ABOARD ROYAL FLEET AUXILIARY SHIP MOUNTS BAY — One of three British Bay-class landing ships has spent nearly two years in the Western Atlantic and the Caribbean Sea, both looking after British interests as well as finding ways to partner with the U.S. Navy. Read More
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Thetis (WMEC-910) is halfway through a 90-day mission to Africa’s Atlantic coast and already the crew has helped enforce fishing rights, combat smuggling and piracy and rescue two fishermen who had been declared dead. Read More
After more than a year of repairs, the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) left a dry dock at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss., Naval Sea Systems Command announced late Tuesday. Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A group of sailors have entered a new enlisted education program that could reshape Navy training, Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran said Tuesday.
A U.S. surveillance plane and a recently commissioned Japanese submarine rescue ship are now scanning the ocean floor in search of a downed F-35A. Read More
This post has been updated with additional statements from the Navy.
The Navy’s number-two officer has been nominated to lead the service as the next chief of naval operations, USNI News has learned. Read More
This post has been updated with the names of the Marines who were killed.
CAPITOL HILL – Three Marines were killed in an improvised explosive device attack near Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan on Monday, Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer told a Senate panel on Tuesday. Read More
THE PENTAGON – Based on the Navy’s current vision of its future fleet, the service will be too top-heavy in the coming years, having more large combatants than it says it needs and not enough small combatants. But many attractive options exist today to add lethal capabilities to these large combatants and to extend their lives, and fewer options exist to speed the growth of the small combatant fleet, leaving the Navy pondering how best to invest in its surface force, the service’s top requirements officer told USNI News. Read More
THE PENTAGON — The Navy is rethinking how it addresses suicides after two years of rising rates in the service. While there’s wide recognition among the senior leadership of the problem, quick fixes don’t exist and resources are stretched thin. Read More