Arleigh Burke Destroyer at 25

Arleigh Burke Destroyer at 25

USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) in 1991. US Navy Photo

USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) in 1991. US Navy Photo

The following is a July 1991 piece from Proceedings on the new Arleigh Burke-class of guided missile destroyers from the commander’s perspective with the original title, “Arleigh Burke is Back.” Today, July 4, 2016, is the 25th anniversary of the ship’s commissioning. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary Vice Adm. Morgan penned a new piece on the destroyer in the current issue of Proceedings. Read More

Marines Testing MV-22 Osprey Portable Battlefield Surgical Unit

Marines Testing MV-22 Osprey Portable Battlefield Surgical Unit

Marines with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, transport a simulated casualty onto an MV-22 Osprey. US Marine Corps Photo

Marines with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, transport a simulated casualty onto an MV-22 Osprey. US Marine Corps Photo

CAMP PENDLETON, CALIF. – Mindful of the “golden hour” of emergency care, Marine Corps and Navy medical officers know well the clock ticks louder when the battlefield is more dispersed with small units needing casualty care far from the sea base. Read More

Ingalls Wins LHA-8 Contract, NASSCO To Build 6 Fleet Oilers

Ingalls Wins LHA-8 Contract, NASSCO To Build 6 Fleet Oilers

An artist's rendering of the LHA-8 amphibious assault ship. Huntington Ingalls Industries image.

An artist’s rendering of the LHA-8 amphibious assault ship. Huntington Ingalls Industries image.

This post has been updated to include comment from Ingalls Shipbuilding.

The Navy awarded a contract to General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO) for six John Lewis-class (T-AO-205) fleet oilers and a contract to Ingalls Shipbuilding for the LHA-8 amphibious assault ship, wrapping up a year-and-a-half-long effort to preserve the shipbuilding industrial base. Read More

Second F-35B Squadron Stands Up At Marine Corps Air Station Yuma

Second F-35B Squadron Stands Up At Marine Corps Air Station Yuma

U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 (VMFA-211) performs it’s first flight at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., June 29, 2016. US Marine Corps photo.

U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 (VMFA-211) performs it’s first flight at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., June 29, 2016. US Marine Corps photo.

The Marine Corps’ second F-35B Joint Strike Fighter squadron stood up today, as the AV-8B Harrier-flying Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 211 became Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211. Read More

Russian Frigate Again Harasses U.S. Carrier Strike Group During Flight Operations

Russian Frigate Again Harasses U.S. Carrier Strike Group During Flight Operations

Russian Frigate Yaroslav Mudry (FF-777) before teh ship's hull number was changed. RIA Novosti Photo

Russian Frigate Yaroslav Mudry (FF-777) before the ship’s hull number was changed. RIA Novosti Photo

THE PENTAGON — A Russian frigate again came dangerously close to U.S. ships tasked with striking ISIS targets in Syria from the Eastern Mediterranean – coming within 150 yards of the Dwight D. Eisenhower carrier strike group while the carrier was conducting flight operations on Thursday, USNI News has learned. Read More