Category Archives: U.S. Navy

DoD Official: U.S. Committed to Countering Chinese Military Intimidation in South East Asia

DoD Official: U.S. Committed to Countering Chinese Military Intimidation in South East Asia

A naval soldier of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) views through a pair of binoculars onboard China’s first aircraft carrier Liaoning as it visits a military harbor on the South China Sea. Xinhua Photo

While revoking China’s invitation from the Rim of the Pacific 2018 maritime exercises was a symbolic move, it sent a signal that the United States is willing to confront Beijing and maintain American leadership in the Western Pacific, the top Pentagon official for the region said Tuesday. Read More

Sailor AWS1 Jonathan Clement Killed in Helicopter Mishap at NAS North Island

Sailor AWS1 Jonathan Clement Killed in Helicopter Mishap at NAS North Island

Two HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopters assigned to the “Firehawks” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 85 prepare to land at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado during the Navy Employer Recognition Event. US Navy photo.

Due to an editing error, a previous version of this post had the incorrect number of Navy and Marine Corps deaths in the line of duty for 2018. USNI News’ internal records show that this was the 11th death this calendar year

A sailor was killed on July 30 when an auxiliary fuel tank fell off the helicopter he was inspecting, a spokesman for the commander of Naval Air Forces told USNI News. Read More

Pentagon Keeping Tabs on Iranian Naval Exercise

Pentagon Keeping Tabs on Iranian Naval Exercise

Undated photo of IRGCN fast attack boat.

THE PENTAGON — U.S. officials confirmed they were monitoring Iranian naval exercises in the Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman, but had little to say about the activity involving up to 100 vessels and intended to showcase the nation’s desire to be the regional maritime security power.

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