P-8 aircraft from the U.S. and Indian navies cooperate in the Indian Ocean as the U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) join the drills focusing on anti-submarine warfare training, information sharing and coordination between maritime patrol aircraft and ships.
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) began its north-bound transit of the Dardanelles Strait, en route to the Black Sea April 14 to conduct maritime security operations with NATO allies and partners in the region.
U.S. Fleet Forces Command and Commander, Navy Installations Command are conducting Hurricane Exercise/Citadel Gale 2019 to respond to adverse weather on U.S. coasts and maintain the ability to deploy forces in the most severe weather.
At the recommendation of Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer will issue a Secretarial Letter of Censure to USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) former commanding officer Cmdr. Bryce Benson and former crew member Lt. Natalie Combs.
A new Navy program office will centrally coordinate a plan to recapitalize its four public shipyards restoring needed shipyard facilities and optimizing their placement, and replacing aging capital equipment.