USS Bulkeley Leaves for Homeport Shift to Rota; USS Delbert D. Black Leaves for Maiden Deployment

USS Bulkeley Leaves for Homeport Shift to Rota; USS Delbert D. Black Leaves for Maiden Deployment

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG-84) departs Naval Station Norfolk August 4, 2022, commencing the ship’s scheduled homeport shift to Rota, Spain, as part of the U.S. Navy’s long-range plan to gradually rotate the Rota-based destroyers. US Navy Photo

USS Bulkeley (DDG-84) left Norfolk, Va., for its new home in Rota, Spain, on Thursday evening, according to a tweet from a ship spotter. Read More

RIMPAC 2022 Officials Reflect on Lessons Learned, What to Change for RIMPAC 2024

RIMPAC 2022 Officials Reflect on Lessons Learned, What to Change for RIMPAC 2024

Mexican Naval Infantry participates in an amphibious raid for a multinational littoral operations exercise as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022, Aug. 1. Infantería de Marina Photo

The Rim of the Pacific 2022 exercise enabled participants to build upon their adaptability, particularly during the unscripted portion, leaders overseeing the exercise told reporters Wednesday. Read More

U.S. 3rd Fleet Expanding Operational Role in Indo-Pacific

U.S. 3rd Fleet Expanding Operational Role in Indo-Pacific

Vice Adm. Michael E. Boyle, Commander, 3rd Fleet, and U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Justin Muller, Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022 MQ-9 detachment mission commander, shake hands as Boyle departs the MQ-9 operations center during RIMPAC, July 29, 2022. US Air Force Photo

This story has been updated to clarify comments from Vice Adm. Michael Boyle.

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, HAWAII –The U.S. 3rd Fleet is expanding its operational role in the Indo-Pacific as the dynamics in the region are growing more complex, the new fleet commander told USNI News. Read More

Navy Ready to Distribute Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine

Navy Ready to Distribute Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Gregzon Fontanilla, from Guam, prepares a COVID-19 vaccine aboard the America-class amphibious assault ship USS Tripoli (LHA-7) on May 10, 2022. US Navy Photo

The Navy will now have doses of the Novavax vaccine available for sailors. Novavax is the latest company to receive emergency use authorization from the FDA for its vaccine to prevent COVID-19 now an option for active duty troops, who have not yet gotten vaccinated. Read More

Senate Confirms First Black Marine For Fourth Star to Lead U.S. Africa Command

Senate Confirms First Black Marine For Fourth Star to Lead U.S. Africa Command

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Michael Langley delivers a speech aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), during the Fleet Week New York reception ceremony in the hangar bay, May 25, 2022. U.S. Navy Photo

The Senate on Monday approved the promotion of Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Michael Langley to the rank of general, which will make him the first Black Marine to receive a fourth star. Read More