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Top Stories 2017: Navy Operations

Top Stories 2017: Navy Operations

USNI News polled its writers, naval analysts and service members on what they consider the most important military and maritime stories in 2017.

The following is part of a series. Please also see Top Stories 2017: Navy AcquisitionInternational AcquisitionMarine Corps OperationsMarine Corps and Coast Guard AcquisitionInternational Operations and New Administration

In 2017, the Navy and Marine Corps were active in nearly every corner of the globe. Some forces conducted land-attack and air warfare not seen by U.S. forces in years, while others provided desperately needed humanitarian aid.

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Video: U.S. Navy Assists Iranian Sailors After Pirate Attack

Video: U.S. Navy Assists Iranian Sailors After Pirate Attack

Photo of Iranian dhow following a pirate attack on Oct. 24, 2017. US Navy Photo

Sailors from the guided-missile USS Howard (DDG-83) came to the aide to the crew of an Iranian fishing dhow that came under attack by pirates south of the island of Socotra near the Gulf of Aden, as seen in video obtained by USNI News on Thursday. Read More

UPDATED: Iranian Drone Harasses F/A-18E Super Hornet Preparing to Land on USS Nimitz

UPDATED: Iranian Drone Harasses F/A-18E Super Hornet Preparing to Land on USS Nimitz

An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 takes off from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in July 2017. US Navy photo.

This post has been updated to include U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s official statement on the incident.

An Iranian drone harassed an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to USS Nimitz (CVN-68) operating in the Central Persian Gulf today, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command confirmed today. Read More