The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) got an early start preparing for the carrier onboard delivery (COD) transition from the C-2 Greyhound to the V-22 Osprey, with the ship’s crew bringing in the tiltrotor aircraft to participate in the command assessment of readiness and training (CARAT) II basic training event. Read More
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A U.S. Navy MH-60S helicopter crashed in the James River today while on a routine training mission, the Navy announced. Read More
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group passed through the Strait of Gibraltar and into the Mediterranean Sea yesterday, officially putting two aircraft carriers in the Med for simultaneous operations for the first time since sequestration limited funding for deployments. Read More
The Marines conducting an extensive series of experiments during the upcoming Rim of the Pacific international maritime exercises will be the first in the Corps to test a new small tactical vehicle intended to provide better mobility for ground units engaged in distributed operations. Read More
Brookings Institution senior fellow Shadi Hamid argues in a recently released book that modern political and military actions involving Islam and Islamic countries are complicated by a general misunderstanding of the religion – and in particular the intertwined nature of state and religion. Read More
The United States Coast Guard and its Russian counterparts have maintained a productive, transparent dialogue regarding Arctic operations and concerns about growing human activity in the region, U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft said today. Read More
Ground forces from 13 nations are rehearsing in Latvia and Estonia amassing a large-scale force for a future crisis – from loading prepositioned equipment from caves in Norway onto a ship, to organizing the force in theater, to launching an assault. Read More
The following is the Navy’s 2016 naval aviation plan for aircraft procurement, readiness, capability upgrades and integration.
Vice Adm. Tom Moore took command of Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) in a ceremony today, relieving Vice Adm. William Hilarides. Read More
When considering the future U.S. relations with Pakistan it’s important not to deal with Islamabad exclusively “through the lens of Afghanistan,” a Senate Armed Services Committee staffer said Thursday. Read More