Surface Forces Striving for 'Combat-Ready Ships, Battle-Minded Crews'

Surface Forces Striving for ‘Combat-Ready Ships, Battle-Minded Crews’

Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG-78) respond to a man-overboard drill during a steel beach picnic in the Mediterranean Sea on Aug. 25, 2019. US Navy Photo

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The head of the Navy’s surface force is pushing the fleet to be more ready for high-end combat, both in the skills of the crew and the material condition of the ships. Read More

NavalX Innovation Support Office Opening 5 Regional 'Tech Bridge' Hubs

NavalX Innovation Support Office Opening 5 Regional ‘Tech Bridge’ Hubs

James F. Geurts (left), assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition (ASN RDA), and Capt. Jon Margolick (right), U.S. Marine Corps Naval Expeditions (NavalX) liaison, announce the DoN’s plan to rapidly expand its collaboration capabilities through the creation of Tech Bridges on Sept. 3, 2019. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated to clarify that the PEO Carriers interaction with NavalX is ongoing and has not yet concluded.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Navy is expanding its NavalX innovation support office, setting up five regional hubs across the country that will bring military, industry and academia together to help solve nagging problems for the service. Read More

Navy, Coast Guard Prep for Hurricane Dorian

Navy, Coast Guard Prep for Hurricane Dorian


Sept. 3, 2019, a GOES 15 infrared satellite image of the Atlantic Ocean shows Hurricane Dorian at 8:00 am EDT as a Category 3 hurricane with sustained winds of 120 mph stationary over Grand Bahama Island, approximately 105 miles east of West Palm Beach, Florida. Navy photo

Responding to approach of Hurricane Dorian’s dangerous winds and storm surge, the Navy and Marine Corps prepared ships and aircraft to sortie from Hampton Roads and started evacuating from low-lying areas of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.

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Inaugural AUMX Exercise Seeks to Deepen U.S.-ASEAN Maritime Cooperation

Inaugural AUMX Exercise Seeks to Deepen U.S.-ASEAN Maritime Cooperation

Sailors and maritime forces of ASEAN member states salute while standing in formation together during the opening ceremony for the ASEAN-U.S. Maritime Exercise (AUMX) at Sattahip Naval Base, Thailand. US Navy Photo

KUALA LUMPUR — The U.S. has kicked off a new exercise in the Western Pacific with participation of the maritime assets of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The ASEAN Maritime Exercise (AUMX) began on Sunday at the Sattahip Naval Base, Thailand. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Sept. 3, 2019

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Sept. 3, 2019

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These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of Sept. 3, 2019, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship. Read More

Document: Redacted Moran Emails

Document: Redacted Moran Emails

The following are the redacted emails evaluated by the Department of Defense Inspector General for their report on former Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran. The emails, originally requested by a reporter earlier this year, were released last week by the service. Read More

USS Harry S. Truman Suffers Major Electrical Malfunction, Raising Questions About Upcoming Deployment

USS Harry S. Truman Suffers Major Electrical Malfunction, Raising Questions About Upcoming Deployment

USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), left, and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG-98) transit behind the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG-60) in the Atlantic Ocean on July 10, 2019. US Navy Photo

Aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) is experiencing a malfunction of the ship’s electrical distribution system ahead of an expected deployment this fall, USNI News has learned. Read More

Navy, Coast Guard Prepare Florida For Hurricane Dorian

Navy, Coast Guard Prepare Florida For Hurricane Dorian

Sailors assigned to the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) heave line on Naval Station Mayport in preparation for Hurricane Dorian. Navy photo.

With Hurricane Dorian bearing down on Florida’s Atlantic coast, the Navy is sending ships and aircraft away from the expected storm track while the Coast Guard is warning commercial and recreational sailors to secure their crafts.

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Budget Analysis Shows DoD Spending Doesn't Line Up With Focus On High-End Fight

Budget Analysis Shows DoD Spending Doesn’t Line Up With Focus On High-End Fight

U.S. Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit fire an M777 Howitzer during a fire mission in northern Syria as part of Operation Inherent Resolve on Mar. 24, 2017. US Marine Corps Photo

The National Defense Strategy says the Pentagon should focus on countering and deterring China and Russia, but the department’s $738-billion budget request for Fiscal Year 2020 suggests it intends to put money into other lesser priorities, the author of a major analysis of Pentagon spending told USNI News. Read More