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Oct. 20, 2022
CENTCOM Commander embarks USS West Virginia Ballistic Missile Submarine
TAMPA, Florida —
On October 19th, General Michael "Erik" Kurilla, commander of CENTCOM, conducted a visit aboard the USS West Virginia, a U.S. Navy Ohio-class nuclearpowered ballistic missile submarine at an undisclosed location at sea in international waters in the Arabian Sea.
Oct. 4, 2022
Making History on USS Gerald R. Ford as Deployment Nears
USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is the first-in-class of the Navy’s newest generation of Ford-class aircraft carriers. It’s been nearly 40 years since the Navy has commissioned a new generation of aircraft carriers. With change comes history that has to be made. Ford has done just that.
Unmanned Carrier Aviation Demonstration Gives Glimpse of the Air Wing of the Future
The Air Wing of the Future is here. The Unmanned Carrier Aviation Demonstration (UCAD) conducted by the MQ-25 Stingray Integrated Test Team recently evaluated the deck of the aircraft.
Oct. 3, 2022
US and Canada, Exercise in South China Sea to Support Japan Deployment
SOUTH CHINA SEA -- Maritime forces from Canada, Japan, and the United States concluded exercises in the South China Sea, Oct. 1, demonstrating a shared commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific.The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) led the exercise in support of their Indo-Pacific deployment; the exercises included JMSDF’s JS Izumo (DDH
Sept. 29, 2022
Bomber Task Force Returns to Minot Air Force Base
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, ND —
After over a month of being overseas, the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron completed a Bomber Task force (BTF) mission based out of RAF Fairford, England and returned to Minot Air Force Base, Sept. 23, 2022.
Sept. 23, 2022
USS Ronald Reagan Arrives in Busan for First Time Since 2017
BUSAN, Republic of Korea -- The U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier and the flagship for Carrier Strike Group 5 (CSG 5), USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), along with USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) and USS Barry (DDG 52), arrived in Busan, Republic of Korea (ROK) for a regularly scheduled port visit, Sept. 23.During the port visit, Ronald
U.K. and U.S. conduct SINKEX during Atlantic Thunder 22
Ships and aircraft from the United Kingdom and the United States conducted a long planned multi-domain sinking exercise (SINKEX) called Atlantic Thunder 22 in the North Atlantic, Sept. 7, 2022.
Sept. 22, 2022
Carrier Strike Group 5 Hosts Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Liaison Officers
PHILIPPINE SEA -- Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 5 hosted seven liaison officers (LNO) from Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), aboard the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), while JMSDF destroyer JS Amagiri (DD 154) operated in company with the strike group from Sept. 12-17.The embarked
Sept. 16, 2022
B-1B Lancers demonstrate commitment to Indo-Pacific Allies and partners through CONUS-to-CONUS mission
ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. —
B-1B Lancers assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth participated in a long-duration CONUS-to-CONUS mission in the Indo-Pacific region to support integration operations with Allies and partners, strategic deterrence missions and advance a free and open Indo-Pacific region, Sept. 10, 2022.
Ishee assumes command of U.S. Sixth Fleet and Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO
U.S. NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY NAPLES, Italy —
Vice Adm. Thomas E. Ishee relieved Vice Adm. Gene Black III as commander, U.S. Sixth Fleet (SIXTHFLT) and commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) in a change of command ceremony held onboard U.S. Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy, Sept. 15, 2022.