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Australia Should Work Closely With U.S. to Master Nuclear Submarine Building, Congressmen Say

Australia Should Work Closely With U.S. to Master Nuclear Submarine Building, Congressmen Say

Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS Sheean arrives alongside during a logistics port visit of Hobart, Tasmania on April 1, 2021. Royal Australian Navy Photo

Australians should now work shoulder to shoulder with Americans in mastering the building of nuclear submarines while Royal Australian Navy sailors serve on deployed U.S. Navy attack submarines to master their operations at sea, two members of the House Armed Services Committee said Friday.

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Japanese Warships Return Home Following First Phase of Indo-Pacific Deployment

Japanese Warships Return Home Following First Phase of Indo-Pacific Deployment

Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Oyashio-class submarine with JMSDF destroyer JS Takanami (DD-110), U.S. Navy destroyer USS Higgins (DDG-76), Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Winnipeg (FFH338) and JMSDF destroyer helicopter carrier JS Izumo (DDH-183) sail in formation in the South China Sea during exercise Noble Raven 22-2. Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Photo

Japan Maritime Self Defense Force’s (JMSDF) first surface unit of its Indo-Pacific Deployment 2022 (IPD22) — helicopter carrier JS Izumo (DDH-183) and destroyer JS Takanami (DD-110) — returned home to Yokosuka this week. Read More

UPDATED: Warships from U.S., Japan, South Korea Ballistic Missile Defense Drills After North Korean Missile Shots

UPDATED: Warships from U.S., Japan, South Korea Ballistic Missile Defense Drills After North Korean Missile Shots

Republic of Korea Navy guided-missile destroyer ROKS Sejong the Great (DDG 991) and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force guided-missile destroyer JS Chokai (DDG 176) on Oct 6, 2022 . US Navy Photo

The following post was updated with comments from a Pentagon spokesperson.

Five warships from the U.S., Japan and South Korea held a ballistic missile defense exercise in the Sea of Japan as part of the ongoing military response to this week’s North Korean intermediate-range ballistic missile test over the Japanese home islands, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command said on Thursday. Read More

Carrier USS Ronald Reagan Headed Back to Korean Peninsula After North Korean Missile Launch

Carrier USS Ronald Reagan Headed Back to Korean Peninsula After North Korean Missile Launch

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), USS Chancellorsville (CG-62), USS Benfold (DDG 65), Republic of Korea (ROK) ROKS Munmu the Great (DDH 976), and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force JS Asahi (DD-119), steam in formation in waters east of the Korean Peninsula, Sept. 30. US Navy Photo

The Reagan Carrier Strike Group is now in the Sea of Japan following the launch of a North Korean ballistic missile earlier this week, a U.S. defense official confirmed to USNI News on Wednesday. Read More

Navy Boosts New Sailor Goal by 3,400 to Meet Demand in Tough Recruiting Environment

Navy Boosts New Sailor Goal by 3,400 to Meet Demand in Tough Recruiting Environment

Recruits hold on to their covers before marching into Midway Ceremonial Drill Hall at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes on March 18, 2022. US Navy Photo

The Navy is boosting its recruiting goal by 3,400 sailors to meet its Fiscal Year 2023 end strength requirement despite an increasingly difficult recruiting environment, service officials told USNI News on Tuesday. Read More

UPDATED: Former Bonhomme Richard Sailor Ryan Sawyer Mays Acquitted of Arson

UPDATED: Former Bonhomme Richard Sailor Ryan Sawyer Mays Acquitted of Arson

Mays with his family and lawyer following the verdict on Sept. 30, 2022. USNI News Photo

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NAVAL BASE SAN DIEGO, Calif. — A military judge today acquitted a young sailor accused by the Navy of setting a 2020 fire that ultimately destroyed an amphibious warship as it neared completion of a major modernization and overhaul. Read More

Carrier USS Gerald R. Ford to Embark on Short Cruise Ahead of Full Deployment Next Year

Carrier USS Gerald R. Ford to Embark on Short Cruise Ahead of Full Deployment Next Year

Sailors assigned to the first-in-class aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) and the “Tridents” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 conduct an ammunition onload, Sept. 25, 2022. US Navy Photo

THE PENTAGON — Aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) will soon leave for a short cruise before heading out on its first deployment next year under the Defense Department’s global force management system. Read More