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These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of Oct. 10, 2017 based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the map reflects the location of the capital ship. Read More
The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrives in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Oct. 3, 2017. Comfort will help support Hurricane Maria aid and relief operations. US Air Force photo.
Hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) arrived in Puerto Rico Tuesday morning, providing much-needed medical capabilities as most of the island’s medical facilities still have no power two weeks after Hurricane Maria made landfall. Read More
MH-60S helicopters from Helicopter Sea Combat 22 (HSC-22) attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD-1) survey damage over the island of Dominica on Sept. 23, 2017. US Navy Photo
Amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD-1) will join the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group in Puerto Rico later this week with additional helicopters to assist with Hurricane Maria disaster relief efforts there. Read More
Surface rescue swimmers and civil service mariners assigned to the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) on Feb. 23, 2017. US Navy Photo
Hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) is steaming to Puerto Rico, as part of Hurricane Maria relief effort, just as federal officials stated only one of the island’s 69 hospitals is fully operational. Read More
Sailors talk with civilians during hurricane relief efforts on Puerto Rico on Sept 26, 2017. US Navy Photo
Foreign ships can start delivering hurricane Maria relief supplies to Puerto Rico, following a temporary lifting of federal restrictions on transiting U.S. waters. Read More
Vehicles carrying generators and other equipment embark a landing craft utility in the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) for transportation to Puerto Rico on Sept. 26, 2017. US Navy Photo
Marines and sailors from the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group have established a supply and first responder staging base at Roosevelt Roads, the former naval base now operated as Jose Aponte de la Torre Airport in Puerto Rico. Read More
USNS Comfort (T-AH-20), one of the Navy’s two hospital ships. US Navy Photo
Responding to the need for humanitarian aid in Puerto Rico, hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) is now preparing to get underway within 96 hours, according to a Department of Defense spokesperson. Read More
Amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7) commences on June 23, 2016. US Navy Photo
Three warships have scrambled from Naval Station Mayport, Fla. ahead of the landfall of Hurricane Matthew later this week, a service official told USNI News on Wednesday. Read More
THE PENTAGON — Ahead of an anticipated disaster relief mission in Haiti, the U.S. Navy is sending to sea aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73) from Naval Station Norfolk, Va. to await orders to head South, two defense officials told USNI News. Read More
This post was updated from its original version to include a reaction from Rep Randy Forbes (R-Va.), chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces subcommittee.
USNS Comfort (T-AH-20), one of the Navy’s two hospital ships that will be counted in the service’s ‘battle force’ as part of a new plan that reclassifies existing ships by assets in high demand by combatant commanders. US Navy Photo
The Navy is changing the way it counts its ships that will increase the hulls it has on the books by almost ten by including small patrol craft and hospital ships as part of its “battle force,” according to a March 7 congressional notification obtained by USNI News. Read More