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June 19, 2017

Navy Identifies 7 Deceased Fitzgerald Sailors

The remains of seven sailors previously reported missing were located in flooded berthing compartments, after divers gained access to the spaces that were damaged when the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald was involved in a collision with a merchant vessel.

June 18, 2017

Admiral Praises USS Fitzgerald’s Crew, Announces Investigations

The response of the crew of the severely damaged Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald “was swift and effective, and I want to point out -- as we stand by the ship -- how proud I am of them,” Navy Vice Adm. Joseph P. Aucoin, commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet, told reporters.

June 17, 2017

U.S. Navy Destroyer Collides With Merchant Ship Near Japan

The U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald collided with a merchant vessel in the Philippine Sea while operating about 64 miles southwest of Yokosuka, Japan. Three U.S. sailors were hospitalized and seven remain missing.

Dec. 30, 2016

Face of Defense: Plastic Surgeon Earns Navy Reserve Commission

Dr. Charles Wallace, a native of and plastic surgeon in Dallas, has earned a commission as a lieutenant commander in the Navy Reserve.

Dec. 8, 2016

Pearl Harbor Survivor Confident Attack ‘Will Never Be Forgotten’

Pearl Harbor survivor and Navy veteran Delton Walling has a message: Don't ever forget Pearl Harbor and the service members who died in the attack and in World War II.

Sept. 15, 2016

U.S.-Russian Officials Hold Video Conference on Syrian Airspace Safety

Defense Department leaders held a video conference with Russian Ministry of Defense counterparts to discuss measures to mitigate incidents in the air over Syria, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a statement.

Sept. 13, 2016

7th Fleet Promotes Peace, Security in Indo-Asia-Pacific Region

Forward-deployed to support security and stability in the vast Indo-Asia-Pacific region, the U.S. 7th Fleet is involved in a wide array of activities in this critically important part of the world.

July 21, 2016

Schoolhouse Rocks: Navy Center Trains Military Divers

The lessons are meant to be tough, and instructors rigidly ensure that students emerge “aquatically adaptable” and reliable before they graduate from the Navy Diving and Salvage Training Center in Panama City, Fla.

July 21, 2016

Enemy Mine: Underwater Drones Hunt Buried Targets, Save Lives

Navy physicists, engineers, researchers and developers continue to bring the “force of the future” to today’s warfighters, delving deeper into underwater counter-mine and irregular warfare technology that saves lives, ships and dollars.

July 7, 2016

Commanders Stress Pacific Exercise’s Value to Regional Prosperity

The biennial Rim of the Pacific exercise promotes cooperation that contributes to prosperity in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, top U.S. commanders said at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

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