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Navy in Europe aims to boost renewable power, secure energy sources from threats

The Navy’s three biggest bases in Europe are undergoing a multimillion dollar retrofit to boost energy efficiency and create alternative power sources in case the main grid is disabled by an adversary, natural disaster or storm.

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USS Porter enters Black Sea as Navy continues to boost patrols in tense region

The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter entered the Black Sea on Saturday, the seventh time the Navy has sent a warship into the region this year as a response to a more assertive Russia.

Navy goes mobile-first, offering more incentives to attract and keep sailors

The changes allowing sailors to more easily access relevant service information on smartphones are part of the “Sailor 2025” program, which is trumpeted as changing how the Navy recruits, promotes and delivers information.

Warships drill in Mediterranean after command handoff from restored 2nd Fleet

This is the first deployment for the 2nd Fleet since it reached operational capacity in May. The fleet sailed without the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, which remained in port to undergo repairs for an electrical malfunction.

Navy removes admiral from command after off-duty incident

Rear Adm. Erik Ross was relieved of duty and assigned to a temporary staff job pending an investigation.

Carrier strike group deploys while USS Truman is being repaired

The Navy’s recently revived 2nd Fleet deployed a carrier strike group last week without its aircraft carrier, the USS Harry S. Truman, which remains idled because of an electrical malfunction.

US and NATO partners use exercise to better protect waters where Russia operates

U.S. divers used underwater drones to find and clear simulated mines and submerged explosives in a NATO exercise that seeks to boost security in the Baltic Sea area, where Russia has grown more active.