At least 10 Navy helicopters were damaged in a sudden storm that blew through Norfolk Naval Station, Va., Tuesday afternoon, USNI News has learned. Read More
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USS Iwo Jima Arrives in New Homeport at Naval Station Norfolk
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.
U.K. Aircraft Carrier, Italian Navy Carrier Cross-Deck F-35Bs in Mediterranean
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – The United Kingdom Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) and Italian carrier ITS Cavour (CVH550) on Monday performed a cross-decking and integration exercise of their embarked F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters south east of Sicily in the Mediterranean, making Italy the second nation after the United States to operate the aircraft off the U.K. warship. Read More
24th MEU, Iwo Jima ARG Arrive Home From Deployment
This story has been updated to correct that USS San Antonio (LPD-17) pulled into its homeport on Friday, not Saturday.
The three ships that make up the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group pulled into their respective homeports the last few days, ending a deployment that supported the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Cruiser USS Vella Gulf Back on Deployment After Sea Trials, 2 Months of Repairs
A guided-missile cruiser that was sidelined for two months is back on deployment after a brief sea trial period to test repairs to several engineering casualties aboard the ship, U.S. 2nd Fleet officials told USNI News on Monday. Read More
Guided-Missile Cruiser USS Vella Gulf Back Underway After Almost 2 Months of Repairs
A guided-missile cruiser that has been sidelined since February for emergency repairs is back underway for a shakedown cruise, the Navy confirmed to USNI News on Wednesday. Read More
More Mechanical Issues Found on Cruiser USS Vella Gulf, Repair Timeline Extended
A new set of mechanical issues are extending repairs on an almost 30-year-old guided-missile cruiser that has been sidelined since February, USNI News learned on Monday. Read More
USS Vella Gulf Back in Norfolk for More Repairs After Brief Underway
A guided-missile cruiser that underwent repairs for a fuel leak is back in port again for more work following a brief weekend underway, the service told USNI News. Read More
U.S. 2nd Fleet Blames Corrosion for USS Vella Gulf Mishap
A fuel leak aboard a Navy cruiser that recently deployed was caused by “single tank corrosion,” the service said Wednesday. Read More
VIDEO: Navy Expanding Use of Virtual Trainers for Surface Ship Crews
The surface navy continues to expand and evolve its use of virtual trainers, as it looks to train and certify individual sailors and watch teams ashore so they can make best use of their time at sea. Read More