The Navy removed the commanding officers of a guided-missile destroyer and an amphibious warship on Wednesday, the sea service announced Thursday. Read More
This story has been updated to fix attribution to Cmdr. Matthew Phillips.
The favorite cereal among the crew of USS Whidbey Island (LSD-41) was Captain Crunch. Read More
The Navy relieved the command triad for Amphibious Construction Battalion Two, citing a loss of confidence in the team’s abilities, the service announced Friday. Read More
This story has been updated to clarify that the ship had not yet thrown its lines over.
USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7) will now call Norfolk, Va., home as part of a planned shift in homeports.
A Navy carrier strike group got a first glimpse at what future operations could look like, with SEALs providing forward targeting data and Marines on expeditionary bases providing another missile strike option to supplement the strike group’s aircraft- and surface ship-based weapons. Read More
The commander of Expeditionary Strike Group 2 has been removed from command due to a loss of confidence by the commander of U.S. 2nd Fleet, service officials told USNI News. Read More
ABOARD USS MOUNT WHITNEY, IN THE BALTIC SEA – Amphibious forces in BALTOPS 2019 tested out new, high-end tactics for the first time in a live exercise, working in a less-rigid structure that allows enablers like air-defense or anti-submarine ships, mine clearance teams and artillery units to flow through the operating area to where they can do the most good. Read More
ABOARD USS IWO JIMA, OFF THE COAST OF ICELAND – Today’s sailors and Marines have grown proficient at operating in the heat and sands of the Middle East, but the bitter cold and jagged lava rocks of Iceland in October is a new challenge to most of them. Read More
Hurricane Matthew hit Western Haiti on Oct. 4, 2016. The storm killed hundreds, kicked off a cholera epidemic and displaced hundreds of thousands. Read More