The Navy’s latest Expeditionary Sea Base ship officially entered the fleet on Saturday. Read More
Tag Archives: Northern Mariana Islands
Davidson: Aegis Ashore on Guam Would ‘Free Up’ 3 Navy Destroyers
Building an Aegis Ashore facility on Guam would relieve three guided-missile destroyers from missile defense work and make them available for Navy tasking, the head of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command said Thursday. Read More
Marines Folding F-35B into New Pacific Island-Hopping Concept
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Marine Corps is learning how to incorporate its new F-35B Joint Strike Fighter jets into its island-hopping concept of Expeditionary Advance Base Operations, with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit rehearsing this concept recently in the Pacific. Read More
Mark VI Patrol Boats Sail 500 Nautical Miles in Record Transit
Two Navy Mark VI Patrol Boats recently completed a 500 nautical mile transit from Guam, showing Navy planners in the region that the boats could reach nearby island groups to conduct maritime security patrols and disaster relief efforts.
Top Stories 2018: U.S. Marine Corps Operations
USNI News polled its writers, naval analysts and service members on what they consider the most important military and maritime stories in 2018. This story is part of a series; please also see U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy Operations.
The Marine Corps spent 2018 preparing the force for a new era of warfare, modernizing how it conducts its business in ways large and small. Read More
U.S. Navy, Marines Clean Up Pacific Island Caught in Hurricane’s Eye
The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are delivering supplies to the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI) in the wake of category 5 Typhoon Yutu which devastated the island chain two weeks ago. Read More
High-End Exercise Valiant Shield 2018 Features Joint Strike Fighters, 15,000 Personnel
This post has been updated to correct the hull number of the former USS St. Louis. It’s LKA-116, not LKA-117.
The high-end biennial Valiant Shield exercise kicked off in Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands on Sunday, with some of the Navy’s and Marine Corps’ most advanced platforms participating in the weeklong event. Read More
Wasp ESG Completes Typhoon Assistance to Northern Marianas, Guam
The Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) has finished providing disaster relief to Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) following Typhoon Mangkhut.
Wasp ESG Assessing Damage to Guam, Northern Marianas from Typhoon Mangkhut
The Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) is assisting in the assessment of typhoon damage to Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
USS Ashland Returns To Saipan With Supplies To Restore Water, Power To Island
Marines and sailors from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD-48) returned to Saipan in the Northern Marianas with heavy equipment to restore power and water purifiers to provide as much as 40,000 gallons of drinking water after the island was devastated by a typhoon last week. Read More