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
An MV-22B Osprey assigned to the ìDragonsî of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced) take off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) during Talisman Saber 17 on July 20, 2017. US Navy Photo
The search for three Marines missing after an MV-22 crash off of Australia has been suspended, according to a late Saturday statement from III Marine Expeditionary Force. Read More
An MV-22B Osprey assigned to the “Dragons” of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced) lands on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) on Aug. 3, 2017. US Navy Photo
This post has been updated with a new statement from III MEF.
A search is on for three U.S. Marines who are missing following an MV-22 mishap off the coast of Australia at about 2 a.m. EST, according to an early Saturday statement from III Marine Expeditionary Force. Read More
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These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of July 31, 2017. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the map reflects the location of the capital ship. Read More
USS Bonhomme Richard forms up with navy ships from Australia and New Zealand on completion of Exercise Talisman Saber 17. Australian Defence Force photo.
U.S. amphibious forces in the Pacific practiced combining their ships and embarked Marines with multi-warfare surface combatants, rehearsing for so-called Upgunned Expeditionary Strike Group operations during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2017. Read More
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These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of July 24, 2017. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the map reflects the location of the capital ship. 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