Navy launches ninth Independence class combat ship the USS Cincinnati
Christian Lopez Stars and Stripes The Navy plans to commission its newest littoral combat ship, the USS Cincinnati, during a ceremony Saturday in Gulfport, Miss. A departure in design from its sister vessels, the LCS was plagued with problems during its development but is showing potential. For example, an... Read more
After 14 years at sea, USS Stethem returning home
Christian Lopez Stars and Stripes After 14 years in the Indo-Pacific region with the 7th Fleet, the USS Stethem is returning to San Diego to operate under 3rd Fleet once more. Once the guided-missile destroyer reaches its new homeport, it will undertake a “midlife modernization,” according to a Navy... Read more
Navy completes seven nation disaster-preparedness mission
Christian Lopez Stars and Stripes Three months and seven countries after setting out from Guam, the USNS Fall River recently arrived in Singapore, marking the conclusion of this year’s Pacific Partnership after its final stop in Thailand. This year’s largest annual, multilateral disaster-response and preparedness mission in the Indo-Pacific... Read more
Navy to christen final Zumwalt-class destroyer and newest high-speed transport vessel
Christian Lopez Stars and Stripes The Navy will christen two of its newest ships, the third and final Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lyndon B. Johnson and the high-speed transport vessel USNS Guam on Saturday. Lynda Johnson Robb and Luci Johnson as ship sponsors will break a bottle of wine... Read more
US destroyer joins Australian frigate for training in Philippine Sea
Christian Lopez Stars and Stripes Naval vessels from the United States and Australia recently practiced military maneuvers together in the Philippine Sea. The destroyer USS Preble and frigate HMAS Melbourne conducted 10 separate drills Friday, the second training operation for both ships in several days, according to a Navy... Read more
US, Indian navies practice hunting submarines together in Indian Ocean
Christian Lopez Stars and Stripes (TNS) A Navy P-8A Poseidon and guided-missile destroyer recently joined with the Indian navy’s P8-I Neptune for submarine-hunting drills near Diego Garcia. It was the first U.S. anti-submarine warfare exercise with India since the countries agreed in September to closer cooperation between their militaries.... Read more
Navy shows off Poseidon anti-submarine warfare plane at Malaysian airshow
Christian Lopez Stars and Stripes For at least the third time this year, the Navy has sent its latest generation of anti-submarine warfare aircraft to an international exhibition in the Indo-Pacific region. The Washington-based Navy Patrol Squadron 47 landed a P-8A Poseidon in Malaysia last week to take part... Read more

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