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U.S. Navy Decommissions USS Freedom (LCS 1) After 13 Years of Service

USS Freedom (LCS 1), the lead ship of the Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship, recognized more than a decade of naval service during a decommissioning ceremony at Naval Base San Diego on Sept.29Due to public health safety and restrictions of...

Ronald Reagan CSG returns to the South China Sea

The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is operating in the South China Sea for the second time during its 2021 deployment, Sept. 24, the U.S. Navy announced.The carrier strike group includes the Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald...

The USNS Choctaw County arrives in Lebanon for the first time as part of the CPS Mission

Expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Choctaw County (T-EPF 2) arrived in Beirut, Lebanon, Sept. 20, to participate in U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s (NAVCENT) first-ever Central Partnership Station (CPS) mission.The CPS mission in Lebanon is designed to build partner...

US Navy Tests Trident II D5LE Missiles

The U.S. Navy conducted a scheduled, two-missile test flight of unarmed life-extended Trident II (D5LE) missiles from USS Wyoming (SSBN-742), an Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine, on the Eastern Test Range off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida, Sept. 17.This...

MQ-25 conducts first air-to-air refuelling with F-35C

The US Navy's Unmanned Carrier Aviation (PMA-268) program successfully completed the first aerial refuelling of an F-35C Lightning II aircraft by the Boeing-owned MQ-25 test asset T1, as part of the Navy's larger initiative to field unmanned systems that...

USS Dewey joins 7th Fleet forces

The U.S. Navy's Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, USS Dewey (DDG 105) arrived Sept. 8, to its new forward-deployed location in Yokosuka, U.S. 7th Fleet announced.The forward presence of USS Dewey in 7th Fleet directly supports defense strategic initiatives in...

USS Porter begins FOST in England

Following a scheduled port visit in Plymouth, England, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) began Fleet Operational Sea Training (FOST) on September 13, 2021, U.S. Navy 6th Fleet announced.Her Majesty's Naval Base Devonport in the United...

U.S. 5th Fleet Launches New Task Force to Integrate Unmanned Systems

U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) established a new task force, Sept. 9, to rapidly integrate unmanned systems and artificial intelligence with maritime operations in the 5th Fleet area of operations, the U.S. Navy announced.Task Force 59 is the...

USS Arleigh Burke visits Tallinn

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) arrived in Tallinn, Estonia for a scheduled port visit to enhance U.S.-Estonia relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure, and prosperous Europe, Sept. 4, 2021,...

US and UK Carrier Strike Groups Conduct Joint Interoperability Flights

On Aug. 26, fifth and fourth-generation aircraft assigned to the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group (VINCSG), along with Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2), and the United Kingdom's Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 21 conducted joint interoperability flights in the United...

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