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
MILLINGTON, Tenn. —
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, Hawaii —
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
YOKOSUKA, Japan —
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
PANAMA CITY, Fla. —
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.
Enemy Mine: Underwater Drones Hunt Buried Targets, Save Lives
PANAMA CITY, Fla. —
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
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii —
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.