Category Archives: Surface Forces

Foggo: Russia Seeking More Control of Black Sea, Mediterranean, Arctic

Foggo: Russia Seeking More Control of Black Sea, Mediterranean, Arctic

U.S. Navy Adm. James G. Foggo III, left, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa and commander of Joint Allied Force Command Naples, Italy, U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Lisa Franchetti, right, commander of U.S. 6th Fleet and commander of Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO), and Royal Navy Rear Adm. Guy Robinson, deputy commander of STRIKFORNATO, at a distinguished visitor event led by STRIKFORNATO in Lisbon, Portugal, marking the final event of Formidable Shield 2019, May 29, 2019. US Navy photo.

A retiring admiral who has spent a lifetime supporting NATO is warning that the U.S. Navy and the alliance need to do more to push back against Russia, or else waters in the Euro-Atlantic region may be lost to Russian anti-access tactics and weapons. Read More

NATO Crafting All-Domain, Euro-Atlantic Strategy As Threats to Alliance Shift

NATO Crafting All-Domain, Euro-Atlantic Strategy As Threats to Alliance Shift

A U.S. Marine with Marine Rotational Force – Europe 20.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, shouts orders to surrounding squad members during a squad fire and movement range at the Haltdalen Training Facility, Norway on June 20, 2020. US Navy Photo

NATO is drafting a comprehensive, all-domain strategy that will reset the focus of the alliance on high-end conflict with peer adversaries, a senior official said last week. Read More

USS Bonhomme Richard Fire Extinguished; CO Thanks Crew for 'Strength and Resilience'

USS Bonhomme Richard Fire Extinguished; CO Thanks Crew for ‘Strength and Resilience’

A group of sailors departs the pier after supporting firefighting efforts aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), July 15, 2020. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated with more information from the Navy.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Navy officials declared all active fires aboard USS Bonhomme Richard out after more than four days of battling the blaze. Read More

On Day 4, Fire Crews on USS Bonhomme Richard Battle Hot Spots and Flare Ups

On Day 4, Fire Crews on USS Bonhomme Richard Battle Hot Spots and Flare Ups

An image of fire damage to the forward mast of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) on July 14, 2020. US Navy Photo

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – More than 300 sailors and firefighters continued to battle hot spots as part of the ongoing efforts to extinguish fires and flareups inside the skin of amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), as efforts enter the fourth day, Navy officials said. Read More

Second America-Class Amphib USS Tripoli Commissions

Second America-Class Amphib USS Tripoli Commissions

Amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA-7) sails the Gulf of Mexico during builder’s trials held in July 2019. HII Photo

The second America-class amphibious warship entered the U.S. Navy fleet in an administrative action on Wednesday, without the pomp and circumstance of a commissioning ceremony. Read More

Navy Fighting 2 ‘Major’ Fires on USS Bonhomme Richard as Battle Enters Third Day

Navy Fighting 2 ‘Major’ Fires on USS Bonhomme Richard as Battle Enters Third Day

An MH-60S Seahawk helicopter from the “Merlins” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 3, provides aerial firefighting support alongside sailors and civilian fire crews on the ground to fight the fire aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) on July 13, 2020. US Navy Photo

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Sailors and firefighting crews are still battling two “major” fires aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), three days after a fire sparked and quickly spread throughout the amphibious assault ship, Navy officials said on Tuesday. Read More