U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command and soldiers from 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment load an Ohio Air National Guard C-130H Hercules in preparation to depart Kingston, Jamaica, for Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to support the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief effort in response to Hurricane Matthew, Oct. 5, 2016. US Marine Corps photo.
More than 420 Marines on two Navy ships are preparing to head to the Caribbean if called upon to respond to Hurricane Matthew, and a portion of the Marine Corps unit working in Central America is already in Haiti. 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
An F/A-18F Super Hornet in Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 comes in for an arrested landing on the deck of USS George Washington (CVN-73) on June 27, 2016, while testing the MAGIC CARPET carrier landing assistance technology. USNI News photo.
ABOARD USS GEORGE WASHINGTON, OFF THE COAST OF VIRGINIA – The Navy has completed testing of its MAGIC CARPET technology that simplifies the process of landing a fighter on an aircraft carrier – with data suggesting that pilots may make single-digit flight path corrections on final approach instead of hundreds and land “significantly” closer to their target on the flight deck, according to those involved in the testing. Read More
Cmdr. Thomas Neville, supply officer of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), Capt. Ronald Ravelo, Lincoln’s commanding officer, Capt. Todd Marzano, Lincoln’s executive officer, and Master Chief Lee Salas, Lincoln’s command master chief, help serve food to Sailors during the first meal on the mess decks as part of the first phase of the crew move aboard process. US Navy Photo
The crew of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) began moving back on the ship late last week opening galley and berthing areas for use of sailors onboard. Read More
Senior Chief Information Systems Technician Dan Boemmel is greeted by his daughter after returning home from a deployment around South America. Aircraft carrier on Jan. 15, 2016. US Navy Photo
CORONADO, Calif. – As her dad stepped off the chartered airplane, 5-year-old Ashley Boemmel could barely contain her joy. But with her mother’s urging, Ashley dashed across the tarmac at North Island Naval Air Station’s air terminal and ran into her father’s arms. Read More
Two MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters from the “Black Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4 prepare to land aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as it transits the Strait of Magellan on Nov. 1, 2015. US Navy photo.
The Navy’s historic three-carrier swap will be completed next week when USS George Washington (CVN-73) arrives in Norfolk. Read More
The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) transits the Arabian Gulf on Oct. 2, 2015. US Navy photo.
USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) is scheduled to arrive at its new homeport of Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island, Calif., on Monday, the second of three arrivals in a three-carrier homeport swap. Read More
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, listens as Capt. Christopher Bolt, left, commanding officer of the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) on Oct. 18, 2015. US Navy Photo
Shinzo Abe became the first sitting Japanese prime minister to visit a U.S. aircraft carrier when his helicopter landed onboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) on Sunday. Read More
Lt. Cmdr. Craig Ryan launches an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Red Rippers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11 from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on Aug. 27, 2015. US Navy
The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group left U.S. 5th Fleet on Tuesday with no public timeline for when its replacement will reach the Middle East to continue U.S. air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq in Syria (ISIS) targets. Read More