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Investigation Concludes USS Connecticut Grounded on Uncharted Seamount in South China Sea

Investigation Concludes USS Connecticut Grounded on Uncharted Seamount in South China Sea

USS Connecticut (SSN-22) arrives at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan for a scheduled port visit on July 31, 2021. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated with a statement from U.S. 7th Fleet.

Investigators have determined USS Connecticut (SSN-22) hit an uncharted seamount that grounded the nuclear attack submarine on the underwater feature in the South China Sea Navy, USNI News has learned. Read More

Navy Closes 4 Puget Sound Submarine Dry Docks Following Earthquake Risk Study

Navy Closes 4 Puget Sound Submarine Dry Docks Following Earthquake Risk Study

The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN-717) arrives at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for a port visit in January 2017. US Navy photo.

Four dry docks the Navy uses to overhaul nuclear submarines in Washington are temporarily closed after the service found they are at risk for earthquake damage, service officials told USNI News on Thursday. Read More

Russian Arctic Threat Growing More Potent, Report Says

Russian Arctic Threat Growing More Potent, Report Says

Russian Borei-class nuclear submarine Generalissimus Suvorov. TASS Photo

Russia’s Northern Fleet’s ballistic missile submarines and strategic bomber force’s capabilities remain intact despite the heavy toll the country’s invasion into Ukraine has had on its naval infantry, army and special forces assigned to the Kola Peninsula, a new report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies found. Read More

Marines Consulting Outside Experts for Fixes to Recruiting Challenge

Marines Consulting Outside Experts for Fixes to Recruiting Challenge

Recruits with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, learn and apply rappelling techniques on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., October 31, 2022. US Marine Corps Photo

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Fifty years after the United States turned to the all-volunteer force, a group of Marines gathered to hear outside experts discuss how to man the force between now and 2040. Read More

New Marine Training Plan Emphasizes Technology to Prepare for Modern Conflict

New Marine Training Plan Emphasizes Technology to Prepare for Modern Conflict

Recruits with Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, initiate the Crucible with a hike at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C, Jan. 12, 2023. US Marine Corps Photo

THE PENTAGON – The Marine Corps laid out a plan Tuesday for transforming training and education of the force through advancements in technology and a focus on critical thinking that will better shape Marines for future operations. Read More

Chinese Investment in Western Hemisphere Raising Concerns for U.S., Says SOUTHCOM Commander

Chinese Investment in Western Hemisphere Raising Concerns for U.S., Says SOUTHCOM Commander

Gen. Laura Richardson, commander of U.S. Southern Command, delivers remarks at the opening ceremony for the Dominican Republic portion of Continuing Promise 2022, Nov. 30, 2022. US Navy Photo

The United States is facing increased competition in a number of sectors, especially from China in the Western Hemisphere, raising new security concerns, the head of U.S. Southern Command said Thursday. Read More

CNO Gilday: Expanding Military Cooperation Between South Korea, Japan 'A Necessity'

CNO Gilday: Expanding Military Cooperation Between South Korea, Japan ‘A Necessity’

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday delivers testimony at the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the fiscal year 2023 defense budget request on May 12, 2022. US Navy Photo

The Navy’s top officer stressed the need for “a forward-looking relationship” between Japan, South Korea and the United States. “It’s no longer a luxury but a necessity” that the three nations work together, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday said Thursday. Read More