Four nations partner with Navy in first of it’s kind Pacific Vanguard exercise
Caitlin Doornbos Stars and Stripes Ships from four partner nations maneuvered around each other in waters near Guam Friday morning, working together on a common goal: Find the submarine. Helicopters flew ahead of the ships, which kept their distance from the imagined submarine, just as they would in actual... Read more
USS Ronald Reagan heads out to sea for its first deployment of 2019
Caitlin Doornbos Stars and Stripes Sailors’ families gathered on the pier Wednesday morning as the USS Ronald Reagan left its homeport to patrol the Indo-Pacific region, its first deployment of 2019. Sailors in their dress whites lined the flight deck of the aircraft carrier as it sailed from Yokosuka.... Read more
U.S. completes sail through South China Sea with three other allies in joint training operation
Caitlin Doornbos Stars and Stripes The U.S. on Wednesday finished a weeklong sail through the South China Sea with India, Japan and the Philippines, a region fraught with tension amid disputed territorial claims, according to a Navy statement Thursday. The guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence joined the Indian... Read more
U.S. sends two destroys to Spratly Islands to challenge China’s claim over two reefs
Caitlin Doornbos Stars and Stripes The Navy sent two guided-missile destroyers on Monday to challenge China’s claims to two reefs it has militarized without internationally recognized authority to do so, according to the Navy. The USS Preble and USS Chung Hoon sailed within 12 nautical miles of the Gaven... Read more
Navy ends exercise with Sri Lanka early in wake of bombings
Caitlin Doornbos and Christian Lopez Stars and Stripes After hundreds were killed Easter Sunday in a series of bombings at public buildings, churches and hotels across Sri Lanka, the U.S. and Sri Lankan militaries have called off their planned Cooperation Afloat and Readiness Training exercise this week, according to... Read more
Navy enacts almost all changes recommended after fatal USS Fitzgerald, USS McCain collisions
Caitlin Doornbos Stars and Stripes The Navy has enacted nearly all the changes recommended in two 2017 reports it ordered after two fatal collisions at sea involving U.S. warships, the vice chief of naval operations recently told Congress. Of the 117 changes the reports recommended — later trimmed to... Read more

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