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Navy Hospital Ship Deploying to Help Venezuelan Refugees

The U.S. is sending a hospital ship to aid in the refugee crisis resulting from instability in Venezuela. At the annual Washington Conference on the Americas at the State Department, Vice President Mike Pence announced the Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort will deploy to the U.S. Southern Command area of operations next month. The ship will visit the region to ...

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Navy to Christen Guided-Missile Destroyer Lyndon B. Johnson

The Navy will christen its newest Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyer, the future USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002), during a 10 a.m. EST ceremony Saturday, April 27, at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine. The third ship in the Zumwalt-class, DDG 1002 is named in honor of President Lyndon B. Johnson, who served in office from 1963-1969, and ...

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US Navy Plans Massive Expansion Of Destroyer Fleet

The U.S. Navy is planning a substantial expansion of its Destroyer fleet in an effort to improve its ability to conduct major maritime warfare operations. The Navy is hoping to increase its overall battle force inventory to 355 vessels within the next 15 years, according to information Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Chambers shared with Warrior Maven. Specifically, the Navy wants to ...

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Navy to Commission Littoral Combat Ship Charleston on Saturday

The Navy will commission its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Charleston (LCS 18), during a 10 a.m. ceremony Saturday, March 2, at Columbus Street Terminal in Charleston, South Carolina. U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina will deliver the commissioning ceremony’s principal address. Charlotte Riley, wife of former Charleston Mayor Joe Riley, is the ship’s sponsor. ...

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Navy to Commission Submarine South Dakota > U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE > News Release View

The Navy will commission its newest fast attack submarine, the future USS South Dakota (SSN 790), during an 11 a.m. (EST) ceremony Saturday, Feb. 2, at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut. The principal speaker will be U.S. Senator Mike Rounds of South Dakota. The submarine’s sponsor is Mrs. Deanie Dempsey, wife of the 18th Chairman of the ...

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Navy to Christen Littoral Combat Ship St. Louis VII – LCS-19

The Navy will christen its newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, USS St. Louis (LCS 19), during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony Saturday, Dec. 15, in Marinette, Wisconsin. The future USS St. Louis, designated LCS 19, honors Missouri’s major port city along the Mississippi River. She will be the seventh ship to bear the name St. Louis. The first was a ...

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Navy Gets Underway on Shipyard Upgrades

Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer assured lawmakers that as part of the service’s efforts to modernize the force, it was moving forward on plans to upgrade and improve the Navy’s public shipyards, during testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee’s seapower subcommittee. 1) The Navy’s four public shipyards: Norfolk Naval Shipyard at Norfolk, Virginia; Portsmouth Naval Shipyard at Kittery, Maine; Puget ...

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Boeing unveils brand new military aircraft

Boeing prototype for Navy MQ-25 refueling drone competition

Boeing showed for the first time an unmanned refueling aircraft designed to fuel aircraft operating from U.S. Navy carriers. Revealed and ready! #BoeingMQ25 #UAS future @USNavy tanker will extend the range of combat aircraft from the flight deck to the fight! RELEASE: https://t.co/tkDt0R84zB #MQ25 #PhantomWorks pic.twitter.com/gSgS8xmIRR — Boeing Defense (@BoeingDefense) December 19, 2017 The Navy is holding a competition dubbed ...

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Politically Correct New U.S. Aircraft Carrier Has No Urinals

President Donald Trump participated in a ceremony to commission the USS Gerald R. Ford over the weekend as the United States unveiled our newest aircraft carrier. Trump hailed the formidable $12.9 billion war machine as a “100,000-ton message to the world” but one of the messages is a legacy of the Obama regime’s mission to fully integrate transgenders into the ...

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Trump announces plan to build 350 ship Navy

Carrier Battle Group

The Donald J. Trump campaign released a memo on Friday announcing the candidate’s plan to rebuild the U.S. Navy fleet. Donald Trump has promised to rebuild America with American hands and American steel. On Day One of his administration, he will immediately begin to fulfill that promise with a Manhattan Project urgency to rebuild our navy, which has shrunk under the ...

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Carrier Strike Group 5 Reinforcing South Korean Navy

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The United States is reinforcing its commitment to South Korea by sending Carrier Group 5 to the region. How long the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan and her escorts will remain is unknown, but as of Monday, she steamed strong in formation with her group and with ships of the South Korean Navy as a show of solidarity with the Southeast Asian ...

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Iranians test warship defenses by chasing U.S. destroyer

Iran uses fast boat chases to learn U.S. defense tactics

News reports make Iranian chases of U.S. warships look trivial – but they aren’t. Defense officials have confirmed that the guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG-94) was followed and harassed by four Iranian patrol boats with uncovered (ready-to-use) weapons Tuesday in the Persian Gulf The Nize tried every available outlet to inform the fast boats that they were approaching a U.S. Navy ship ...

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Lockheed Martin Completes Critical Milestone to upgrade the Navy’s Electronic Warfare Defenses

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] recently completed a milestone test on the U.S. Navy’s evolutionary Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 2 system. This test further validated the system’s ability to protect the Navy’s fleet from evolving anti-ship missile threats. Under SEWIP Block 2, Lockheed Martin will upgrade the AN/SLQ-32(V)2 system found on all U.S. aircraft ...

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