U.S. Navy To Pass Within 12 Miles Of China's Man-Made Islands Within 24 Hours

Within the next 24 hours, the U.S. Navy will execute a freedom of navigation mission in the South China Sea that will put the Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer USS Lassen within 12 miles of China’s man-made islands. Air cover and reconnaissance aircraft will be monitoring the mission nearby in international airspace and… »10/26/15 7:50pm10/26/15 7:50pm

Navy Responds To Claim Ship Was Scared Off By Russian Jets With Video

Media outlets in Russia began crowing last week about an incident in the Black Sea, off the coast of the contested Crimean Peninsula. Russian fighters buzzed an American destroyer, sending it running scared after it entered Russian waters, they said. But the US Navy just verbally struck back, with video of the… »6/01/15 1:29pm6/01/15 1:29pm

US Navy Will Escort US Commerical Ships Through The Straits Of Hormuz

Although the government seems quick to downplay the seizure of the Marshall Islands flagged container ship Maersk Tigris by Iranian gunboats on Tuesday, U.S. Navy ships in the region have now been ordered to escort American affiliated cargo ships through the volatile Straits of Hormuz. »5/01/15 10:00am5/01/15 10:00am

Watch VP-5 "Mad Foxes" Put Their New P-8A Poseidons To Work

The Navy is settling into its new maritime patrol aircraft and increased deployments abroad are part of getting the P-8A Poseidon up to snuff. Last July, VP-5 'Mad Foxes' took on their seven-month mission to Japan with gusto, with the P-8's fresh capabilities continuing to be a big hit in the region. Here's an awesome… »3/24/15 6:05pm3/24/15 6:05pm

How The U.S. Navy Turned An Oil Tanker Into A Helicopter Sea Base

The Navy and Marines' sea basing dreams are quickly becoming a tangible reality, with two of their giant Mobile Landing Platforms already in the water. Now, the next variation of the sea basing concept has been floated, the Afloat Forward Staging Base USNS Lewis B. Puller, which has more in common with the world's… »11/14/14 10:03am11/14/14 10:03am

The Navy Has The Ultimate MH370 Search Tool, It's Just Not Operational

While the world is tied up in the mystery of what happened to Malaysian Air Flight 370, testers at Edwards AFB in south central California and at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland are hard at work developing the ultimate tool for solving such a mystery, the Northrop Grumman built MQ-4C Triton. »3/18/14 4:32pm3/18/14 4:32pm

Two Sailors From America's First Iron-clad Warship To Be Buried At Arlington National Cemetery

It's been 151 years since the USS Monitor — the U.S. Navy's first iron-clad warship — sank in the Atlantic Ocean near the Outer Banks of North Carolina. But the remains of two sailors found in the wreck's turret in 2002 will finally be laid to rest with full military honors this week at Arlington National Cemetery. »3/04/13 1:07pm3/04/13 1:07pm

GOP Lawmakers Are Angry The Navy Is Spending Another $210 Million On Biofuels

The U.S. Navy has already spent $12 million on 450,000 gallons of biofuel for this summer's Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) fleet exercises. Its $27 per gallon cost caused a row among Republican lawmakers in Congress, who aimed numerous barbs at what they said was the Obama Administration's misplaced priorities. »7/12/12 3:00pm7/12/12 3:00pm

Congress Won't Let The Navy Purchase Biofuel For The Great Green Fleet

The U.S. Navy is gearing up to show off its Great Green Fleet at this summer's biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) fleet exercises. The collection of 48 ships and more than 200 aircraft will operate on 50/50 blends of conventional fossil fuel and various biofuels that have been under development. »5/23/12 4:00pm5/23/12 4:00pm