U.S. Navy mine countermeasure (MCM) units, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) MCM units, and Indian Navy Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) units commenced 2JA mine countermeasure exercise 2018 near Ominato, Japan, on July 18.
Select units from the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Carrier Strike Group (CSG) will return to Norfolk, Virginia, this week - a direct reflection of the dynamic force employment concept and the inherent maneuverability and flexibility of the U.S. Navy.
The Navy's newest aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), departed Naval Station Norfolk on Sunday, July 15, 2018 to begin a post-shakedown availability (PSA) period at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia.
From July 2 to July 6, aircraft from Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1), embarked aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), are conducting integrated flight operations with French Naval Aviation aircraft as part of French Air Defense week.
The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) returned to homeport after completing the Navy's first East Coast ARG Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise, June 28.
Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Richard V. Spencer visited the Navy's only boot camp, Recruit Training Command (RTC), June 28-29, to see how recruits are adapting to new hands-on training, developing and testing their warfighting skills before they reach the fleet.