TAIWAN STRAIT – The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit July 28 (local time) through international waters in accordance with international law. The ship's transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. The United States military flies, sails, and operates anywhere international law allows.
BOISE, Idaho – Master-at-Arms First Class Allen Hillman died July 26, while hospitalized due to complications associated with COVID-19.
WASHINGTON – A group of U.S. Naval Research Laboratory scientists recently won the Assistant Secretary of the Navy Research, Development and Acquisition (RD&A) Dr. Delores M. Etter Top Scientists and Engineers for the Year 2021 Award in individual and team categories.
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - Active duty U.S. Navy Capt. Corby Ropp died on July 23, 2021 at Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina, due to COVID-19 related complications.
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday travelled to Singapore July 27-28, to meet with the country’s senior defense leaders and take part in the International Maritime Security Conference (IMSC).
In 2020, authorized exchange and commissary shoppers who used the MILITARY STAR card—available exclusively to military members, retirees, Veterans and military dependents—saved the military community $28.7 million in banking transaction fees.
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday visited Japan July 25, to meet with Japan Ministry of Defense and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) leadership.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, in cooperation with the U.S. Navy, conducted Flight Test Aegis Weapon System 33 in the broad ocean area northwest of Hawaii, July 24.
The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) announced its 2020 Bingham Award winners. The Bingham Award was established in 1979 to recognize outstanding performance in operations, customer service and community support.
WASHINGTON – Rear Adm. Anthony Rossi relieved Rear Adm. Francis D. Morley as deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for international programs, at the Navy International Programs Office (NIPO), in a change of command ceremony July 16 at the Washington Navy Yard Base in Washington, D.C. Secretary Jay Stefany, acting assistant secretary of the Navy (research, development and acquisition) (ASN(RD&A)), was the presiding official.
Virginia Penrod, Acting Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, visited NEX Norfolk and Navy Lodge Norfolk, Virginia, on July 15, 2021, to see first-hand how the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) supports the quality of life of its patrons. Accompanying Penrod during her visit was retired Rear Adm. Robert J. Bianchi, Chief Executive Officer of NEXCOM.
The Honorable Dr. Vic Ramdass, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for Materiel Readiness (MR), visited Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (SWRMC) on July 12.
NORFOLK, Va. – The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (IKE) returned home to Naval Station Norfolk July 18 following a six-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation.
The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), a ship of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (IKE CSG), returned to its homeport of Naval Station Mayport on July 17 after a six-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and U.S. 6th Fleet areas of operation.
NAVAL AIR STATION FALLON, Nev. — A Navy MH-60 Knighthawk helicopter crashed near Mt. Hogue, California at approximately 5 p.m. on July 16, while conducting search and rescue (SAR) operations. All four crewmembers survived the crash without injury and have been safely recovered.
The Navy will christen its first-in-class John Lewis-class replenishment oiler, the future USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205), during a 9 a.m. PDT ceremony Saturday, July 17, in San Diego, California.
A future Spearhead-class Expeditionary Fast Transport (EFP) ship will be named USNS Point Loma.
CORONADO, Calif. – Candidates of Crewman Qualification Training (CQT) Class 115 completed Naval Special Warfare’s (NSW) assessment and selection pipeline to become Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen (SWCC), earning their pins and graduating, Thursday, July 15, 2021.
From July 15 - Nov. 13, 2021, NEX customers will pay no fees on newly opened layaways. The fee free layaway will help families with back-to-school purchases.
The Department of the Navy and the State University of New York (SUNY) hosted a virtual discussion on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment with America’s Colleges, Universities and Service Academies July 14-15. The critical conversations are occurring as the military assesses its culture and all major institutions explore how best to measure and positively impact organizational climate.