Ships from the U.S. Navy’s Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (IWOARG), the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth Carrier Strike Group and the French and Norwegian navies transit the Atlantic Ocean in formation during a photo exercise on May 17, 2021. US Navy Photo
NATO’s Steadfast Defender 2021 exercise is helping participating countries return to “a deterrence mindset,” as Russia continues a military buildup and increases its aggression, according to a Navy admiral. Read More
Fire aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) at Naval Base San Diego on July 12, 2020. US Navy Photo
Fires are a constant worry for any ship, and every sailor is taught from their earliest days in the service that damage control is everyone’s responsibility. However, that responsibility becomes more complex when a ship is in maintenance. Fewer sailors are typically aboard, and opportunities are greater to spark a fire from welding or other hot work. Read More
From front to back, the Supply-class fast-combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6), the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), the Royal Norwegian Navy Fridtjof Nansen-class frigate HNoMS Otto Suerdrup (F312), the German Navy Bremen-class frigate FGS Luebeck (F214) and the German Navy Rhone-Class replenishment oiler FGS Rhoen (A1443) sail in formation behind the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) while participating in exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2020 in the Baltic Sea, June 8, 2020. US Navy photo.
The Navy and its NATO allies and partners are underway for the 49th iteration of the Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) exercise – which this year will focus on naval warfare at sea, partly by design and partly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
Sailors man the rails of the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) to commemorate Memorial Day off the coast of Normandy, France, May 27, 2019. US Navy photo.
ABOARD USS MOUNT WHITNEY, IN THE BALTIC SEA – Six flag and general officers’ staffs roam the ship, moving from individual offices to the operations center hub and back again to command and control multinational forces at sea and ashore. Read More
USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20) entering the Black Sea. Photo by Yörük Işık used with permission
Two U.S. Navy ships are among the naval forces in the Black Sea this week to participate in an international military exercise co-hosted by the U.S. and Ukraine.
USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20) in dry dock at the Viktor Lenac Shiyard in 2011. Photo via Wikipedia
A 45 minute fire onboard the U.S. 6th Fleet command ship in late July will extend its stay in a Croatian shipyard by at least additional eight weeks, Navy officials told USNI News on Tuesday. Read More
USS Mount Whitney (LCC20) is tugged in to the staging area to begin the dry dock process in the Viktor Lenac Shipyard in Rijeka, Croatia on Jan. 19, 2015. US Navy
USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20) suffered a 45 minute fire that has caused an unknown amount of damage on the U.S. Navy’s Europe-based command ship, a service official told USNI News on Monday. Read More
USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20) participates in a passing exercise with vessels from the Georgian coast guard in the Black Sea on Oct. 18, 2014. US Navy Photo
The U.S. command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20) has left the Black Sea after several port calls with allies in the region, according to a Tuesday release from U.S. 6th Fleet. Read More