(from top left clockwise) Adm. Lisa Franchetti, Adm. Sam Paparo, Vice Adm. Stephen Koehler, Vice Adm. Jim Kilby
This post was updated with additional details and a statement from the White House.
The Biden administration nominated the current Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Lisa Franchetti to be the next Chief of Naval Operations and current U.S. Pacific Fleet commander Adm. Sam Paparo to lead U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. Read More
The launch of the Ada-class corvette, Hetman Ivan Mazepa, for the Ukrainian Navy. The Ada-class corvettes were first developed for the Turkish Navy under its MILGEM program and have four ships in service. Office of the President of Ukraine
Eastern European countries continue to bolster their naval forces prompted by Russia’s invasion into Ukraine. Read More
Guided-missile destroyer Harvey C. Barnum, Jr. (DDG-124) in dry dock at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works in June 2023. BIW Photo
The Navy is now more than 80 ships short of the latest estimate of what the sea service thinks it needs to fulfill the Biden administration’s national security strategy. Read More
Guided-missile destroyer USS Thomas Hudner (DDG-116) transits the Suez Canal July 14, 2023. US Navy Photo
The U.S. is sending a mix of Air Force fighters and a guided-missile destroyer to escort ships in and out of the Persian Gulf, a Pentagon press secretary said Monday. Read More
USS Vermont (SSN-792) makes her way up the Thames River and past the City of New London as she returns home after conducting routine operations to Submarine Base New London on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. US Navy Photo
This post has been update with additional legislative actions from the Fiscal Year 2024 NDAA.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The U.S. Senate took a tangible step forward to supply the Royal Australian Navy with its own nuclear attack boats with a new AUKUS bill that sets a framework to transfer Virginia-class attack boats to Canberra by the 2030s, Sen Tim Kaine (D-Va.) told reporters on Friday. Read More
A P-8A Poseidon from the ‘Pelicans’ of Patrol Squadron (VP) 45 flies by the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) on Feb. 24, 2023. US Navy Photo
TAIPEI, Taiwan — China’s military protested a U.S. Navy P-8A flight through the Taiwan Strait on Thursday, as the PLA continues operating near the island. Read More
Adm Lisa Franchetti, Vice Chief of Naval Operations, delivers opening remarks during a concert in celebration of the Navy’s 247th Birthday in 2022. US Navy Photo
The Navy’s second-in-command is set to take over the day-to-day operations of the sea service when Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday retires next month, USNI News has learned. Read More
Gen. David H. Berger speaks during his relinquishment of command ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., July 10, 2023. DoD Photo
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The leader of one of the most controversial eras of the Marine Corps retired on Monday as he relinquished command of the service to the first acting commandant in more than a century.
Royal Australian Navy graduates from Naval Power School (l to r) Lt. Cmdr. Adam Klyne, Lt. Cmdr. James Heydon and Lt. William Hall. US Navy Photos
The first of a new cadre of nuclear-trained Australian sailors graduated on Friday from nuclear power school in Charleston, S.C. Read More
Chinese fishing vessels in the Philippine EEZ. Philippine Coast Guard Photo
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) sighted 48 Chinese fishing vessels around the Philippines Economic Exclusion Zone in the South China Sea on June 30, the service announced Friday. Read More