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Yet another propulsion train problem has forced the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, the Gerald R. Ford, back into port for “adjustments” before it can get back underway to complete what had been expected to be a long testing period.
Submarine activity has increased worldwide, especially in the waters of Europe and Asia. That has led navies to increase maritime patrols and to renew their focus on antisubmarine warfare. Interest is growing in the US-made P-8A Poseidon, one of the most sophisticated maritime-patrol aircraft in the air.
The Navy updated the Professional Apprenticeship Career Track (PACT) program policy in NAVADMIN 118/18, released May 14.
Aircraft launched from the aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman have been carrying out strikes against ISIS targets in Syria for a little over a week now, pummeling the remaining Daesh strongholds in the Middle Euphrates River Valley in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
For Gunner’s Mate Third Class Robert Ashman, a recent burial-at-sea ceremony aboard the destroyer Winston S. Churchill went beyond honoring sailors who came before him.
In a coincidental twist, Ashman ended up laying the ashes of his great-grandfather, Chief Signalman James Mitchell, to rest in the Mediterranean Sea, according to a Navy release.
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