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Navy Conducts First LCS Harpoon Missile Test at RIMPAC  (25 July 2016)
Littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) successfully executed the first live-fire over-the-horizon missile test using a Harpoon Block IC missile, July 19, during the Navy's Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise.
Sea Breeze 2016 Opening Ceremony Held in Odessa, Ukraine  (25 July 2016)
Military leaders and maritime forces from participating nations attended the Sea Breeze 2016 opening ceremony in Odessa, Ukraine, July 24.
Boxer ARG Enters US 7th Fleet  (24 July 2016)
The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) entered the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, July 23 after nearly four months in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Operations.
Navy Tests Latest Aegis Weapon System Interoperability with Spanish Navy  (22 July 2016)
The U.S. Navy conducted a series of cooperative air defense test exercises with the Spanish navy that culminated in live missile firing events using the latest Aegis Weapon System baseline July 20-21.
Dwight D. Eisenhower Conducts First OIR Missions from Arabian Gulf   (22 July 2016)
Aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike), with embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3, began missions in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) from the Arabian Gulf, July 22.
SECNAV Announces Implementation of Full and Inclusive Review (FAIR) Program  (21 July 2016)
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus recently directed the development of policies and procedures for the implementation of a Full and Inclusive Review (FAIR) program.
CNO visits Chinese North Sea Fleet; Underscores Importance of International Law  (20 July 2016)
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson visited Chinese North Sea Fleet headquarters, July 20 to meet with fleet commander Vice Adm. Yuan Yubai. The goal of the five-day trip is to improve mutual understanding and encourage professional interaction between the two navies.
Iraq, Kuwait, US to Conduct First Trilateral Exercise in US 5th Fleet   (19 July 2016)
The U.S. Navy, Army and Coast Guard together with Iraqi and Kuwaiti navies and Kuwaiti Coast Guard, solidified the creation of the first in a series of U.S.-Iraq-Kuwait trilateral exercises following an initial planning conference held at Naval Support Activity Bahrain, July 13.
US, Singapore Armed Forces Increase Complexity, Enhance Longstanding Partnership during CARAT  (19 July 2016)
The 22nd annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and Republic of Singapore Armed Forces held opening ceremonies at Changi Naval Base July 19.
Chiefs of US and Chinese Navies Agree on Need for Cooperation  (18 July 2016)
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson met with People's Liberation Army (Navy) (PLA(N)) Commander Adm. Wu Shengli during professional and social events held July 18 at navy headquarters in Beijing.
USS America Hosts CNO During RIMPAC 2016  (16 July 2016)
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson visited amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) to meet with shipboard and embarked leadership, speak with Sailors and Marines, and tour the ship's spaces.
Vice Adm. Tighe Takes Charge of Information Warfare, Naval Intelligence   (15 July 2016)
Vice Adm. Jan Tighe assumed the duties of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (DCNO) for Information Warfare (N2N6) and Director of Naval Intelligence (DNI) July 15 at the Pentagon.
CNO to Visit China  (14 July 2016)
The goal of the three-day visit to Beijing and Qingdao is to improve mutual understanding and encourage professional interaction between the two navies.
New "American Connections" Media Outreach Program Replaces Legacy Fleet Hometown News Program  (14 July 2016)
The Navy recently announced the American Connections Media Outreach Program, a new and innovative means to share news and information about its Sailors, ships and the Navy's mission with Americans across the country.
Truman Strike Group Completes Eight-Month Deployment  (13 July 2016)
Approximately 6,000 Sailors from Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8 returned home July 13, after completing an eight-month combat deployment.

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