U.S. Navy Seabees are preparing for a nuclear or chemical attack

The U.S. Naval Construction Battalion, better known as the Seabees, participate in the annual field training exercise Operation Bearing Duel. Their nickname is a heterograph of the initials “C.B.” from the words Construction Battalion. According to a Navy news release, Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3 participated in a successful Field Training […]

November 10, 2019
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U.S. Marines conducts fast rope exercise from MH-60S Sea Hawk

U.S. Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conduct a fast rope exercise from a MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21, onto the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), according to a recent service news release. “Two hands reach from the black engulfing […]

November 10, 2019
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Pentagon awards contract to General Dynamics for next-gen military communications satellite system

U.S. aerospace and defense company General Dynamics Corp has been awarded a contract for sustainment of the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) ground system, a next-generation military satellite communications system, according to a recent U.S. Department of Defense statements. The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Friday a cost-plus-award-fee and firm-fixed-price agreement worth about $731,8 […]

November 9, 2019
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Huntington Ingalls authenticates keel of future Jack H. Lucas destroyer

The U.S. Navy’s largest shipbuilder, Huntington Ingalls, authenticated the keel of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer. On 8 November, the Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division hosted a keel authentication ceremony for the future Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125). Lucas was the youngest Marine and the youngest service member in World War II to receive the Medal […]

November 9, 2019
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U.S. Navy to christen newest Expeditionary Fast Transport Newport

The U.S. Navy has announced that it will christen its newest Expeditionary Fast Transport, the future USNS Newport (T-EPF 12) on 9 November. Ceremonial practices for christening ships in the United States are one of the most important traditions of the Navy. The ceremony of christening new ships began in the distant past, and have […]

November 7, 2019
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U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen returns from deployment

The U.S. Navy reported that its guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) returned to its homeport of Everett, following an independent deployment to the U.S. 3rd and 7th Fleet areas of operations with a detachment from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35, “The Magicians.” “The consummate professionals of Momsen repeatedly demonstrated our toughness and ingenuity […]

November 6, 2019
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U.S. Navy seeking information for airborne laser mine-hunting system

The U.S. Navy is seeking information from industry for a new, airborne laser mine-hunting system to detect, classify and localize floating and near-surface moored mines. The Naval Sea Systems Command posted a U.S. government’s main contracting website notice on Monday for market research that will be used to determine potential and eligible businesses capable of […]

November 5, 2019
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U.S. Marines conduct aerial refueling in Belize

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) announced that CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command conducted aerial refueling with a KC-130J multi-mission tactical tanker from Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron234 over Belize, Oct. 30, 2019. The task force conducted aerial refueling operations with KC-130J Hercules tanker aircraft with […]

November 5, 2019
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U.S. Navy cruiser USS Chancellorsville celebrates 30th anniversary of commissioning

The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser, USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) celebrated her 30th year of service while forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, Nov. 4. Chancellorsville Sailors celebrated the anniversary with a steel beach picnic, cake-cutting ceremony and ice cream social. The event provided Sailors an opportunity to celebrate the ship and the legacy […]

November 5, 2019
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