Los Angeles Fleet Week returns for Memorial Day weekend
LA Fleet Week returns live for the first time in more than two years, after the pandemic drove it into an online presence only. The free event will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Friday to Monday, May 27-30.
USS Minneapolis-St. Paul commissioned for service
After a weekend commissioning ceremony, the Freedom class-littoral combat ship heads to its home base at the naval station in Mayport, Fla., to await orders.
Linebacker Diego Fagot among 4 Naval Academy athletes who receive permission to pursue professional sports
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III issued the approval Saturday in accordance with Directive-Type Memorandum 19-011. That policy allows service academy graduates to pursue employment in professional sports immediately following graduation.
USS Abraham Lincoln arrives in Japan for port call ahead of presidential visit
The Lincoln, on patrol since leaving San Diego on Jan. 3, is making a port call for ship-board maintenance and to provide the crew some downtime.
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby to switch podiums for White House job
Chief Pentagon spokesman John Kirby is stepping down from his position to switch podiums for a senior communications job at the White House, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Friday.
USS Ronald Reagan departs Japan for a routine mission in a complicated region
Approximately 120 people – sailors and family members – gathered pierside and waved goodbye to those aboard the massive warship.
Navy ship to be named for Filipino sailor Telesforo Trinidad
A future U.S. Navy destroyer will be named the USS Telesforo Trinidad in honor of a Filipino sailor who rescued two crew members when their ship caught fire more than a century ago.
US Navy drawing up plans for fleet operations facility in Italy
The Navy is planning a four-story operations center at the home of 6th Fleet, which oversees naval forces in Europe and Africa.
Sailors must wait 5 weeks for mental health appointments as Navy battles suicides, top enlisted leader says
It takes more than a month for sailors struggling with thoughts of suicide to get a mental health appointment, the Navy’s top enlisted leader told House lawmakers Wednesday.
Addition of Finland and Sweden to NATO would strengthen Arctic security, improve US training, military officials say
Navy and Marine Corps officials said Wednesday that the potential inclusion of Finland and Sweden in the NATO alliance would boost U.S. military activity in the Arctic and the Baltic Sea.
Navy secretary visits USS George Washington, promises better conditions following string of suicides
The Navy’s two top officials visited USS George Washington on Tuesday to hear from sailors about living and working conditions while the ship is in Newport News Shipbuilding for its overhaul and refueling.
From icy waters to Greece’s wine dark sea, Kearsarge group grapples with different climates
Less than a week after crossing the Arctic Circle north of Iceland, the sailors and Marines of Norfolk-based USS Arlington were some 3,300 nautical miles to the south and east, in the famously dark waters of the Aegean and drilling with Greece’s 32nd Hellenic Marine Brigade as well as the Hellenic Army’s Special Warfare Command.
Adm. Michael Gilday says Taiwan must strengthen its defenses
Taiwan must gird itself against potential Chinese aggression through military deterrence that includes acquiring the right weapons and proper training, the top U.S. naval officer said on Tuesday.
Navy awarded nearly $500 million for Guam construction projects over past month
The Navy awarded $250 million in contracts for construction at Camp Blaz over the past month and another $236 million for work at other Guam bases.
USS Gravely in the Baltics: Joining fun with Ukrainian children while bolstering NATO allies
Operating 1,000 miles as the crow flies from the USS Harry S. Truman carrier strike group, of which the USS Gravely is part, its Norfolk-based crew is carrying out the group’s mission: bolstering NATO’s eastern flank.
Navy christens Ingalls-built USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. in South Carolina
The Petersen, built by Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, is named in honor of U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Frank E. Petersen Jr., the first black Marine Corps aviator and the first black Marine to rise to the rank of three-star general.
US Navy ship makes $39 million meth bust in Middle East waters
A Navy destroyer patrolling in the Gulf of Oman this week seized $39 million in methamphetamine from a fishing ship in waters used to smuggle people, weapons and narcotics, U.S. 5th Fleet said Tuesday.
Naval Academy rounds out year with grueling Sea Trials, Herndon Monument climb, celebratory Commissioning Week
After two years of pandemic restrictions, the academy is back to a full slate of year-end activities. As in pre-pandemic times, some events are open to the public, others are for Midshipmen and families only.
Airsoft shooter at US military base in Italy receives discharge from Navy
A probe led by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service found that the unidentified 22-year-old seaman shot at or near a group of adolescents with an airsoft rifle from the balcony of his on-base housing.