to Norfolk After 7-Month Deployment

Kearsarge Returns to Norfolk After 7-Month Deployment

Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge returns to homeport, July 18, 2019, after the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group’s (ARG) regularly scheduled, seven-month deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation. Navy photo.

Amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) returned to Norfolk Thursday morning, after completing a seven-month deployment to Europe and the Middle East and having offloaded members of the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit in North Carolina earlier this week.

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New Commandant Berger Sheds 38-Amphib Requirement in Quest to Modernize USMC for High-End Fight

New Commandant Berger Sheds 38-Amphib Requirement in Quest to Modernize USMC for High-End Fight

U.S. Marine Corps AAV-P7/A1 assault amphibious vehicles assigned to Combat Assault Company, 3rd Marine Regiment, unload service members during an amphibious landing demonstration as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise at Pyramid Rock Beach on Marine Corps Base Hawaii July 29, 2018. US Marine Corps photo.

New Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David Berger outlined his largely naval priorities for the Marine Corps, and he’s willing to shed some key tenets of the Marines’ amphibious force planning in recent years – including the demand for 38 amphibious warships to support a 2 Marine Expeditionary Brigade-sized forcible entry force. Read More

Surface Warfare Directorate Still Considering Large Combatant Requirement; MUSV RFP Released

Surface Warfare Directorate Still Considering Large Combatant Requirement; MUSV RFP Released

Sea Hunter, an entirely new class of unmanned sea surface vehicle developed in partnership between the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), recently completed an autonomous sail from San Diego to Hawaii and back—the first ship ever to do so autonomously. Sea Hunter is part of ONR’s Medium Displacement Unmanned Surface Vehicle (MDUSV) project. US Navy photo.

ARLINGTON, Va. – The new director of surface warfare is still considering what the Navy needs from upcoming manned and unmanned surface ship programs and how to get the best capability for the dollar. Read More