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22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit Returns Home from Extended European Deployment

22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit Returns Home from Extended European Deployment

Marines attached to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) wave to spectators as they arrive in Morehead City, N.C., aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD-24) on Oct. 10, 2022. US Navy Photo

Thousands of Marines began returning to North Carolina over the weekend ending a seven-month deployment to Europe as part of the U.S. regional presence mission following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Read More

Vice Adm. Thomas Ishee Assumes U.S. 6th Fleet Command

Vice Adm. Thomas Ishee Assumes U.S. 6th Fleet Command

Vice Adm. Thomas Ishee, commander of U.S. 6th Fleet, speaks after assuming command at U.S. Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy, after relieving Vice Adm. Gene Black, right, Sept. 15, 2022. US Navy Photo

Vice Adm. Thomas Ishee assumed command of U.S. 6th Fleet Thursday, taking over from Vice Adm. Eugene Black. Read More

SWO Boss Wants 6 Littoral Combat Ships in Western Pacific

SWO Boss Wants 6 Littoral Combat Ships in Western Pacific

Electronics Technician 3rd Class Jerry Brown, from Middletown, Ohio, participates in morning colors on the foc’sle aboard the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS-18) during a port visit to Dili, Timor-Leste on Dec. 8, 2021. US Navy Photo

In the next couple of years the Navy hopes to have six Independence-class Littoral Combat Ships operating in the Western Pacific at a given time, the service’s top surface warfare officer said this week.
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Navy Moving Ahead on Combining Gear Fix on Freedom Littoral Combat Ships Marked for Decommissioning

Navy Moving Ahead on Combining Gear Fix on Freedom Littoral Combat Ships Marked for Decommissioning

Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Sioux City (LCS 11), homeported at Naval Station Mayport, Jacksonville, Fla., arrives at the Marathi NATO Pier Complex in Souda Bay, Greece, to undergo scheduled preventative maintenance on May 20, 2022. US Navy Photo

Despite plans to decommission Littoral Combat Ship USS Sioux City (LCS-11) next fiscal year, the Navy is preparing funds to repair a latent issue with the ship’s propulsion system, USNI News has learned. Read More

Iceland Foreign Minister: 'Thank God We're Part of NATO'

Iceland Foreign Minister: ‘Thank God We’re Part of NATO’

Icelandic Coast Guard offshore patrol vessel ICGV Þór (UT 512L) steams through Whale Bay in Miðsandur, Iceland during exercise Northern Viking 22, April 11, 2022. US Navy Photo

In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Iceland’s foreign minister this week expressed relief that her country is part of the NATO alliance. Read More

24th MEU, Iwo Jima ARG Arrive Home From Deployment

24th MEU, Iwo Jima ARG Arrive Home From Deployment

The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) arrives at its homeport of Naval Station Mayport, Florida, Oct. 11, 2021. US Navy Photo

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.
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Destroyer USS Donald Cook Arrives in Florida After 7 Years in Europe

Destroyer USS Donald Cook Arrives in Florida After 7 Years in Europe

Interior Communications Electrician 2nd Class Genaro Ortiz, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG-75), picks up his son following the ship’s arrival to Naval Station Mayport, Fla., on July 18, 2021. US Navy Photo

Guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) is back in the U.S. after seven years as one of four forward-deployed ballistic missile defense ships based in Rota, Spain. Read More