Sailors and Federal San Diego Firefighters equip gear before providing firefighting assistance on board USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) on the morning of July 13, 2020. US Navy Photo
This post was updated with additional information from the Navy.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Navy and federal firefighting crews continued to battle fires inside USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) Monday afternoon as Navy helicopters and boats poured water onto the ship for the second straight day to save the amphibious assault ship, despite ever-increasing reports of extensive damage. Read More
USS Bonhomme RIchard (LHD-6) on July 12, 2020 as a fire rages aboard. Image via CBS 8
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SAN DIEGO, Calif. – A fire that broke out Sunday morning in amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) sent 17 sailors and four civilian workers to local hospitals, Naval Surface Force Pacific officials said. Read More
Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark A. Milley speak to reporters at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., on March 2, 2020. DoD Photo
The Truman Carrier Strike Group will stay at sea at least until the Nimitz CSG is ready to deploy, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said on Tuesday. Read More
Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD-8) stand in formation during a change of command ceremony in the ship’s well deck in 2019. US Navy Photo
The 1,900 sailors of the San Diego-based Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group will be sequestered to their ships for 14 days pier-side ahead of a planned training underway amidst fleet-wide COVID-19 concerns. Read More
The guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92), left, Republic of Korea destroyer ROKS Seoae Ryu Seong-ryong (DDG-993), guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73), Republic of Korea destroyer ROKS Yulgok Yi (DDG-992) and Republic of Korea patrol craft ROKS Kwang Myung (PCC-782) steam in formation during a bilateral maneuvering exercise near the Korean Peninsula on May 21, 2016. US Navy Photo
The U.S. and Republic of Korea announced a pair of annual large-scale military exercises will be delayed until after the conclusion of the Winter Olympics and Paralympics, just as the North and South are preparing for their first significant talks in years.
USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) conducts an ammunition onload with the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE-9) on Oct. 7, 2017. US Navy Photo
About 7,500 Sailors and Marines with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group left San Diego Friday morning from San Diego for a scheduled deployment to the western Pacific and Middle East. Read More
Vice Adm. Nora W. Tyson is piped ashore after relinquishing command of U.S. 3rd Fleet to Vice Adm. John D. Alexander during a change of command and retirement ceremony held aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), Sept. 15. 2017. US Navy Photo
When Vice. Adm. Nora Tyson retired from active duty on Saturday and turned over command of U.S. 3rd Fleet, she left behind a 38-year career highlighted by significant firsts. Read More
F/A-18 Super Hornet flies by the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) on May 27, 2017. US Navy Photo
The U.S. Navy has begun dual-carrier operations with the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) and USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) in the Sea of Japan, a service official told USNI News on Wednesday. Read More
USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) transits the Philippine Sea while conducting a bilateral exercise with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. US Navy Photo
U.S. Pacific Command commander Adm. Harry Harris said the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group can “absolutely” defend itself against anything North Korea could shoot at it, despite media reports to the contrary. Read More
An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the “Kestrels” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137 takes off from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) on April 10, 2017. US Navy Photo
This post has been updated with additional information from U.S. Pacific Fleet.
An F/A-18E Super Hornet on approach to land on aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) crashed on Friday near the Philippines, Navy officials told USNI News. Read More