Iran Fast Attack Craft. Fars News Agency Photo
This post has been updated with an additional statement from U.S. 5th Fleet.
An Iranian admiral now says the country’s slow-down in sending small patrol boats to harass U.S. Navy ships in the Persian Gulf was spurred by what he describes as a change in U.S. behavior but doesn’t address the uptick in Iran’s drone flights in the region. Read More
When the Navy charged the commanders of two guided-missile destroyers involved in a pair fatal 2017 collisions with merchant ships, its intent is to hold leaders accountable, but history shows securing a conviction is hardly a sure thing.
USS Little Rock (LCS-9) commissioning ceremony in Buffalo, N.Y. on Dec. 16, 2017. US Navy Photo
A commissioning ceremony was held in Buffalo, N.Y. today for USS Little Rock (LCS-9), the latest Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship. Read More
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) is lowered from the heavy lift transport MV Treasure on December 13, 2017. John S. McCain will undergo repairs at Ship Repair Facility – Japan Regional Maintenance Center in Yokosuka. (U. S. Navy photo)
USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka Wednesday where repairs will be made to fix the damage caused by the deadly Aug. 21 collision with a merchant ship.
Aerial photograph taken from a Japanese plane during the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Battleship row is seen near the top, with, from left to right, USS Nevada (BB-36); USS Arizona (BB-39) with USS Vestal (AR-4) outboard; USS Tennessee (BB-43) with USS West Virginia (BB-48) outboard; USS Maryland (BB-46) with USS Oklahoma (BB-37) outboard; USS Neosho (AO-23) and USS California (BB-44). National Archives Photo
On the 76th anniversary of the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, the Navy is posthumously honoring two sailors from USS Oklahoma (BB-37) and USS Vestal (AR-4) for bravery.
Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer, standing second from right, views a static display at a technology exposition during the 2017 Marine Corps General Officer Symposium. (Photo by U.S. Navy)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — “Fast and frugal,” is how Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer described the way he envisions establishing a long-term spending process to acquire new technologies and expand the fleet size. Read More
Thomas Modly, as Managing Director, Global Government and Public Services PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
This post has been corrected to indicate planned Navy acquisition chief James Geurts will be sworn in later this week not confirmed. He was confirmed by the Senate last month.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Thomas Modly is now the Under Secretary of the Navy following an early Monday morning ceremony.
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Airman Ayana Knox records aircraft movements on the ‘Ouija Board,’ a scale model of the flight deck, aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on Nov. 28, 2017. Theodore Roosevelt and its carrier strike group are deployed to the Persian Gulf. US Navy Photo
The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (CSG-9) is now in the Persian Gulf, where it is expected to join the ongoing Operation Inherent Resolve fight against ISIS forces.
USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) is loading onto the heavy lift transport vessel MV Transshelf. US Navy Photo
USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62), crippled in a deadly June collision with a merchant ship, suffered two hull punctures over the weekend by the special transport vessel hired to bring the guided-missile destroyer to the U.S. from Japan for repairs.
Ralph Johnson (DDG-114) was launched at the Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard in 2015. HII Photo
The Navy accepted delivery of guided-missile destroyer Ralph Johnson (DDG-114) from shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries after the ship successfully completed a series of trials at sea and in port. Read More