USS Boxer makes U-turn for repairs on long-delayed, short-lived Indo-Pacific tour

Maintenance problems forced an amphibious assault ship to return to California last week, just days into its first deployment in five years.

Anchored away, Navy chief reenlists on aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in Japan

Command Senior Chief Petty Officer Brianna Ridlon donned a harness, eye protection and a safety helmet earlier this month to reenlist atop the golden anchor of aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan.

White House says US troops helped repel Iranian attack on Israel from air, sea and land

U.S. Air Force, Navy and Army assets participated in the operation to shoot down Iranian missiles and drones, which one official called a “spectacular success,” with no American casualties. 

Traditions vs. politics: The long and undisciplined history of Navy ship-naming

The shifting politics of presidential administrations, congressional majorities and public lobbying have warped the system for deciding who or what gets the honor of a name on a ship or submarine.

USS John C. Stennis leaves dry dock in Virginia; Overhaul 65% complete

Commissioned in 1995, the Nimitz-class carrier entered the Newport News shipyard in May 2021 for maintenance. Aircraft carriers are overhauled at around 25 years to extend their lifespans to a cumulative 50 years.

US Navy’s new warship plagued by worker turnover

The shipyard producing the US Navy’s new frigate has been hobbled by a failure to “achieve engineering and skilled workforce levels” for the medium-sized vessel, according to a service document on the project that’s now forecast to run as much as three years late.

‘A game-changer’: House panel outlines quality-of-life improvements for troops for 2025 defense bill

Recommendations from a panel of lawmakers tasked with improving the quality of life for troops include a 15% pay raise for junior enlisted service members, no more referrals for physical therapy, optometry, women’s health and other specialties, and a basic allowance for housing that covers 100% of estimated costs.

GOP Senate candidate in Montana builds campaign on once-secret Navy exploits

When Tim Sheehy completed Navy SEAL training in 2009 and shipped off to Iraq, the elite fighting force was not a household name. That all changed in 2011, when a SEAL team conducted the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, a shift that took Sheehy, now the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Montana, by surprise.

US, allied navies studying Ukraine’s Black Sea wins as they plan for future fights

Ukraine’s successful drone and missile attacks on Russia’s Black Sea Fleet are being studied by the U.S. Navy and NATO as the West develops strategies to confront potential Russian aggression, the service’s top admiral in Europe said.

US, allies demonstrate near Korean Peninsula as Biden meets with Japanese leader

The U.S., South Korean and Japanese navies trained together in the East China Sea on Thursday and Friday as President Joe Biden met with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Washington.