Special Report: USS John S. McCain Collision

The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) was involved in a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on Aug. 21.   MT @US7thFleet: Emergency Family Assistance Center has been established for #USSJohnSMcCain family members. pic.twitter.com/8VDvZiJQZz — U.S. Navy (@USNavy) August 21, 2017 …

Special Report: USS Fitzgerald Collision

USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) was involved in a collision with a merchant vessel at approximately 2:30 a.m. local time, June 17, while operating about 56 nautical miles southwest of Yokosuka, Japan. Follow this page for the latest. USS Fitzgerald Involved in Collision U.S.-Japan SAR Efforts Continue for 7 Missing Fitzgerald Sailors USS Fitzgerald Returns to …

100-year Anniversary of Underway Replenishment

By Rear Adm. Dee L. Mewbourne Commander, Military Sealift Command May marks the 100-year anniversary of our Navy’s use of underway replenishment to refuel and resupply our combatant ships at sea. As the organization responsible for the operation of Combat Logistics Force ships, we can take great pride in this anniversary knowing that we have …

Surface Warfare Week: Vital Education Tool for Our Nation’s Future Officers

By Vice Adm. Tom Rowden Commander, Naval Surface Forces There are many constants in the life of surface warfare officers: getting underway on a ship, making sure our Sailors and ships are ready to deploy, and every summer, hosting midshipmen from our nation’s universities. Midshipmen from the United States Naval Academy and Reserve Officer Training …

2017 Sea-Air-Space Expo

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the 2017 Sea-Air-Space Expo. Follow this page for live video and updates from the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, April 3-5. The Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition was founded in 1965 as a means to bring the U.S. defense industrial base, U.S. private-sector companies …

Why I Love Being a U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officer

By Vice Adm. Tom Rowden Commander, Naval Surface Forces Yesterday, midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy found out their service assignment in the U.S. Navy. For those midshipmen who will become surface warfare officers, as well as their comrades who received notification earlier in the academic semester at Naval Reserve Training Officer Corps units across …

USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) Joins the U.S. Navy’s Fleet

Our newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) joined the U.S. Navy’s fleet when it was commissioned into active service Oct. 15 in Baltimore, Maryland.   “On behalf of the U.S. Naval Surface Force, I proudly accept ownership of the Navy’s newest ship to the fleet.” – Vice Adm. Tom Rowden Commander, Naval Surface …