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USS Bataan, Marines 26th MEU Heading to Middle East Amid Tensions with Iran

USS Bataan, Marines 26th MEU Heading to Middle East Amid Tensions with Iran


Cpl. Chelsie Villela, a member of the Female Engagement Team with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, participates in a gun shoot aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) Navy photo

Amid rising tensions with Iran, the Navy is scrapping an exercise with Morocco as it redirects amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD-5) and embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit to the Middle East, a defense official confirmed to USNI News on Friday.

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Navy's First 2020 Deck Log Records Extended Lincoln Deployment in Verse

Navy’s First 2020 Deck Log Records Extended Lincoln Deployment in Verse

Quartermaster 3rd Class Ryan Gouger, from Newberg, Ore., writes the first 2020 deck log of the year while standing Quartermaster of the Watch on the bridge of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Navy photo


Considering the length of time USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) spent away from home in 2019, perhaps it’s fitting the crew of the carrier wrote the fleet’s celebrated first deck log entry of the year.

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Marine Corps Crisis Response Force Will Remain In Baghdad

Marine Corps Crisis Response Force Will Remain In Baghdad

U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, deploy from Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina, Jan. 1, 2020. U.S. Army photo

THE PENTAGON – After sending Marines from Kuwait to beef up security at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said a battalion of Army paratroopers will now serve as the regional quick-response force, a role previously filled by the Marines. Read More

USS Ross Tailed By Russian Corvette in Black Sea

USS Ross Tailed By Russian Corvette in Black Sea

USS Porter (DDG-78) entering the Black Sea. Photo by Yörük Işık‏ used with permission

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG-71) arrived in Constanta, Romania, Monday morning, after entering the Black Sea on Friday while being tailed by a Russian corvette.

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Amphibious Assault Ship USS America Arrives In Japan

Amphibious Assault Ship USS America Arrives In Japan

Sailors man the rails as the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) arrives at Sasebo, Japan to join the forward deployed naval forces. America is assigned to Amphibious Squadron Eleven and will serve as the flagship for Expeditionary Strike Group 7 while conducting routine operations in the Western Pacific. Navy photo.

USS America (LHA-6) arrived at its new homeport of Sasebo, Japan, on Thursday, a move that puts the big-deck amphibious assault ship designed to accommodate the F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters in the Western Pacific.

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U.S. Navy Has Been Shut Out of Hong Kong Since July

U.S. Navy Has Been Shut Out of Hong Kong Since July

Two aviators assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 look out onto the Hong Kong skyline as the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73) in 2013. US Navy Photo

This post was updated with additional information about USS McCampbell (DDG-85), which in August was denied permission to visit the Chinese port of Qingdao. 

Shortly after protests began rocking Hong Kong over a controversial extradition bill, the Chinese government quietly started denying U.S. Navy ships permission to visit the port city. Read More