Two CSGs In Mediterranean; Truman Attacking ISIS, Ike Demonstrating 'Great Green Fleet'

Two CSGs In Mediterranean; Truman Attacking ISIS, Ike Demonstrating ‘Great Green Fleet’

Ships assigned to the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (Ike CSG) conduct a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) on June 2, 2016. US Navy photo.

Ships assigned to the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (Ike CSG) conduct a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) on June 2, 2016. US Navy photo.

Two carrier strike groups will operate concurrently in the Mediterranean Sea for about two and a half weeks, marking the first simultaneous carrier operations in the region in several years. Read More

Admiral Admits He Made False Statement to Feds During Fat Leonard Investigation

Admiral Admits He Made False Statement to Feds During Fat Leonard Investigation

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Rear Adm. Robert Gilbeau. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated with additional statements from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus.

A senior Navy supply officer intends to plead guilty to one federal count of making a false statement as part of the ongoing and sweeping bribery and corruption investigation into the Glenn Defense Marine Asia group, the officer told USNI News in a phone interview on Thursday. Read More

U.S., Sweden Sign Agreement To Collaborate On Anti-Sub, Anti-Air R&D, Exercises

U.S., Sweden Sign Agreement To Collaborate On Anti-Sub, Anti-Air R&D, Exercises

Then-Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert is piped ashore after touring the Swedish submarine HMS Uppland at Karlskrona Naval Base on July 14, 2015. US Navy photo.

Then-Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert is piped ashore after touring the Swedish submarine HMS Uppland at Karlskrona Naval Base on July 14, 2015. US Navy photo.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter signed a Statement of Intent with Swedish Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist that aims to increase military capability and interoperability between the two nations. Read More

Document: Statement of Intent Signed by U.S., Sweden To Promote Military Cooperation

Document: Statement of Intent Signed by U.S., Sweden To Promote Military Cooperation

An international Corps of Marines from Sweden, Finland, and the U.K. conduct amphibious assaults on a beachhead in Ravlunda, Sweden, for local media outlets during BALTOPS 2015. US Marine Corps photo.

An international Corps of Marines from Sweden, Finland, and the U.K. conduct amphibious assaults on a beachhead in Ravlunda, Sweden, for local media outlets during BALTOPS 2015. US Marine Corps photo.

The following is a Statement of Intent signed today by the Secretary of Defense of the United States and the Minister for Defence of Sweden. The two countries intend to increase military cooperation, enhance interoperability and work together to improve defense capabilities.  Read More

Navy: Off-Duty Military Crimes Raising Political Tensions With Japan

Navy: Off-Duty Military Crimes Raising Political Tensions With Japan

Okinawa Area Coordinator and Commanding General for III Marine Expeditionary Force Lt. Gen. Lawrence Nicholson holds a moment of silence as he announces a 30-day period of unity and mourning for all U.S. military and Status of Forces Agreement personnel on Okinawa, at a press conference on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, May 28, 2016. US Marine Corps photo.

Okinawa Area Coordinator and Commanding General for III Marine Expeditionary Force Lt. Gen. Lawrence Nicholson holds a moment of silence as he announces a 30-day period of unity and mourning for all U.S. military and Status of Forces Agreement personnel on Okinawa, at a press conference on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, May 28, 2016. US Marine Corps photo.

This post has been updated to clarify the location of recent DUI arrests among sailors in Japan. They have occurred throughout the country, not just in Okinawa.

Continued alcohol-related crimes by U.S. service members stationed in Japan – despite protests from Japanese officials, up to a prime minster-to-president conversation two weeks ago – puts at risk the military’s ability to conduct its mission in the Pacific and collaborate with their Japanese counterparts effectively, U.S. military personnel told USNI News. Read More

Document: USMC Letter To Rep. Dingell Regarding Private Siddiqui's Death at Parris Island

Document: USMC Letter To Rep. Dingell Regarding Private Siddiqui’s Death at Parris Island

Recruits of Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, climb over a wall during the obstacle course Feb. 25, 2013 on Parris Island. US Marine Corps photo.

Recruits of Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, climb over a wall during the obstacle course Feb. 25, 2013 on Parris Island. US Marine Corps photo.

The following is a response from Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps to Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI), who in April inquired about the investigations that have taken place since Marine Corps Private Raheel Siddiqui died March 18 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. The letter, signed by Legislative Assistant to the Commandant of the Marine Corps Brig. Gen. David Furness, notes that the commanding officer of the Recruit Training Regiment was relieved of duty yesterday due to a loss of trust and confidence in his ability to perform that job. Read More