Still frame of a video of Hurricane Irma at approximately 7:30 a.m. (EDT) as the Category 4 storm approached the location where 36 Naval Air Station Key West personnel where safely positioned in a Category Five hurricane rated hotel near the base. US Navy Photo
Naval Air Station Key West has no power, but no major damage was reported and the command reported no injuries among the sailors who remained on base as Hurricane Irma passed.
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) conducts high-speed turn drills in the Atlantic Ocean during sea trials on May 11, 2017. US Navy photo.
Aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7), and amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LHD-21) and guided missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG-99), are underway moving into position to assist with Hurricane Irma recovery efforts if needed, U.S. Fleet Forces command said on Friday. Read More
Boatwain’s Mate 3rd Class Breonna Harris signals green deck during well deck operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD-1) on Aug. 31, 2017. US Navy Photo
USS Wasp (LHD-1) arrived in the U.S. Virgin Islands Thursday to offer recovery assistance in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Read More
USS Bataan (LHD-5) on May 15, 2014. US Navy Photo
In a rare concurrence of events, a carrier strike group and all three ships of a Navy Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) are in the Persian Gulf, for a total of nine U.S. Navy ships in region, defense officials told USNI News on Tuesday. Read More