Austal USA and Lockheed Martin were awarded contract modifications to build the Navy’s Fiscal Year 2018 batch of Littoral Combat Ships, the Pentagon announced on Tuesday. Read More
The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (CSG) returned to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations for the second time this year after spending a month visiting its homeport of Norfolk.
The high-end biennial Valiant Shield exercise kicked off in Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands on Sunday, with some of the Navy’s and Marine Corps’ most advanced platforms participating in the weeklong event. Read More
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A sailor assigned to aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) died in a flight deck mishap at approximately 4:45 p.m. Monday afternoon. Read More
Before dawn Saturday, Marines used two hardback Humvees and two assault amphibian vehicles (AAVs) to rescue about 20 civilians trapped by rising flood waters outside the gate at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Read More
The USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker is sponsored by CNA. These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of Sept. 17, 2018, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the map reflects the location of the capital ship. Read More
The Navy’s Unmanned Patrol Squadron (VUP) 19 is temporarily standing down operations while it investigates the crash of an MQ-4C Triton in California this week. Read More
The Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) has finished providing disaster relief to Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) following Typhoon Mangkhut.
Surface warfare officers are borrowing a lesson from naval aviators and will now keep a logbook of their time underway throughout their career, according to a new Navy instruction obtained by USNI News. Read More
Amphibious warships USS Kearsarge (LHD-3), USS Arlington (LPD-24) and elements of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit are positioned off the Carolina coast to offer disaster relief and search and rescue assistance, if requested, once Hurricane Florence makes landfall, the Pentagon’s top homeland defense officials said. Read More