USS Ross (DDG-71) departs the Black Sea via the Bosporus on Feb. 28, 2018. Photo by Yörük Işık used with permission.
Guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG-71) departed the Black Sea Wednesday, after nearly two weeks of conducting maritime security operations.
USS Carney (DDG-64) transits the Bosphorus Strait on Feb, 17, 2018. US Navy Photo
Under cover of darkness, U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG-71) slipped through the Bosporus Strait and into the Black Sea on Friday. The next day USS Carney (DDG-64) joined Ross. Read More
Cruiser USS Hue City transiting the Bosphorus Strait. Yörük Işık Photo used with permission
Three NATO guided-missile warships are set to exercise with Ukrainian forces in the Black Sea later this month, a U.S. Navy official told USNI News on Monday. Read More
Adm. Phil Davidson, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces, addresses the crew of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) on Dec. 29, 2016, using the 1MC on the navigational bridge. Ike and its carrier strike group are returning from a 7-month combat deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. US Navy photo.
The commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command called on Navy and defense leadership to move past the Third Offset Strategy’s focus on developing new capabilities and instead balance those technologies with improved readiness and a larger fleet. Read More
An AV-8B Harrier, from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), takes off from the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) on Dec. 5, 2016. The 22nd MEU, embarked on Wasp, is conducting precision air strikes in support of the Libyan Government aligned forces against Islamic State targets in Sirte, Libya, as part of Operation Odyssey Lightning. US Navy photo.
The Wasp Amphibious Ready Group and 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit have returned home from a six-month deployment that included conducting airstrikes against the Islamic State in Libya and supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. Read More
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilber (DDG-54) steams alongside amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) in the Philippine Sea Sept. 15 during a fueling at sea (FAS). US Navy photo.
As the Navy and Marine Corps work through a high-end warfighting exercise in the Pacific, which features a traditional three-ship amphibious ready group (ARG) operating with a guided-missile destroyer as a peek into future operations, a similar ship pairing is performing real-world missions in the Mediterranean today. Read More
USS Porter (DDG 78) pulls alongside the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE 13) before a replenishment-at-sea on April 15, 2015. US Navy Photo
As part of the U.S. and NATO’s presence mission on the Black Sea, guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG-78) is set to enter the region on Tuesday, U.S. 6th Fleet announced. Read More
Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG-64) returns to Naval Station Mayport after a deployment in 2014. US Navy Photo
The fourth and final guided missile destroyer that will serve as part of the forward deployed U.S. ballistic missile defense (BMD) network in Europe has left Naval Station Mayport, Fla., the Navy announced on Tuesday. Read More