NAVWAR Launches First Secret-Level DevSecOps Pipeline

SAN DIEGO - Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) announced the launch of the Navy’s first secret, commercial, cloud-enabled, development, security and operations (DevSecOps) pipeline, transforming how the Navy protects and manages access to data and applications across all mission areas.

U.S. 7th Fleet Task Forces 71, 75, 76 form SAG in the South China Sea

SOUTH CHINA SEA – Comprised of ships and personnel from three U.S. 7th Fleet task forces, Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16), Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100), and a detachment from Commander, Task Group (CTG) 75.1/Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 joined together to form a Surface Action Group (SAG) while underway in the South China Sea.

U.S. Sixth Fleet Vice Commander Attends Bilateral Signing in Seychelles

PORT LOUIS, Seychelles - Rear Adm. Jeffrey Spivey, director, Maritime Partnership Program, U.S Naval Forces Europe-Africa, vice commander, U.S. Sixth Fleet, attended the official signing of the bilateral agreement between the United States and Seychellois Governments on Countering Illicit Transnational Maritime Activity Operations in conjunction with exercise Cutlass Express 21 on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at the Independence House Annex in Seychelles.

USS Porter Begins Tenth FDNF-E Patrol

ROTA, Spain - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) departed Naval Station Rota, Spain, on its tenth Forward-Deployed Naval Forces-Europe (FDNF-E) patrol in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations, July 26.

Seychelles Holds Opening Ceremony for Exercise Cutlass Express 21

VICTORIA, Seychelles - Maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe, North America, and several international organizations began the multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express 2021 (CE21) with an opening ceremony held at the Seychelles Coast Guard Academy in Victoria, Seychelles, July 26, 2021.

FRCSE hosts ribbon cutting ceremony for new building

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to induct B226, a new engineering and logistics building, as the latest addition to the Capt. Christopher J. Roum Engineering and Logistics Complex aboard Naval Air Station (NAS), Jacksonville.

A2P Program a Win for Sailors & Recruit Training Command

Long before either of them arrived at Recruit Training Command (RTC), Capt. Jeffry Sandin helped make it possible for Hull Maintenance Technician 1st Class Ali Tolinos to earn advancement and extend his Navy career. Tolinos, a Recruit Division Commander (RDC), is now helping Navy recruits begin their careers at RTC, where Sandin recently became the commanding officer. Tolinos’ gateway to RTC, the Navy’s only boot camp, was through the Active Duty Enlisted Advancement-to-Position (A2P) program.

Exercise Cutlass Express 2021 Commences

Exercise Cutlass Express 2021, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command and conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa, will take place July 26 to August 6, 2021, in the vicinity of Djibouti, Kenya, Madagascar and Seychelles.

USS Vella Gulf Returns from Deployment

NORFOLK, Va. - The Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), an element of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (IKE CSG), returned to its homeport in Naval Station Norfolk, July 23 following a four-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation.

COMLOG WESTPAC/CTF 73 Holds Change of Command

SINGAPORE - Rear Adm. Philip Sobeck relieved Rear Adm. Joey Tynch as commander of Logistics Group Western Pacific/Task Force 73 (COMLOG WESTPAC/CTF 73) during an official change of command at the Sembawang wharves, July 26.