U.S. Navy has implemented new technology and sleep guidelines fleet
The Navy has implemented new technology and sleep guidelines for its Pacific fleet to avoid any further deadly crashes following two this summer that killed 17 sailors, Reuters reported. Vice Admiral Phillip Sawyer, the commander of the 7th Fleet, said on Monday that the fleet is “working on the... Read more
Navy grounds aircrew after pilot draws a penis in the sky in Washington
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A US Navy aircrew was grounded on Friday after using their advanced fighter jet to draw a giant image of a penis in the sky with the exhaust, officials said. The incident took place in skies over Okanogan County in Washington state on Thursday, when a... Read more
U.S. Navy Deploys Unmanned Submersibles in Argentine Search
NAVAL STATION MAYPORT, Fla. (NNS) — The U.S. Navy has deployed unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) to join in the search for the Argentine navy’s submarine, A.R.A. San Juan, in South Atlantic waters. The equipment consists of one Bluefin 12D (Deep) UUV and three Iver 580 UUVs, which are operated... Read more
USS Wayne E. Meyer missile destroyer Conducts Search and Rescue
PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) — Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) rescued three mariners from a sinking vessel. At approximately 8:20 a.m., Nov. 18, Wayne E. Meyer responded to a distress call from Motor Vessel IKENA. Wayne E. Meyer, which was conducting routine operations off the... Read more
U.S. Navy deploys P-8A Poseidon maritime aircraft to assist in search
The U.S. Navy announced Friday it will deploy its P-8A Poseidon maritime aircraft to assist in the search for the ARA San Juan, a missing Argentine submarine with 44 crew members aboard. The submarine was last heard from Wednesday from the southern Argentine sea, 268 miles from the Patagonian... Read more
Navy accepted delivery of guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson
PASCAGOULA, Miss (NNS) — The Navy accepted delivery of future guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) from shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Nov. 15. In early September, DDG 114 successfully demonstrated its ship’s systems and readiness during a series of at sea and in-port trials for the U.S.... Read more
Navy received first operational Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton drone
 Northrop Grumman delivered the first operational MQ-4C Trition aircraft to the U.S. Navy facility at Point Mugu, the company said in a press statement on Friday. Northrop Grumman in April received $19.9 million for engineering and analysis of obsolescence issues with the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial vehicle. In May, the company... Read more
Destroyer USS Donald Cook Participates in Exercise Dogu Akdeniz 2017
AKSAZ, Turkey (NNS) — The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) departed Aksaz, Turkey, Nov. 9 after conducting a regularly scheduled port call. While Donald Cook was in port, Sailors attended multiple planning sessions, a reception for participants and a press conference for exercise Dogu Akdeniz... Read more
Norfolk Naval Shipyard Takes Another Step Forward in Modernization
NORFOLK (NNS) — With more than 20 years of research, planning, designing, construction and certification, the new Controlled Industrial Facility (CIF) onboard Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) is not only a new work site, it is a giant step into radiological facilities revitalization. “We first started talking about a new... Read more
UFC Anthony Pettis visit Navy Sailors learns about Tactical Boat Maneuvers
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) — Center for Security Forces (CENSECFOR) Learning Site Little Creek at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story hosted an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighters. Anthony Pettis and other UFC members took time to visit the Sailors and staff who teach the Navy’s Amphibious Ready Group/Marine... Read more