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Navy Identifies 7 Sailors Lost in USS Fitzgerald Collision

Navy Identifies 7 Sailors Lost in USS Fitzgerald Collision

USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) returns to Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka following a collision with a merchant vessel while operating southwest of Yokosuka, Japan on June 17, 2017. US Navy Photo

This post was updated with identities of the seven U.S. sailors who died in the Friday collision and a statement from acting Secreatary of the Navy Sean Stackley.

The Navy has identified the seven sailors from the guided-missile destroyer who were killed following a collision with a merchant ship off the coast of Japan, a U.S. 7th Fleet announced on Sunday evening. Read More

VIDEO: Stricken Destroyer USS Fitzgerald Returns to Yokosuka; Search for 7 Missing Sailors Continues

VIDEO: Stricken Destroyer USS Fitzgerald Returns to Yokosuka; Search for 7 Missing Sailors Continues

USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) returns to Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka following a collision with a merchant vessel while operating southwest of Yokosuka, Japan on June 17, 2017. US Navy Photo

The guided missile destroyer struck by a merchant ship on Friday off the coast of Japan is now pier side at a U.S. naval base in Yokosuka while the search for seven missing sailors continues, a U.S. 7th Fleet spokesman told USNI News on Saturday morning. Read More

7 Sailors Missing, CO Injured After Destroyer USS Fitzgerald Collided with Philippine Merchant Ship

7 Sailors Missing, CO Injured After Destroyer USS Fitzgerald Collided with Philippine Merchant Ship

USS Fitzgerald bound for the U.S. naval base at Yokosuka, Japan following a collision with a Philippine-flagged merchant vessel. The Yomiuri Shimbun Photo

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Seven sailors are missing after a U.S. guided-missile destroyer collided with a Philippine-flagged container ship off the coast of Japan, U.S. 7th Fleet said in a Friday night statement to USNI News. Read More

Bonhomme Richard ESG, 31st MEU Sets Out for Fall Deployment

Bonhomme Richard ESG, 31st MEU Sets Out for Fall Deployment

A Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) transits to amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) on Aug. 18, 2016. US Navy Photo

A Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) transits to amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) on Aug. 18, 2016. US Navy Photo

The three-ship Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit departed on Sunday for a fall deployment, the service announced on Monday. Read More

Independent U.S. Rebalance to the Pacific Report Calls for Study of Second Carrier Based in 7th Fleet

Independent U.S. Rebalance to the Pacific Report Calls for Study of Second Carrier Based in 7th Fleet

USS Antietam (CG-54), right, steams alongside USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76). US Navy Photo

USS Antietam (CG-54), right, steams alongside USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76). US Navy Photo

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An independent review on the U.S. rebalance to the Pacific concluded the U.S. should study forward deploying a second carrier to the Western Pacific, one of the authors said before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday. Read More

McCain Taking ‘Hard Look’ at Forward Deploying Second U.S. Aircraft Carrier to Western Pacific

McCain Taking ‘Hard Look’ at Forward Deploying Second U.S. Aircraft Carrier to Western Pacific

An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Pukin’ Dogs of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 begins a supersonic flyby over the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on Dec. 3, 2015. US Navy Photo

An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Pukin’ Dogs of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 begins a supersonic flyby over the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on Dec. 3, 2015. US Navy Photo

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) said his committee is taking a “hard look” at the case to deploy a second U.S. aircraft carrier to the Western Pacific. Read More

Report: Navy and Marine Corps Strained to Breaking Point; Second Forward Carrier in the Pacific Could Help

Report: Navy and Marine Corps Strained to Breaking Point; Second Forward Carrier in the Pacific Could Help

The U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) transits the Philippine Sea. US Navy Photo

The U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) transits the Philippine Sea. US Navy Photo

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Faced with insatiable demand for resources for a fleet that is already overworked and under-maintained, the Navy and the Marine Corps need to ease the strain on the services or risk “breaking the force,” according to a new report from the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment released on Wednesday. Read More

Bonhomme Richard ARG Deploys After Two-Month Break

Bonhomme Richard ARG Deploys After Two-Month Break

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter approaches the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) during flight operations on April 25, 2015, in the Philippines Sea. US Navy photo.

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter approaches the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) during flight operations on April 25, 2015, in the Philippines Sea. US Navy photo.

The Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group deployed out of its homeport in Sasebo, Japan, earlier this week after just two months rest at home. Read More