Category Archives: U.S. Coast Guard

African Forces Used U.S. Seabase Woody Williams to Combat Local Threats

African Forces Used U.S. Seabase Woody Williams to Combat Local Threats

Sailors assigned to the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams (ESB-4) lower approximately 6,000 kilograms of seized contraband into a rigid-hull inflatable boat for transport to the Cabo Verdean law enforcement authorities on April 6, 2022. US Navy Photo

The deployment of USS Hershel “Woody” Williams’ (ESB-4) deployment off the West Coast of Africa allowed forces from Sierra Leone, Cape Verde and Senegal to the U.S. ship as a base of operations for local missions. Read More

Marine Corps Pursuing Partial Solutions to Quickly Meet New Cyber Challenges

Marine Corps Pursuing Partial Solutions to Quickly Meet New Cyber Challenges

U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Kiriden Benny, left, and Staff Sgt. Travis Nichols, Defensive Cyberspace Operations-Internal Defensive Measures, 6th Communication Battalion, compete to capture flags, earning points based off of varying levels of difficulty during the Marine Corps “Capture the Flag” Cyber Games 2021 at Fort Meade, Maryland, Nov. 5, 2021. U.S. Marine Corps Photo

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – Seeking to meet new challenges in the space and cyber domain, the Marine Corps is pursuing partial solutions to move the ball forward, the service’s senior officer for cyber and space said this week. Read More

Biden Nominates Adm. Linda Fagan to Head Coast Guard, First Woman to Lead Armed Service

Biden Nominates Adm. Linda Fagan to Head Coast Guard, First Woman to Lead Armed Service

Vice Adm. Linda Fagan is promoted to the rank of admiral during a ceremony at Coast Guard Headquarters, June 18, 2021. US Coast Guard Photo

This post has been updated with a statement from Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – The Biden administration has nominated Adm. Linda Fagan to lead the U.S. Coast Guard, a defense official told USNI News on Tuesday. Fagan, currently the Coast Guard’s vice commandant, will be the first woman to lead a U.S. armed service. Read More

Navy Planning Salvage Efforts for E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Crash That Killed Sailor

Navy Planning Salvage Efforts for E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Crash That Killed Sailor

An E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, attached to the ‘Seahawks’ of Airborne Command and Control Squadron (VAW) 126, prepares to land on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on Dec. 2, 2021. US Navy Photo

This story has been updated to include information about salvage efforts. 

The Navy is currently planning salvage efforts for an E-2D Advanced Hawkeye that crashed Wednesday near Wallops Island and Chincoteague, Va., killing one sailor. Read More

NORTHCOM: U.S. Needs New Ballistic Missile Interceptor by 2028 to Keep Pace with North Korea

NORTHCOM: U.S. Needs New Ballistic Missile Interceptor by 2028 to Keep Pace with North Korea

Kim Jong Un in front of a the North Korea intercontinental ballistic missile. KCNA Photo

The United States needs to deploy its Next Generation Interceptor by 2028 or sooner to keep pace with North Korea’s accelerating ballistic missile program, most recently demonstrated in Pyongyang’s successful test-firing of an intercontinental ballistic missile Thursday, Air Force Gen. Glen VanHerck told the Senate Armed Services Committee. Read More

Pentagon Acquisition Chief Nominee Argues Navy Needs Larger, More Survivable Fleet

Pentagon Acquisition Chief Nominee Argues Navy Needs Larger, More Survivable Fleet

USS Princeton (CG-59) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Halsey (DDG-97) and USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53) steam in formation during a composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX) on May 12, 2020. US Navy Photo

The nominee for the Pentagon’s top acquisition post told the Senate Armed Services Committee today that the Navy needs a larger and more survivable fleet. Read More