Category Archives: U.S. Navy

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Dec. 27, 2021

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Dec. 27, 2021

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These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of Dec. 27, 2021, 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

USS Milwaukee Kept Pierside in Guantanamo After COVID-19 Infects Crew

USS Milwaukee Kept Pierside in Guantanamo After COVID-19 Infects Crew

Sailors heave line on the fo’c’sle as the Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Milwaukee (LCS-5) arrives in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on Dec. 20, 2021. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated to correct the deployment date of USS Milwaukee (LCS-5). It departed Florida on Dec 14.

USS Milwaukee (LCS-5) is in port after sailors aboard the Littoral Combat Ship tested positive for COVID-19, the Navy announced on Friday. Read More

Panel: West Must be Prepared to Send More Military Aid to Ukraine to Deter Russia

Panel: West Must be Prepared to Send More Military Aid to Ukraine to Deter Russia

A solider with the Ukrainian Mechanized Company, 92nd Mechanized Brigade drills during the Combined Resolve XVI (CBR XVI) exercise at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) in Hohenfels, Germany, Dec. 10, 2021. US Army Photo

The West must be ready to send air defense systems and anti-ship missiles to Kyiv while preparing to slap harsher sanctions on Moscow to deter the Kremlin’s bullying of Ukraine, five experts in European security said this week. Read More

Top Stories 2021: U.S. Navy Acquisition

Top Stories 2021: U.S. Navy Acquisition

Submarine construction continues apace in the latest US Navy budget request, which asks for two more Virginia-class submarines and another installment for the missile sub Columbia. Here, the Virginia-class attack submarine USS Montana (SSN-794) is seen just after launch in March 2021 at Huntington Ingalls Newport News Shipbuilding. HII Photo

This post is part of a series looking back at the top naval stories from 2021. Read More

Top Stories 2021: U.S. Navy Operations

Top Stories 2021: U.S. Navy Operations

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG-105), front, and Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) transit the Pacific Ocean on June 13, 2021. US Navy Photo

This post is part of a series looking back at the top naval stories from 2021.

Naval operations this year once again saw the United States Navy balancing presence in multiple theaters, as the U.S. withdrew from the war in Afghanistan and continued emphasizing the Indo-Pacific region. Read More