THE PENTAGON — The Navy is extending initial tour lengths for forward deployed enlisted sailors in an attempt to cut down on the constant churn of personnel passing through ships based overseas.
ARLINGTON, Va. – Two lawmakers today said the Navy needed to make “groundbreaking” changes in how it operates to avoid the readiness problems that contributed to last year’s fatal surface collisions that killed 17 sailors.
The Navy is surging a guided-missile destroyer and altering the deployment of a guided-missile destroyer to cover gaps left by two ballistic missile defense-capable destroyers that were damaged in collisions with merchant ships, USNI News has learned. Read More
More U.S. ships have joined the South China Sea search for the missing sailor who is missing from guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG-63), U.S. 7th Fleet said in an early Wednesday statement. Read More
A sailor assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG63) is missing in the South China Sea, Navy officials confirmed to USNI News on Tuesday. Read More
The guided missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG-69) returned to Naval Station San Diego, Calif. on Thursday after a eight month deployment to the Middle East and the Western Pacific, the service announced. Read More