Amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD-8) underway in the eastern Pacific on April 20, 2020. US Navy Photo
Chinese reports accuse the U.S. of “muscle-flexing” after an American amphibious ready group quietly deployed to the South China Sea earlier this week.
USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) leaves its San Diego homeport on Oct. 13, 2020. US Navy Photo
This post has been updated to include a statement from U.S. 3rd Fleet.
USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and its escorts left San Diego today ahead of a second 2020 deployment, according to ship spotters. Read More
The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) steams alongside the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), background, in the Mediterranean Sea, April 24, 2019. US Navy Photo
The Navy and Marine Corps plan to conduct a large scale exercise involving multiple strike groups and multiple numbered fleets next year, after the original plans for a Large Scale Exercise 2020 this year were postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Read More
Builder 2nd Class Nathan Huff Bishop. US Navy Photo
The Navy has identified the sailor who died from complications related to COVID-19 earlier this week. Read More
A sailor plays ‘Taps.’ US Navy Photo
An Ohio-based Navy reservist and two Navy civilians have died from complications related to COVID-19 infections in the last week, the service announced today. Read More
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
The Navy plans to rename U.S. Fleet Forces Command to the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, harkening back to a time when the Navy was fully focused on maritime operations in the Northern Atlantic rather than the Global War on Terror, the secretary of the Navy told a Senate panel today. Read More
The Makin Island Amphibious Readiness Group prepares for a replenishment-at-sea on Oct. 30, 2020. US Navy Photo
Sailors and Marines aboard three amphibious warships operating off the coast of Hawaii are now officially ready for national tasking after months of training and quarantine, two defense officials confirmed to USNI News on Monday. Read More
Sailors man the rails as the guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG-112) passes Battleship Missouri Memorial during the official ceremony for the 75th Commemoration of the End of WWII on Sept. 2, 2020. US Navy Photo
The crews of a Pacific-based Navy guided-missile destroyer and a Coast Guard cutter are battling separate outbreaks of COVID-19, officials said this week. Read More
A SM-3 Block IIA is launched from the USS John Finn, an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System-equipped destroyer, Nov. 16, 2020, as part of Flight Test Aegis Weapons System-44 (FTM-44). MDA Photo
The Navy and the Missile Defense Agency proved that an Aegis ballistic missile defense ship could effectively take down an intercontinental ballistic missile and serve as a backup to a ground-based homeland defense interceptor, the MDA announced on Tuesday. Read More
The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) participates in dual carrier operations, June 23, 2020. US Navy photo.
At least two sailors from the crew of carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) have been flown of the ship after testing positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, USNI News has learned. Read More