USNI News polled its writers, naval analysts and service members on what they consider the most important military and maritime stories in 2017.
The following is part of a series. Please also see Top Stories 2017: Navy Acquisition, International Acquisition, Marine Corps Operations, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Acquisition, International Operations and New Administration.
In 2017, the Navy and Marine Corps were active in nearly every corner of the globe. Some forces conducted land-attack and air warfare not seen by U.S. forces in years, while others provided desperately needed humanitarian aid.
Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy Houdong guided missile boat.
THE PENTAGON – Three U.S. Navy ships and a Marine helicopter were harassed during a night transit of the Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday, U.S. 5th Fleet officials told USNI News on Wednesday. Read More
USS Mahan (DDG 72) transits the Mediterranean Sea on Aug. 31 2013. US Navy Photo
The guided missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG-72) left Naval Station Norfolk, Va. for a five-month deployment to the Persian Gulf, according to local press reports. Read More
USS Mahan (DDG-72) conducts a replenishment-at-sea in April 2013.
Two are dead — one sailor and one civilian — following a Monday night shooting on the guided missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG-72), Naval Station Norfolk officials told USNI News Tuesday morning. Read More