Marines Ready to Double Down on Pacific Presence, Says General

Marines Ready to Double Down on Pacific Presence, Says General

U.S. Marines with 3d Marine Littoral Regiment, 3d Marine Division, post security during a field training exercise at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, Hawaii, May 30, 2022. US Marine Corps Photo

This story has been updated to correct comments made by Gen. Eric Smith.

The United States will not be moving its military presence from the Western Pacific any time soon due to Beijing’s “continued bad behavior” toward Taiwan and its bullying of immediate neighbors like Japan and South China Sea nations, the Marine Corps second in command said on Monday. Read More

Mobilize the Entire Navy Reserve? There's Now an App for That

Mobilize the Entire Navy Reserve? There’s Now an App for That

Vice Adm. John B. Mustin, Chief of Navy Reserve and Commander, Navy Reserve Force hosted the i3 Waypoints final presentations at Defense Media Activity in Ft. Meade, Md., on June 28, 2022. US Navy Reserve Photo

The Navy Reserve is developing a mobile app to make it easier for reservists to report for duty using a solution that will come in handy if it ever activates the entire 50,000-member Selected Reserve. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: July 18, 2022

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: July 18, 2022

USNI News Graphic

These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of July 18, 2022, 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

UPDATED: Two Sailors Evacuated After Hours-long Fire Breaks Out Peruvian Warship

UPDATED: Two Sailors Evacuated After Hours-long Fire Breaks Out Peruvian Warship

Peruvian Navy corvette BAP Guise (CC-28) makes a pass during a ship maneuvering exercise during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022 on July 13, 2022. US Coast Guard Photo

This story has been updated to include a statement from the Peruvian Navy. 

At least two people were injured in a fire that burned for several hours on a Peruvian warship participating in RIMPAC 2022, a Navy official said Sunday. Read More

Navy Announces Punishments for Bonhomme Richard Fire, SECNAV Censures Former SWO Boss

Navy Announces Punishments for Bonhomme Richard Fire, SECNAV Censures Former SWO Boss

An MH-60S Seahawk helicopter from the “Merlins” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 3, provides aerial firefighting support alongside sailors and civilian fire crews on the ground to fight the fire aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) on July 13, 2020. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated with an additional statement from U.S. Pacific Fleet.

More than 20 sailors were punished for the four-day fire that led to the loss of the warship Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) in 2020, the Navy announced Friday. Read More

Australia to Pick Nuclear Submarine Design in Early 2023, Says Official

Australia to Pick Nuclear Submarine Design in Early 2023, Says Official

Sailors assigned to the Australian navy Collins-class submarine HMAS Sheean (SSG 77) prepare to receive hotel services and supplies during a bilateral training event with the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39), Sept. 13, 2019. US Navy photo.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Australian government is set to announce the design for its first nuclear submarine in the first quarter of 2023, its deputy prime minister and defense minister said Thursday. Read More