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190716-N-IY633-1162 GREAT LAKES, Ill., (July 16, 2019) Engineman 2nd Class Thomas Torrez, an instructor at the USS Chief Firefighting and Damage Control Trainer at Recruit Training Command (RTC), directs Naval ROTC midshipmen candidates to properly man the fire hose during firefighting training as part of Naval ROTC new student indoctrination. The young men and women from across the country are entering their freshman year of the NROTC program at universities nationwide this fall. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Amanda S. Kitchner/Released)
Col. Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr. was lunar module pilot for Apollo XI, July 16-24, 1969--the first manned lunar landing mission. He followed Neil Armstrong onto the lunar surface on July 20, 1969, and completing a 2-hour and 15-minute lunar EVA, he assisted in the collection of lunar surface samples, the deployment of lunar surface experiments, and an extensive evaluation of the life supporting extravehicular mobility unit.
The U.S. Navy and its partners in Central and South America just wrapped up the UNITAS 2019 Pacific exercise, with a U.S. destroyer leading the 13-nation force through an anti-submarine and surface warfare drill.
USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) and its carrier strike group are getting ready for another deployment overseas, after completing a two-part deployment last year.
The Truman Carrier Strike Group will begin another composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) soon, ahead of a deployment likely this fall.
ISTANBUL — A pair of U.S. Navy ships entered the Black Sea on Friday and Saturday just as Sea Breeze 2019, the 19th iteration of the multinational land, air and land exercise held annually in the region, got underway on Monday.
A fire that broke out on a secret Russian submarine has killed 14 sailors, according to a statement from the Ministry of Defense in Moscow.
The Navy has finished the structural testing needed to confirm that the Hellfire anti-surface missile can safely operate on the Littoral Combat Ship, and the missile will go out on a ship deployment later this year, USNI News understands.
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