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Sept. 6, 2017

Alligator Dagger Exercise Tests Warfighting Capabilities

Two miles off the coast of Djibouti, an Amphibious Readiness Group/Marine Expeditionary Unit prepares to come ashore during Alligator Dagger, a two-week exercise.

Sept. 5, 2017

U.S., Singaporean Navies Enhance Maritime Partnership in Guam

The U.S. and Singaporean navies concluded Exercise Pacific Griffin 2017 at U.S. Naval Base Guam. Pacific Griffin 17 served as this year's U.S.-Singapore annual maritime exercise. The exercise highlights the longstanding maritime partnership between the U.S. and the Republic of Singapore navies through 23 years of annual-bilateral exercises.

Sept. 5, 2017

Face of Defense: Officer Returns to Port Hueneme to Engineer New Future

Navy Capt. Michael Ladner has come a long way since his days as a midshipman at Annapolis. His sterling service enabled him to earn a master's degree at the Navy's expense and he's now back at the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Port Hueneme, California, as the department officer for the chief engineer and land and sea test department.

Sept. 1, 2017

Pacom Commander, South Korean Defense Minister Discuss North Korea

The North Korean threat and the regional alliance highlighted a meeting between the commander of U.S. Pacific Command and South Korea's defense minister, a Pacom spokeswoman said.

Aug. 29, 2017

Trident Warrior 2017 Paves the Way for Future At-Sea Experimentation

In its 15th year of execution, the Trident Warrior exercise explored innovative solutions through fleet experimentation during various evolutions off the coast of Southern California from June to August 2017.

Aug. 22, 2017

Seabees Establish Strong Bonds With Djiboutian Villagers

U.S. Navy engineers have spent the last five months making friends with residents of a remote village in Djibouti's Arta region. The Seabees worked to construct a medical clinic complex to serve the local people, for whom very few resources are available and medical care is more than an hour away. When completed, the clinic will provide immediate first aid, as well as maternity and newborn care.

Aug. 21, 2017

Navy Operations Chief 'Devastated' Over McCain Collision

The chief of naval operations said he is devastated and heartbroken over the collision involving the destroyer USS John S. McCain, and has ordered a worldwide operational pause as fleet commanders assess practices.

Aug. 21, 2017

Exercise Enhances Cooperative Maritime Security Efforts

The goal of Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training exercise is to increase multilateral cooperation and information sharing among navies and coast guards across South and Southeast Asia.

Aug. 21, 2017

10 Missing, 5 Injured After USS John S. McCain Collides With Merchant Ship

Navy officials said search and rescue operations are underway for ten sailors who are missing after the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with a merchant vessel east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore.

Aug. 20, 2017

Researchers Find Wreckage of USS Indianapolis

Civilian researchers say they have found the wreck of the World War II cruiser USS Indianapolis, which was lost July 30, 1945, resting on the floor of the North Pacific Ocean, 2,000 feet below the surface.

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