Navy leadership testifies before Senate Committee on recent ship collisions
Senior leaders from the U.S. Navy told a U.S. Senate committee on Tuesday that it is “very hard to understand” how two Navy destroyers collided with civilian ships, but chalked up the issues to gaps in readiness and leadership. Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer, Navy Chief of Operations... Read more
More Navy officers relieved following the deadly collisions of Navy ships
 Two more U.S. Navy officers have been relieved of duty following the collisions of the USS John S. McCain and USS Fitzgerald with civilian ships that led to the deaths of 17 Navy sailors. Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer, commander of U.S. Seventh Fleet, ordered the relief of the commander of Task Force 70,... Read more
U.S. Navy’s most advance submarine to use Xbox 360 controllers
The Xbox 360 controllers will be located in the control room of the Navy’s most advanced submarine is filled with sophisticated computers, flat-screen monitors and sailors who grew up in a digital world. The Navy is beginning to use an Xbox 360 controller like the ones you find at the mall... Read more
USS Abraham Lincoln Heading to Florida for Irma response relief
The USS Abraham Lincoln was ordered was ordered by Adm. Phil Davidson, commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command to get underway Friday and be in position off the Florida Atlantic coast for disaster relief. USS Abraham Lincoln the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima, and the amphibious transport dock... Read more
Iran says it warned off US Navy warship during rescue, Navy denies it
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran says it warned off a U.S. Navy warship during a rescue of a boat in the Gulf of Oman, while American officials say there was no direct contact. The U.S. Navy warship command said Sunday the incident happened Wednesday and involved a small... Read more
Navy leaders testify before Congress on McCain, Fitzgerald collisions
The Navy leaders of Naval Operations testified before the House Armed Services Committee on Thursday about the crisis in readiness that is affecting forward-deployed Navy ships. The Navy leaders hearing was the recent collisions of the destroyers USS John McCain and USS Fitzgerald with civilian ships just two months apart. The incidents killed... Read more
NAVFAC Southeast Prepares for Hurricane Irma Heads for Florida
JACKSONVILLE, Florida (NNS) — Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast is forming Contingency Engineering Response Teams (CERTs) in preparation of any damage to Naval facilities in the path of Hurricane Irma. “Teams returned last week from Naval Air Station (NAS) Kingsville and NAS Corpus Christi after performing damage assessments... Read more
Navy to issue order for heavy lift of the USS John S. McCain
The U.S. Navy is planning on issuing an order on an existing contract for the salvage, repair and transport of the USS John S. McCain to Yokosuka, Japan, using a heavy lift. The ship will be transported from Singapore to the U.S. Navy’s Ship Repair Facility-Japan Regional Maintenance Facility, with a tentative timeframe... Read more
Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron HSC transitions from Harvey relief
College Station, Texas (NNS) Sailors assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7 and HSC-28 began transitioning support of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, Sept. 2, to HSC-21 and HSC-23. Since arriving in Texas, HSC-7 and HSC-28 flew 49 sorties accumulating 225 flight hours, including 65 hours at night. They... Read more
Navy not ready to bring nuclear carrier to Mayport Naval Station
The prospect of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier coming to Mayport Naval Station on a permanent basis in the near future is a long shot based on the direction of the Navy and the current climate of the military. Instead a much smaller variety of ships meant to operate close... Read more